Green spaces in cities are great, but they don't ensure biodiversity, according to University of Iowa biologists. The team found insect abundance was lacking in two common urban trees, suggesting insect movement may be limited by barriers, such as...
31-Oct-2014 11:00 AM EDT
It may seem like an all-natural way to whiten teeth, but a UI study shows that a strawberry and baking soda mixture does little beyond cleaning those choppers. The main reason: Strawberries lack the chemicals known to cause deeper, longer lasting...
14-Oct-2014 11:25 AM EDT
UI researchers have found a gene in a soil amoeba that can overcompensate for the specific mutations of a similar gene. In humans, those genetic mutations can often lead to tumor growth. Researchers are now looking for a separate human gene that...
13-Oct-2014 11:00 AM EDT
A University of Iowa professor will present at a NATO meeting this month his creation of the “virtual soldier,” the most advanced computer-generated military member that can mimic real-life soldiers’ needs—from the gear they carry and the...
10-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT
A new UI study finds twitches during rapid eye movement sleep comprise a different class of movement, which researchers say is further evidence that sleep twitches activate circuits throughout the developing brain and teach newborns about their...
29-Sep-2014 2:00 PM EDT
A University of Iowa study finds teenagers are far more sensitive than adults to the immediate effect or reward of their behaviors. Even when a behavior is no longer in a teenager’s best interest to continue, they will because the effect of the...
11-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT
Parents who try to understand their baby's babbling let their infants know they can communicate, which leads to children forming complex sounds and using language more quickly. That’s according to a new study by the University of Iowa and Indiana...
27-Aug-2014 12:05 PM EDT
Vision specialists at the University of Iowa have created the most detailed molecular map of a region of the human eye associated with disease, including age-related macular degeneration. The map catalogs more than 4,000 proteins in each of three...
1-Aug-2014 11:00 AM EDT
University of Iowa Virologist Developed First MERS Mouse Model. Says SARS Experience Has Helped with Rapid MERS Response
6-May-2014 10:00 AM EDT
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
12-Nov-2013 1:25 PM EST
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
23-Sep-2013 3:00 PM EDT
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
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
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