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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.
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Muscatine teen to be honorary Kid Captain when Hawks take on Iowa State Sept. 12

Abi Frye was born at just 25 weeks
Early on in her pregnancy, Abi’s mother, Julie, wasn’t feeling well and was diagnosed with preeclampsia, a pregnancy complication that causes high blood pressure and protein in the urine, which can be life-threatening to both mother and baby.

Preeclampsia research launches UI into new national network

UI is one of four centers involved from across the country
The University of Iowa has been working for years to find a cure for preeclampsia. That ongoing research has led the university to a spot in a four-center Strategically Focused Network on Hypertension created by the American Heart Association (AHA).
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UI Women's Health Tissue Repository helps to advance women's health research worldwide

Samples are available to researchers in just minutes
The repository is made up of four women’s health tissue banks: Well Woman Tissue Bank, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Tissue Bank, Maternal Fetal Tissue Bank, and the Gynecologic Malignancies Tissue Bank. Samples are donated from women who are already patients at UI Women’s Health Center.
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KCRG UI discovery will help doctors predict preeclampsia

UI researchers have discovered that women with pre-eclampsia have highly elevated levels of copeptin; this discovery will allow doctors to test for that biomarker and determine risk of developing pre-eclampsia as early as the 6th week of pregnancy, months before any symptoms develop.

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KGAN UI research discovers early marker for preeclampsia

University of Iowa researchers have found an early detector of preeclampsia in pregnant women; a simple blood test can find an excess of a certain hormone that could predict the condition as early as six weeks into pregnancy.

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UI researchers find early predictor for preeclampsia

Biomarker can determine risk just 6 weeks into pregnancy
University of Iowa researchers have discovered a biomarker that could give expecting mothers and their doctors the first simple blood test to reliably predict that a pregnant woman may develop preeclampsia, at least as early as 6 weeks into the pregnancy.