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PBI member Paul McCray and colleagues at the University of Iowa and the University of Georgia have developed a vaccine that fully protects mice against a lethal dose of MERS, a close cousin of the SARS-CoV2 coronavirus that causes COVID-19. ( read more )
When University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics put out the call for additional face shields this week, the College of Engineering jumped to help out.
As a young girl in Kenya, Margaret Mungai aspired to become a doctor. She thought that working in a research lab would be beneficial to her education at the University of Iowa. But the senior biology major didn’t expect it to alter her career plans.
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.