Research teams led by Edward Yu of Iowa State University and the Ames Laboratory have described the structure of two closely related protein pumps that allow bacteria to resist certain medications. The findings have just been published by Nature Communications and as the April 7 cover paper in Cell Reports. READ MORE

Iowa State University student Catherine Meis has been named a 2015 Goldwater Scholar, the nation's premier undergraduate scholarship in mathematics, natural sciences and engineering. Meis, a former Ames Laboratory Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program student, is a third-year student, majoring in materials engineering with a minor in bioengineering. Read More (Photo by Chris Gannon, ISU News Service)

U.S. Rep. Steve King stopped by Ames Laboratory on April 2 as part of a day-long visit to Iowa State University. Here, (from left to right) Emma White and Iver Anderson explain powder metallurgy to Rep. King as Ames Laboratory Director Adam Schwartz looks on.

The Critical Materials Institute, led by Ames Laboratory, has created a new chemical process using the widely available rare-earth metal cerium to produce cyclohexanone, a key ingredient in nylon production. Read more

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Critical Materials Institute Director Alex King gives a presentation during CMI's second annual renewal review on March 4.

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