Health Care

Grants Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center awards ASC seed grants

Four early career University of Iowa scientists have each received an American Cancer Society seed grant through Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the UI to investigate new ideas related to the cause, prevention, and treatment of cancer.

Why high-dose vitamin C kills cancer cells

Low levels of catalase enzyme make cancer cells vulnerable to ascorbate
University of Iowa cancer researchers have homed in on the biological details of how high-dose vitamin C (also known as ascorbate) kills cancer cells.

Honors Wolf named Callaghan Chair in Sports Medicine

Brian Wolf, professor in the University of Iowa Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, has been appointed the John and Kim Callaghan Chair in Sports Medicine. The five-year appointment became effective Dec. 1.
Person on bridge photographing sunset reflected on river

Best campus clicks of the year

University of Iowa photographers select favorite photos from 2016
Photographers in the University of Iowa’s Office of Strategic Communication submitted a gallery of some of their favorite work from 2016.

Timing may be key to understanding cognitive problems in Parkinson’s disease

Brain stimulation replaces missing brain wave and improves cognitive process in mice that lack dopamine
A University of Iowa study has shown that stimulation to replace missing brain waves improves cognition in mice lacking dopamine, raising the possibility of using frequency-specific brain stimulation to improve problems caused by Parkinson’s disease.

How diabetes harms the heart

Study in mice reveals heart-damaging pathway triggered by insulin, identifies possible drug targets to prevent or treat heart failure
Research from the University of Iowa and the University of California at Davis finds that two different drugs—a beta blocker and an antidepressant—might both have potential for preventing or treating heart failure associated with diabetes by blocking an insulin signaling pathway in heart muscle.

Honors Petersen honored for Leishmaniasis study

A paper co-authored by Christine Petersen, professor of epidemiology in the College of Public Health, has been selected for publication in WorldLeish-6, a collection of research papers about the parasitic disease Leishmaniasis.