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Children’s Miracle Network has awarded Joseph W. Turek, MD, PhD, a $50,000 research grant. The grant application, entitled “Multi Level Interactions between CaMKII and TRPV 1 Contribute to Aortic Aneurysm Progression Marfan Syndrome,” was approved for funding through June 2017.
Frederick Domann, PhD, professor in the UI Carver College of Medicine, received a Distinguished Scientist Award from the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (SEBM) at the organization's annual meeting April 2–6 in San Diego.
Ryan Boudreau, PhD, UI assistant professor of internal medicine, has received a three-year, $438,657 Young Investigator award from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust to investigate regulatory mechanisms that control when and where proteins are made within heart cells.
The Carver College of Medicine’s 2015-2016 Distinguished Biomedical Scholars Lecture Series continues Thursday, May 5, with a talk by Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator Angelika Amon, PhD.
A new study shows the death of newborn brain cells may be linked to a genetic risk factor for five major psychiatric diseases, and at the same time shows a compound currently being developed for use in humans may have therapeutic value for these diseases by preventing the cells from dying.
The Ophthalmologist magazine recently named Edwin Stone, MD, PhD, to the 2016 Power List, a list of the top 100 most influential people in the world of ophthalmology.
The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, has approved a request to revise and restructure the bioscience-related program(s) into a new consortium degree-granting program at the University of Iowa—the Biomedical Science program.
Abnormally thick and sticky mucus that clogs airways and makes the lungs more vulnerable to persistent, difficult-to-treat bacterial infections, is a major clinical problem for people with cystic fibrosis (CF), especially in its more advanced stages.
The UI Carver College of Medicine will welcome Zhijian “James” Chen, the George L. MacGregor Distinguished Chair in Biomedical Science at the University of Texas Southwestern, on Monday, April 18, as he presents the 2016 Ramon and Victoria Lim Medical Science Lecture.
University of Iowa researchers have shown that patients diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have more cancer-promoting oncogenes but lower rates of cancer.