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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...
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...