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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.
The Dare to Discover campaign showcases researchers, scholars, and creators from across the University of Iowa. The campaign is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research.
After review by Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education, The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine was awarded Joint Accreditation with Commendation for a term of six years as a provider of interprofessional continuing education for health care teams. This is the first time the college has received this designation, and it is the only continuing medical education provider in Iowa to do so.
Early findings from a study measuring the effectiveness of the bivalent booster show the shot provides this group of adults with significant protection against bad outcomes.
University of Iowa (UI) Health Care is seeking applications for a pilot grant program that supports research addressing health disparities within our community and patient populations.
The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine’s ophthalmology residency program was ranked No. 2 in the nation in Ophthalmology Times’ 2022 Best Program Survey.
Researchers with UI Health Care are part of that effort as they continue to track the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines and the long-term impact of infection among U.S. health care workers through the new study called PREVENT II.
Donald Warne, MD, MPH will deliver the Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Lecture during the 2023 UI Health Care Human Rights Week celebration.