Invasive tawny crazy ants have an intense craving for calcium – with implications for their spread in the US

The spread of tawny crazy ants may be driven, in part, by their need for calcium.

Ryan Reihart, Teaching Assistant and Ph.D. Candidate of Ecology, University of Dayton • conversation
Jan. 21, 2021 ~5 min

Anti-nutrients – they're part of a normal diet and not as scary as they sound

Anti-nutrients naturally occur in food and can block the amount of other nutrients available for your body to use. But their effects aren't all bad, which is why they're undergoing an image makeover.

Jill Joyce, Assistant Professor of Public Health Nutrition, Oklahoma State University • conversation
Jan. 12, 2021 ~8 min

How iron hydroxide forms on quartz

How do iron hydroxides form on a quartz substrate? A new technique reveals the answer.

Brandie Jefferson-WUSTL • futurity
Nov. 30, 2020 ~6 min

Iron compound makes water safer to drink

Researchers have found a new way to decrease the number of harmful chemicals in drinking water using an iron compound called ferrate.

Rae Lynn Mitchell-Texas A&M • futurity
Nov. 3, 2020 ~4 min

Lack of iron may limit coral resilience to warming seas

Limited access to iron at high ocean temperatures may harm coral resistance to a warming ocean, a new study shows.

Gail McCormick-Penn State • futurity
Oct. 5, 2020 ~6 min

Acidic oceans could affect future adhesives

The availability of iron in increasingly acidic oceans could change how creatures like mussels make their adhesives, research finds.

Chris Adam-Purdue • futurity
Aug. 4, 2020 ~4 min

Vaccines don’t work as well in babies with anemia

About 40% of children worldwide suffer from anemia because they don’t get enough iron. New research shows that iron deficiency cuts vaccine protection.

Peter Rüegg-ETH Zurich • futurity
July 28, 2020 ~5 min

Earth’s core may have a leak

A new study suggest's that Earth's core has been leaking iron, potentially for billions of years.

Becky Oskin-UC Davis • futurity
April 14, 2020 ~4 min

To stop TB bacteria, cut off their iron supply

Researchers may have found a new way to stop the bacteria that cause tuberculosis. It could lead to new drugs to fight the disease.

U. Zurich • futurity
April 2, 2020 ~4 min

Adding iron to wheat could fight ‘hidden hunger’

Biofortification of wheat shows promise for addressing "hidden hunger," a lack of essential vitamins and minerals in the human diet.

Nerissa Hannink-Melbourne • futurity
Feb. 5, 2020 ~6 min