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Article ID: 693052

Police Cars Nearly Twice as Likely to Crash While Responding to Emergencies

University of Iowa

A new study from the University of Iowa shows the importance of drivers pulling over for police cars en route to emergencies. The study finds that police cars are nearly twice as likely to be involved in a traffic accident when they’re in emergency mode than when they are not.

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18-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 692047

Study Finds Better Fitness in Pre-Pregnant Women Linked with Less Risk of Gestational Diabetes

University of Iowa

A new study from a University of Iowa-led research team finds that women who are considering pregnancy would benefit from greater fitness. Using 25 years of data on pre-pregnant women, the researchers report that higher levels of pre-pregnancy fitness are associated with a reduced risk of developing gestational diabetes.

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2-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 691740

Bad Behavior at Work During the Day Means Insomnia at Home During the Night

University of Iowa

A new study from the University of Iowa finds that people are more likely to suffer from insomnia on days when they do not behave well at work because they lie awake at night thinking about what they did.

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26-Mar-2018 4:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 691580

University of Iowa Establishes Research Group on Nuclear Energy and Waste

University of Iowa

A new, growing group of scientists at the University of Iowa is researching how to address the storage and potential reuse of nuclear waste. Armed with grants from various federal agencies, UI faculty also are educating undergraduate and graduate students in radiochemistry.

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22-Mar-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 691476

Firms Headquartered in Religiously-Adherent Counties Have Higher Credit Ratings, Lower Debt Costs

University of Iowa

A new study from the University of Iowa finds firms headquartered in more religiously observant counties have higher credit ratings and lower debt costs, evidence that suggests lenders and bondholders consider the company’s culture when deciding whether to give them money.

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20-Mar-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 690605

When Lenders Get Religion

University of Iowa

A new study from the University of Iowa finds firms headquartered in more religiously observant counties have higher credit ratings and lower debt costs, evidence that suggests lenders and bondholders consider the company’s culture when deciding whether to give them money.

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6-Mar-2018 9:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 689518

Study Finds That a Surprise Stimulus Helps People Stop an Action

University of Iowa

A new study from the University of Iowa finds that an unexpected sound causes people to stop an action more often than when they heard no sound at all. The finding could lead to new treatments for patients with motor-control disorders, such as Parkinson's disease and ADHD, as well as address the decline in motor control that accompanies aging. Results published in the Journal of Neuroscience.

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14-Feb-2018 9:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 689126

Giant Viruses May Play an Intriguing Role in Evolution of Life on Earth

University of Iowa

A virus may have influenced the evolution of multicellular life. University of Iowa biologist Albert Erives found a virus family that has a similar set of genes as eukaryotes, placing giant viruses in the evolutionary journey of most plants, insects, and animals.

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7-Feb-2018 9:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 688700

Specific Neurons Trigger Waking Due to Inhaled Carbon Dioxide

University of Iowa

Researchers with the Iowa Neuroscience Institute at the University of Iowa have shown that a group of neurons responsible for arousal are directly triggered by carbon dioxide and cause mice to wake up without any changes to breathing.

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30-Jan-2018 3:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 688477

Why Some States Develop Innovative Economies, and Others Don’t

University of Iowa

A new study finds that state borders matter when it comes to developing innovative businesses. According to the study, states with abundant venture capital, government financing, and robust research universities see a 16-fold increase in product innovation over states that are weak in all three.

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25-Jan-2018 10:05 AM EST
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