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Researchers Turn Exercise Into a Game and See Encouraging Results

A team of University of Iowa researchers built a web-based app called MapTrek. When synced with a Fitbit, MapTrek allows users to go on virtual walking tours of locations such as the Grand Canyon or Appalachian trail while competing against other...
12-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Iowa Women’s Archives takes 6-on-6 basketball exhibit on the road

6-on-6 basketball exhibit honors queens of the court and marks 25th anniversary of the end of sport in Iowa
20-Jun-2018 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Researchers Explain Ammonia Distribution in Earth’s Upper Atmosphere

A new study co-led by University of Iowa researchers helps clarify how ammonia is present in Earth’s upper atmosphere. Using computer modeling, the researchers found ammonia molecules trapped in liquid cloud droplets are released during...
13-Jun-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Study Finds Black Americans Face Education, Income Barriers to Healthy Behaviors

A new University of Iowa–led study reports educational opportunities and higher incomes may be key to closing the health gap between most black and white Americans. Researchers say socioeconomic factors, mainly wealth and education, influenced the...
24-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Analysis Finds More People Trying E-Cigarettes, Fewer People Keep Using Them

An analysis of federal data by University of Iowa researchers published in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that more American adults have tried e-cigarettes, but the rate of current use appears to be declining.
14-May-2018 4:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Unlocking Mysteries of the Often-Unknown Art of Dramaturgy

The University of Iowa’s MFA in dramaturgy program specializes in new-play development, allowing dramaturgs to collaborate directly with playwrights.
23-Apr-2018 4:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Police Cars Nearly Twice as Likely to Crash While Responding to Emergencies

A new study from the University of Iowa shows the importance of drivers pulling over for police cars en route to emergencies. The study finds that police cars are nearly twice as likely to be involved in a traffic accident when they’re in...
18-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Study Finds Better Fitness in Pre-Pregnant Women Linked with Less Risk of Gestational Diabetes

A new study from a University of Iowa-led research team finds that women who are considering pregnancy would benefit from greater fitness. Using 25 years of data on pre-pregnant women, the researchers report that higher levels of pre-pregnancy...
2-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Lonely Shopper

A University of Iowa researcher finds that lonely people tend to buy more stuff because their loneliness wears them out, making it harder for them to resist their urge to acquire new things. They also tend to bond with the things they buy, forming...
13-Nov-2017 9:05 AM EST


UIowa Researcher Studies How to Better Move Relief Supplies to Disaster Sites Like Houston.

31-Aug-2017 1:05 PM 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


Peace Through Business Contract Resolution?

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

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

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