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When Maria Nunez-Hernandez arrived on the University of Iowa campus in August 2013, she didn’t yet know the academic opportunities awaiting her.
The Carver College of Medicine’s 2015-2016 Distinguished Biomedical Scholars Lecture Series continues Thursday, February 18, and Friday, February 19, with two talks by University of California, San Francisco Vice Chancellor for Science Policy and Strategy, Keith R. Yamamoto, PhD. Dr. Yamamoto’s...
New research from the University of Iowa answers a question that has vexed cystic fibrosis (CF) researchers for almost 25 years: Why don’t mice with CF gene mutations develop the life-threatening lung disease that affects most people with CF?
Jacob Michaelson, PhD, an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, has been awarded a $3 million NIH grant to study the biological basis of language impairment over the next five years. The project will be the first ever to perform whole-genome sequencing to examine this condition.
We all love our sugar, especially during the holidays. Cookies, cake, and candy are simply irresistible. While sugar cravings are common, the physiological mechanisms that trigger our “sweet tooth” are not well defined.
Andrew Pieper, MD, PhD, professor of psychiatry and member of the Pappajohn Biomedical Institute, has been selected for membership in the American Society for Clinical Investigation, one of the nation’s oldest and most respected medical honor societies.
A new mouse-model study shows that exercise causes muscle to release a peptide that increases the muscle’s energy production and physical endurance, supporting longer and more intense exercise.
The link between the gut microbiome and obesity seems clear, but just how changes to gut bacteria can cause weight gain is not. A University of Iowa study in mice shows that drug-induced changes to the gut microbiome can cause obesity by reducing the resting metabolic rate—the rate at which calories are burned while sleeping or resting.
A University of Iowa research team will develop an innovative pig model to better understand a rare genetic disorder called neurofibromatosis (NF) thanks to a $931,395 grant from the Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF). The funding is part of a three-year, $1.7 million grant that the CTF has awarded...
Imagine a neurosurgeon completing a complicated, 10-hour surgery without ever looking directly at the patient’s brain or the tumor that’s being removed.