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Vitamin safely boosts levels of important cell metabolite linked to multiple health benefits. In the first controlled clinical trial of nicotinamide riboside (NR), a newly discovered form of Vitamin B3, researchers have shown that the compound is safe for humans and increases levels of a cell metabolite that is critical for cellular energy production and protection against stress and DNA damage.
Meet Douglas Storm, MD, in the Department of Urology.
Kamal Rahmouni, PhD, professor of pharmacology and internal medicine at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, has been awarded the 2016 Paul Korner Award by the International Society of Hypertension (ISH).
Meet Andrea Greiner, MD, in the Department of OB/GYN.
University of Iowa researchers have been awarded funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for studies that address oral health and cancer.
Terry Wahls knows first-hand what the right diet can do for a person’s health and well-being; her own diet, the Wahls Protocol, helped her combat the fatigue and physical symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) nearly 10 years ago. At the time, Wahls, a University of Iowa professor of internal medicine, was confined to a wheelchair and her own MS was advancing.
Rural patients with heart disease often have limited access to specialized care because most cardiologists practice in cities, so even routine office visits can be difficult and time consuming. But a new study from the University of Iowa finds that the use of visiting consultant clinics (VCCs) in rural hospitals staffed by traveling cardiologists greatly increases access to cardiology care.
A pioneer in molecular biology, John Donelson has led a renowned career all the more remarkable for his outstanding record of mentoring. In 37 years of mentorship at the University of Iowa, the giant steps Donelson has taken to inspire others—undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty—to achieve their dreams will be traced for many generations.
U.S. News & World Report on Aug. 1 released its 2016–17 “Best Hospitals” rankings, and University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics again has been included as one of the top hospitals in the United States.
Muscle wasting, or atrophy, is a serious condition that affects millions of Americans. Aging is the most common cause, but muscle atrophy also happens as a result of muscle disuse—after injury or spinal cord damage, for example—malnutrition, critical illness, or advanced chronic diseases like cancer.