Career in genetic counseling educational session

The Iowa Institute of Human Genetics is hosting an educational session for students who want to learn more about the profession and about applying to genetic counseling master’s programs. The session on “Personalized Genomic Medicine: Applying to Genetic Counseling Graduate Programs” will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, in the Eckstein Medical Research Building (EMRB 283) at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.

National MS Society and University of Iowa Launch $1 Million Clinical Trial to Test Dietary Approaches to Treating Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis

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.

Roaming cardiologists increase rural Iowans' access to specialized heart care by 33 percent

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.

John Donelson, PhD to be recognized as Distinguished Mentor

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.

First human clinical trial for nicotinamide riboside

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.

Study also identifies first biological pathway associated with risk of developing an eating disorder

Giving mice a gene mutation linked to eating disorders in people causes feeding and behavior abnormalities similar to symptoms often seen in patients with eating disorders. Only female mice are affected by the gene mutation, and some of the abnormalities they express depend on whether they are housed alone or with other mice.

UI Carver College of Medicine student receives Soozie Courter Hemophilia Scholarship awarded

University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine first-year medical student, Isaiah Reeves, is being recognized as a winner of the Soozie Courter Hemophilia Scholarship Program for his academic excellence in pursuing a higher education and sharing his inspiring story of living with hemophilia.