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Don't sleep and drive

The New York Times: Don't sleep and drive
Published
2013.08.13
A driving simulator is used in a clinical trial of a sleep drug at NeuroTrials Research in Atlanta.

Matthew Rizzo, a UI professor of neurology, comments on the difficulty of assessing various factors on driver safety, in a story on the impact of sleep aids and drowsy driving, which also mentions UI's National Advanced Driving Simulator as a resource used by drug companies. Story from: The New York Times

The New York Times

UI's Dyken shares health hazards linked to lack of sleep

Published
2013.07.03
A woman sits up in her bed with her hand on her head, unable to sleep

Dr. Mark Dyken, director of the UI's Sleep Disorders Clinic, says people feel more anxious, restless, irritable, and less satisfied when they experience sleep deficiency, impacting everything from careers to relationships. Story from: ABC News

ABC News

Infants learn to look and look to learn

A baby looks at a toy set of keys

Researchers at the University of Iowa have explained how infants learn by looking, and the crucial role these activities play in how infants gain knowledge. Their computer model of babies aged 6 weeks to one year shows how infants use looking to create knowledge and to sear that knowledge into memory. The model also explains how infants' looking and learning changes as they develop. Results appear in the journal "Cognitive Science." Story

UI data fueled decision-making study

Published
2012.09.04
decisions

A study that reveals how the brain makes decisions used data collected over more than 30 years by neurologists at the University of Iowa, which has the world’s largest lesion registry. Story from: Time Magazine

Time Magazine

Summer of opportunities

Sacha Perez Acevedo talks with a fellow researcher

Pigeons with iPads, olfactory functions and Alzheimer’s disease, smoking behaviors of stroke patients, and Ralph Ellison and The New York Times are all areas of research being pursued by students involved in the Summer Research Opportunities Program and the McNair Scholars program (SROP/McNair Scholars) through the University of Iowa Graduate College. Story

$11 million to help preterm babies

lincoln bell in the NICU

The National Institutes of Health is helping a University of Iowa team treat diseases affecting premature babies. A grant, the fourth renewal obtained by John Widness and colleagues, will test alternative approaches for delivering life-sustaining red blood cells. Story

Adaptable decision making in the brain

The image shows the overlap of lesions for eight subjects superimposed on a template brain—red indicates maximum overlap (seven subjects) and dark blue is minimum overlap (one subject). The patient group was selected for lesions that include the frontopolar cortex, but the lesions almost invariably extended outside to other parts of the anterior prefrontal cortex.

Researchers at the University of Iowa, together with colleagues from the California Institute of Technology and New York University, have discovered how a part of the brain helps predict future events from past experiences. Story

UI Children's Hospital ranks among America's best

University of Iowa Children’s Hospital ranks in all 10 pediatric specialties and is included among the best children’s hospitals in the country. Story

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