Carver College of Medicine

In search of tinnitus, that phantom ringing in the ears

UI scientists 'piggyback' on specialized invasive brain monitoring required for epilepsy surgery to learn about tinnitus
Tapping the highly specialized expertise of a brain research lab at the University of Iowa, researchers have taken advantage of a rare opportunity to record directly from the brain of a person with tinnitus in order to find the brain networks responsible for this often debilitating condition.
Research Assistants Yani Chen and Melissa Kurtz in Mary Wilson’s lab.

The Loop Got big data?

What can one researcher do with a terabyte of raw data? The Bioinformatics Division of the Iowa Institute of Human Genetics (IIHG) helps researchers across the university analyze, reduce, and focus large data sets to further their research.

New test helps doctors tailor treatment for individual patients

Iowa Institute for Human Genetics launches drug metabolism test
The Iowa Institute of Human Genetics is offering a new test that will ensure that patients who may require specific pain medications, or need blood-thinning drugs to prevent heart attack or stroke, will receive medicine that is safe and effective, based on the patient's own genetic make-up.
Xela Weber, 6, of Galena, Ill., signs her name to a special purple beam set aside just for patients and families of University of Iowa Children’s Hospital

Raising the beam for children's health

UI Children’s Hospital invites public to once-in-a-lifetime opportunity April 25
The exterior of the new University of Iowa Children’s Hospital is nearly complete. Everyone is invited to make their mark by signing the final steel beams to be placed at the top of the building Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Krause Plaza at Kinnick Stadium.
Iowa Now Minute - 4/16/15

Iowa Now Minute - 4/16/15

Roundup of UI activities, research, public engagement, and campus life
Get your University of Iowa news and information in just 60 seconds. This week we find out why humans have chins, learn about the State of Iowa Student Employee of the Year, and a new Hancher performance.
Christopher (C.J.) Winters

UI undergraduate named top student employee in Iowa

Campus recognizes nine students for outstanding performance in campus jobs
Christopher (C.J.) Winters, a lab assistant in the UI Carver College of Medicine Department of Internal Medicine, is the State of Iowa and University of Iowa campus student employee of the year. He’s one of nine UI students recognized for exemplary performance in campus jobs during National Student Employment Week.
transplant operation

UI team performs center’s 5,000th organ transplant

Organ Transplant Center performed its first transplant, a kidney, in 1969
Leaders of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Organ Transplant Center announced Monday, April 13, that the program has performed its 5,000th solid organ transplant.
definition of anorexia

Study advances understanding of eating disorders

Gene loss creates anorexia-related behaviors in mice
Building on their discovery of a gene linked to eating disorders in humans, a team of researchers at the University of Iowa has now shown that loss of the gene in mice leads to several behavioral abnormalities that resemble behaviors seen in people with anorexia nervosa.