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Twice exceptional youth—children who have a diagnosis of autism and who also have exceptional cognitive ability—are at increased the risk of suicidal thoughts, according to a recent study by researchers at the University of Iowa.
A combination of two inexpensive, readily available chemotherapy drugs performs better than BCG
Meet Ali Khan, a student of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Biomedical Science Program in Cancer Biology from Karachi, Pakistan.
Quad Cities physician and UI grad Christine Walsh (08MD, 09R, 13R, 14F) combined her interest in radiology—typically a “behind the scenes” role in medicine—with her passion for forming trusting, long-term relationships with patients.
Meet Travis Fischer, a student of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Biomedical Science Program in Cancer Biology from Candia, New Hampshire.
University of Iowa researcher Michael Welsh, MD, is one of the four researchers who will receive the 21st annual Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences for discoveries leading to the creation of cystic fibrosis treatments that have improved—and extended—the lives of patients living with CF.
A new study conducted by UI researchers with the lab of Ashutosh Mangalam, PhD, explores a potential link between gut bacteria and breast cancer in individuals from the Midwest. Futher investigation of the link could lead to new methods for early screening and diagnosis of breast cancer, as well as the development of new treatments that target alterations in gut bacteria.
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.