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High-dose vitamin C linked to killing cancer cells

Why high-dose vitamin C kills cancer cells

Low levels of catalase enzyme make cancer cells vulnerable to high-dose ascorbate

Vitamin C has a patchy history as a cancer therapy, but researchers at the University of Iowa believe that is because it has often been used in a way that...

Faculty Focus: Maia Hightower, MD

What is your hometown?

Berkeley, CA

When did you join the University of Iowa faculty?

August, 2015

How/when did you become interested in science and medicine?

I have been interested in science for as long as I can remember. I am a very adventurous...

A Day in the Life of a Medical Student

Video of One second a day at Carver College of Medicine UI

Have you ever wondered what it‘s like to be a medical student? If so, you're in luck. Carver College of Medicine first-year student Armando Cervantes created a video to give family, friends, and future students a first-...

Faculty Focus: Cassim Igram, MD

Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

What is your hometown?

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

When did you join the University of Iowa faculty?


How/when did you become interested in science and medicine?

In high school. I had very good math and...

How diabetes harms the heart

Study in mice reveals heart-damaging pathway triggered by insulin, identifies possible drug targets to prevent or treat heart failure

Diabetes is hard on the heart.

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in people with diabetes, and risk for heart failure—where the heart...

Okeoma receives Iowa Women of Innovation Award

​Chioma Okeoma, PhD, assistant professor of microbiology at the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, has received the Research Innovation and Leadership Award from the Technology Association of Iowa (TAI).

Okeoma was one of eight women leaders in the...

Potential target identified for preventing long-term effects of brain injury

More than 200,000 U.S. soldiers serving in the Middle East have experienced a blast-related traumatic brain injury, making it a common health problem and concern for that population. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have various harmful long-term neurological effects, including problems with vision, coordination, memory, mood, and thinking.