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For the last couple decades, a particular enzyme has been the focus of intense study. Sirtuin1 was found to be a key protein affecting the longevity of some organisms such as yeast. Decrease in caloric intake, which could lengthen cell life, became ineffective in the absence of sirtuin1. At the...
Division of Continuing Medical Education Event Advances in Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy 02/24/2017 Clarion Highlander Hotel, Iowa City, IA Course Director: Michael Giudici, MD Contact Information: CME Division (319) 335-8599 Notes: UI Hospitals and Clinics faculty and staff call 5-8599 to...
Dr. Isabella Grumbach, Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, has just had her VA Merit proposal funded with a four-year, $650,000 grant. Dr. Grumbach provided a detailed description of what she and the researchers in her lab will study: At least 30% of the estimated three million veterans...
Christopher Adams, MD, PhD, has been named the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Chair. This position has been endowed by the Fraternal Order of Eagles (FOE) to propel and accelerate the pace of discoveries in the FOE Diabetes Research Center (FOEDRC), whose mission is to advance...
The American Heart Association (AHA) has awarded two predoctoral students, Kevin Urak and Dan Matasic, fellowships allowing them to continue their mentored cardiovascular research. Each of these students are pursuing PhDs while working in labs directed by members of the Division of Cardiovascular...
Dr. Paloma Giangrande, Professor of Hematology, Oncology, and Blood & Marrow Transplantation, has been awarded a two-year, $559k grant from the Department of Defense to study potential treatments for certain instances of blunt chest traumas. In some cases, two resulting syndromes—multiorgan...
The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) is a complex hormone system that is involved in the regulation of plasma sodium concentration and arterial blood pressure. Localized expression of RASs has been demonstrated in a variety of tissues including the cardiovascular system, kidneys and nervous system among others.
The ACRC First Annual Shared Equipment Grant was awarded for a Pressure Myograph System to the Grumbach, Abboud and Irani lab. Dr. Irani explained the equipment "allows for the measurement of vascular function, of both large and small vessels, under physiologic pressure and flow conditions. It will facilitate and accelerate ongoing collaborations between the Grumbach, Abboud and Irani labs, and spur new collaborations between those interested in using this system.”
Barry London, MD, PhD and Peter Gruber, MD, PhD cordially invite you to join them for an ACRC Research Collaborative Event.
Endothelial dysfunction is a precursor and strong predictor of atherosclerosis which can lead to serious problems, including heart attack, stroke, or even death. Previous studies have linked thetrillions of bacteria that colonize the gut and the development of atherosclerotic vascular diseases.