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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
 

UI College of Medicine hosts professors, students from Iowa colleges

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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

UI archaeologist working with Sioux City rail museum

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2014.07.22
cindy peterson, UI archaeologist

A researcher from the UI Office of the State Archaeologist is surveying the Milwaukee Railroad Shops Historic District in Sioux City for artifacts before new construction; Cindy Peterson said she expected to find anything from ancient bolts, to buried coal cinders and broken tools. Story from: Sioux City Journal

Sioux City Journal

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 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

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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

Officials hope to entice driverless vehicle makers

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2014.07.22
driverless car

Local economic development leaders and University of Iowa researchers are rolling out the welcome mat for the tech companies and automakers at the forefront of the driverless-car race with the hopes of attracting engineering teams and testing efforts to the Iowa City area. Story from: Iowa City Press-Citizen

Iowa City Press-Citizen

Spotlight: Williamsburg partnership assists migrant workers' children

Published
2014.07.01
Lia Plakans, Ann Santos, and Ginna Moreano.

UI College of Education faculty and students are working to serve K-12 students whose families are migrant workers in Williamsburg, Iowa, alongside their English Language Learners teacher, a UI graduate and former migrant worker herself. Story from: College of Education website

College of Education website

UI's Jennissen encourages more discussion on ATV safety

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2014.07.20
A safety first road sign

People talk a lot about bicycle safety, but there isn't enough discussed with kids and families about safety when riding an ATV, says Charles Jennissen, a clinical associate professor of pediatrics and emergency medicine at the UI Carver College of Medicine. Story from: WFAA

WFAA

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