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University of Iowa, Iowa State University researchers develop COVID-19 nanovaccine

Nanovaccine Institute director Balaji Narasimhan inside one of the institute’s labs in the Advanced Teaching and Research Building.
Researchers at the two universities are collaborating to create a next-generation COVID-19 vaccine that will be administered through a nasal spray, to be more effective than the current vaccines.
November 15, 2020

University of Iowa and Iowa State University researchers are collaborating to develop a nanovaccine for COVID-19, which allows patients to receive the treatment through a nasal spray. The team for...

One UI Ph.D. student is studying America’s haunted memories

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A UI Ph.D. student, Diann Rozsa, is researching what it is about vernacular hauntings that scares Americans the most.
October 29, 2020

As Halloween approaches, many at the University of Iowa are watching horror movies from their couches — one UI student is researching how real-life institutions make their way into scary stories. Diann Rozsa,...

National Advanced Driving Simulator awarded $1.45 million to further research on automated vehicles

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The University of Iowa research program will use the funds to continue researching aspects of transition control in automated vehicles.
October 25, 2020

As automated driving technology becomes more prevalent, experts with the National Advanced Driving Simulator at the University of Iowa are studying how long it takes human drivers to take over control...

University of Iowa researchers discover electromagnetic fields treat diabetes in mice

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics are seen on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.
Researchers used these fields to manage the blood sugar of mice who have type 2 diabetes, hoping their findings lead to potentially non-invasive treatments for humans to manage their diabetes.
October 22, 2020

University of Iowa researchers are using electromagnetic fields to manage blood sugar in animal models with diabetes, hoping their research will lead to non-invasive treatments for humans with diabetes. Lead...

UI environmental groups react to Climate Change Clock

Emily Manders holds up a University of Iowa Environmental Coalition sign in the University of Iowa Office of Sustainability and the Environment at Jessup Hall, Iowa City, IA on Wednesday Oct. 7, 2020. Manders, co-president of the UI Environmental Coalition, believes the Climate Change Clock ignores lower income communities and people of color who have already seen or felt the impact of climate change.
University of Iowa environmental groups and state environmental council react to Climate Change Clock projected in Manhattan, New York.
October 8, 2020

University of Iowa and state environmental groups say that 2020 and beyond must be a decade of action before Iowa’s climate-change clock runs out. A public art piece in Manhattan, New York, echoes...

University of Iowa researchers discover that COVID-19 is deadlier in patients with Parkinson’s disease

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics are seen on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.
University of Iowa neurologists found that Parkinson’s disease patients are 30 percent more likely to die from the coronavirus than people without the neurological disease. They say this finding is a reminder for why it’s important to take precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
October 8, 2020

New research from the University of Iowa reveals that people with Parkinson’s disease have a higher risk of dying from COVID-19 than the general population. The research team, led by UI neurology...

Earbud usage could cause issues for students

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As many University of Iowa courses are online, many students have increasingly used earbuds to participate in their online material when around others, causing ear discomfort and hearing issues.
October 5, 2020

Now that more than 70 percent of University of Iowa courses have switched to a hybrid or virtual format, many students are experiencing pain and various medical conditions related to the constant need...

UI group wins $1 million to work on medical artificial intelligence

Entrance to the University of Iowa's Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences at 103 South Capitol Street, Iowa City, IA on Friday, Oct. 2nd, 2020. A one million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation was rewarded to a University of Iowa collaboration between engineering and medical students and faculty to work on advancing medical AI.
A team of researchers at the University of Iowa are leading a multi-university project to work on the advancements of medical artificial intelligence.
October 4, 2020

As Computers and Artificial Intelligence (AI) play a key role in improving medical fields, experts in medical and engineering research at the University of Iowa are merging disciplines to work towards...

University of Iowa researchers develop algorithm to detect Parkinson’s Disease

University of Iowa Assistant Professor in Neurology, Nandakumar Narayanan, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Soura Dasgupta and
Graduate Student, Fahim Anjum pose for a socially distanced portrait in front of the Seamans Center  in Iowa City on Wednesday, September 9th, 2020. A team of researchers in the COE have developed an algorithm that can detect Parkinson's Disease using data from EEG tests. The approach they are using is faster and more accurate than previous approaches.
University of Iowa Electrical and Computer Engineering and Neurology researchers developed an algorithm to detect Parkinson’s Disease in patients using electroencephalography data.
September 9, 2020

University of Iowa researchers have developed an algorithm to detect Parkinson’s disease earlier in patients using electroencephalography (EEG) data, which could provide better opportunities for...

University of Iowa researchers study effects of cannabis on driving

Joe Meidlinger instructs Tom Beaver of Iowa City on the use of a
Researchers with the National Advanced Driving Simulator are offering participants $380 to use cannabis and drive in a simulator.
September 2, 2020

The National Advanced Driving Simulator at the University of Iowa is conducting a paid study to test cannabis users to determine levels of impairment of those who use cannabis. The data from this...

University of Iowa professor to send metal alloys research to the International Space Station

The Seamans Center is seen on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. The engineering department recently was approved for a grant that allows the department to study the effects of off-campus learning on students.
Professor Christoph Beckermann will be working alongside a team at NASA to observe metal alloy grains as they are melted in a mirco-gravity furnace.
September 2, 2020

A professor in the University of Iowa College of Engineering is working closely with NASA to study metals that will be sent to the International Space Station. UI Foundation Distinguished Professor...

EMPOWER researchers look into effect of COVID-19 mitigations on student well-being

The Seamans Center is seen on Tuesday, August 25th, 2020. The engineering department recently was approved for a grant that allows the department to study the effects of off-campus learning on students.
A group of researchers, including UI College of Engineering Dean Harriet Nembhard, are looking into the effect COVID-19 mitigations have had on student’s well-being.
August 26, 2020

Professors and researchers from institutions across the country are working to understand how changing circumstances in student’s lives are affecting their well-being during the current pandemic. University...

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