Articles from July 2011

Achievements: UI faculty, staff making news

Curt Sigmund, professor and head of pharmacology in the Carver College of Medicine, has been selected as the 2011 Ernest H. Starling Distinguished Lecturer by the American Physiological Society.

UI vision researchers receive grants from Research to Prevent Blindness

Markus Kuehn, Ph.D., assistant professor, will receive a one-year, $55,000 Special Scholars Award. Kuehn is investigating the relationship between cellular stress response and elevated pressure inside the eye, which is associated with glaucoma and other blinding eye diseases. For more information on...

UI Health Care names first Diabetes Faculty Scholar

Leaders of The Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center at the University of Iowa today announced they have selected Christopher Adams, M.D., Ph.D., as the center's first faculty scholar, a position that provides up to $250,000 to help fund his research.

Diabetes Research Center announces initial research grants

Leaders of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center at The University of Iowa today announced they have awarded the Center's first round of research grants to fund innovative pilot projects by young investigators. A total of 24 researchers from across the UI Roy J. and Lucille A...

Breaking through the barrier

Beverly Davidson, a neurologist at the University of Iowa, US, has been seeking a therapy for children who suffer from lysosomal storage disease, caused by the absence of a particular brain enzyme . 'We know we can't simply deliver the enzyme into the blood and have it access the brain, so we try to...

Apple peel makes mice mighty

For Popeye, spinach was the key to extra muscle. For the mice in a new University of Iowa study, it was apples, or more precisely a waxy substance called ursolic acid that's found in apple peel. The UI study, published in the June 8 issue of the journal Cell Metabolism, showed that ursolic acid...