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Study Finds Potential Genetic Link Between Epilepsy and Neurodegenerative Disorders

A new University of Iowa study, published online July 14 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, reveals a potential link between epilepsy and neurodegenerative disorders.
22-Jul-2014 3:10 PM EDT

Researchers Create Vaccine for Dust-Mite Allergies


University of Iowa researchers have created a vaccine for dust-mite allergies. In lab tests and animal trials, the nano-sized vaccine package was readily absorbed by immune cells and dramatically lowered allergic responses. Results appear in the...
22-Jul-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Stress Hormone Linked to Short-Term Memory Loss as We Age

A new study at the University of Iowa reports a potential link between stress hormones and short-term memory loss in older adults. The study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, reveals that having high levels of cortisol—a natural hormone...
16-Jun-2014 2:15 PM EDT

Stock Prognosticators


The study by University of Iowa researchers suggests Yahoo’s finance message boards can predict stock price movements. It also found more than two-thirds of the comments had nothing to do with finance.
11-Jun-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Surgery Prices Are Elusive


Patients who want to compare prices for prostate-cancer surgery may find it rough going: A University of Iowa study found a 13-fold difference in prices quoted by 100 hospitals nationwide. Moreover, most provided little more than broad estimates,...
9-Jun-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Researchers Test Whether Red Queen Hypothesis Makes Species Resilient


Deanna Soper, postdoctoral researcher in the University of Iowa Department of Biology and currently visiting assistant professor at Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin, and her colleagues addressed whether a particular prediction of the Red Queen...
20-May-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Clean Air in Iowa


A new study from the University of Iowa reports Iowa's air quality falls within government guidelines for cleanliness, based on data gathered at five locations statewide. The study analyzed air quality and pollution sources in the state and is the...
13-May-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Infertile Women Want More Support

Many women coping with infertility count on relatives or close friends for encouragement and assistance. But when it comes to support, women may not be receiving enough—or even the right kind, according to a new study by UI researchers published...
30-Apr-2014 4:50 PM EDT

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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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