News Archive

August 2013

UI team finds enzyme in airway lining cells could hold key for asthma sufferers

An enzyme known for its role in heart disease may well be a promising target to treat asthma. Researchers from the University of Iowa have found that the enzyme, called CaMKII, is linked to the harmfu...

Bacterial toxins cause deadly heart disease

University of Iowa researchers have discovered what causes the lethal effects of staphylococcal infective endocarditis—a serious bacterial infection of heart valves that kills approximately 20,000 Ame...

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,...

Distinguished Lecture Series to begin September 19

The Carver College of Medicine invites individuals to participate in the 2013-2014 Distinguished Biomedical Scholars Lecture Series beginning Thursday, September 19. The Distinguished Biomedical Schol...

Fox News: Researchers discover bacterial toxin responsible for deadly heart disease

UI microbiologist Patrick Schlievert discusses new research showing that a toxin produced by staph bacteria is responsible for the deadly effects of infective endocarditis -- a serious infection of he...

Incoming medical students welcomed during annual White Coat Ceremony

Each fall, new medical students go through a rite of passage known as the White Coat Ceremony. At the event, they don a crisp, clean medical practitioner jacket for the first time. The coat is not onl...

Muscle health depends on sugar superstructure

For many inherited diseases, such as cystic fibrosis or Huntington disease, the disease-causing genetic mutation damages or removes a protein that has an essential role in the body. This protein defec...

Rizzo comments on pharmaceuticals and driving impairment in New York Times

Matthew Rizzo, MD, director of the UI Brain and Mind Initiative and professor of neurology has recently been quoted in an article titled, "To Judge Sleep Aids, U.S. Looks at Drowsy Driving in the Morn...

Stephen A. Wynn gives $25 million to the University of Iowa Institute for Vision Research

Stephen A. Wynn has made a $25 million gift commitment to the University of Iowa to support the UI’s Institute for Vision Research. The gift, which was announced at today’s meeting of the Board of Reg...

UI to hold Deeded Body Program memorial service Friday

The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine will hold its annual memorial service for the Deeded Body Program at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at St. Andr...