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Neuroscientist Ted Abel talks about the importance of sleep

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.

Understanding the brain: Why we sleep, dream, and remember

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.

Museum zebra gets X-ray

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.

Researcher selected for excellence award by American Heart Association

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.

What we now know about how to fight the delta variant of COVID

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.

Biologist receives funding to investigate hearing loss

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.

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics again ranked among nation’s best

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.

Marcussen named UI’s new campus health officer

Thursday, July 22, 2021
The University of Iowa has named Britt Marcussen its new campus health officer.

Rural Communities Fall Further Behind In COVID-19 Vaccination Rates

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.

UI names new University Distinguished Chairs

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.

Lagging Vaccination Rates Among Rural Seniors Hint At Brewing Rural-Urban Divide

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.

Research by mathematics professor emeritus surges during pandemic

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.

‘Cancer in Iowa’ report analyzes racial disparities in incidence, mortality of disease

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.

UI spin-off NanoMedTrix awarded $2 million from National Cancer Institute

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...

Study links plant protein intake to lower risk of deaths from cardiovascular disease, dementia

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.

Study: fading memories make childhood trauma research a challenge in adults

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.

COVID Q&A: Is it time to begin double-masking?

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.

Study finds ag workers at significantly higher risk of developing dementia

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.

Grant will help Iowa strengthen rural health care

Monday, February 8, 2021
An $8 million grant from the Helmsley Charitable Trust will help the College of Nursing start SIM-IA, a simulation program that provide ongoing education and training for first responders and providers in medical situations and techniques that they don't often see in sparsely-populated ares.

New partnership will allow Iowa to help improve health care across the state

Wednesday, February 3, 2021
A new $8 million grant from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust will help the University of Iowa educate health care providers and first responders in rural parts of the state on procedures they don’t often have the opportunity to perform.