An Iowa and Texas lab are sharing credit for the serendipitous, concurrent discovery of a protein-coding gene. The Daily Iowan reports that findings from the University of Iowa Boudreau Lab and a University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center lab were published side-by-side in the journal Cell Reports, for the gene that UI investigators call “Mitoregulin,” […]

University of Iowa startup Verdlilife has won $50,000 after demonstrating a new agricultural cleaning process, the Corridor Business Journal reports. Mahdi Eghbali, Ph.D. candidate in economics at UI, was awarded for his pitch at the MegaWatt Ventures competition this month. Verdilife uses a proprietary process known as the Nano-Intelligent Smokeless Bio-Char System to transform wood […]

The next time communities are hit by a massive flood, researchers at the University of Iowa’s hydroscience and engineering department hope critical information could be reached with a quick ask of Alexa. That wasn’t the case in 2008. June 2018 marks 10 years since floodwaters devastated a number of northeast Iowa communities. At the time, […]

Elderly residents in 29 long-term care facilities in Iowa will be treated for mental illness by University of Iowa Health Care geriatric mental health specialists through telemedicine, through funding from a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Rather than traveling to Iowa City for their appointments, participating patients and their caregivers can attend […]

Things go missing – keys, sunglasses, odd socks, baryonic matter, and computer passwords. With the help of a NASA grant, University of Iowa professor Phil Kaaret and his students might be able to solve one of those mysteries, reports the University of Iowa. Kaaret, students and research assistants will launch the satellite HaloSat to search […]

An autism therapy software founded by three University of Iowa students recently won the grand prize at Texas Christian University’s Values and Ventures business startup competition, the Tippie College of Business reports. ABAL Therapeutics, which won $25,000 in the national startup competition, is owned by co-founders Logan Grote, ‘18; Shamus Roeder, ‘19’ and Max Salinger, […]

Three Central Iowa startups achieved top five placements at the annual Surge Summit, the closing workshop for University of Iowa’s Venture School. Mo’ Goodness, a Des Moines-based specialty food line, received $3,000 and first place in the day’s final pitch competition, out of 12 teams statewide that completed the eight-week Venture School program. Also in […]

Three University of Iowa engineering students were searching for a bioscience project, and one horsewoman, Mona Metcalf, had a life-impacting problem for them. The Daily Iowan reports on students Paighton Schrupp, Madison Chrisman, Glen Schoenbeck Jr. and Elizabeth Niedert worked with Metcalf to design a specialty attachment for Metcalf’s prosthetic leg so she could start […]