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New study suggests exercise is good for the aging brain

University of Iowa researchers have found that a single bout of exercise benefits some older people’s brains. In experiments in which participants aged 60 to 80 exercised once and multiple times, the researchers found some individuals showed...
26-Aug-2019 9:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Waist Size Is a Forgotten Factor in Defining Obesity

A new study from the University of Iowa published in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that some people considered to be a normal weight could unknowingly be at high risk for obesity-related health issues.
22-Jul-2019 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Training high school teachers to implement engineering curriculum

Educators from eight high schools across the country participated in a two-week professional development institute at the University of Iowa to learn to implement the Engineer Your World curriculum, which engages students in hands-on engineering...
18-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Student, faculty artists leave their mark on communities

Thanks in part to a new residency program to train students in the intricacies of creating public art, boarded-up windows, concrete walls, and fertilizer bins will become canvases for large-scale art projects in 10 Iowa communities. One city also...
18-Jul-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study shows parent/teen conversations can improve driver safety

A new University of Iowa study finds that teenagers who drive cars equipped with onboard monitoring systems have fewer accidents when they have conversations with their parents about safe driving when the system flags an unsafe driving situation.
15-Jul-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Want to earn a college football scholarship? Better start tweeting

University of Iowa researchers found that high school athletes who talk themselves up on social media are more apt to receive scholarship offers from Division I universities, especially lower-rated recruits, with more offers coming to athletes whose...
24-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Satellite observations improve earthquake monitoring, response

Researchers at the University of Iowa and the United States Geologic Survey report data gathered by orbiting satellites can yield more information about destructive earthquakes and can improve aid and humanitarian response efforts. The researchers...
14-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Uncovering little-known aspect of black history

The acclaimed national Colored Conventions Project has named two members of the UI campus community co-directors of its first pilot satellite partner, and a new course gives students an opportunity to rediscover this little-known part of Iowa...
1-May-2019 1:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UIowa researcher calls for enforceable guidelines to slow the reemergence of Canine Brucellosis, a bacterial disease infecting dogs that can be transmitted to humans.

20-May-2019 7:05 AM EDT

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UIowa analytics researcher studies the best way to route emergency supplies following a hurricane, earthquake, or some other natural disaster.

11-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT

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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

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

31-Aug-2017 1:05 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

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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

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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

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