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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

Hospitalization Costs From Gun Injuries Exceeds $622 Million a Year

Hospitalization costs associated with gun injuries in the U.S. exceeded $622 million a year, much of it paid for by taxpayers through Medicare and Medicaid, according to a new study by the University of Iowa College of Public Health.
5-Sep-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Propose How the Universe Became Filled with Light

University of Iowa researchers have a new explanation for how the universe changed from darkness to light. They propose that black holes within galaxies produce winds strong enough to fling out matter that punctures holes in galaxies, allowing light...
30-Aug-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Oregano, Thyme May Hold the Cure for Wasting Syndrome Disease

Fresh thyme and oregano offer a savory touch to a tasty dish, but a University of Iowa researcher recently discovered natural compounds in the herbs that may offer a treatment for cachexia or “wasting syndrome” as it is more commonly known.
1-Aug-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Quasars May Answer How Starburst Galaxies Were Extinguished

University of Iowa astronomers have located quasars inside four dusty starburst galaxies. The observations a role for quasars in how these types of galaxies, where huge numbers of stars are created, ceased making stars.
26-Jul-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Examine Brain Region That Affects Drug Use Habits

University of Iowa researchers have identified a brain region involved in cocaine addiction. The findings could lead to targeted drugs or improved behavioral treatments for substance addiction, including opioid dependency. Findings published in the...
27-Jun-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Key Skill to Attain Virtual Team Leadership Is Ability to Type Fast

A new study from the University of Iowa finds that to the fast typist go the leadership spoils. The study suggests that the fleet-fingered are more likely to emerge as the leaders of virtual work teams that have members scattered in multiple offices.
20-Jun-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Jackson Pollock’s ‘Mural’ Returns to the United States After Successful European Tour

Jackson Pollock's 'Mural' is returning to the United States for the first time since 2014 following a five-museum tour in Europe. The prize piece of the University of Iowa Museum of Art's permanent collection will begin its U.S. tour July 8 in...
19-Jun-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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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

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

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