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Hardin Open Workshops - John Martin Rare Book Room Resources (Zoom)

Monday, February 6, 2023, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Explore the John Martin Rare Book Room’s rich collection of rare and historical medical materials! This session will introduce you to the JMRBR collection—over 6,400 items that span the of breadth of Western medical scholarship. We will also discuss how to search for, request, and use items from the collection. PLEASE NOTE Class will be taught via Zoom. Advance registration is required. Registrants will be emailed the Zoom link 30 minutes before the class time.

REDCap Basic Training

Tuesday, February 7, 2023, 10:00am to 11:30am

This is the first step in the REDCap training series. In this training, we will build a new REDCap project scratch and cover basic features such as:...

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Research Workshop: Brittany Ripley, PhD

Tuesday, February 7, 2023, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

the role of ubiquitin and ubiquitin-like proteins in Listeria monocytogenes infection Brittany Ripley, PhD Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Microbiology and Immunology PI: Liliana Radoshevich, PhD


Inspired by the foam on top of lattes, as well as gummy bears and Pop Rocks candies, researchers at the University of Iowa are creating new, biocompatible materials that may improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy and radiation for treating cancers. The new materials are known as gas-entrapping materials, or GeMs, which can be formulated as foams, solids, or hydrogels, and are designed to carry high concentrations of a variety of therapeutic gases directly into tissues, including tumors.
What a patient with multiple sclerosis eats could help reduce fatigue and improve quality of life, but more studies are needed to see how much impact a diet can have, according to a University of Iowa-led research team. The researchers encourage patients to talk with their providers before making significant dietary changes.
New research from the University of Iowa finds that blocking an enzyme that lowers localized acidity in the brain reduces cocaine withdrawal symptoms and drug-seeking behavior in mice. The research led by UI professor of psychiatry John Wemmie, MD, PhD, suggests that the enzyme, carbonic anhydrase 4 (CA4), might represent a new therapeutic target for addiction and relapse.