Health Care

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.
young child having dental exam

Two decades of volunteer dentistry

UI College of Dentistry provides on-site dental services to children of migrant farmworkers
For more than 20 years, the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the UI College of Dentistry has partnered with the nonprofit organization Proteus Inc. to provide on-site dental services to the children of migrant farmworkers. Parents were invited to bring children ages 18 and younger for a free exam.
child using tablet during basic medical procedure

Distraction in action

UI researchers develop app to distract children during painful medical procedures
Researchers at University of Iowa Children's Hospital and the UI College of Nursing have developed an application that can be accessed from parents' smart phones, tablets, or computers and used to distract children during painful procedures.

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.
kid captain with football players

Children's Hospital announces 2016 Kid Captains

Current, former patients represent hospital at Hawkeye football games
Thirteen current and former UI Children’s Hospital patients will take their turn representing the hospital as Kid Captains during the Iowa Hawkeyes’ 2016 football season.

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.
UI helping Ottumwans become healthier and more active.

UI helping Ottumwans become healthier

RAGBRAI riders aren’t the only ones exercising in Ottumwa
RAGBRAI riders aren’t the only ones getting exercise in Ottumwa. Ottumwans are becoming healthier and more active thanks to a community initiative launched last year by the University of Iowa Prevention Research Center (PRC).

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.

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