Researchers led by the University of Iowa have detected cosmic pipelines supplying the cold gases necessary for the formation of massive galaxies and the creation of stars. It is the first direct observational evidence of the phenomenon in the early universe.
March 8 will mark one year since the State Hygienic Laboratory detected the first case of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and the lab has processed more than one million samples since that fateful day.
The University of Iowa is now accepting letters of intent from faculty and staff who plan to submit proposals for P3 Year 1 funding for initiatives that support strategic priorities of student, faculty, and staff success; research and discovery; and diversity, equity, inclusion, and engagement.
Researchers including a chemist at the University of Iowa have untangled the elusive, highly radioactive element einsteinium. The researchers report in the journal Nature that they have worked out the basic chemical properties of the element, which was discovered in the explosive debris of the first hydrogen bomb in 1952. Korey Carter, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, is co-author on the paper. Carter performed the research before he joined the Iowa faculty.
Synthetic polymers which mimic black carbon materials can be created in the laboratory and applied to soil and water along with specialized bacteria to break down hazardous contaminants.
University of Iowa Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Iowa Flood Center Director Witold Krajewski has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering for his innovative research and leadership in flood prediction and mitigation.
Renee Anthony, professor of occupational and environmental health in the University of Iowa College of Public Health, offers updated advice to protect against transmission of the virus, including the practice of double-masking as well as other masking tips and reminders.
Cardio Diagnostics, a University of Iowa faculty startup, has commercially launched a new home clinical test for assessing patients’ heart disease risk. The product, the Epi+Gen CHD at-home sampling kit, was made possible through a license held by the UI Research Foundation.
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted and reshaped many aspects of our lives, but it hasn’t stopped University of Iowa (UI) students from exploring some of life’s most interesting questions through research, scholarship, and creative activity. To celebrate students’ ingenuity, resilience, and innovation, the UI Office of the Vice President for Research is sponsoring the Dare to Discover campaign, featuring 52 undergraduate and graduate students who are making waves in many disciplines across campus.