Health Care

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).

Making progress toward gene therapy for cystic fibrosis

New gene therapy vectors partially correct lung disease in animal model
Working with cystic fibrosis (CF) pigs, researchers based in the University of Iowa Pappajohn Biomedical Institute have shown that two different virus-based vectors can restore the function a faulty protein involved with CF symptoms.

Grants Iowa LEND program awarded $3.1 million grant by HRSA

Officials with Iowa’s Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and other Related Disabilities (LEND) program at the Center for Disabilities and Development at University of Iowa Children’s Hospital announced that the program has received a five-year, $3.1 million award from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
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Breaking through the shell

Researchers create technique for opening insects’ exoskeletons to study living cells
Insects are tough animals to study. One reason is their armor-like coating, called an exoskeleton, which protects their organs. Researchers have discovered a technique to open the exoskeleton in order to study living organs and cells.

The Loop UI to hold Deeded Body Program memorial service Sept. 23

The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology in the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine will hold its annual memorial service for the Deeded Body Program at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at Oakland Cemetery, 1000 Brown St., in Iowa City.

UI College of Public Health UI investigators receive federal funds to fight Zika virus

Investigators in the UI College of Public Health and Carver College of Medicine have been selected to receive $1 million over five years to establish, enhance, and maintain information-gathering systems to detect microcephaly—a serious birth defect—and other adverse outcomes caused by Zika virus infection.

Parkinson's disease protection may begin in the gut

UI researchers find intestinal cells’ immune response protects vital neurons
The gut may play a key role in preventing the onset of Parkinson's disease. UI biologists found that in roundworms, an immune response from intestinal cells sparks a series of chemical signals that ultimately preserves neurons whose death is associated with Parkinson's. The results appear in the journal "Cell Reports."

Another step forward in MS research

Wahls partners with National Multiple Sclerosis Society to compare therapeutic diets
UI researcher Terry Wahls has been awarded a $1 million grant from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) to compare the ability of two popular diets to treat multiple sclerosis–related fatigue.
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Medicine Iowa Needing rural doctors, Iowa grows its own

The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine is part of a trend among U.S. medical schools that are recruiting students from rural communities who want to practice in a small town. Iowa pays for the training of doctors who actually do.