Jack Stapleton, UI professor of internal medicine and microbiology, discusses recent research showing that patients with ebola who are co-infected with another virus called GBV-C have better survival rates. His research has previously shown that co-infection with GBV-C is also associated with better survival in patients with HIV.
A UI study suggests that when would-be investors are confronted with a financial disclosure report that is difficult to read, they look for other sources of news or analysis to help make their decision, making it more likely the firm will lose control of its message and let others define its financial situation and future prospects.
Grinnell College and the University of Iowa have received a $1.6 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to develop humanities-centered collaborations that expand the use of digital technology among faculty and students.
In a new study, scientists uncovered evidence that baker’s yeast cells not only extend their own lifespan in response to caloric restriction but also communicate with other cells to share the benefit of caloric restriction.
"Iowa Now Minute" is a 60-second roundup highlighting recent UI activities, research, public engagement, and campus life. Look for a new video every Thursday.
Starting from human skin cells, researchers at the University of Iowa have created human insulin-producing cells that respond to glucose and correct blood-sugar levels in diabetic mice. The findings may represent a first step toward developing patient-specific cell replacement therapy for type 1 diabetes.
University of Iowa researchers have found that data gathered from geostationary satellites—satellites commonly used for telecommunications and orbiting about 22,000 miles above the equator—can greatly improve air quality forecasting. Results appear in the journal "Geophysical Research Letters."
Live video stream for the 2015 University of Iowa Presidential Lecture Sunday, Feb. 22, at 3:30 p.m. featuring Linda Snetselaar, professor of epidemiology in College of Public Health and associate provost for outreach and engagement, on "Food, Culture, and Community." The lecture will be archived here after the event.
Take a look at a few of the many ways University of Iowa programs and people are engaging with communities in Iowa and beyond. The UI was recently recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its "institutional focus on community engagement."
Kindred by Choice, written by Glenn Penny, professor of history in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title of 2015.