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NASA Honors University of Iowa Scientist with Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal

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Jasper Halekas, associate physics and astronomy professor at the University of Jasper Halekas, associate physics and astronomy professor at the University of Iowa, has won an Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal from NASA, for “exceptional...
25-Oct-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Suggests Farm Traffic Vehicle Accidents Could Be Reduced by More Than Half

A new study from the University of Iowa College of Public Health has found that traffic accidents involving farm vehicles in the Midwest would decrease by more than 50 percent if state policies required more lighting and reflection on those vehicles.
20-Oct-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Can We Find More Benign Nanomaterials?

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University of Iowa chemist Sara Mason has won a grant to access a supercomputer network funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation. Mason’s group will use its time to better define the atom-to-atom interactions of various nanoparticles, hoping...
18-Oct-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Evaluating Forecasting Models for Predicting Rainfall From Tropical Cyclones

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To help improve hurricane preparedness and mitigation efforts, new University of Iowa–led research examines how accurate current forecasting systems are in predicting rainfall from North Atlantic tropical cyclones that make landfall in the United...
17-Oct-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Iowa’s Cancer-Fighting Antibody Bank

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Around the corner from University of Iowa biology professor David Soll’s office is an exclusive reservoir of biological agents used by researchers worldwide seeking to cure cancer. Its mission is deeply personal for Soll. He lost his wife to...
17-Oct-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Eating Disorder Gene Alters Feeding and Behavior in Female Mice

Giving mice a gene mutation linked to eating disorders in people causes feeding and behavior abnormalities similar to symptoms often seen in patients with eating disorders. Only female mice are affected by the gene mutation, and some of the...
13-Oct-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Elections and IPOs Don't Mix

A new study from the University of Iowa finds that fewer privately held businesses are willing to go public during election years, with 15 percent fewer initial public offerings in gubernatorial election years, suggesting that political uncertainty...
10-Oct-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Penetrable Armor

Insects are tough animals to study. One reason is their armor-like coating, called an exoskeleton, which protects their organs. Researchers have discovered a technique to open the exoskeleton in order to study living organs and cells. Results...
28-Sep-2016 2:05 PM 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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