Vitamin B3 prevents nerve pain caused by cancer drugs

Findings in female rats may eventually help patients receiving chemotherapy
A new UI study in rats suggests that nicotinamide riboside, a form of vitamin B3, may be useful for treating or preventing nerve pain caused by chemotherapy drugs.
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Will Kohn, 6, is first patient to move into UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital

More than 50 pediatric patients were moved to various levels of new facility
On Feb. 25, 2017, 6-year-old Will Kohn, son of Meghan and Chris Kohn of Bettendorf, Iowa, was the first patient to be transported to the new UI Stead Family Children's Hospital.

UI researchers reverse high blood pressure in offspring of hypertensive rats

Findings may open new avenues of research to prevent transfer of health conditions from mothers to children
University of Iowa researchers have demonstrated how harmful health complications passed from mother rats to their offspring can be reversed. The tests may point the way toward preventing the transfer of certain health conditions from human mothers to their children.
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UI Fulbright alumna leads push to help minority students apply for, receive fellowship

UI, State Department want program to be more diverse
Noaquia Callahan, a Fulbright alumna at the UI, has founded a pilot program to help students from underrepresented groups learn about applying for the U.S. State Department’s Fulbright grants, among others. The Diversity International Scholarship Academy kicks off this spring.