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Breaking through the shell

Researchers create technique for opening insects’ exoskeletons to study living cells
Insects are tough animals to study. One reason is their armor-like coating, called an exoskeleton, which protects their organs. Researchers have discovered a technique to open the exoskeleton in order to study living organs and cells.

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

Research is part of the UI's reorganized Center on Aging
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.

Daily rX Tomblin: Hearing aids improve children's speech, language skills

A recent study led by Bruce Tomblin, UI professor of communication sciences and disorders, found that greater improvement in hearing via hearing aids led to better speech and language skills for children with mild and moderate-to-severe hearing loss.

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Men's Health UI research: It's hard to remember what we hear

UI researchers had subjects listen to, watch, and blindly touch a variety of everyday sounds, silent videos, and common objects, and found that after an hour, a day or a week, seeing and touching trumps listening when it comes to remembering.


Business Standard Humans have a poor memory for things they hear

When it comes to memory, we don’t remember things we hear nearly as well as things we see or touch, scientists say. Researchers at the University of Iowa found our memory for sounds is significantly worse than our memory for visual or tactile things.

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UI researcher learns mechanism of hearing is similar to car battery

Study made use of the fruit fly 'love song'
University of Iowa biologists have advanced their knowledge of human hearing by studying a similar auditory system in fruit flies—and by making use of the fruit fly “love song.” Results featured on the cover of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.