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A UI researcher found that background television—when the TV is on in a room where a child is doing something other than watching—can divert a child’s attention from play and learning. File photo illustration by Tim Schoon.
Published: 2014.07.21 | By Heather Spangler | 10:11 AM
Published: 2014.07.21
By Heather Spangler
10:11 AM
Leaving the television on can be detrimental to children's learning and development, according to a new study from the University of Iowa. Researchers found that background television can divert a child’s attention from play and learning. Results appear in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Story

Lt. Gov. Reynolds visits Hygienic Lab to talk STEM outreach

Demonstrating science experiments with Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds

Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds stopped by the State Hygienic Laboratory July 31 to learn about STEM outreach and tour the lab's recently completed Center for the Advancement of Laboratory Science. Photo Feature

A map for eye disease

heat map

Vision specialists at the University of Iowa have created the most detailed molecular map of a region of the human eye associated with disease, including age-related macular degeneration. The map catalogs more than 4,000 proteins in each of three areas of the choroid. Results appear in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology. Story

Media advisory: UI researchers discuss smartphone app for seniors with hearing aids

The University of Iowa is hosting a media availability on Monday, Aug. 4 to discuss a study pairing seniors with a smartphone app to evaluate the effectiveness of hearing aids. The research is part of the UI’s reorganized Center on Aging, which unites research, activities in communities statewide, patient services and education and training with the mission to improve the health and well being of older Iowans. Story

Media advisory: Genetic counseling for college students

The University of Iowa is hosting an information session on genetic counseling, an emerging field, in Iowa and around the U.S., in which professionals work with patients on health issues according to their genetic profile. The session is for students at Iowa colleges and in schools in neighboring states who are interested in master's programs in the field. Story

Biologists describe mechanism promoting multiple DNA mutations

Research showing that cancer development frequently involves the formation of multiple mutations arising simultaneously and in close proximity to each other may one day lead to the development of new cancer therapies. Story

Media advisory: UI to report on external funding totals Friday

University of Iowa officials will report on annual external funding totals, discuss funding trends, and share information about the latest research initiatives during a press conference at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at the National Advanced Driving Simulator. Story

Media advisory: Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds to tour UI research facilities Thursday

Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds is set to tour three University of Iowa research facilities on Thursday, July 31. Members of the media are invited to accompany her during a tour from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Story

UI, Johnson County say yes to driverless cars


The University of Iowa is joining with local officials in efforts to make Johnson County a hub for research and testing of driverless cars. Story from: USA Today

USA Today

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

UI lets other Iowa researchers, students use technology


UI's College of Medicine is hosting eight faculty members, and 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 summer months. Story from: Sioux City Journal

Sioux City Journal


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