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Dust mites are tiny and ubiquitous, but they cause big allergic reactions for many people. University of Iowa researchers have created a vaccine that may provide relief to dust-mite allergies. Illustration by Austin Smoldt-Sáenz.
Published: 2014.07.22 | By Richard C. Lewis | 11:03 AM
Published: 2014.07.22
By Richard C. Lewis
11:03 AM
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
 

Keeping Iowa Healthy - Carol Schulte

Keeping Iowa Healthy - Carol Schulte

Carol Schulte's battle began in May 2009 when Schulte of Pella, Iowa, was diagnosed with recurrent leukemia, a life-threatening of cancer of the blood or bone marrow. Her leukemia returned 10 months later while she was 26 weeks pregnant. Video

UI College of Medicine hosts professors, students from Iowa colleges

Published
2014.07.18
Jerry Honts, associate professor of cell and molecular biology at Drake University

The UI Carver College of Medicine is hosting eight faculty members, along with seven of their students, from small colleges and universities around the state for this year's FUTURE program, which gives the visitors access to UI's research facilities and faculty expertise during the summe Story from: Iowa City Press-Citizen

Iowa City Press-Citizen

Boon for asthma patients: UI researchers develop dust-mite vaccine

Published
2014.07.23
baby and dog

Researchers at the University of Iowa have developed a vaccine that can combat dust-mite allergies by naturally switching the immune response. Story from: International Business Times

International Business Times

$1.5 million gift to advance field of hospice and palliative care in UI College of Pharmacy

University of Iowa graduate James A. Otterbeck, of Chicago, Illinois, and Naples, Florida, has made a gift of $1.5 million through his company, OnePoint Patient Care, to establish the James A. Otterbeck OnePoint Patient Care Professorship in Hospice and Palliative Care in the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy. Story

UI pharmacy faculty member to lead Iowa pharmacists

John Swegle, UI College of Pharmacy clinical associate professor in Mason City, was recently installed as president of the Iowa Pharmacy Association for the 2014-15 term. Story

UI research: TV in background bad for children

Published
2014.07.23
remote control

The average American child is exposed to nearly four hours of background television a day; UI professor Deb Linebarger calls that an “astounding amount” and urges parents to use television “with a purpose.” Story from: WNAX Radio 570

WNAX Radio 570

UI study finds potential genetic link between epilepsy and neurodegenerative disorders

University of Iowa researchers have identified the basic cellular mechanism that goes awry in prickle mutant flies, leading to the epilepsy-like seizures. Story

Researchers create vaccine for dust-mite allergies

Dust mite illustration

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

UI discovery will help doctors predict preeclampsia

Published
2014.07.22
Mark Santillian

UI researchers have discovered that women with pre-eclampsia have highly elevated levels of copeptin; this discovery will allow doctors to test for that biomarker and determine risk of developing pre-eclampsia as early as the 6th week of pregnancy, months before any symptoms develop. Story from: KCRG

KCRG

UI's Jennissen encourages more discussion on ATV safety

Published
2014.07.20
A safety first road sign

People talk a lot about bicycle safety, but there isn't enough discussed with kids and families about safety when riding an ATV, says Charles Jennissen, a clinical associate professor of pediatrics and emergency medicine at the UI Carver College of Medicine. Story from: WFAA

WFAA

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