Cardiac surgeons perform upwards of 1 million heart bypass procedures worldwide a year, each requiring on average 2.5 grafts using veins surgically removed from patients’ legs.
The State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa performed 490 arsenic tests for well water throughout Iowa. From these, 189 tests (38.6 percent) showed the presence of arsenic at or above the quantitation limit of 1 parts per billion (ppb). An interactive map is available for browsing.
An algorithm developed by Tippie College of Business researchers Kang Zhao and Michael Lash uses dozens of factors to determine the probability of a movie turning a profit at the box office.
Santos and Sophia are soldiers that will never see combat because they exist solely as simulations in the University of Iowa’s Virtual Soldier Research Program. Thanks to a new $2.6 million grant from the Office of Naval Research, they’re equipped to model more behaviors to prevent injuries for real-life Marines.
Brad A. Amendt, associate dean for research at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, is known internationally as one of the world's leading authorities on micro-RNA research and cell plasticity.