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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 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

Officials hope to entice driverless vehicle makers

Published
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

Published
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

Background TV can be bad for kids

two children playing in front of a television screen

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

Educating Iowa students: Michelle Sullivan and Austin Kleinmeyer

Advertisement reading "for Iowa" with the University of Iowa name and hashtag #TheUforIOWA

The University of Iowa is the university for Iowa. In the coming weeks, we'll be sharing stories that illustrate the many ways that UI serves our state and shapes Iowa's future. Photo Feature

Racing for a Cure

'Racing for a Cure' premiered July 11th on Big Ten Network.'Racing for a Cure' premiered on BTN Friday July 11th.

At the 2014 Indianapolis 500, one team raced for more than the checkered flag. "Racing for a Cure" tells the story of 1996 Indy 500 winner Buddy Lazier and his racing team's effort to promote the University of Iowa Wynn Institute for Vision Research. Video

Achievements: UI faculty, staff, students, and alumni making news

University staff, faculty, students, and alumni are accomplishing great things every day. See who's making news with awards, publications, promotion and tenure, and more. Story

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