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A map for eye disease

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Vision specialists at the University of Iowa have created the most detailed molecular map of a region of the human eye associated with disease, including age-related macular degeneration. The map catalogs more than 4,000 proteins in each of three areas of the choroid. Results appear in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology. Story

Biologists describe mechanism promoting multiple DNA mutations

Research showing that cancer development frequently involves the formation of multiple mutations arising simultaneously and in close proximity to each other may one day lead to the development of new cancer therapies. Story

UI student still pedalling for climate

Published
2014.07.29
Man and Vanessa Fixmer-Oraiz stand by a bamboo bicycle during RAGBRAI

UI graduate student Vanessa Fixmer-Oraiz may be done riding her bamboo bike across the state of Iowa, but her mission to raise $40,000 for a bamboo processing tank for farmers in the Philippines is just hitting a new gear. Story from: The Gazette

The Gazette

Gifts and Grants

Gifts and grants is a roundup of research grants obtained by University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students that spans the spectrum of disciplines—from science and social science to the art and humanities—that will be published in Iowa Now on a regular basis. Story

UI takes 'University for IOWA' campaign to Iowa State Fair

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The University of Iowa will share stories of how it provides Iowans with a world-class education, keeps families healthy, builds businesses, and makes life better through social and cultural outreach at its Iowa State Fair booth, Aug. 7-17, in Des Moines. 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

Showcasing UI undergraduate research

UI undergraduate student works with faculty mentor on research project

More than 140 of the UI's most talented undergraduate researchers will showcase their work Wednesday, July 30, at the ninth annual UI Summer Undergraduate Research Conference. The event, sponsored by the UI Graduate College, will be from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Iowa Memorial Union and is free and open to the public. Story

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

Published
2014.07.23
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

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