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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

Media advisory: Genetic counseling for college students

The University of Iowa is hosting an information session on genetic counseling, an emerging field, in Iowa and around the U.S., in which professionals work with patients on health issues according to their genetic profile. The session is for students at Iowa colleges and in schools in neighboring states who are interested in master's programs in the field. Story

Media advisory: Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds to tour UI research facilities Thursday

Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds is set to tour three University of Iowa research facilities on Thursday, July 31. Members of the media are invited to accompany her during a tour from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Story

Gifts and Grants

Gifts and grants is a roundup of research grants obtained by University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students that spans the spectrum of disciplines—from science and social science to the art and humanities—that will be published in Iowa Now on a regular basis. Story

Green roofs take root at University of Iowa

green roof

Even before its official grand opening, the UI's new Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building is proving to be an innovative one. The 256,000-square-foot, six-story facility on the medical campus features the university's first-ever green rooftop. Story from: Iowa City Press-Citizen

Iowa City Press-Citizen

Spotlight: UI summer programs offer research experience to undergraduates

A student works in a lab with a UI faculty member

The Carver College of Medicine has welcomed 150 undergraduate students this summer to participate in the college’s many research programs, which offer participants an early taste of hands-on work in a laboratory as well as valuable time with faculty members in their area of interest. Story from: UI Carver College of Medicine website

UI Carver College of Medicine website

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

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

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


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