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UI students receive degrees after 2014 spring session

UI graduates move their tassles during commencement 2014

The University of Iowa awarded an estimated 5,000 degrees at the close of the 2014 spring session. Story

Boon for asthma patients: UI researchers develop dust-mite vaccine

baby and dog

Researchers at the University of Iowa have developed a vaccine that can combat dust-mite allergies by naturally switching the immune response. Story from: International Business Times

International Business Times

UI study finds potential genetic link between epilepsy and neurodegenerative disorders

University of Iowa researchers have identified the basic cellular mechanism that goes awry in prickle mutant flies, leading to the epilepsy-like seizures. Story

Researchers create vaccine for dust-mite allergies

Dust mite illustration

University of Iowa researchers have created a vaccine for dust-mite allergies. In lab tests and animal trials, the nano-sized vaccine package was readily absorbed by immune cells and dramatically lowered allergic responses. Results appear in the AAPS Journal. Story

Student writers from around world meet at UI camp

young people on hay ride

About 30 young writers from Russia, the U.S., and 10 Arab-speaking countries traveled to Iowa City for the 2014 Between the Lines summer camp—a two-week UI International Writing Program workshop that brings teen writers together for creative writing study and cultural interaction. Story from: Iowa City Press-Citizen

Iowa City Press-Citizen

Bad learning

University of Iowa researchers have discovered a new form of neurotransmission that influences the long-lasting memory created by addictive drugs, like cocaine and opioids, and the subsequent craving for these drugs of abuse. Loss of this type of neurotransmission creates changes in brains cells that resemble the changes caused by drug addiction. Story

Student finds her ideal summer activity in UI creative writing workshop


Hamilton High School’s Hannah Miao is spending part of her summer in a creative writing workshop at the University of Iowa called Between the Lines, a program that brings together young, talented writers of various cultural backgrounds. Story from: East Valley Tribune

East Valley Tribune

Stress hormone linked to short-term memory loss as we age

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A new UI study reports a potential link between stress hormones and short-term memory loss in older adults. The study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, reveals that having high levels of cortisol—a natural hormone in our body whose levels surge when we are stressed—can lead to memory lapses as we age. Story

Achievements: UI faculty, staff, students, and alumni making news

University staff, faculty, students, and alumni are accomplishing great things every day. See who's making news with awards, publications, promotion and tenure, and more. Story

Town meets UI gown as part of Las Vegas' Downtown Project

David Gould in Las Vegas

Several UI faculty members participated in a faculty summit as part of the Downtown Project that's reviving downtown Las Vegas, headed by David Gould, public scholar in the UI Obermann Center for Advanced Studies. Story from: Vegas Seven

Vegas Seven


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