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Grants Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center awards ASC seed grants

Four early career University of Iowa scientists have each received an American Cancer Society seed grant through Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the UI to investigate new ideas related to the cause, prevention, and treatment of cancer.

Why high-dose vitamin C kills cancer cells

Low levels of catalase enzyme make cancer cells vulnerable to ascorbate
University of Iowa cancer researchers have homed in on the biological details of how high-dose vitamin C (also known as ascorbate) kills cancer cells.

Appointments Strack, Usachev named J.P. Long Professors of Pharmacology

Stefan Strack and Yuriy Usachev, both professors of pharmacology, have been appointed to endowed professorships named for a former chairman of the department, John Paul Long. The five-year appointments are effective Jan. 1, 2017.

Honors Wolf named Callaghan Chair in Sports Medicine

Brian Wolf, professor in the University of Iowa Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, has been appointed the John and Kim Callaghan Chair in Sports Medicine. The five-year appointment became effective Dec. 1.

Honors Michael Welsh receives 2017 Steven C. Beering Award

Welsh is director of the UI’s Pappajohn Biomedical Institute. His primary areas of research are cystic fibrosis pathogenesis and therapies, and the influence of brain pH on memory.
A University of Iowa student receives his degree during the Graduate College commencement ceremony Dec. 16 at Hancher Auditorium. About 250 students received degrees at the ceremony.

Recapping fall 2016 commencement

About 1,500 graduates received degrees at ceremonies this past weekend
About 1,500 University of Iowa students received their degrees at fall 2016 commencement ceremonies Dec. 16–18. “Iowa Now” captured several celebratory moments at the festivities.

Timing may be key to understanding cognitive problems in Parkinson’s disease

Brain stimulation replaces missing brain wave and improves cognitive process in mice that lack dopamine
A University of Iowa study has shown that stimulation to replace missing brain waves improves cognition in mice lacking dopamine, raising the possibility of using frequency-specific brain stimulation to improve problems caused by Parkinson’s disease.

Honors Bacon honored by Association of University Centers on Disabilities

Robert Bacon, director of Iowa’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) with the Center for Disabilities and Development at UI Health Care, receives the 2016 George S. Jesien Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of University Centers on Disabilities.

How diabetes harms the heart

Study in mice reveals heart-damaging pathway triggered by insulin, identifies possible drug targets to prevent or treat heart failure
Research from the University of Iowa and the University of California at Davis finds that two different drugs—a beta blocker and an antidepressant—might both have potential for preventing or treating heart failure associated with diabetes by blocking an insulin signaling pathway in heart muscle.
caps at commencement

UI to honor December 2016 graduates

More than 1,500 degrees will be awarded in ceremonies Dec. 16–18
The University of Iowa will award degrees to more than 1,500 graduates during seven ceremonies this weekend.