Iowa City’s oldest douchebag

Douchebags. Some might say Iowa City is full of them. Others might argue they’re a rare find. While locals eligible for this title might be thought of as callous, the oldest douchebag in town is actually quite fragile. So fragile, in fact, University of Iowa project archeologist Angela Collins said, “By just touching it, I could tell it wanted to crumble.” Collins is referring not to an aged alumnus, but rather to Dr. F. Wilhoft’s (Original) Lady’s Syringe, meant for vaginal cleanliness. A literal douchebag. […]

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By ‘poking’ cells, a University of Iowa lab studies the science of healing

If you ever get the chance to watch life under a microscope, seize the opportunity. In many ways, microscale life mimics the movies — there are thrilling chases as immune cells hunt down bacterial invaders, a feeling of tragedy as a sick cell bursts and budding romances between cells that crumble in dramatic divorce. Our […]

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A diverse team of UI researchers tackle energy, the environment and nanotechnology

A sign in the east wing of the Chemistry Building points visitors to the lab of the University of Iowa’s Mason Group, one of the leading quantum computational chemistry (QCC) research groups in the country. But the room the sign points to looks nothing like a traditional chemistry lab. There are no test tubes, and […]

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