A team of University of Iowa researches has discovered a new connection between two regions of the brain that may help explain how motor skills develop. Working with infant rats, the scientists found that the hippocampus and the red nucleus, part of the brain stem, synchronize during REM sleep.
Born without a right arm, Jonny Cole couldn’t ride a bike. Four UI undergrads in the Department of Biomedical Engineering created a device that lets him ride with confidence, an invention they also hope will take top honors at the upcoming Biomedical Engineering Design Day.
Three University of Iowa student employees and three student supervisors in units within the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (OVPR&ED) were recently nominated for the UI Student Supervisor and Student Employee of the Year.
HealthTech Solutions, a business founded by two University of Iowa students, both from Iowa, that makes it easier to connect organ donors with recipients, won the grand prize in a start-up venture competition sponsored by TCU.
“We make listening central to our art-making,” said Michael Rohd about his theater company Sojourn Theatre at the Creative Matters lecture on April 5. “We are a theater company, but this isn’t a play that says ‘Come into our theater and let us tell you a story.’ This is a piece that says, ‘Come to this theater and, if you’re willing, engage in a conversation with us.’”
UI students are helping Iowans better understand their ancestry and their DNA. Under the supervision of faculty adviser Bryant McAllister, associate professor in the UI Department of Biology, the students participate in monthly meetings to educate those in the community interested in ordering a DNA test or interpreting results.
A new partnership among three University of Iowa colleges is training doctors in the ways of business. The Office of Healthcare Leadership Education (OHLE) will help Iowa health care providers better understand the economic forces at work in their practices.
Venture School is a six-week entrepreneurial boot camp that helps would-be Quad Cities entrepreneurs figure out if there’s a market for their business idea and, if so, how to get it off the ground. Venture School is a statewide resource of the UI’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC).
A University of Iowa team recently won an award in a prominent national student-invention contest sponsored by MIT for a device that prevents sows from rolling over on their piglets.
A team of researchers from the University of Iowa used an immersive traffic simulation to determine why children have difficulty safely crossing busy streets. Participants ranged from 6 to 14 years old, and the 14-year-olds were the only group that managed to complete the simulation without being hit.