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UI research could deactivate avian flu among chicken carcasses

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Across the state of Iowa, six million dead chickens are buried in pits in the ground—left from the last outbreak of the avian flu.

Heistad celebrates 40 years of research and mentoring

Monday, June 6, 2016
Donald Heistad, Professor of Internal Medicine and Pharmacology in the Carver College of Medicine, says he loves training young people in the lab.

Priest recognized for public history of offshore oil industry

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
At the Celebrating Excellence: Discovery and Innovation Awards Ceremony sponsored by the Office of Research and Economic Development, Richard Tyler Priest won the Distinguished Achievement in Publicly Engaged Research Award—and for good reason.

UI professor studies hearing, communicates research to wide audience

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Communicating complex scientific research to a lay audience is an important skill for researchers—but it doesn’t always come naturally.

UI professor studies role of sleep, twitching in sensorimotor development

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Twitching during sleep was once believed to be a byproduct of dreaming, but according to research by Mark Blumberg, University of Iowa F. Wendell Miller Distinguished Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences, twitching during REM sleep actually helps the development of the brain in young organisms.

MERGE prototyping hub gets $1.5 million boost

Friday, May 20, 2016
The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) today announced a $1.5 million grant for a cutting-edge biomedical and electronics prototyping hub, called protostudios, to support small businesses and train students in Iowa. Protostudios will be located within downtown Iowa City’s MERGE space in the former Wedge pizzeria on the west side of the Iowa City Public Library building. MERGE, expected to...

UIRF strikes licensing agreement for regenerating damaged cartilage

Thursday, May 12, 2016
The University of Iowa Research Foundation (UIRF) recently optioned technology for regeneration of damaged cartilage to CartilaJoint GenTech, LLC (CartilaJoint). CartilaJoint has also sponsored research in the lab of James Martin, Ph.D., UI Associate Professor of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, to study the efficacy of a hydrogel-based material to regenerate damaged cartilage. Medical entrepreneur...

Media Advisory: May 20 launch of app that seeks to reduce child mortality in Nigeria

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
WHAT: Azeez Butali, an assistant professor of oral pathology, radiology, and medicine in the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and co-founder and CEO of the non-profit organization Health Trends, will hold the international unveiling of a new app that helps seeks to lower the mortality rate of children 5 and under in Nigeria. WHEN: A media event is planned for 12 p.m. Nigerian time (6 a.m. U...

UI spin-out company CartilaGen wins first and second prizes in Chinese investor pitch competitions

Monday, May 2, 2016
CartilaGen LLC, a University of Iowa spin-out company developing innovative treatments for knee osteoarthritis (OA), recently placed first and second in three different business competitions for Chinese investors in Boston and New York City.

Reed co-authors NSF report on future of advanced computing

Monday, May 2, 2016
University of Iowa Vice President for Research and Economic Development Daniel A. Reed is a committee member and co-author of the National Academies report Future Directions for NSF Advanced Computing Infrastructure to Support U.S. Science and Engineering in 2017-2020.