Linda Snetselaar’s research and scholarship is relevant to everyone’s way of life—after all, we all eat. Snetselaar, UI professor of epidemiology and associate provost of outreach and engagement, will deliver the 32nd annual UI Presidential Lecture, “Food, Culture, and Community,” at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, in the fourth floor assembly hall of the Levitt Center for University Advancement.
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Allison Kindig, a University of Iowa graduating senior from Cedar Rapids, has been awarded a 2015 Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Kindig, a Presidential Scholar and an active member of the UI’s Honors Program, is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering as well as a minor in business administration and a certificate in global health studies.
A University of Iowa study in mice shows that disrupting one protein can simultaneously curb alcohol cravings and protect the heart and liver from alcohol-induced damage. The findings suggest that the RGS6 protein may be a useful drug target both for treating alcoholism and reducing the organ damage caused by chronic alcohol consumption.
Faculty, staff and students of public or private colleges or universities in Iowa, and researchers and educators affiliated with Iowa state agencies may apply for seed grants from the University of Iowa Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination. The application deadline is April 6.
How you fill out an online profile makes a big difference in how you're seen by others. New research shows it is better to be real with your information than trying to be perfect.
University of Iowa researcher Budd Tucker has been awarded one of three Research to Prevent Blindness/International Retinal Research Foundation Catalyst Awards for Stem Cell Research Approaches for Age-Related Macular Degeneration.The four-year award of up to $250,000 is designed to help fund high-risk/high-gain vision research by scientists who are working on cutting-edge approaches to age-related macular degeneration involving stem cells.
University of Iowa researchers, funded by the National Science Foundation, studied 774 stream gauges across 14 states and found flooding more frequent.
A University of Iowa study has found that land-clearing fires in Central America intensified the tornadoes of April 27, 2011, the worst day of U.S. tornadoes since 1974.
A new University of Iowa study published in Geophysical Research Letters found that the intensity of the April 27, 2011, tornadoes was likely kicked up a notch by smoke.