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Published: 2014.09.10 | By Sara Agnew | 3:20 PM
Published: 2014.09.10
By Sara Agnew
3:20 PM
A University of Iowa study finds teenagers are far more sensitive than adults to the immediate effect or reward of their behaviors. Even when a behavior is no longer in a teenager’s best interest to continue, they will because the effect of the reward is still there and lasts much longer in adolescents than in adults. Story
 

Iowa Now Minute - 9/18/14

Roundup of UI activities, research, public engagement, and campus lifeIowa Now Minute 9/18/14

"Iowa Now Minute" is a 60-second roundup highlighting recent UI activities, research, public engagement, and campus life. Look for a new video every Thursday in Iowa Now. Video

Piecing together the memory puzzle

Mary Huff in her lab

UI doctoral student Mary Huff has come a long ways since growing up in Greenfield, Iowa. The Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience Program scholar is the recipient of a prestigious award which allows her to conduct cutting-edge research that will help treat people with serious memory-related disorders. Story

Network measures predict neuropsychological outcome after brain injury

A University of Iowa and Washington University study of neurological patients finds that brain damage to hub locations produces much greater cognitive impairments than damage to other locations. Story

Gifts and grants

Gifts and grants is a roundup of research grants obtained by University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students that spans the spectrum of disciplines—from science and social science to the art and humanities—that will be published in Iowa Now on a regular basis. Story

Old Gold: Studying the cosmos from campus

Early 1900s photo of campus observatory building

Before an observatory was placed atop Van Allen Hall in the 1960s, students had opportunities to view the night sky from a number of locations you might not have known about. Story

Bequest from alumnus provides $7.8 million for genetics research at the UI

portrait of Franklin Trueblood and Elsie Foerstner

University of Iowa alumnus Franklin D. Trueblood’s lifelong interest in medical innovation inspired an estate gift that will dramatically enhance cutting-edge genetics research in the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine. Story

Compound protects brain cells after traumatic brain injury

A new class of compounds protects brain cells from the type of damage caused by blast-mediated traumatic brain injury (TBI). Mice treated with these compounds 24-36 hours after experiencing TBI from a blast injury were protected from the harmful effects of TBI, including problems with learning, memory, and movement. Story

Events celebrate book exploring life, pioneering work of Hans Albert Einstein

Three upcoming events will celebrate the publication of a new book by Robert Ettema and Cornelia F. Mutel, exploring the life and work of Hans Albert Einstein, a 20th-century pioneer in the field of river engineering. Story

Seen and 'herd' in Sweden

UI student Kelsey Frisk works with conducting research on reindeer hearing communities while studying abroad in Sweden

Kelsey Frisk’s adventures in Sweden started with studying abroad and ended with researching reindeer herding communities. UI students can learn about study abroad opportunities at the annual fair Tuesday, Sept. 16. Story

Read more, play more, and turn off the television when your child's program is over

Published
2014.09.09
Kids play games on a computer

UI associate professor of education Deborah Linebarger finds background television in a room where a child is present—even when he or she is involved in an activity completely unrelated to the television—can be detrimental. Story from: US News & World Report

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