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

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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 research: TV in background bad for children

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The average American child is exposed to nearly four hours of background television a day; UI professor Deb Linebarger calls that an “astounding amount” and urges parents to use television “with a purpose.” Story from: WNAX Radio 570

WNAX Radio 570

UI discovery will help doctors predict preeclampsia

Mark Santillian

UI researchers have discovered that women with pre-eclampsia have highly elevated levels of copeptin; this discovery will allow doctors to test for that biomarker and determine risk of developing pre-eclampsia as early as the 6th week of pregnancy, months before any symptoms develop. Story from: KCRG


Officials hope to entice driverless vehicle makers

driverless car

Local economic development leaders and University of Iowa researchers are rolling out the welcome mat for the tech companies and automakers at the forefront of the driverless-car race with the hopes of attracting engineering teams and testing efforts to the Iowa City area. Story from: Iowa City Press-Citizen

Iowa City Press-Citizen

UI hosts Innovation Institute: tech, entrepreneurship camp

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Some 20 Iowa high school students participated in the Innovation Institute—a new two-week University of Iowa intensive summer program that focused on technical and entrepreneurial skills. Story from: Iowa City Press-Citizen

Iowa City Press-Citizen

UI's Jennissen encourages more discussion on ATV safety

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People talk a lot about bicycle safety, but there isn't enough discussed with kids and families about safety when riding an ATV, says Charles Jennissen, a clinical associate professor of pediatrics and emergency medicine at the UI Carver College of Medicine. Story from: WFAA


UI professor: Implications of crash could be 'huge'


A Ukrainian-Russian conflict in recent months has turned into a “full-scale civil war,” and reports that an unassociated passenger plane may have been shot down Thursday could add fuel to the clash and push it beyond the region, says UI professor Art Durnev. Story from: The Gazette

The Gazette

University of Iowa, Pappajohn bring startup program to Des Moines


University of Iowa's John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center will launch Venture School in Des Moines in September after a successful pilot year teaching entrepreneurs about a popular method of startup businesses. Story from: Des Moines Register

Des Moines Register

Biomedical Discovery Building houses cutting-edge diabetes research

biomedical discovery building

Faculty at the UI Carver College of Medicine have begun to occupy the brand-new Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building’s advanced laboratories, and they expect to use the top of the line equipment to great effect. Story from: The Daily Iowan

The Daily Iowan

UI partners with Ottumwa for health survey


In partnership with UI Prevention Research Center for Rural Health, Ottumwa officials have identified community health concerns and have launched Active Ottumwa to encourage physical activity. Story from: Ottumwa Courier

Ottumwa Courier



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