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A team of University of Iowa neurology researchers found that electrical stimulation of the amygdala of an epilepsy patient can stop the patient from breathing without the patient even realizing breathing had stopped.
Congratulations to Gordon Buchanan, MD, PhD, on receiving a fall 2019 Improving Our Workplace Award (IOWA). Buchanan was nominated by Alexandra Petrucci. He will be recognized at an IOWA reception in spring 2020.
UI researchers are working to create a better understanding of the leading cause of death in refractory epilepsy cases.
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.
Scientists discovered that terazosin can protect cells by activating an enzyme known as PGK1 that is crucial in producing cellular energy.
A drug used to treat enlarged prostate may also be able to slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease.
Amir Shaban, MD, and Enrique Leira, MD, MS have received a grant funding from the University of Iowa for Translational Stroke Studies. This pilot grant funding will support studying neuroprotection during acute stroke transport.