Latest Research News

Study finds coordination of brain and breathing rhythms during sleep begins early in life

Monday, June 10, 2024
A study by University of Iowa researchers could aid in understanding sleep-related breathing disorders in children.

Iowa researcher studies incentives for dental visits

Tuesday, May 28, 2024
Iowa researcher Jason Semprini studied the affects of healthy behavior incentives on dental visits.

UI assistant professor receives grant for fiber optics communication study

Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Ravitej Uppu, assistant professor in the UI Department of Physics and Astronomy, has received a grant to study how to improve the way information is transmitted securely at the quantum level.

Clients near and far seek IIHR expertise on water projects

Sunday, May 12, 2024
IIHR engineers recently designed and built scale models of a complex water-retention and storage system for municipal, agricultural, and other major water users in eastern Colorado, where water supply can fluctuate, and are testing the efficacy and efficiency of a new pump station that will be added to the Cedar Rapids Water Pollution Control Facilities.

Young pedestrians, self-driving vehicles: What’s the safest scenario for crossing the road?

Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Crossing roads for children can be a risky calculation, especially when the vehicles are self-driven. In a new study, University of Iowa researchers determined pre-teenage children are safest when self-driving vehicles signaled their intent to yield with a green light when they arrived at the intersection, then stopped.

Kennelty, Casteel land $17.9M award for hypertension management study

Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Two University of Iowa researchers have been approved for nearly $18 million to help older adults with multiple chronic medical conditions better manage their hypertension.

4 UI faculty named AAAS fellows for 2023

Thursday, April 18, 2024
Four Iowa faculty members—Kevin Campbell, Michael Feiss, Bob McMurray, and Lori Wallrath—have been named 2023 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general-scientific society. Read more about the work of these faculty members, who were among 502 fellows selected for the award from around the world.

How Exercise Strengthens Your Brain

Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Physical activity improves cognitive and mental health in all sorts of ways. Here’s why, and how to reap the benefits. In this New York Times article, Michelle Voss, associate professor of psychological and brain sciences, talks about how exercise protects against neurodegenerative diseases.

Howes awarded NASA grant to study magnetic reconnection in solar wind

Thursday, March 28, 2024
NASA has awarded Professor Greg Howes a $525,311 grant to study the plasma physics of magnetic reconnection in turbulent solar wind.

NASA touches down in Iowa to talk TRACERS

Wednesday, March 20, 2024
NASA delegates visited the University of Iowa on March 7-8 to learn about the largest externally funded research project in institutional history.