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A new study, led by Daniel Livorsi, MD, University of Iowa assistant professor of internal medicine, suggests that antibiotics are being overused in up to 50 percent of patients undergoing common urological procedures.
UI researchers led by Sam Young, PhD, used innovative technologies to determine how the strength of information flow in the brain is controlled.
“We asked our current and past patients for their input, and their generous feedback allowed us to create this beautiful new unit that we can truly call patient-centered,” says Margarita Magalhaes-Silverman, MD, director of the UI Blood and Marrow Transplant Program.
Taking known drugs and identifying new applications for them is at the heart of a UI study published Dec. 11 showing three existing drugs, never before related to epilepsy, significantly reduced seizure-like movement in a zebrafish model of seizures.
Matt Howard, MD, began developing medical devices as a medical student and is the inventor on 34 issued university-owned U.S. patients. His inventions range from brain and spinal cord neuromodulation implants to treat conditions such as tinnitus, obesity, and chronic pain, to surgical tools and implants that help make surgeries safer and easier to perform.
Michigan might be Samantha Sparrow’s home state, but Iowa has become her new favorite state. The graduate of the University of Iowa physician assistant program will practice in the Hawkeye State, and plans to be active in recruiting younger people to consider careers as a PA.
Viewed from a few feet away, the microneedle patch in Nicole Brogden’s palm doesn’t look like a needle at all. It’s a small sliver of metal with no sharp tip. But an up-close look reveals a dozen or more rows of tiny needles—needles that deliver a painless prick when probed with a finger
Colleen Campbell, PhD, MS, CGC, recently received the Strategic Leader Award from the National Society of Genetic Counselors. The award is presented annually to one individual who has done an outstanding job of promoting the genetic counseling profession as a recognized and integral part of health care delivery, through such avenues as education, research, and public policy.
With a finding that will “rewrite neuroanatomy textbooks,” University of Iowa neurologist Aaron Boes, MD, PhD, and his colleagues show that the thalamus is not a critical part of the brain pathway involved in keeping humans awake and conscious.
Two University of Iowa scientists have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general-scientific society and publisher of the journal Science. Election as an AAAS fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.