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Misplaced protein causes heart failure

Colchicine, a drug that's used to treat gout, has the beneficial side effect of lowering the risk of heart attack in patients taking it. Conversely, taxol, a drug for treating cancer, has the opposite...

Cardiovascular Genetics Service Now Available

We are pleased to announce that the University of Iowa Cardiovascular Genetics Program is now operational. This integrated program will provide clinical evaluation, genetic testing, and management rec...

A quicker, cheaper way to detect staph in the body

Chances are you won’t know you’ve got a staph infection until the test results come in, days after the symptoms first appear. But what if your physician could identify the infection much more quickly ...

Tweaking energy consumption to combat muscle wasting and obesity

By evaluating working muscles in mice, University of Iowa researchers have uncovered physiological mechanisms that could lead to new strategies for combating metabolism-related disorders like muscle w...

Award-winning dissertation points to new ways to control high blood pressure

 High blood pressure affects one in every three adults in the United States, according to the American Heart Association. In 2009, 44.8 percent of male deaths and 55.2 percent of female deaths resulte...

Center renamed the François M. Abboud Cardiovascular Research Center

 The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, today (Wednesday, Dec. 4) approved a request from the University of Iowa to re-name the UI Cardiovascular Research Center in honor of its founder, Francois Abboud...

2013 International Symposium of University of Iowa Cardiovascular Research Center: A Recap

University of Iowa Cardiovascular Research Center (CVC) researchers, board members and industry representatives gathered for two days in late October to explore ways they could work more closely toget...

Davis, Milhem and Schlechte Receive UI Physicians Clinical Awards

Three Internal Medicine clinical physicians received awards voted on by their peers at the University of Iowa Physicians Annual Meeting on Oct. 21. The University of Iowa Physicians (UIP) Clinical Awa...

Cardiovascular Research Center International Symposium - October 25, 2013

This week the University of Iowa Cardiovascular Research Center (CVC) will bring together more than 200 leaders from government, industry and academia from across the nation and around the world for I...

UI Vaccine Unit to test vaccine for a potentially lethal strain of flu

Vaccine research specialists with University of Iowa Health Care, in collaboration with colleagues across the country, are preparing for the potential pandemic spread of a new bird flu strain (H7N9) t...

Kaldjian Named Interim Director for General Medicine

Internal Medicine is pleased to announce that Dr. Lauris Kaldjian will serve as the interim director for the Division of General Internal Medicine, beginning October 1. Dr. Peter Cram leaves Iowa Sept...

Weiner involved in national cancer progress report

Significant progress has been made against cancer due to the dedicated work of researchers throughout the biomedical research enterprise, according to the American Association for Cancer Research’s (A...

Sutterwala paper on cover of Immunity

The cover of the August issue of Immunity belongs to the paper by Fayyaz Sutterwala called "Mitochondrial Cardiolipin Is Required for Nlrp3 Inflammasome Activation." The cover was created by Vickie Kn...

O'Rourke and Linson take on new responsibilities

Rebecca (Becky) O’Rourke has been appointed to serve as administrator for the Division of Nephrology, and Eric Linson has been appointed administrator for the Division of General Internal Medicine. Bo...

Bigger lungs may be better for transplants

When it comes to lung transplants, bigger may be better. That’s the main finding from a University of Iowa study, which found that oversized lungs lead to improved survival following lung transplants,...

Brian Link Discusses Imaging Surveillance with CancerNetwork

Abel named director of the UI Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center

The University of Iowa has appointed E. Dale Abel, M.D., D.Phil., as the new director of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center in the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medici...

Schweizer: three steps to reduce post-surgical staph infections

Staph infections in hospitals are a serious concern, so much so that the term Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is as commonly known as MRI. Far less known is that in many of these ca...

Lori Bassler Receives First Research Admin Award

Internal Medicine's Lori Bassler is the first recipient of the Distinguished Research Administrator Award, offered for the first time this year by the University of Iowa Vice President for Research. T...

VanderZyl appointed Chief of Staff

The Department of Internal Medicine is pleased to announce the appointment of Amanda VanderZyl to the newly formed position as Chief of Staff. She joins Executive Vice Chair Karl Thomas and Assistant ...

Recruitment begins for long-term study of diabetes drug efficacy

University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics is recruiting volunteers to participate in a study to compare the long-term benefits and risks of four widely used diabetes drugs in combination with metformin,...

Rosenthal Among Faculty Honored for Excellence

Gary Rosenthal is a major national figure for his work in defining and improving quality in healthcare, as well as an institutional leader who has brought together faculty from multiple colleges to bu...