Idaho State University speech-language pathologist Heather L. Ramsdell and colleagues from several universities have published an article that offers clues to the first steps in the evolution of human language.
The article, titled "Functional Flexibility of Infant Vocalization and the Emergence of Language," is available April 1 in the online edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, one of the most prestigious scientific journals in the world. (more…)
Idaho State University Office of Research announces restructure; will offer increased support for researchers, economic development
The Idaho State University Office of Research has been restructured to better accommodate and support researchers and to promote the economic benefit of that research. (more…)
Idaho State University scientist Richard Brey elected to serve on National Council of Radiation Protection and Measurements
Idaho State University's Richard Brey, chair of the ISU Department of Nuclear Engineering and Health Physics, has this month been elected to the National Council of Radiation Protection and Measurements.
This council has a great deal of responsibility for establishing U.S. standards of best practice in radiation. (more…)
Students get a jump on biomedical research, thanks to Idaho State University-Meridian pharmacy professor
Niki Peters peers at the intricate web of ribbon-shaped lines and chains rotating across her computer screen in a pharmacy research laboratory at the Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center.
Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter, Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad and Chubbuck Mayor Steven England have written proclamations proclaiming that March 17-23 is Idaho State University Week. (more…)
NSF EPSCoR’s “Water Resources in a Changing Climate” project brings $4.4 million to Idaho State University
Sept. 12, 2008, was a big day for Idaho's public universities.
Flanked by the research vice presidents from Idaho State, Boise State and University of Idaho, Lt. Gov. Jim Risch announced a $15 million federal grant to study Idaho's changing climate.
The five-year grant was awarded through the National Science Foundation Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research or NSF EPSCoR. Titled "Idaho Research Infrastructure Improvement: Water Resources in a Changing Climate," the project stressed collaboration between the three universities while drawing on the strengths of researchers within each institution.
Four and a half years after the project's inception, ISU continues to play a key role in carrying out the grant with ISU geosciences research professor, Nancy Glenn, Ph.D., leading the project statewide. (more…)
The Idaho State University Division of Health Sciences Research Symposium on the theme of "The Frontline: Incorporating Research into Evidence-Based Practice" will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, March 15, in the Pond Student Union in Pocatello and in Rooms 697 and 698 at ISU-Meridian. (more…)
The Idaho State University Sigma Xi Science Cafe will feature the "Energizing Idaho: Research in Geothermal and Bioenergy" public presentation and panel discussion at 5 p.m. March 6 at the Portneuf Valley Brewery in Pocatello. (more…)
ISU-Meridian researcher and Institute of Rural Health awarded a $250,000 grant to assist Idahoans recovering from traumatic brain injuries
As many as 35,000 Idahoans, including soldiers injured in war, may be living with a severe traumatic brain injury, according to the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Idaho's challenge is identifying community resources to assist TBI patients after they leave acute-care facilities and return home to live, said Russell Spearman, a senior research associate in the Institute of Rural Health at the Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center.
Thanks to a $250,000 grant from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration or HRSA, Spearman and his research team are a step closer to establishing a trust fund to help ease transition to independent living. (more…)