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Despite claims in the popular media, recent research shows that brushing your teeth with fruit and baking soda does not whiten your teeth. Photo illustration by Tim Schoon.
Published: 2014.10.13 | By Richard C. Lewis | 7:00 AM
Published: 2014.10.13
By Richard C. Lewis
7:00 AM
It may seem like an all-natural way to whiten teeth, but a University of Iowa study shows that a strawberry and baking soda mixture does little beyond cleaning those choppers. The main reason: Strawberries, and other popular natural tooth whiteners such as lemons and apples, lack the chemicals known to cause deeper, longer lasting teeth whitening. Results appear in the journal Operative Dentistry. Story
 

Regents approve new UI master of science degree in health policy

The Master of Science in Health Policy degree program, formally approved Thursday, Oct. 23, by the Iowa Board of Regents, will equip students with advanced training in health policy analysis. The new degree will be offered by the Department of Health Management and Policy in the UI College of Public Health beginning in spring 2015. Story

New UI institute to address grand challenges in public health

A new Iowa Institute of Public Health Research and Policy will bring together researchers, public health practitioners, community leaders, private partners, and policy makers to expand the scope, scale, and impact of public health research at the University of Iowa. Story

Iowa Now Minute - 10/23/14

Iowa Now Minute - 10/23/14

"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

UI named as 1 of 13 universities investing heavily in 3D printing

Published
2014.06.16
3D printer

The University of Iowa has been named as one of 13 U.S. universities that are investing heavily in 3D printing by Inside 3DP, an online source that provides valuable information to individuals and business communities about the different aspects of 3D printing. Story from: Inside 3DP.com

Inside 3DP.com

Archaeologists dig into hidden Native American history in Iowa

This fall, the University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist is getting a closer look at two pieces of Native American history in Iowa that researchers still know little about. Story

Cultivating a culture of safety

randi Janssen, director of Iowa’s Center for Agricultural Safety and Health in the UI College of Public Health, in front of a red barn.

University of Iowa faculty member Brandi Janssen brings a unique blend of agriculture and anthropology to her new role as director of Iowa’s Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (I-CASH). The center collaborates with a number of partners to improve agricultural safety and health across Iowa. Story

Spotlight: Eyes on the storm

Published
2014.10.01
An abstract profile of a person's face over a body of water with lightning striking in the person's head, illustrating seizures in the brain

Several University of Iowa experts share their insights to help better understand Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy, or SUDEP. Story from: Medicine Iowa

Medicine Iowa

UI professor discusses psychology behind political ads

Published
2014.10.19
Assistant professor Daryl Cameron

The Gazette asked Daryl Cameron, UI assistant professor of psychology, to analyze the tactics used in political ads that have been blistering the Eastern Iowa airwaves. Story from: The Gazette

The Gazette

Iowa Flood Center to install 50 new stream stage sensors statewide

IFC project engineer Dan Ceynar installs a new stream stage sensor on Prairie Creek north of Fairfax. IFC project engineer Dan Ceynar installs a new stream stage sensor on Prairie Creek north of Fairfax.

The Iowa Flood Center is installing 50 new stream stage sensors statewide this fall, giving more Iowans the ability to monitor their local waterways in the event of a flood. Video

Science fiction fanzines to be digitized as part of major UI initiative

 three fanzine magazine covers

The University of Iowa Libraries, in partnership with the UI Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development, announces a major digitization initiative involving 10,000 science fiction fanzines from the James L. “Rusty” Hevelin Collection. Story

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