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Cedar Falls girl to be honorary Kid Captain when Hawkeyes take on Pittsburgh

portrait of Margaret Schafer

When Margaret Schafer was 11, she started experiencing severe pain in her legs, hips, and shoulders. Her local physician thought it was just growing pains, but Margaret’s parents, Ben and Amy, worried the problem was more serious. Story

Network measures predict neuropsychological outcome after brain injury

A University of Iowa and Washington University study of neurological patients finds that brain damage to hub locations produces much greater cognitive impairments than damage to other locations. Story

Bequest from alumnus provides $7.8 million for genetics research at the UI

portrait of Franklin Trueblood and Elsie Foerstner

University of Iowa alumnus Franklin D. Trueblood’s lifelong interest in medical innovation inspired an estate gift that will dramatically enhance cutting-edge genetics research in the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine. Story

Compound protects brain cells after traumatic brain injury

A new class of compounds protects brain cells from the type of damage caused by blast-mediated traumatic brain injury (TBI). Mice treated with these compounds 24-36 hours after experiencing TBI from a blast injury were protected from the harmful effects of TBI, including problems with learning, memory, and movement. Story

Ankeny girl, 10, is Kid Captain when Hawkeyes host Iowa State

Faith LeMaster

Faith LeMaster has a smile that lights up a room. Despite the many health challenges she has endured throughout her life, this 10-year-old has never let tough times dim that smile. Story

Sometimes, adolescents just can't resist

illustration of student texting rather than doing the homework on the desk in the background

A University of Iowa study finds teenagers are far more sensitive than adults to the immediate effect or reward of their behaviors. Even when a behavior is no longer in a teenager’s best interest to continue, they will because the effect of the reward is still there and lasts much longer in adolescents than in adults. Story

Study finds drop in kids' hospital-related infections


University of Iowa infectious disease specialist discusses a decrease in the number of children developing infections related to their care while in the hospital over the last seven years, citing a cultural shift and good research as having the biggest influence. Story from: U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report

No confirmed cases of EV-D68 at UI Hospitals and Clinics

A doctor hold's a stethoscope in their hands.

Although some Iowa hospitals have confirmed cases of EV-D68, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics reports no confirmed cases of EV-D68, said Eli Perencevich, professor of medicine at the UI Carver College of Medicine. But doctors have submitted several specimens to be tested. Story from: The Gazette

The Gazette

Silver-based coating may reduce germs on hospital surfaces

A coating material that contains silver nanoparticles appears to reduce the number of germs that survive on surfaces, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. The findings suggest that the coating may be potentially useful for preventing infections in hospital settings. Story

TEDMED 2014 streaming free to UI faculty, staff, students

Through an agreement with the Association of American Universities, the University of Iowa Office of Research and Economic Development is making available to the campus community free live and on-demand streaming of the upcoming TEDMED 2014 talks. Story


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