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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 guarantees failure.
Meet Maia Hightower, MD
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-hand glimpse into the daily life of a medical student.
Meet Cassim Igram, MD, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation
Brain stimulation replaces missing brain wave and improves cognitive process in mice that lack dopamine When a cheetah chases a gazelle, it’s not raw speed that predicts the outcome of the contest. Instead, it’s the animal that times its movements better that has the advantage. That ability to...
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 can’t pump enough blood—is two to three times higher in men and up to five times higher in women with diabetes compared to people without diabetes.
The Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust has committed a transformational $45 million grant to the University of Iowa that will allow for the creation of a comprehensive and cross-disciplinary neuroscience center within the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine.
​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 fields of...
Meet Dr. Miles Pufall, PhD, in the Department of Biochemistry.
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.