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Predicting Boffo or Bomb at the Box Office

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University of Iowa professors develop algorithm that predicts the probability of a movie's box office profitability.
10-Feb-2016 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

From Mother to Child, Passing on Disease

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University of Iowa researchers are reminding U.S. doctors to watch for two vector-borne and potentially life-threatening diseases that can be passed from mother to child. Though Chagas' disease and Leishmaniasis are generally found in other parts of...
29-Jan-2016 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Iowa Chemists Uncover How Key Agent Allows Diseases to Reproduce

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University of Iowa chemists have revealed the chemistry behind how certain diseases, from anthrax to tuberculosis, replicate. The key lies in the function of a gene absent in humans, called thyX, and its ability to catalyze the DNA building block...
25-Jan-2016 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Escaping the Echo Chamber

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As Iowa surges toward the presidential caucuses, University of Iowa computer science and political science professors launch a political news aggregator to track public sentiment and identify bias during the election season.
27-Jan-2016 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Cancer Riddle, Solved

Using real-time recording of cellular movement, biologists at the University of Iowa have discovered how tumors form. Cancer cells reach out and grab other cells, and as little as five percent cancerous cells are needed for tumor formation. Findings...
26-Jan-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

When It Comes to Newborns, Age Matters

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Knowing how many weeks a mother has carried her baby is important information when determining medical care for that child. Now, UI researchers have found they can estimate an infants's gestation age through a metabolic profile derived from routine...
21-Jan-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

UI Biologists Find Sexuality, Not Extra Chromosomes, Benefits Animal

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Why do animals engage in sexual reproduction? UI biologists sought answers with mud snails that breed both sexually and asexually. They found that asexual snails grow faster and reach reproductive age quicker than sexual snails, which raises new...
21-Jan-2016 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Project Helps Women Veterans in Rural Areas with Postpartum Depression

A University of Iowa researcher is working with the Veterans Administration on a pilot program to help female veterans suffering from postpartum depression. MomMoodBooster is an online intervention tool that helps mothers who live in rural areas...
12-Jan-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

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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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