Thursday, May 21, 2015
Plant biosecurity course at BRI combats wheat blast
An innovative course May 18-22 at Kansas State University's Biosecurity Research Institute, or BRI, is offering an overview of the theory and practice of plant biosecurity for participants from 14 countries. Wheat blast, an emerging disease that threatens worldwide food security, is the focus.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Vaccines developed for H5N1, H7N9 avian influenza strains
Researchers have developed vaccines for H5N1 and H7N9, two new strains of avian influenza that can be transmitted from poultry to humans. The strains have led to the culling of millions of commercial chickens and turkeys as well as the death of hundreds of people.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Genes may influence leadership in the workplace, research finds
A Kansas State University researcher has found that the dopamine transporter gene DAT1 can have both positive and negative effects on leadership in the workplace.
Auburn, Kansas State University to host animal health and nutrition forum
Kansas State and Auburn have formed a partnership to host more than 20 universities and 30 companies for an animal health and nutrition forum in Kansas City.
Monday, May 18, 2015
Memorial Day ceremony on campus to honor Vietnam War's 50th anniversary
Kansas State University will host a May 25 ceremony to commemorate Memorial Day and the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.
Students earn degrees from Kansas State University
Nearly 3,000 students completed degree requirements from Kansas State University this spring.