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.
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 ...
The laws of global warming: How to regulate geo-engineering efforts to fight climate change
(Phys.org)—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.
Fear discovery could lead to new interventions for PTSD
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the University of Iowa have pinpointed the part of the brain that causes people to experience fear a discovery that could improve treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and ...
Study investigates variability in men's recall of sexual cues
Even if a woman is perfectly clear in expressing sexual interest or rejection, young men vary in their ability to remember the cues, a new University of Iowa study shows.
New test can screen all deafness genes simultaneously
Pinpointing the exact genetic cause of inherited deafness has always involved sequencing one gene at a time, a process that can take up to a year and cost roughly $1,000 per gene. It would cost around $75,000 to test all ...
Growth defects in cystic fibrosis may start before birth
A new study using a pig model of cystic fibrosis (CF) suggests that low levels of a growth promoting hormone at or before birth may contribute to growth defects in patients with CF.