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PBI director Michael Welsh will continue to serve as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigator for another five years following renewal of his appointment by HHMI. Fellow UI HHMI investigator Kevin Campbell, professor and chair of molecular physiology and biophysics, and director of the...
Scientists led by University of Iowa researcher Paul McCray, Jr., MD, are using simple peptides to deliver gene-editing tools into notoriously hard-to-access lung and airway cells with the goal of creating new treatments for people with diseases like cystic fibrosis, COPD, and asthma. ( read more )
A drug used to treat enlarged prostate may also be able to slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease. The surprising finding, published Sept. 16 online in The Journal of Clinical Investigation, is the result of an international collaboration involving researchers in China and at the University of...
Alexandra Petrucci , a UI neuroscience graduate student who works in the PBI lab of Gordon Buchanan, MD, PhD, is one of four students nationally to win a predoctoral research fellowship award from the American Epilepsy Society.
Colin Derdeyn, MD, the Krabbenhoft Chair in Radiology and department executive officer of radiology, is a winner of the 2019 Distinguished Investigator Award from the Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research. ( read more )
PBI's Patrick Sinn, associate professor of pediatrics and microbiology and immunology, has been studying how measles infects humans since he was a graduate student at Iowa almost two decades ago. In various studies, including collaboration with colleagues at Mayo Clinic, Sinn’s work has shown how...
A new study led by PBI member E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, director of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center, shows how diabetes affects an important mediator of blood clot formation called platelets. ( read more )
Ryan Boudreau, PhD, assistant professor in Cardiovascular Medicine, was awarded a five-year, $1.9M NIH R01. This funding will support Boudreau’s further investigation of the cardiovascular effects of a genetic variant in SCN5A, the gene that encodes the Nav1.5 sodium channel that provides the...
UI researchers led by Sam Young, PhD, have just published findings from a study using innovative technologies to better understand signaling capacity between neurons, leading to a new understanding of how the strength of information flow in the brain is controlled. ( read more )
The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has named University of Iowa neurosurgeon and entrepreneur Matthew Howard, M.D., a 2018 fellow. A member of the Pappajohn Biomedical Institue, Howard he has invented multiple pioneering medical devices that address unmet medical needs and improve patient care...