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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...
PBI's Dale Abel will deliver the 35th annual UI Presidential Lecture, “Overfeeding the Heart: Diabetes and Cardiovascular Complications,” at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 18, in the fourth-floor assembly hall of the Levitt Center for University Advancement. It is only relatively recently that researchers...
PBI's Julien Sebag has been awarded a 5-year $1.9M grant from the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive & Kidney Disease for a project entitled: Investigating the requirement of MRAP2 for ghrelin function. ( read more )
PBI researchers have identified how excess fat in the heart, a common feature in diabetes and obesity, can harm the cells’ essential ability to produce energy. They believe the mechanism may contribute to the two- to five-fold increased risk of heart failure in people with diabetes. ( Read More )
A multidisciplinary neuroscience study using rare, intraoperative brain recordings suggests that low frequency stimulation of a deep brain region may be able to improve cognitive function in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD). The study findings, published Nov. 28 online in the journal Brain,...
E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, was recently elected as the president-elect of the Endocrine Society. His term as president-elect will commence March 20, 2018, and his presidential term will begin on March 20, 2019, for one year. Abel is the first president of the Endocrine Society from the University of...