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Researchers find changes in agriculture increase high river flow rates

University of Iowa researchers examined how changes in rainfall amounts and an increase in the amount of acreage used to grow such crops as corn and soybeans can affect the volume of river water flow in the U.S. Midwest. Results appear in the journal Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 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 College of Medicine hosts professors, students from Iowa colleges

Published
2014.07.18
Jerry Honts, associate professor of cell and molecular biology at Drake University

The UI Carver College of Medicine is hosting eight faculty members, along with seven of their students, from small colleges and universities around the state for this year's FUTURE program, which gives the visitors access to UI's research facilities and faculty expertise during the summe Story from: Iowa City Press-Citizen

Iowa City Press-Citizen

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 pharmacy faculty member to lead Iowa pharmacists

John Swegle, UI College of Pharmacy clinical associate professor in Mason City, was recently installed as president of the Iowa Pharmacy Association for the 2014-15 term. Story

UI research: TV in background bad for children

Published
2014.07.23
remote control

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 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

Researchers create vaccine for dust-mite allergies

Dust mite illustration

University of Iowa researchers have created a vaccine for dust-mite allergies. In lab tests and animal trials, the nano-sized vaccine package was readily absorbed by immune cells and dramatically lowered allergic responses. Results appear in the AAPS Journal. Story

UI discovery will help doctors predict preeclampsia

Published
2014.07.22
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

KCRG

New 'Building for Iowa' website showcases UI campus construction

UI Facilities Management introduces a new Campus Master Plan website called 'Building for Iowa' to feature major campus building and flood recovery projects. The website brings together information previously dispersed in several web locations like project updates and timelines, renderings, the Campus Master Plan, and much more under one umbrella. Story

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