Research

Should crime victims call the police?

UI study finds reporting crimes to police reduces likelihood of future victimization
New research from the University of Iowa finds that individuals who report being victims of crime to police are less likely to become future victims of crime than those who do not report their initial experiences.

Blood pressure hormone promotes obesity

Study in mice explains opposing effects of hormone on weight gain
New research by University of Iowa scientists helps explain how a hormone system often targeted to treat cardiovascular disease can also lower metabolism and promote obesity.
Benj Revis works in his lab.

The UI's professional glassblower

Benjamin Revis custom designs and repairs equipment for researchers and artists alike
The University of Iowa has employed an on-campus glassblower for more than a century. Benjamin Revis, the UI's current professional scientific glassblower, custom designs and repairs equipment for researchers and artists alike. His shop is located in the Chemistry Building, but he performs work university wide.
Rathbun Lake

RAGBRAI and UI in Rathbun

State Hygienic Laboratory monitoring soil erosion at Rathbun Lake
RAGBRAI will reach Rathbun on July 28, but the University of Iowa has been there a while already. When Rathbun Lake began experiencing problems with excess sediment and soil erosion, local residents and officials turned to experts at the UI’s State Hygienic Laboratory.
Fighting floods, helping Iowans: The UI Iowa Flood Center

Fighting floods, helping Iowans

Iowa Flood Center's new effort aims to reduce flooding in nine watersheds
The Iowa Flood Center at the University of Iowa is building a legacy in the Hawkeye State by reducing flood risks and improving water quality. Soon, they will embark on the Iowa Watershed Approach to identify and reduce stream flow during heavy rain events in nine Iowa watersheds.
Adjusting a water quality sensor

IIHR, RAGBRAI in Washington

RAGBRAI to pass near UI water quality sensor site
Residents in Washington, Iowa, soon will have a more robust tool to help them improve local water quality thanks to experts at the University of Iowa’s IIHR–Hydroscience & Engineering.

Protein interaction drives muscle atrophy

Study pinpoints muscle-wasting protein-protein interaction
Although muscle atrophy is very common, the molecular pathways that cause it, and that might be targeted to create therapies, are complicated and not well understood. A new University of Iowa study has identified a muscle enzyme not previously linked to muscle wasting as a key player in the process.

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