Carver College of Medicine

Protein interaction drives muscle atrophy

Study pinpoints muscle-wasting protein-protein interaction
Although muscle atrophy is very common, the molecular pathways that cause it, and that might be targeted to create therapies, are complicated and not well understood. A new University of Iowa study has identified a muscle enzyme not previously linked to muscle wasting as a key player in the process.

UI sees increase in federal support of research, scholarship in fiscal year 2016

Federal support of University of Iowa research and scholarship increased 4 percent in fiscal year 2016, with substantial gains from both the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Science Foundation (NSF). Federal research funding increased $8.5 million over FY15, from $231.9 million to $240.4 million.

UI students named to Dean's List for spring 2016

The University of Iowa recognizes the undergraduate students named to the Dean's List for the 2016 spring semester.
Kyle Losik rides the ATV simulator

UI unveils new ATV virtual reality simulator

Researchers to study what causes off-road vehicle crashes
A new virtual reality simulator described as "a giant video game controller" will help University of Iowa researchers study how and why people lose control while driving all-terrain vehicles.

UI researchers find method that could cut staph diagnosis from 2 days to 3 hours

New method may also improve efficiency of antibiotic prescriptions
The more immediate test results could be especially beneficial for patients suspected of having MRSA, a type of staph bacterium that has been linked to life-threatening infections in the bloodstream, lungs, and heart.