A University of Iowa study shows women's feet do indeed change from pregnancy. Why? Arch height and rigidity decrease in early pregnancy, causing increases in foot length that appear to be permanent. Results appear in the American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Story
The University of Iowa School of Music will present a free performance by the UI Chamber Orchestra, led by William LaRue Jones, director of orchestral studies, at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 10, in Riverside Recital Hall. Story
A new partnership with the UI Organ Transplant Center, Mercy Medical Center-Des Moines, and the Iowa Digestive Disease Center is improving care for patients with liver disease, especially in central and western Iowa.
Story from: Des Moines Register
UI student Alfredo Garcia of Sioux City says his Mexican immigrant parents have labored intensely in fields and factories to give him and his siblings the opportunity to pursue their dreams. Garcia, who is also president of First Generation Iowa, says he is grateful for scholarships that have made it feasible for him to attend the UI and graduate debt free. Story
Employment opportunities in the health science fields will be the topic of discussion when students from two eastern Iowa middle schools visit the University of Iowa Department of Biology this spring as part of Project HOPE, created by College of Education associate professor Saba Ali. Story
The University of Iowa is part of a growing movement in higher education to tackle the rapidly advancing field of personal genetics, offering an honors seminar where students have the option of sending saliva samples for testing to unlock some of their personal health and family secrets.
Story from: The Washington Post