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UI driving researchers develop virtual city to test vehicles of the future
UI driving researchers have developed a 285-square-mile virtual city to offer a safer, faster, and more cost-effective way to test vehicles, including driverless cars.

Grants Baalrud wins award from U.S. Department of Energy

Scott Baalrud, assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, has won a $750,000 Early Career Research Program award from the U.S. Department of Energy to advance his research into using fusion energy for electricity production.

Grants Boudreau named Carver Trust Young Investigator

Ryan Boudreau, UI assistant professor of internal medicine, has received a three-year, $438,657 Young Investigator award from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust to investigate regulatory mechanisms that control when and where proteins are made within heart cells.

US News & World Report IEM has given Clinton Democratic nomination odds for months

A University of Chicago political science professor quoted in U.S. News & World Report points out that for months, the Tippie College of Business' Iowa Electronic Markets political prediction market has given a higher probability that Hillary Clinton will win the Democratic nomination for president. 

Engineered Cancer Vaccine, Kawther Ahmed: UI Three-Minute Thesis Winner

Can you explain cancer vaccines in 180 seconds?

Pharmacy graduate student wins Three-Minute Thesis Competition
Kawther Ahmed, a fifth-year graduate student in the UI College of Pharmacy, won the UI's Three-Minute Thesis Competition with a presentation about her cancer-vaccine research.
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UI study may explain gene's role in major psychiatric disorders, suggest new treatments

Gene associated with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism, ADHD, and depression linked to brain-cell death in mice
A new study shows a genetic risk factor for five major psychiatric diseases may also be linked to the death of newborn brain cells. At the same time, it suggests a compound currently being developed for use in humans may have therapeutic value for these diseases.

KCRG UI helping school districts create 'smarter lunchrooms'

Lunchrooms in five school districts across the state look a little different after students, food service workers and UI researchers made changes to promote healthy eating. The idea is to let students help redesign cafeterias to put healthier choices like fruits and vegetables up front.