Potential target identified for preventing long-term effects of traumatic brain injury

Study in mice suggests that protecting axons may prevent development of neurological problems associated with TBI
UI researchers believe they may have identified a potential approach for preventing the development of neurological problems associated with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Their research in mice suggests that protecting axons—the fiber-like projections that connect brain cells—prevents the long-term neuropsychiatric problems caused by blast-related TBI.

Honors Howes honored for plasma physics paper

Gregory Howes, associate professor in physics and astronomy, has received an award for his paper published in the journal "Physics of Plasmas." Howes and collaborators were the first group to run supercomputer simulations of the kinetic turbulence in solar wind. He’ll receive the award on Nov. 2.

Forbes 5 GIS projects that are changing the way we understand racism

Within the fields of history and journalism, the use of geographic information systems (GIS) has greatly changed the way we visualize, understand, and analyze racial bias within the United States and around the globe. One such project, by UI history professor Colin Gordon, receives recognition in Forbes.

This image shows atomic hydrogen scattering sunlight in the upper atmosphere of Mars, as seen by the Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph on NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution mission. About 400,000 observations, taken over the course of four days

MAVEN mission observes ups and downs of water escaping from Mars

UI research contributing to latest findings
University of Iowa scientists have contributed to the latest findings about what happened to the water on early Mars. Jasper Halekas, investigator on the MAVEN mission, led one of several studies that revealed swings in the planet’s water loss depended on Mars’s distance from the sun.