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Study links changes in gut bacteria to lower resting metabolic rate and weight gain in mice

The link between the gut microbiome and obesity seems clear, but just how changes to gut bacteria can cause weight gain is not.

UI study shows that a peptide released during exercise boosts muscle's energy production and exercise tolerance

A new mouse-model study shows that exercise causes muscle to release a peptide that increases the muscle’s energy production and physical endurance, supporting longer and more intense exercise.

Study identifies liver-generated hormone that regulates 'sweet tooth'

We all love our sugar, especially during the holidays. Cookies, cake, and candy are simply irresistible.

Pieper elected to American Society for Clinical Investigation

Andrew Pieper, MD, PhD, professor of psychiatry and member of the Pappajohn Biomedical Institute, has been selected for membership in the American Society for Clinical Investigation, one of the nation...

Whole-genome study explores biological basis of autism and language impairment

Jacob Michaelson, PhD, an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, has been awarded a $3 million NIH grant to study the biological basis of language impairment over the next five years. The project will be ...

University of Iowa scientists will develop a pig model for Neurofibromatosis type 1 to improve understanding of the disease and advance therapy

A University of Iowa research team will develop an innovative pig model to better understand a rare genetic disorder called neurofibromatosis (NF) thanks to a $931,395 grant from the Children’s Tumor ...