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Friday, December 17, 2021
Researchers at the University of Iowa have teamed up with the organization Families Fighting Flu to create an online game for children to learn about influenza and why vaccines are important.
Monday, December 6, 2021
An anthropology professor has published a book about the participation of men in research involving HPV occurrence in a city in Mexico.
Friday, November 19, 2021
Ted Abel, neuroscientist and director of the Iowa Neuroscience Institute at the UI, talks about the importance of sleep and the impact that sleep can have on consolidating memories.
Thursday, October 28, 2021
Abel, professor and chair of the Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology in the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and director of the Iowa Neuroscience Institute, will deliver a lecture titled “It’s not a dream, it’s a memory,” at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, in the IMU.
Thursday, September 23, 2021
The Department of Radiology at University of Iowa Health Care along with University of Iowa Health Care Information Systems teamed up with the Museum of Natural History to help conservators learn more about the methods used to prepare a historic Zebra specimen on display in Mammal Hall.
Monday, August 30, 2021
Alan "Kim" Johnson, a University of Iowa researcher who studies the causes and effects of hypertension, has been awarded the 2021 Excellence Award for Hypertension Research by the American Heart Association's Council on Hypertension.
Monday, August 30, 2021
In this column, J. Stacey Klutts, clinical associate professor of pathology in the Carver College of Medicine, explains why vaccines — and masks — are so important, and why delta is different and more dangerous.
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
A University of Iowa biologist received funding to investigate hearing loss in humans. Steven Green will continue his research into how responses to progesterone will lead to therapeutics for repairing damage to the inner ear caused by noise. The funding is from the National Institutes of Health.
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
For the 32nd year in a row, the U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” rankings has listed UI Hospitals & Clinics as the No. 1 hospital in Iowa, as well as the only one in Iowa to have specialties ranked in the top 50 nationally.
Thursday, July 22, 2021
The University of Iowa has named Britt Marcussen its new campus health officer.
Thursday, June 24, 2021
Keith Mueller, director of the University of Iowa's Rural Policy Research Institute in the College of Public Health, discusses concerns over rural communities outside America's cities falling behind in the race to vaccinate against COVID-19.
Thursday, May 27, 2021
Stanley Perlman, professor of microbiology and immunology and Mark Stinski Chair in Virology, and Michelle Scherer, professor of civil and environmental engineering and Donald E. Bently Professor of Engineering, have been named recipients of the 2021 University of Iowa Distinguished Chair.
Monday, May 3, 2021
An NPR analysis of county-level vaccination data from the CDC shows signs of an emerging rural-urban divide, especially among people who are 65 years old or older. Keith Mueller, director of the UI Rural Policy Research Institute, has been encouraging decision-makers to look beyond hospitals and chain pharmacies to get vaccines delivered to more rural communities.
Monday, March 15, 2021
The research of retired Iowa mathematics professor Herb Hethcote that shows how to design models for infectious disease transmission has taken on a new level of relevance during the COVID-19 pandemic, generating thousands of citations since March 2020.
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
The annual report finds Black people in Iowa are getting cancer and dying from it at higher rates than any other group in the state.
Thursday, March 4, 2021
Using nanoparticles to deliver drugs directly to tumors is a novel technology developed by NanoMedTrix, LLC, a UI spin-off founded by Jose Assouline, an adjunct associate professor in the Roy J. Carver Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine. The targeted delivery of these nanoparticles to treat diseases such as bladder cancer led to a two-year...
Monday, March 1, 2021
Postmenopausal women who ate high levels of plant protein had lower risks of premature death, cardiovascular disease death, and dementia-related death compared with women who ate less plant protein, according to new research from University of Iowa College of Public Health investigators.
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
A new study from the University of Iowa finds that the limitations of human memory make it difficult for researchers to link adverse childhood experiences to physical health issues later in life.
Monday, February 8, 2021
Renee Anthony, professor of occupational and environmental health in the University of Iowa College of Public Health, offers updated advice to protect against transmission of the virus, including the practice of double-masking as well as other masking tips and reminders.
Monday, February 8, 2021
A study from the University of Iowa College of Public Health finds ag workers have a 46% greater chance of developing dementia than workers in other fields.