Latest Research News

Gov. Reynolds awards $8.2M to University of Iowa for bioscience research, economic development

Friday, December 16, 2022
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Dec. 14 awarded an $8.2 million grant to enhance the growth of bioscience research and economic development on the campus of the University of Iowa.

Novak, Pacheco selected as Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Interdisciplinary Research Leaders

Monday, December 12, 2022
University of Iowa professors Nicole Novak and Julianna Pacheco have been selected to participate in a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation leadership program that connects community researchers from across the country.

3MT winner hopes new research will prevent floods in Iowa

Wednesday, November 16, 2022
University of Iowa PhD student Riley Post hopes his research changes the way we fight floods.

New study finds Martian crust more complex, evolved than previously thought

Friday, November 4, 2022
A new study finds the original crust on Mars is more complex, and evolved, than previously thought. Researchers led by Valerie Payré determined the Martian crust has greater concentrations of the silicon, which may mean Mars’ original surface may have been similar to Earth’s first crust.

Researchers create new model to detect COVID’s effects using chest X-rays

Tuesday, November 1, 2022
Iowa researchers have created an advanced model that can detect lung damage in long-COVID patients using a simple chest X-ray. The model takes data points from 3D CT lung scans and transfers them to be diagnosed by 2D chest X-ray equipment, which is more commonly available and less costly.

University of Iowa researchers confirm stress link in the brain

Monday, October 24, 2022
Researchers at the University of Iowa have confirmed a pathway in the brain that governs how animals, including humans, respond to stress. The findings could yield better understanding of the physical- and mental-health effects of chronic stress in humans.

Grant will assess public perception of tap water in Des Moines

Monday, October 24, 2022
A University of Iowa research team has received a grant to study public confidence in tap water.

New book celebrates writers as aesthetic, political agents

Thursday, October 20, 2022
A faculty member in the University of Iowa Department of English has published a book that argues that state and state-affiliated cultural diplomacy contributed to the making of postwar U.S. literature.

Petersen elected to the National Academy of Medicine

Monday, October 17, 2022
Christine Petersen, professor of epidemiology in the University of Iowa College of Public Health and director of the Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases at Iowa, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM).

UI honors 30 faculty and staff award winners

Thursday, October 13, 2022
Thirty University of Iowa faculty and staff members were honored with the UI’s 2022 Faculty and Staff Awards for achievements ranging from excellence in service to leadership in diversity, equity, and inclusion.

UI assistant professor begins postdoctoral fellowship at McNeil Center for Early American Studies

Tuesday, October 11, 2022
University of Iowa Assistant Professor of English and African American Studies Tara Bynum began a nine-month term as the Barra Sabbatical Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s McNeil Center for Early American Studies on Sept. 1.

UI researcher’s book examines why distrustful public has turned to bottled water

Wednesday, October 5, 2022
A research fellow at the University of Iowa’s Public Policy Center has published a book on Americans’ distrust of the government when it comes to drinking water.

UI physicist honored by American Physical Society

Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Greg Howes, professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, has been honored by the American Physical Society with an award for his contributions to plasma physics.

Shy receives research grant from Muscular Dystrophy Association

Monday, September 19, 2022
Professor of neurology Michael Shy received a Research Infrastructure Grant from the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Grant awarded to study migration’s influence on families through the years

Friday, September 16, 2022
The National Science Foundation has awarded a grant to a University of Iowa assistant professor to study the ways migration influenced family networks over centuries.

UI assistant professor awarded grant to study mirror technologies in telescopes

Monday, August 22, 2022
A University of Iowa assistant professor has received a grant from NASA to develop mirror technologies for X-ray astronomy.

UI professor receives grant from National Institutes of Health

Friday, August 12, 2022
A University of Iowa professor has received a grant for a project that looks at how scores measuring genetic influence on behaviors are utilized.

Iowa researchers confirm brain region’s role in mind-body communication

Monday, July 25, 2022
Researchers at the University of Iowa have produced definitive evidence that a specific region in the brain, called the subthalamic nucleus, is critical to governing the mind’s communication with the body’s motor control system. The findings could yield advances in treatment for Parkinson’s disease.

Invasive species’ success may lie in living fast, dying young

Monday, July 25, 2022
The key to a successful invasion may lie in living fast and dying young. University of Iowa biologists studying a species of freshwater snail found that lineages that were the most successful invaders matured and reproduced more quickly than noninvasive counterparts within the species.

University of Iowa researchers create nanoparticle-vaccine combination to target melanoma

Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Pharmaceutical scientists at the University of Iowa have found that charged nanoparticles combined with a vaccine were effective in eliminating tumors or extending life span in mice with melanoma tumors. The nanoparticle could be mass manufactured, stored at room temperature, and administered by phy