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Grow Those Dendrites


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


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?


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

Giving Voice to the Voiceless


A device invented by University of Iowa researchers that lets incapacitated hospital patients communicate with their caregivers should be on the market this summer after receiving significant investor interest during clinical trials.
19-Apr-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The Red Queen Rules


What does the Red Queen in “Alice in Wonderland” have to do with biology? “It takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place.” Sexual reproduction protects species by continuously shuffling their genes. A UI-led team bolstered...
11-Apr-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Shifting Sands on Mars

University of Iowa researchers are traveling to Iceland to better understand sand dunes found all over the planet Mars. They hope the Iceland site will show how Martian sands have changed, which could yield more clues about Mars's geological history...
4-Apr-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Some Light Dinner Reading


A University of Iowa economist is studying how obesity rates are affected in communities where restaurants publish the calorie counts of the food they serve, an effort that is part of a broader campaign to reduce the number of Americans who are...
22-Mar-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

How Weight Affects 'Wait!'

Researchers at the University of Iowa have found that overweight and obese children are at greater risk for pedestrian injury.
8-Mar-2016 10:05 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


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

Robes, Suits and the Inauguration


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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