External Media | 2015.07.06 | 10:59 am
Carver College of Medicine
By: Office of Strategic Communication | 2015.07.01 | 04:24 pm
University of Iowa medical faculty member and entrepreneur Kim Leslie has been elected to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Council on Councils, a body that directly advises the NIH director.
'Raise the Beam' event opens the door to next phase of UI Children's Hospital construction
By: Molly Rossiter | 2015.06.18 | 11:11 am
Patients, families, construction crews and hospital staff celebrated the "topping off" of the new University of Iowa Children's Hospital building with a month filled with events that let everyone leave their mark on the new building.
High salt prevents weight gain in mice on a high-fat diet
By: Jennifer Brown | 2015.06.11 | 11:56 am
In a study that seems to defy conventional dietary wisdom, UI scientists have found that adding high salt to a high-fat diet actually prevents weight gain in mice. The findings highlight the profound effect non-caloric dietary nutrients can have on energy balance and weight gain.
UI Children's Hospital uses unique technology to reduce number of surgical procedures for early-onset scoliosis patients
By: UI Health Care Marketing and Communications | 2015.06.10 | 10:22 am
Will Imbus was diagnosed with early-onset scoliosis—an abnormal, side-to-side curve of the spine in children under 5 years old. Technology used at UI Children’s Hospital is reducing the number of surgical procedures for early-onset scoliosis patients.
UI Children's Hospital ranked in nine specialties by U.S. News & World Report
By: Tom Moore | 2015.06.09 | 03:19 pm
"U.S. News & World Report" has ranked University of Iowa Children’s Hospital in Iowa City in nine specialties in the new 2015-16 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. UI Children’s Hospital is the only hospital nationally ranked for pediatric care in Iowa.
Screening for and eliminating staph bacteria before surgery can reduce rates of serious post-surgery infection
By: Jennifer Brown | 2015.06.02 | 11:31 am
A multi-center study led by infection control experts with UI Health Care finds that implementing a series of simple interventions before surgery can reduce the rate of surgical-site infections by up to 40 percent.
Findings suggest anti-bacterial therapy or vaccines may be able to prevent or treat Type 2 diabetes
By: Jennifer Brown | 2015.06.01 | 10:00 am
A UI study shows that chronic exposure to a toxin made by staph bacteria produces in rabbits the hallmark symptoms of Type 2 diabetes, including insulin resistance and glucose intolerance. The findings suggest that eliminating staph bacteria or neutralizing the toxins might have potential for preventing or treating the disease.
By: Jennifer Brown | 2015.05.21 | 11:50 am
UI neuroscientist Andrew Pieper and colleagues at three other universities, show that bone marrow transplant does not rescue mouse models of Rett syndrome, a severe neurological disease that affects very young girls. The findings directly contradict seemingly promising results published in 2012, which initiated a clinical trial for human patients.