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Two Disciplines. Two Wheels. One Unique Program.

The University of Iowa is home to one of the country's only academic bicycle frame-building courses, which industry experts say is setting a worldwide standard for the craft.
26-Apr-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Why Children Struggle to Safely Cross Busy Streets

Researchers have found children up to early teenagers lack the perceptual judgment and motor skills to safely cross a busy road consistently. Children placed in realistic, simulated environments were tested for their road-crossing abilities. Those...
17-Apr-2017 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Eruptions Examiner

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University of Iowa volcanologist Ingrid Ukstins spent two weeks collecting samples from Yasur, a continuously erupting volcano on Tanna, an island in the remote South Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu, to study its chemical composition and determine...
19-Apr-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Financial Math May Help Build a Better HIV Vaccine

Using computational tools inspired by financial math models developed to predict changes in stock prices, University of Iowa researchers were able to accurately predict how different properties of the HIV surface protein (Env) evolved in the...
7-Apr-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Document How Melanoma Tumors Form

University of Iowa researchers have documented in continuous, real time how melanoma cells form tumors. The team report the process is similar to that of breast cancer cells and have successfully screened for two antibodies that stopped tumor...
3-Apr-2017 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Propose Technique for Measuring Weak or Nonexistent Magnetic Fields

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Researchers at the University of Iowa have proposed a new approach to sampling materials with weak or no magnetic fields. The method could help advance research in a host of fields, from computing to MRI machines. The results were published in the...
8-Mar-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Reverse High Blood Pressure in Offspring of Hypertensive Rats

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University of Iowa researchers have demonstrated how harmful health complications passed from mother rats to their offspring can be reversed. The tests may point the way toward preventing the transfer of certain health conditions from human mothers...
22-Feb-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

University of Iowa Announces It Will Be Coal-Free by 2025

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The University of Iowa will divest fully from coal as a campus energy source by 2025. UI officials, led by President Harreld, announced the goal, which will come from the university increasing its use of biomass and other renewable energy sources.
20-Feb-2017 9:05 AM EST 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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