Carver College of Medicine

Grants Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at UI receives highest designation from NCI

Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the UI has received its third renewal as a comprehensive cancer center from the National Cancer Institute. The five-year renewal includes $12.2 million to support research. There are fewer than 50 NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the nation. Holden is the only one in Iowa.

Appointments Abel to lead Iowa Neuroscience Institute

In his new role at the UI, Ted Abel will build a collaborative community of scientists and clinicians to foster interdisciplinary research and training in neuroscience and to support translational research in disorders of the brain and nervous system.

Blood pressure hormone promotes obesity

Study in mice explains opposing effects of hormone on weight gain
New research by University of Iowa scientists helps explain how a hormone system often targeted to treat cardiovascular disease can also lower metabolism and promote obesity.

Protein interaction drives muscle atrophy

Study pinpoints muscle-wasting protein-protein interaction
Although muscle atrophy is very common, the molecular pathways that cause it, and that might be targeted to create therapies, are complicated and not well understood. A new University of Iowa study has identified a muscle enzyme not previously linked to muscle wasting as a key player in the process.

UI sees increase in federal support of research, scholarship in fiscal year 2016

Federal support of University of Iowa research and scholarship increased 4 percent in fiscal year 2016, with substantial gains from both the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Science Foundation (NSF). Federal research funding increased $8.5 million over FY15, from $231.9 million to $240.4 million.

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