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Study Finds That a Surprise Stimulus Helps People Stop an Action

A new study from the University of Iowa finds that an unexpected sound causes people to stop an action more often than when they heard no sound at all. The finding could lead to new treatments for patients with motor-control disorders, such as...
14-Feb-2018 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Giant Viruses May Play an Intriguing Role in Evolution of Life on Earth

A virus may have influenced the evolution of multicellular life. University of Iowa biologist Albert Erives found a virus family that has a similar set of genes as eukaryotes, placing giant viruses in the evolutionary journey of most plants,...
7-Feb-2018 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Specific Neurons Trigger Waking Due to Inhaled Carbon Dioxide

Researchers with the Iowa Neuroscience Institute at the University of Iowa have shown that a group of neurons responsible for arousal are directly triggered by carbon dioxide and cause mice to wake up without any changes to breathing.
30-Jan-2018 3:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Why Some States Develop Innovative Economies, and Others Don’t

A new study finds that state borders matter when it comes to developing innovative businesses. According to the study, states with abundant venture capital, government financing, and robust research universities see a 16-fold increase in product...
25-Jan-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Undergraduates Design and Build ‘Sandbox’ to Show How Gravity Works

The University of Iowa has a new sandbox—and it’s used to explain gravity. Undergraduates physics and astronomy designed and built an augmented-reality sandbox where users can design their own universe and then watch how gravity affects an...
12-Jan-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Rural ER Patients See Health Care Provider More Quickly if Hospital Is Equipped with Telemedicine Services

Patients at rural hospitals with telemedicine services see a health care provider six minutes more quickly than patients in hospitals that have no such technology, according to a new study from University of Iowa researchers.
9-Jan-2018 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Pigeons Can Discriminate Both Space and Time

Pigeons aren't so bird-brained after all. New research from the University of Iowa shows that pigeons can discriminate the abstract concepts of space and time, likely using a different region of the brain than humans and primates to do so. Results...
29-Nov-2017 3:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Kicking the Habit, Online

Online social networks designed to help smokers kick the tobacco habit are effective, especially if users are active participants, according to a new study from the University of Iowa and the Truth Initiative, a nonprofit anti-tobacco organization.
3-Nov-2017 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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A University of Iowa researcher finds that lonely people tend to buy more stuff because their loneliness wears them out, making it harder for them to resist their urge to acquire new things. They also tend to bond with the things they buy, forming...
13-Nov-2017 9:05 AM EST

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A new international arbitration center will help Israelis and Palestinians settle commercial contract disputes to strengthen the regional economy and maybe help bring peace to the region.
21-Nov-2013 12:00 PM EST

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12-Nov-2013 1:25 PM EST

A University of Iowa law professor researches freedom suits, legal actions largely lost to history that were brought by slaves against their masters in hopes of gaining their freedom.
26-Sep-2013 5:00 PM EDT

23-Sep-2013 3:00 PM EDT

Ten NFL head coaches were fired this week, but a study by a University of Iowa economist finds the league's Rooney Rule does little to help increase the number of African-American head coaches.
3-Jan-2013 2:00 PM EST

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