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News UI study finds bigger lungs improve odds of transplant survival

A new University of Iowa study finds that bigger may be better when it comes to lung transplants. Story from:

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Wed, 08/07/2013 - 08:07

UI Health Care Annual Report: Spotlight: Building bridges and creating connections

This year's University of Iowa Health Care Annual Report features examples of the ways UI Health Care experts are building bridges and creating connections—through patient care, education, and research missions. Story from: UI Health Care Annual Report
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Wed, 08/07/2013 - 08:05 Drug addicted moms face barriers to recovery

Jeffrey Segar, co-director of the ICTS Child Health Core, director of the Iowa Statewide Perinatal Care Program, and University of Iowa Children's Hospital director of neonatology, says a new drug-screening protocol designed to detect drug-addicted newborns has been adopted by roughly 80 birthing hospitals in the state. Story from:

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Wed, 08/07/2013 - 08:02

New York Times: For medical tourists, simple math

Dr. Peter Cram of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics discusses joint replacement pricing.

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Wed, 08/07/2013 - 08:00

Brain Power

In 1848, railway construction foreman Phineas Gage survived a freak accident that put an iron bar right through his skull, but the damage to his frontal lobes led to dramatic alterations in his personality.

In 1861, physician Paul Broca reported on a patient who lost the ability to speak due to a small lesion in the left side of his brain.

And in 1957, a famous patient referred to in medical literature as “HM” became globally amnesic (unable to form new memories) following brain surgery for epilepsy.

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Thu, 07/25/2013 - 14:09

A promising target to treat asthma

University of Iowa team finds enzyme in airway lining cells could hold key for asthma sufferers
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Wed, 07/24/2013 - 13:45

Bruce Gingles visits the ICTS with helpful advice for UI inventors

Image of Bruce Gingles speakingThe ICTS recently welcomed a visit from Bruce Gingles, Vice President for Global Health and Economics at Cook Medical, one of the nation’s largest medical device companies.  Gingles, who has been at Cook Medical since 1979, plays a major role in building collaborations with academic medical centers and medical professional societies to spur interest in developing innovative devices.

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Tue, 07/23/2013 - 10:16

Move Over PWV, There's a New Measuring Tool in Town

KL2 Scholar and Assistant Professor of Human PhysiologyGary Pierce, PhD Gary Pierce, PhD, recently led a study that examined a new technique for measuring the “stiffness” of the aorta, a common risk factor in middle-aged and older adults for developing cardiovascular disease (CVD).

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Mon, 07/15/2013 - 08:51