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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...
Researchers aiming to understand why autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are more common in boys have discovered differences in a brain signaling pathway involved in reward learning and motivation that makes male mice more vulnerable to an autism-causing genetic glitch.
Platelets, the cells in blood that enable clotting, are highly reliant on their ability to metabolize glucose, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Iowa.
Scientists at the University of Iowa and the University of Toledo have shown that briefly breathing carbon dioxide makes fear memories more susceptible to modification. Their studies in mice suggest an approach that might improve the effectiveness of exposure therapy in humans affected by post-...
Mildly stressing muscle metabolism boosts levels of a beneficial hormone that prevents obesity and diabetes in mice, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Iowa.
New research from the Welsh Lab may help explain mucus clearance problems for patients with cystic fibrosis.