The University of Iowa or Iowa was established in 1847 and was the first institution in America to admit women and men. Currently there are over 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Iowa is known for its research in genetics, hydraulics, biocatalysts, agricultural medicine, biomedical engineering, biomedical science and pharmacology research and education. Iowa scientist are credited with advanced discoveries in Space Science. Iowa's teaching medical hospital is noteworthy for patient care.
PCBs are everywhere: Problem exists in industrial city and rural community
(Phys.org) —Since polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are produced through industrial processes or activities, it is assumed that people living in industrial cities will have higher concentrations of these toxic chemicals ...
Study suggests salt might be 'nature's antidepressant'
Most people consume far too much salt, and a University of Iowa researcher has discovered one potential reason we crave it: it might put us in a better mood.
A new take on why social cues confuse babies and dogs in a classic hiding game
A study by developmental scientists at the University of Iowa and Indiana University challenges the conclusions of two recent studies on how babies and dogs respond to certain social cues. The new findings, published in this ...
Apple peel makes mice mighty
For Popeye, spinach was the key to extra muscle. For the mice in a new University of Iowa study, it was apples, or more precisely a waxy substance called ursolic acid that's found in apple peel.
Study of Midwest finds increase in heavy rainfalls over 60 years
Heavy rains have become more frequent in the upper Midwest over the past 60 years, according to a study from the University of Iowa. The trend appears to hold true even with the current drought plaguing the region, the study's ...
Carbon black nanoparticles can cause cell death
Researchers from the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine have found that inhaled carbon black nanoparticles create a double source of inflammation in the lungs.
Team investigates function of 'junk DNA' in human genes
Part of the answer to how and why primates differ from other mammals, and humans differ from other primates, may lie in the repetitive stretches of the genome that were once considered "junk."
Research shows that some features of human face perception are not uniquely human
When it comes to picking a face out of a police lineup, would you guess that you would use some of the same processes a pigeon might use?
The laws of global warming
With policymakers and political leaders increasingly unable to combat global climate change, more scientists are considering the use of manual manipulation of the environment to slow warming's damage to the planet.
Depression and anxiety differentially influence physical symptom reporting
Researchers have for decades hypothesized that negative emotions lead to inflated reports of common physical symptoms, like headaches or an upset stomach. But a new University of Iowa study suggests that two negative emotions ...