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SDSU researchers to study how cells recycle proteins

Human cells break down excess or unusable proteins into amino acids they can use, but scientists do not understand the process. “We know cells recycle proteins to conserve energy, but what, how and when that is happening is another story,” said Nicholas Butzin, an assistant professor of biology and microbiology in the South Dakota State…

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New SDSU ADRDL open for business

BROOKINGS – Dignitaries, South Dakota State University faculty and staff, and others from the agricultural community celebrated the new Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory (ADRDL) with a ribbon cutting on campus Friday afternoon. Ag professors and deans spoke and attended the event alongside SDSU President Barry Dunn and Lt. Gov. Larry Rhoden, who’s shown…

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SDSU researchers part of new national transportation center

South Dakota State University researchers will develop innovative techniques to repair and construct bridges and roadways through a new U.S. Department of Transportation-funded research center, according to Mostafa Tazarv, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering. SDSU is part of a consortium of 11 universities working to improve the durability and extend the life of…

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Local Brookings teen tackling opioid abuse

Project to deter opioid tampering wins top Addiction Science Award A Brookings 14-year-old’s innovative approach to prevent tampering and misuse of opioid pills won a first-place Addiction Science Award at the 2019 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. The first-place distinction was awarded to Brookings High School freshman Aditya Tummala for his project “Tampr-X: A…

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SDSU Researchers Prepare to Present 10 Swine Research Abstracts at the Midwest Section of the American Society of Animal Science

South Dakota State University swine researchers from the Department of Animal Science will present 10 research abstracts at the Midwest Section meeting of the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) and the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) in Omaha, Neb., from March 11-13, 2019. The Department of Animal Science opened the new SDSU Swine Education…

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SDSU Group Receives Community Innovation Grant for Prototype Development

Courtesy of the South Dakota Community Foundation The South Dakota Community Foundation recently presented a $10,000 Community Innovation Grant to South Dakota State University. Offered in partnership with the Bush Foundation, the CIG program supports efforts to find breakthrough solutions to community challenges across the state. The grant will provide partial support for the Rich…

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Entrepreneurs begin grappling with new patent priority

Should an entrepreneur protect an invention with a patent sooner rather than later? That’s the question that confronts innovators struggling to determine how recent patent law changes will impact their businesses. The America Invents Act, which went into effect in 2013, replaces a system that recognizes the first to invent with one that gives priority…

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