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UI psychiatric professionals address mental health concerns around COVID-19

The University Counseling Service is seen on April 16, 2019.

Mary Hartel, News Reporter

July 9, 2020

Though the long-term effects of COVID-19 on mental health remain unknown and are evolving, psychiatric professionals are observing and anticipating exacerbated symptoms of mood disorders and other mental-health concerns as the virus and efforts to mitigate it continue. Mark Niciu, an assistant profe...

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics oncologist uses liquid biopsy to detect leftover cancer in patients

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics are seen on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. (Tate Hildyard/The Daily Iowan)

Lillian Poulsen, News Reporter

July 1, 2020

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Medical Oncologist Pashtoon Kasi is working with other researchers on campus and around the world to develop liquid biopsy and DNA tests that will detect leftover cancer cells in patients. The Signatera liquid biopsy test is a non-invasive procedure that ...

University of Iowa chemistry professor receives federal research grant

James Shepherd/Contributed

Rachel Schilke, News Reporter

June 30, 2020

Students in the University of Iowa Department of Chemistry’s electronic structure theory research team will soon be able to use federal grant funds awarded to Assistant Professor James Shepherd to increase opportunities for receiving recognition for research achievements. Shepherd received a fiv...

University of Iowa researchers develop mice model to study COVID-19 symptoms

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics are seen on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.

Rachel Schilke, News Reporter

June 28, 2020

Researchers at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine say that using mice models for testing will bring labs across the country closer to developing a vaccine for COVID-19. Labs under the direction of UI Professors of Microbiology and Immunology Paul McCray and Stanley Perlman creat...

UI College of Engineering and nurse scientists collaborate with UW-Madison Health to study support of triage nurses amid COVID-19

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics are seen on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. (Tate Hildyard/The Daily Iowan)

Lillian Poulsen, News Reporter

June 25, 2020

Researchers in the University of Iowa College of Engineering and UI Hospitals and Clinics recently began studying triage nurses during the coronavirus pandemic. Their study, funded by the National Science Foundation RAPID grant, aims to better understand the complexities of this field and improve condi...

UI-led space mission funded by $115 million grant from NASA takes next step

UI-led space mission funded by $115 million grant from NASA takes next step

Molly Allen, News Reporter

June 24, 2020

University of Iowa research funded by NASA is moving into its second phase, adding a supplemental mission as it attempts to answer questions regarding space weather. In June 2019, a team led by UI Physics and Astronomy Professor Craig Kletzing was awarded the largest research grant in campus history. Roughly a year after its launch, the mission has now moved on to Phase B and ad...

UI professors mapping the way for the future of plasma physics and fusion energy research

Van Allen Hall is seen on Monday, November 18, 2019. Van Allen is the home of the physics and astronomy department.

Molly Allen, News Reporter

June 21, 2020

University of Iowa professors are taking the lead on plasma physics and fusion-energy research. A campus committee has created a strategic plan to advise the Office of Fusion Energy Science with the U.S. Department of Energy on how to invest its resources to advance research. Fusion energy is a ...

UI research entity distributes antibodies to those studying COVID-19

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Kelsey Harrell, News Reporter

May 12, 2020

The Developmental Studies Hybridoma Bank, housed at the University of Iowa, stores and distributes antibodies that now are being distributed to help researchers study the novel coronavirus. Originally created by the National Institutes of Health 34 years ago, the Developmental Studies Hybridoma Bank ...

Carver College of Medicine receives $3.7 million to study coronavirus transmission in emergency-healthcare workers

The Roy J. & Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine is seen on Monday, November 18, 2019.

Will Fineman, News Reporter

May 6, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awarded the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine a joint $3.7 million grant to study how to reduce emergency health care workers’ risk of contracting COVID-19 while treating positive patients. The study, conducted in partnership with the U...

UI researchers use simulations to observe how viruses dry on solid surfaces

Professor Hongtao Ding (left), PhD students Avik Samanta (center) and Qinghua Wang (right) work on a nanosecond laser surface treatment system to conduct experiments in Ding’s laser research lab in the IATL building. (Contributed)

Kelsey Harrell, News Reporter

April 29, 2020

University of Iowa researchers recently began a new study to observe through simulations how droplets containing viruses that are ejected when a person coughs or sneezes dry on solid surfaces. A one-year RAPID grant from the National Science Foundation totaling $200,000 will fund the research. The w...

Research at University of Iowa put on pause due to COVID-19

Test tubes with samples are put into a spinner at the University of Iowa Medical Laboratory on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019.

Naomi Hofferber, Senior Reporter

April 28, 2020

With COVID-19 restrictions impacting universities around the nation, research at the University of Iowa has been put on hold. Stephen Pradarelli, strategic communications director for the office of the vice president for research, said in an email to *The Daily Iowan* that researchers are doing...

Researchers at the UI concluded that a second wave of COVID-19 is likely if the state slows mitigation efforts

The College of Public Health Building as seen on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. (James Year/The Daily Iowan)

Julia Shanahan, Politics Editor

April 28, 2020

A week before Gov. Kim Reynolds announced she would be allowing businesses to reopen in parts of the state, researchers at the University of Iowa sent the Iowa Department of Public Health a report detailing the risks of opening the state up too early. The report concluded that prevention measures and mitigation eff...