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Article ID: 697345

Researchers Turn Exercise Into a Game and See Encouraging Results

University of Iowa

A team of University of Iowa researchers built a web-based app called MapTrek. When synced with a Fitbit, MapTrek allows users to go on virtual walking tours of locations such as the Grand Canyon or Appalachian trail while competing against other users. A study showed MapTrek and Fitbit users averaged 2,200 more steps per day than a control group that used only Fitbits.

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Article ID: 696349

Iowa Women’s Archives takes 6-on-6 basketball exhibit on the road

University of Iowa

6-on-6 basketball exhibit honors queens of the court and marks 25th anniversary of the end of sport in Iowa

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Article ID: 696098

Researchers Explain Ammonia Distribution in Earth’s Upper Atmosphere

University of Iowa

A new study co-led by University of Iowa researchers helps clarify how ammonia is present in Earth’s upper atmosphere. Using computer modeling, the researchers found ammonia molecules trapped in liquid cloud droplets are released during convection where these particles freeze and subsequently collide in the upper atmosphere.

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13-Jun-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695071

Study Finds Black Americans Face Education, Income Barriers to Healthy Behaviors

University of Iowa

A new University of Iowa–led study reports educational opportunities and higher incomes may be key to closing the health gap between most black and white Americans. Researchers say socioeconomic factors, mainly wealth and education, influenced the differences in health behaviors between the groups more than other variables.

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24-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694555

Analysis Finds More People Trying E-Cigarettes, Fewer People Keep Using Them

University of Iowa

An analysis of federal data by University of Iowa researchers published in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that more American adults have tried e-cigarettes, but the rate of current use appears to be declining.

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14-May-2018 4:35 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693325

Unlocking Mysteries of the Often-Unknown Art of Dramaturgy

University of Iowa

The University of Iowa’s MFA in dramaturgy program specializes in new-play development, allowing dramaturgs to collaborate directly with playwrights.

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23-Apr-2018 4:50 PM EDT
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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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