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Undergraduates Design and Build ‘Sandbox’ to Show How Gravity Works

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The University of Iowa has a new sandbox—and it’s used to explain gravity. Undergraduates physics and astronomy designed and built an augmented-reality sandbox where users can design their own universe and then watch how gravity affects an...
12-Jan-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Rural ER Patients See Health Care Provider More Quickly if Hospital Is Equipped with Telemedicine Services

Patients at rural hospitals with telemedicine services see a health care provider six minutes more quickly than patients in hospitals that have no such technology, according to a new study from University of Iowa researchers.
9-Jan-2018 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Pigeons Can Discriminate Both Space and Time

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Pigeons aren't so bird-brained after all. New research from the University of Iowa shows that pigeons can discriminate the abstract concepts of space and time, likely using a different region of the brain than humans and primates to do so. Results...
29-Nov-2017 3:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

Kicking the Habit, Online

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Online social networks designed to help smokers kick the tobacco habit are effective, especially if users are active participants, according to a new study from the University of Iowa and the Truth Initiative, a nonprofit anti-tobacco organization.
3-Nov-2017 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Worms Learn to Smell Danger

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University of Iowa researchers report that a roundworm can learn to put on alert a defense system important for protecting cells from damage. The finding could lead to a new approach for treating neurodegenerative diseases in humans caused by...
16-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Physicists Win Grant for Potential Mission to Study Earth's and Sun's Magnetic Fields

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A team led by University of Iowa physicist Craig Kletzing has won $1.25 million from NASA to conceptualize a potential mission that would study the mysterious, powerful interactions between the magnetic fields of the sun and Earth.
3-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Prostaglandin E1 Inhibits Leukemia Stem Cells

Two drugs, already approved for safe use in people, may be able to improve therapy for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), a blood cancer that affects myeloid cells, according to results from a University of Iowa study in mice.
25-Sep-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Biologists Identify Gene Involved in Kidney-Related Birth Defects

A team led by University of Iowa researchers has identified a gene linked to rare kidney-related birth defects. When working properly, a gene called GREB1L activates a cascade of signals that ultimately tells other genes what they need to do to...
18-Sep-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Lonely Shopper

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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

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

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31-Aug-2017 1:05 PM EDT

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

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