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Researchers at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine have received a three-year, $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop new methods to carry gene editing tools into cells that line the airway. The team, led by Paul McCray, MD , UI professor and...
A PBI research team has been awarded a five-year, $11.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue its work on identifying and developing treatment for the causes of cystic fibrosis (CF) lung disease. This is the second renewal for this major project grant, first funded in...
The 2018 Warren Alpert Foundation Prize has been awarded to five scientists, including the University of Iowa’s Michael Welsh, MD, for transformative discoveries in the fields of genetics, physiology, pulmonology and pharmacology that led to the development of life-altering precision-targeted treatments for the devastating multi-organ disease cystic fibrosis (CF).
Although brain research has seen many major advancements over the past few decades, neuroscientists still face a huge limitation in not having access to human brain tissue for molecular and genetic research. Until recently, researchers had to rely on post-mortem brains or animal models to study...
The University of Iowa MADE program harnesses the existing capabilities of faculty and staff, as well as specialized university manufacturing and prototyping facilities, to create a “virtual” medical device company, which converts our trainees’ and faculty members’ ideas into new, commercially...
The Iowa Cochlear Implant Clinical Research Center at the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine has received a five-year, $12 million grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. Led by PBI's Bruce Gantz, the Brian F. McCabe...
University of Iowa graduate students Eric Emmons and Benton Purnell won first- and second-place, respectively, in the 2017 Pappajohn Biomedical Institute Graduate Student Best Paper Competition. All graduate students working in PBI labs were eligible to enter papers published during 2017. Finalists...
PBI's E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, delivered the 35th annual UI Presidential Lecture, “Overfeeding the Heart: Diabetes and Cardiovascular Complications,” on Sunday, Feb. 18. ( see video )
PBI's Isabella Grumbach has received a four-year, $1.74M R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how calcium uptake, oxidative stress, and metabolic changes in mitochondria affect vascular disease. ( read more )
Researchers have long believed that inhaled carbon dioxide activates neurons responsible for breathing and the physical effect of increased deep breathing then triggers waking from sleep (arousal). A new study by PBI researchers challenges that idea. The UI study identifies a group of neurons...