Articles from September 2015

UI cystic fibrosis researchers receive $11 million grant renewal for gene therapy work

By: Mary Kenyon Researchers in the University of Iowa Pappajohn Biomedical Institute have received a five-year, $11 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, to continue advancing gene therapy to treat and prevent cystic fibrosis, a...

Keeping older muscles strong

University of Iowa scientists discover cause of and potential treatment for muscle weakness and loss due to aging

Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center awards research grants

By Tom Moore Leaders of Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa today announced the recipients of the 2015 American Cancer Society (ACS) seed grant awards. The award recipients are: Kin Fai Au, Ph.D., assistant professor, Internal Medicine: $30,000 for studying the detection of...

Biology professor awarded grant to study protein structure necessary for fertility

By: Steve Kehoe Sarit Smolikove, assistant professor in biology, has been awarded a $555,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study a protein structure necessary for fertility. The process of meiosis, a specialized type of cell division that reduces the chromosome number by half and...