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2014-07-28 23:07:33

The University of Iowa has its first green roof growing on the new Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building. Iowa City, IA (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 The Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building (PBDB) is the site of the very first green roof on the campus of the University of Iowa. In addition to providing many environmental benefits, the green roof will give building occupants a gorgeous view. It features five unique sedum mixtures with a variety of perennial plants including Black-eyed Susan,...

2014-07-17 23:05:17

Over the last two years, a dream team of diverse and talented scientists has been assembled at the University of Iowa’s Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center (FOEDRC) in collaboration to find new keys to preventing and curing this devastating disease. The community service organization Fraternal Order of Eagles (FOE) presented a $6 million donation to the University of Iowa at its national convention on Sunday, July 13, fulfilling a $25 million commitment made in 2008. Los...

Stress Hormone Cortisol May Speed Up Short-Term Memory Loss
2014-06-18 07:54:35

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While cognitive decline is a relatively normal part of the aging process, some factors could amplify or speed up that process. Working with laboratory rats, researchers at the University of Iowa have found that the stress hormone cortisol could be one of those factors contributing to cognitive decline, according to a new report published in the Journal of Neuroscience. The UI study team found that elevated amounts of cortisol slowly...

2014-05-08 12:26:56

Lead sponsorship on Indy 500 car to raise awareness of the Wynn Institute's vision research IOWA CITY, Iowa, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Iowa Stephen A. Wynn Institute for Vision Research announced that Lazier Partners Racing and supporters have partnered to raise awareness for the institute's research by providing the lead sponsorship of an Indianapolis 500 race car. Buddy Lazier, the 1996 Indy 500 winner, will drive the No. 91 University of Iowa...

In One Ear And Out The Other
2014-02-27 09:23:01

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Having a hard time remembering someone’s name or a phone number? It turns out that seeing is better than hearing when it comes to memory. According to a new study from the University of Iowa published in the journal PLOS ONE, people are more apt to remember something they see or touch compared to something they hear. "As it turns out, there is merit to the Chinese proverb 'I hear, and I forget; I see, and I remember," said study...

Well-Child Doctor Visits Lead To Higher Risk Of Illness: Study
2014-02-13 09:42:26

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from researchers at the University of Iowa presents parents with an interesting dilemma – bringing a healthy child in for a check-up or vaccination might be the right thing to do for their health, but it could expose them to a higher risk of illness. According to the study, which was published in the journal Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, “well child” visits to the doctor could be causing more than...

2013-09-09 20:24:10

Chemists who are members of the American Chemical Society (ACS), collaborating with scientists from other fields through the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Center for Aerosol Impacts on Climate and the Environment (CAICE), have discovered disturbing climate trends close to Earth's surface. "The extreme weather we have had in recent years is but one example of the highly complex, global science-based challenges we are now living with," said ACS President Marinda Li Wu, Ph.D....

Dark Ocean Carbon Absorption Not Enough To Restrict Global Warming
2013-09-06 07:46:40

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study led by the University of Iowa shows that although microbes that live below 600 feet where light doesn’t penetrate – the so called “dark ocean”-- might not absorb enough carbon to curtail global warming, they do absorb considerable amounts of carbon, meriting further study. The findings of this study were published in the International Society of Microbial Ecology Journal. While many people are familiar with the...

Researchers Take A Look Inside The Mind Of A Child
2013-06-28 08:16:07

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online There is an intense look of concentration that is nearly universal to young children when their minds are hard at work. Despite recognizing the look, however, adults are never really sure what the children are thinking. A new study, led by psychologists at the University of Iowa, has used optical neuroimaging to peer inside the brain, in a first-ever attempt to quantify how much 3- and 4-year-old children are grasping when they...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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