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New Water-Quality Data on Impact of Corn, Soybeans on Nitrate in Iowa Streams

As Iowa farmers have planted more acres of corn to meet the demand driven by the corn-based ethanol industry, many models predicted that nitrate concentrations in Iowa streams would increase accordingly. However, recent IIHR research based on water...
24-May-2016 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

University of Iowa researchers create iPad app to help K-12 teachers improve student behavior

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University of Iowa faculty, along with colleagues at Vanderbilt University, were recently awarded a three-year, nearly $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences to further develop their...
23-May-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Financial Status Affects Success of Students with Learning Disabilities

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A new University of Iowa study found that only one third of undergraduates from 11 universities who reported having a learning disability were receiving accommodations.
17-May-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

At Attention, Molecules!

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University of Iowa chemists have learned about a molecular assembly that may help create quicker, more responsive touch screens, among other applications. The researchers report the interfacial layer—when molecules interact with a surface—of...
12-May-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

University of Iowa Driving Researchers Develop Virtual City to Test Vehicles of the Future

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Researchers at the University of Iowa’s National Advanced Driving Simulator have developed the world’s first large-scale, multi-use driving simulation environment.
9-May-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Grow Those Dendrites

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Univ. of Iowa biologists have homed in on the genes that tell brain cells to grow the tendrils critical for passing messages throughout the body. In a new study, they report certain genes in nearby neurons need to be exact matches in order for the...
27-Apr-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Measuring Happiness on Social Media

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In a study published in March in the journal PLOS One, University of Iowa computer scientists used two years of Twitter data to measure users' life satisfaction, a component of happiness.
26-Apr-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Are Money Problems and Violence Related?

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University of Iowa researchers find an association between financials stress and severe domestic abuse, but the discovery doesn't prove one leads to the other.
25-Apr-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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University of Iowa Virologist Developed First MERS Mouse Model. Says SARS Experience Has Helped with Rapid MERS Response

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6-May-2014 10:00 AM EDT

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.
21-Nov-2013 12:00 PM EST

How Math and Logistics Can Speed Relief Supplies to Disaster Zones

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12-Nov-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.
26-Sep-2013 5:00 PM EDT

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

23-Sep-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.
3-Jan-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.
3-Jan-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.
10-Jan-2012 11:45 AM EST

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