Latest Research News

Understanding the brain: Why we sleep, dream, and remember

Thursday, October 28, 2021
Abel, professor and chair of the Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology in the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and director of the Iowa Neuroscience Institute, will deliver a lecture titled “It’s not a dream, it’s a memory,” at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, in the IMU.

Interactive virtual exhibitions enhance traditional scientific posters

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Students taking part in the Interdisciplinary Evolutionary Sciences Research Experiences for Undergraduates program, funded by the National Science Foundation, converted traditional scientific posters into interactive exploration sessions via the web, helping revolutionize the way science is communicated.

Physicists describe photons’ characteristics inherent to protecting future quantum computing

Friday, October 15, 2021
University of Iowa physicists have described in theoretical terms how to develop codes that cannot be broken by quantum computers—computing devices of the future. These codes rely on distributing single photons that share a quantum character solely among the parties that wish to communicate.

Stress on mothers can influence biology of future generations

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
University of Iowa biologists have found that mother roundworms can pass stress signals to future generations. The biologists report a mother roundworm exposed to a stressor can even under certain conditions pass the memory of that exposure to their grandchildren.

Tollefson receives AAUW fellowship

Friday, October 8, 2021
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) has awarded a 2021-22 American Fellowship to University of Iowa student Mallory Tollefson.

Epic MegaGrant aims to pair Iowa’s virtual human model with Unreal Engine

Thursday, October 7, 2021
The University of Iowa Technology Institute (ITI) has received an Epic MegaGrant that will be used to explore the integration of its virtual human, Santos, with Epic Games’ Unreal Engine.

Iowa researchers awarded $4M to further renewable energy industries

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Researchers led by the University of Iowa have been awarded $4 million in funding to support renewable energy industries in Iowa and Kansas. The funding, from the U.S. National Science Foundation, seeks to bolster the nation's competitiveness in renewable energy.

UI physicist part of team receiving DOE grant

Thursday, September 23, 2021
University of Iowa physicist Michael Flatté is part of a national research team that has won funding from the U.S. Department of Energy to continue to advance quantum science and technology.

Museum zebra gets X-ray

Thursday, September 23, 2021
The Department of Radiology at University of Iowa Health Care along with University of Iowa Health Care Information Systems teamed up with the Museum of Natural History to help conservators learn more about the methods used to prepare a historic Zebra specimen on display in Mammal Hall.

UI mechanical engineering professor receives DARPA Young Investigator Award

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Caterina Lamuta, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Iowa, has taken a keen interest in cephalopods and has found new ways to mimic their tentacles in the lab. Lamuta was recently awarded a prestigious Young Investigator Award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop new self-morphing, stretchable soft skins for use in...

Physicists' research turned into video

Friday, September 10, 2021
New research from University of Iowa physicists into how auroras on Earth are created was turned into a video distributed worldwide by the media company, Seeker. The video includes animation from an illustrator in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa.

CGRER scientist contributes to global air quality bulletin

Friday, September 10, 2021
Greg Carmichael, co-director of the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research, assisted in the creation of the first Air Quality and Climate Bulletin by the World Meteorological Organization. The bulletin discusses where air patterns are improving and deteriorating around the globe.

UI Strategy Team requesting P3 preliminary proposals

Thursday, September 9, 2021
The University of Iowa Strategy Team is accepting letters of intent for FY2023 P3 proposal initiatives that support the university’s strategic priorities.

What we now know about how to fight the delta variant of COVID

Monday, August 30, 2021
In this column, J. Stacey Klutts, clinical associate professor of pathology in the Carver College of Medicine, explains why vaccines — and masks — are so important, and why delta is different and more dangerous.

UI engineer wins NASA funding to study effects of wildfires

Monday, August 30, 2021
An engineering professor and assistant director at the Iowa Technology Institute has been awarded funding from NASA to study atmospheric and climate impacts from wildfires on Earth. Jun Wang will lead a science team for the three-year, $540,000 study.

UI Stanley Museum of Art to be a space for teaching, research, inspiration

Thursday, August 26, 2021
The new UI Stanley Museum of Art is getting its interior finishing touches. When complete, the facility will feature not only gallery space for the museum’s collection but also an education floor for teaching and research and a multipurpose lobby.

UI physicist part of team receiving DOE grant

Friday, August 20, 2021
A University of Iowa physicist is part of a research team that has won funding from the U.S. Department of Energy to continue to advance quantum science and technology. Michael Flatté, professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, is a collaborator on the research team that received $5.4 million in new funding from the DOE’s Office of Science. The funding supports researchers who are...

Biologist receives funding to investigate hearing loss

Wednesday, August 11, 2021
A University of Iowa biologist received funding to investigate hearing loss in humans. Steven Green will continue his research into how responses to progesterone will lead to therapeutics for repairing damage to the inner ear caused by noise. The funding is from the National Institutes of Health.

Physicist wins award for space-based technology

Wednesday, July 14, 2021
A University of Iowa physicist has won an award from NASA to improve the readiness of a particular technology for future space-based missions. Casey DeRoo will focus on building and measuring the performance of an optical element known as diffraction grating.

Physicists led by University of Iowa more fully describe sun’s electric field

Wednesday, July 14, 2021
A team of physicists led by the University of Iowa have described in fuller detail the sun’s electric field. The researchers measured the flow of electrons streaming from the sun as the Parker Solar Probe spacecraft made its closest approach to date to our home star.