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Distraction in Action

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Researchers at University of Iowa Children's Hospital and the UI College of Nursing have developed an application that can be accessed from parents' smart phones, tablets, or computers and used to distract children during painful procedures.
10-Aug-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Should Crime Victims Call the Police?

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New research from the University of Iowa finds that individuals who report being victims of crime to police are less likely to become future victims of crime than those who do not report their initial experiences.
28-Jul-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Blood Pressure Hormone Promotes Obesity

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New research by University of Iowa scientists helps explain how a hormone system often targeted to treat cardiovascular disease can also lower metabolism and promote obesity.
28-Jul-2016 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

What's Going on When Babies Twitch in Their Sleep?

University of Iowa researchers suspect that sleep twitches in human infants are linked to sensorimotor development. Read on to learn how new parents can contribute to their study.
26-Jul-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Optimizing Monday NIghts

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After analyzing more than 20 years of Monday Night Football viewership, researchers at the University of Iowa have developed an optimization model that shows how its schedules could be improved despite the uncertainty that schedule makers face.
25-Jul-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Quantum Drag

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A study by an University of Iowa physicist proposes that a current in one iron magnetic sheet creates a current in a separate sheet. The finding could be important in the emerging field of spintronics, which seeks to channel energy from spin waves...
20-Jul-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Too Much Homework Can Lead to Bad Grades in Investing

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A new study from the University of Iowa finds that investors who do their own research and write down their investment predictions stick with their investment strategy even if subsequent information shows their original analysis was wrong.
7-Jul-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Does Discrimination Increase Drinking?

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Researchers at the University of Iowa have found another negative health outcome linked to discrimination: alcohol abuse.
30-Jun-2016 11:05 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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