Fred Boehmke receives NSF grant for U.S. policy diffusion database

The three-year, $202,820 grant will help to create a database that includes information on policy actions by all 50 state legislatures, administrative branches, and courts to track the spread of policies adopted throughout the United States.

Honors Rahmouni honored by International Society of Hypertension

Kamal Rahmouni, professor of pharmacology and internal medicine at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, has been awarded the 2016 Paul Korner Award by the International Society of Hypertension (ISH).

Debate moves Clinton, Trump prices on Iowa Electronic Markets

Hillary Clinton’s contract prices are up 8 percent to 70.5 cents in volatile post-debate overnight trading on the Iowa Electronic Markets, while contract prices for Donald Trump are down 3 percent to 31.8 cents.

Making progress toward gene therapy for cystic fibrosis

New gene therapy vectors partially correct lung disease in animal model
Working with cystic fibrosis (CF) pigs, researchers based in the University of Iowa Pappajohn Biomedical Institute have shown that two different virus-based vectors can restore the function of a faulty protein involved with CF symptoms.

Grants Liu Hong receives $410,000 NIH grant

Liu Hong, associate professor at the UI College of Dentistry, received a two-year, $410,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Terryl Bandy portrait

Trowbridge’s topo pro

UI senior produces detailed topographic maps of earthquake-prone areas in California
One University of Iowa senior has channeled her love for geology to produce highly detailed topographical maps of earthquake-prone areas in Southern California. Terryl Bandy will present the results of her summer project at the Geological Society of America meeting on Sept. 25.
Virtual Shakespeare at the University of Iowa

‘Play the Knave’ puts players in the players’ shoes

Motion-capture Shakespeare video game comes to the UI
Former University of Iowa professor Gina Bloom brought “Play the Knave,” a motion-capture video game that she helped develop, to the UI as part of the semester-long Shakespeare at Iowa celebration.
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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.