neurobiology

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UI undergrads tackle pressing health problems

In UI research labs, students learn life lessons and contribute to scientific discovery
Researchers at the UI’s Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building are working to eradicate diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s—and they rely on undergraduates for help. As early as their first year, UI undergrads get hands-on research experience and make important contributions to their fields.

Honors Rahmouni honored by International Society of Hypertension

Kamal Rahmouni, professor of pharmacology and internal medicine at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, has been awarded the 2016 Paul Korner Award by the International Society of Hypertension (ISH).
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UI study may explain gene's role in major psychiatric disorders, suggest new treatments

Gene associated with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism, ADHD, and depression linked to brain-cell death in mice
A new study shows a genetic risk factor for five major psychiatric diseases may also be linked to the death of newborn brain cells. At the same time, it suggests a compound currently being developed for use in humans may have therapeutic value for these diseases.