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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.
infant wearing hawkeye gear

UI Children's Hospital nationally ranked by 'U.S. News & World Report'

Eight pediatric specialties included in the 2016-17 Best Children's Hospital rankings
"U.S. News & World Report" has ranked University of Iowa Children’s Hospital in eight specialties in the 2016–17 Best Children's Hospital rankings. UI Children's Hospital is the only hospital in Iowa nationally ranked for pediatric care.

Vitamin nicotinamide riboside protects mice from diabetes complications

Nicotinamide riboside lowers blood sugar, reduces fatty liver, and prevents neuropathy in models of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes
A naturally occurring vitamin, nicotinamide riboside (NR), can lower blood sugar levels, reduce fatty liver, and prevent peripheral nerve damage in mouse models of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes (T2D), according to a new study by researchers at the University of Iowa and the Iowa City VA Health Care System.
activity in an operating room

Medicine Iowa Motion-sensing tools deployed in war on pathogens

By employing a video game system’s computer vision in a hospital room, a University of Iowa research team is pioneering an automated approach to track interactions between health care workers and patients, capturing previously elusive data to support the work of hospital epidemiologists.

Traveling orthopedic surgeons improve rural care

Study finds outreach clinics significantly increase access to orthopedic care
Most rural hospitals lack full-time orthopedists, but a new study from the University of Iowa finds that visiting consultant clinics (VCCs) staffed by visiting orthopedic surgeons from larger communities can improve patient access to orthopedic care by up to 50 percent.
graphic of lung airways

UI researcher, lab play key roles in COPD study

COPD-like symptoms found in current, former smokers with no diagnosis
A University of Iowa–affiliated lab used an advanced CT scanner to detect COPD-like symptoms in individuals who didn’t present traditional signs of the disease. Read on to learn how the findings could lead to more effective methods of diagnosis and earlier treatment.

Honors Domann receives Distinguished Scientist Award

Frederick Domann, professor in the UI Carver College of Medicine, received a Distinguished Scientist Award from the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine at the organization's annual meeting April 2 through 6 in San Diego.

Study suggests bipolar disorder has genetic links to autism

Findings add to evidence of shared genetic susceptibility
A new study by researchers from the University of Iowa, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory suggests there may be an overlap between rare genetic variations linked to bipolar disorder (BD) and those implicated in schizophrenia and autism.