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
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.
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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
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.
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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.
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.
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