University of Iowa researchers have created a vaccine for dust-mite allergies. In lab tests and animal trials, the nano-sized vaccine package was readily absorbed by immune cells and dramatically lowered allergic responses. Results appear in the AAPS Journal. Story
In partnership with UI Prevention Research Center for Rural Health, Ottumwa officials have identified community health concerns and have launched Active Ottumwa to encourage physical activity.
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University of Iowa researchers have discovered a biomarker that could give expecting mothers and their doctors the first simple blood test to reliably predict that a pregnant woman may develop preeclampsia, at least as early as 6 weeks into the pregnancy. Story
Naowarut Charoenca can’t help but appreciate the value of relationships—those developed over a lifetime, as well as the new ones she is cultivating with colleagues as part of a three-month visiting professorship in the University of Iowa College of Public Health.
Story from: UI College of Public Health website
Corrine Peek-Asa, director of the UI Injury Prevention Research Center, praises an online program for teen drivers and their parents; study results show those teens spend more time behind the wheel and fail fewer driving tests compared to their peers using a standard state-issued manual.
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Medical students participated in a grain bin rescue training exercise at the University of Iowa so they're more familiar with the kinds of injuries that can be associated with that kind of an accident.
Story from: KCRG