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Information Storage for the Next Generation of Plastic Computers

Inexpensive computers, cell phones and other systems that substitute flexible plastic for silicon chips may be one step closer to reality, thanks to research published on April 16 in the journal Nature Communications.
4/16/2014 3:30 PM EDT

Researchers Track Down Cause of Eye Mobility Disorder

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In a paper published in the April 16 print issue of the journal Neuron, University of Iowa researchers Bernd Fritzsch and Jeremy Duncan and their colleagues at Harvard Medical School, along with investigator and corresponding author Elizabeth Engle,...
4/16/2014 3:00 PM EDT

UI Named Mentoring Center for Minority Graduate Students

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The University of Iowa has been awarded a three-year, $1.2 million grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to establish one of only five University Centers of Exemplary Mentoring (UCEM) in the nation.
4/16/2014 2:00 PM EDT

Green Is Good

Using a screening method that previously identified a compound in apple peel as a muscle-boosting agent, a team of University of Iowa scientists has now discovered that tomatidine, a compound from green tomatoes, is even more potent for building...
4/9/2014 10:10 AM EDT

Great Minds Think Alike

Pinecone or pine nut? Friend or foe? Distinguishing between the two requires that we pay special attention to the telltale characteristics of each. And as it turns out, us humans aren’t the only ones up to the task. According to researchers at the...
3/31/2014 11:45 AM EDT

Safety First, Children

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Children are experts at getting into danger. So, how can parents help prevent the consequences? One answer, University of Iowa researchers say in a new study, is for parents to better understand how their children rate hazards and then use...
3/18/2014 3:00 PM EDT

More to Biological Diversity Than Meets the Eye

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A University of Iowa researcher and colleague found greater diversity among insects in a rainforest in Peru than theory would predict.
3/11/2014 2:00 PM EDT

Healthy Food Is Good for You – and Can Sell, Too

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You don't just need to rely on hot dogs and pizza to make a buck at concession stands. A study led by the University of Iowa examined sales, revenues and profits at a booster-run concession stand in Iowa that offered healthy food items, from apples...
3/6/2014 3:00 PM EST

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Peace Through Business Contract Resolution?

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A new international arbitration center will help Israelis and Palestinians settle commercial contract disputes to strengthen the regional economy and maybe help bring peace to the region.
11/21/2013 12:00 PM EST

How Math and Logistics Can Speed Relief Supplies to Disaster Zones

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11/12/2013 1:25 PM EST

Slaves Who Sued Their Masters and Captors

A University of Iowa law professor researches freedom suits, legal actions largely lost to history that were brought by slaves against their masters in hopes of gaining their freedom.
9/26/2013 5:00 PM EDT

UIowa Law Prof Researches Slaves Suing Their Masters, as In "12 Years a Slave"

9/23/2013 3:00 PM EDT

Study Finds Rooney Rule Does Little to Help Black NFL Head Coaches

Ten NFL head coaches were fired this week, but a study by a University of Iowa economist finds the league's Rooney Rule does little to help increase the number of African-American head coaches.
1/3/2013 2:00 PM EST

Robes, Suits and the Inauguration

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A University of Iowa law professor explains why President Barack Obama will dress for his inauguration like he's going to a wedding and Chief Justice John Roberts will dress like he's officiating at one.
1/3/2013 11:55 AM EST

Iowa Law Professor Says Regulation Needed for Lawsuits-as-Investments

Some invest their money in stocks, some in bonds, some in real estate. Now, investors are putting their money into lawsuits, and University of Iowa law professor Maya Steinitz said this growing market needs government regulation.
1/10/2012 11:45 AM EST

What Does It Look Like When an Economy Collapses?

Economists worry Europe is headed for a catastrophic economic crash, but what does one look like? University of Iowa professor Paul Weller explains how you can tell the economy has crashed when crash is only a metaphor.
11/29/2011 2:45 PM EST

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