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Gene associated with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism, ADHD, and depression linked to brain cell death in mice

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 i...

UI professor Edwin Stone named one of world's most influential ophthalmologists

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.

Sigmund receives NIH grant to study blood vessel health

Curt Sigmund, PhD, professor and DEO of pharmacology at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, has been awarded a four-year, $2.48 million grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH)...

Increased acidity may affect mucus viscosity by altering electrostatic interactions between mucin molecules

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 fibr...

James Chen to present 2016 Ramon and Victoria Lim Medical Science Lecture

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 ...

Patients with autism have increased mutations in genes that drive cancer but decreased rates of cancer

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.

Bean Learning Community hosts event to benefit Shelter House of Iowa City

The first annual Swing Fore Shelter House Charity Golf Outing will take place on Saturday, April 23 at the Pleasant Valley Golf Course in Iowa City. The William Bean Learning Community of the UI Carve...

UI Carver College of Medicine graduate named CEO of Shedd Aquarium

Bridget Coughlin has two passions in her professional career—science and people. Thanks to her graduate education at the University of Iowa, Coughlin has combined these passions in a dream job.