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The Inherited Neuropathy Consortium (INC) led by University of Iowa neurologist Michael Shy, MD, has received a five-year, almost $7.2 million grant renewal from the National Institutes of Health to continue conducting clinical research on different forms of inherited peripheral neuropathies and...
Kathleen Sluka, PhD , UI professor of physical therapy and rehabilitation science, has received two grants totaling almost $13 million through The Helping to End Addiction Long-term Initiative, or the NIH HEAL Initiative , designed to improve prevention and treatment strategies for opioid misuse...
Iowa Neuroscience Institute Director Ted Abel, PhD, has been named chair and departmental executive officer of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology. ( read more )
Three University of Iowa scientists in the Iowa Neuroscience Institute (INI) have received NARSAD Young Investigator grants from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation for projects focused on addiction, depression, and brain imaging. The two-year, $70,000 grants help promising young scientists...
A drug used to treat enlarged prostate may also be able to slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease. The surprising finding, published Sept. 16 online in The Journal of Clinical Investigation, is the result of an international collaboration involving researchers in China and at the University of...
Virginia Willour, PhD , UI associate professor of psychiatry and a member of the Iowa Neuroscience Institute, has received a $1,488,788 grant from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention , to investigate the biological basis of suicidal behavior. ( read more )
A few years ago, Toshihiro Kitamoto, PhD, and a colleague in the Biology Department, Chun-Fang Wu, PhD, noticed that fly mutants, which Kitamoto’s lab was using as a model of epilepsy, were significantly less susceptible to seizures when they were raised on the east side of the river in the Biology...
Jordan Schultz has an idea that might improve the lives of people who have Huntington’s disease. The University of Iowa pharmacist wants to see if a drug designed to lower cholesterol levels can also be used to slow the deterioration of the brain in Huntington’s patients. First, though, he needs to...
Jacob Michaelson, PhD, has been named the Roy J. Carver Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Neuroscience, a high honor given to distinguished faculty members who have made great strides in their field. ( read more )
A new study led by Sheila Baker, PhD, UI associate professor of biochemistry, and ophthalmology and visual sciences, suggests it may be possible to regenerate critical nerve structures in the eye that are disrupted by genetic mutations even after these structures known as synapses have matured...