Latest Research News

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

Community assists Iowa research during BioBlitz

Monday, July 18, 2022
Members of the Iowa City community took part in the second annual BioBlitz on July 9 at the Ashton Prairie Living Laboratory.

UI earns record $867M in external funding during FY2022

Wednesday, July 13, 2022
The University of Iowa secured a record-breaking $867 million in external funding for fiscal year 2022, which ended June 30. This outpaces the previous record of $818 million and represents a 6% increase over fiscal year 2021.

UI-led researchers discover long-extinct giant dwarf crocodile species

Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Researchers led by the University of Iowa have discovered two new species of crocodiles that roamed parts of Africa between 15 and 18 million years ago and preyed on human ancestors. The giant dwarf crocodile species, called Kinyang, mysteriously disappeared, possibly due to changes in the climate.

UI professor wins NASA funding for simulation package

Thursday, June 9, 2022
A University of Iowa professor has received an award from NASA as part of a simulation package that will aid in the design of new instruments aboard balloons and satellites.

8 projects approved for FY2023 P3 funding

Thursday, June 9, 2022
The University of Iowa has awarded eight interdisciplinary projects with $15 million in funding generated by the public-private partnership (P3) with its utility system.

University of Iowa Distinguished Chairs named

Thursday, May 26, 2022
Peter Thorne, professor of occupational and environmental health in the College of Public Health, and Lea VanderVelde, professor of law and the Josephine R. Witte Chair, have been named recipients of the 2022 University of Iowa Distinguished Chair.

UI researcher wins funding to study regional air quality

Wednesday, May 18, 2022
A University of Iowa researcher has been awarded $1.55 million to improve regional air quality monitoring from space.

Physicists explain how type of aurora on Mars is formed

Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Researchers led by the University of Iowa have learned how a type of aurora on Mars is formed. In a new study, the physicists report discrete aurora form through the interaction of the solar wind and the crust at Mars’ southern hemisphere.

5 UI faculty receive Iowa Mid-Career Faculty Scholar Awards

Thursday, May 5, 2022
Five University of Iowa faculty members have been selected to receive the inaugural Iowa Mid-Career Faculty Scholar Awards.

TRACERS mission moves to next phase

Tuesday, April 12, 2022
A NASA-funded mission led by the University of Iowa to study how particles streaming from the sun affects Earth has been approved for its next phase. Researchers with the TRACERS mission now will begin designing and building the satellites and instruments as they prepare for launch in July 2024.

University of Iowa key partner in $360M national water consortium

Wednesday, April 6, 2022
The University of Iowa will be a key partner in a $360 million center to improve the United States’s ability to predict water-related hazards and better manage its water. Iowa will receive $21 million as a partner in the Cooperative Institute for Research to Operations in Hydrology.

Volkman named 2022 Goldwater Scholar

Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Third-year student excels at undergraduate research for Iowa Neuroscience Institute

UI researchers create map showing flood risk for Iowa farmland

Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Researchers at the University of Iowa have created the first set of maps examining the flood risk for all farmland in Iowa. The maps show 450,000 acres of crops in areas with a 50% chance of flooding, and losses from flooding averaging $230 million annually.