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Students get a jump on biomedical research, thanks to Idaho State University-Meridian pharmacy professor

Posted in General, People, Academics, Research, ISU-Boise by taylandy on the March 18th, 2013

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.

Thanks to a sophisticated molecular visualization program called VMD, Peters is able to construct a movie, simulating in 3D how nicotine binds with protein receptors in the human brain. (more…)

More fruit, please! Idaho State University-Meridian dietetic interns teach children about nutrition

Posted in General, Events, ISU-Boise by taylandy on the March 8th, 2013


Think most kids would choose a handful of Reese’s Pieces over raspberries? A Milky Way bar over a mango?

Not always. (more…)

NSF EPSCoR’s “Water Resources in a Changing Climate” project brings $4.4 million to Idaho State University

Posted in General, Academics, Research, Featured, ISU-Boise by taylandy on the March 8th, 2013

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…)

ISU-Meridian to contribute to March 7 Community Health Screening offering free health services and flu shots in Boise

Posted in General, Academics, Events, ISU-Boise by taylandy on the February 26th, 2013

The free community health screening for uninsured adults is Thursday, March 7, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the CATCH Office, 503 S. Americana Blvd., in downtown Boise.

Free flu shots will be provided while supplies last. Other services include: (more…)

ISU’s BCAL researchers, partners receive grants to help agencies manage Idaho’s natural resources

Posted in General, Research, ISU-Boise by taylandy on the February 21st, 2013


BOISE – Idaho State University researchers at the Boise Center Aerospace Laboratory have been awarded grants totaling $103,000 to assist outside agencies with resource management, according to BCAL director and geosciences research professor, Nancy Glenn.

The money is from the Idaho Army National Guard and federal Bureau of Land Management. (more…)

Idaho State University-Meridian dentists provide free dental care on Give Kids a Smile Day

Posted in General, People, Events, Featured, ISU-Boise by taylandy on the February 5th, 2013


Most kids don’t mind missing a few hours of school.  But for a visit to the dentist?

Sure, says 11-year-old Rhodes Hull of Eagle.

Feb. 1, Rhodes and his bothersJames, 15 and LeRoy, 7 – spent about an hour at the Delta Dental of Idaho Dental Residency Clinic at Idaho State University-Meridian, 1311 E. Central Drive. (more…)

Idaho State University-Meridian researchers recruiting children for pacifier study

Posted in General, People, Research, Featured, ISU-Boise by taylandy on the January 17th, 2013

Do pacifiers affect speech development in children?

That's a question researchers in the Department of Communication Sciences at Idaho State University-Meridian will explore in a study about pacifier use in young children. (more…)

Idaho State University-Meridian assisting with Feb. 7 community health screening in Boise; flu shots, hepatitis C screenings offered

Posted in General, Events, ISU-Boise by taylandy on the January 17th, 2013

The free screening for uninsured adults is Thursday, Feb. 7, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 707 W. Fort St., Boise.

In addition to flu shots and hepatitis C screenings, services will include: (more…)

‘Smart Phones: Issues and Solutions’ is Topic of Jan. 18 Idaho State University Faculty Development Seminar

Posted in General, Academics, Events, ISU-Boise by taylandy on the January 8th, 2013

"Smart Phones: Issues and Solutions" is the topic of the Idaho State University Faculty Development Seminar by David Nghiem, president of Global Wireless, from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18.

The seminar will be held in Room 7 of the ISU Eli Oboler Library and will be broadcast to Room 311 of the Center for Higher Education at University Place in Idaho Falls. It will also be broadcast to rooms at ISU-Meridian and ISU-Twin Falls. (more…)

Idaho State University-Meridian staff, students brighten holidays for Treasure Valley families

Posted in General, Events, ISU-Boise by taylandy on the December 20th, 2012

Cardboard bins of canned food and brightly wrapped packages decked the halls and offices at Idaho State University-Meridian in December as faculty, staff and students worked to brighten the holidays for needy Treasure Valley families. (more…)

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