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Cholesterol-lowering drugs are more likely to save thousands of additional lives when used in people with higher levels of LDL cholesterol, or “bad” cholesterol, according to a new study from the UI, Iowa Now reports.
The clinical trial treatment combined a powerful immune system activator with an immunotherapy agent and suggests it could be effective against advanced melanoma that has either not responded to or has progressed during therapy with the immunotherapy agent alone.
University of Iowa research indicates newly identified stem cells may hold key to regenerative therapies for lung disease.
Our students are given the opportunity to participate in research during their time as medical students. This exposure to training in scientific thinking is an experience that enriches their medical education and prepares them for their future careers. Every Spring our students complete a research...
Sarcoma patients treated at high-volume medical centers may have higher survival rates than those treated at low-volume centers, according to a new analysis of cancer-treatment data by a team of University of Iowa researchers led by Ben Miller, MD, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation.
University of Iowa researchers, led by Daniel Tranel, professor of Neurology, show evidence that damage to the ventromedial prefrontal cortex may lead to inconsistency between one's thoughts and actions in real-world decision-making, such as choosing spouses or houses.
Glaucoma and cataract surgeon Daniel Bettis, MD, works with eye-care providers in several countries—mostly Haiti, but also Nepal, Mexico, and Honduras—in an effort to “prevent and eradicate unnecessary blindness through a perpetual, sustainable model.”
Each year, UI Carver College of Medicine physicians travel outside the United States to provide care in a host of educational and clinical settings, and in the past several years, more of their students and trainees are joining them.
When Hans House, MD, took a two-week medical trip to Niger in February 2017 he measured his success in two ways: He taught local physicians in Niger how to use an ultrasound, and he rediscovered his appreciation for the level of care Americans take for granted.
Emergency medicine physician Chris Buresh, MD, MPH, helps to lead teams of health care providers and laypeople on trips to Haiti each year, having a hand with five medical trips and two surgical trips annually.