University of Iowa
Researchers at the University of Iowa have discovered a new cause of hydrocephalus, a devastating neurological disorder that affects between one and three of every 1,000 babies born. Working in mice, the researchers identified ...
Medical research Nov 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Many educators have long believed that when words differ on only one sound, early readers can learn the rules of phonics by focusing on what is different between the words. This is thought to be a critical ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 01, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
University of Iowa researchers have previously shown that an enzyme called CaM kinase II plays a pivotal role in the death of heart cells following a heart attack or other conditions that damage or stress heart muscle. Loss ...
Cardiology Oct 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Parents: Want to help ensure your children turn out to be happy and socially well adjusted? Bond with them when they are infants.
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
New biological pathway discovery may help scientists redesign certain diabetes drugs to reduce adverse side effects
University of Iowa team discovers new biological pathway in blood vessel cells, which may contribute to the blood pressure-lowering effects of TZD drugs used to treat Type 2 diabetes. This finding may help to develop new ...
Diabetes Oct 09, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Amidst the extraordinarily dense network of pathways in a mammal lung is a common destination. There, any road leads to a cul-de-sac of sorts called the pulmonary acinus. This place looks ...
Medical research Oct 02, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Potential new class of drugs protects nerve cells in models of Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Researchers at the University of Iowa and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, have identified a new class of small molecules that block nerve cell death in animal models of Parkinson's disease and ...
Medical research Oct 01, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
University of Iowa researchers have determined that thigh size in obese people is a reason their hip implants are more likely to fail.
Medical research Sep 18, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
A new University of Iowa study suggests there are two root causes of a type of diabetes associated with cystic fibrosis (CF). The findings, which already have sparked a clinical trial, may guide development ...
Diabetes Sep 17, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Ancient Greek philosophers considered the ability to "know thyself" as the pinnacle of humanity. Now, thousands of years later, neuroscientists are trying to decipher precisely how the human brain constructs ...
Neuroscience Aug 22, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (11) | 17 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Everyone knows the adage: "If something sounds too good to be true, then it probably is." Why, then, do some people fall for scams and why are older folks especially prone to being duped?
Neuroscience Aug 16, 2012 | 4.2 / 5 (5) | 1 |
Pregnant women who are overweight or obese can encounter a host of health complications. The added weight also appears to affect how their children grow and develop, at least initially.
Pediatrics Aug 06, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Researchers at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine have discovered a genetic process that can restore function to a defective protein, which is the most common cause of cystic fibrosis (CF).
Genetics Aug 01, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Forget bad guys and gunfire: Being a police officer can be hazardous to your health in other ways.
Health Jul 18, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The human airway is a pretty inhospitable place for microbes. There are numerous immune defense mechanisms poised to kill or remove inhaled bacteria before they can cause problems. But cystic fibrosis (CF) disrupts these ...
Medical research Jul 04, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (4) | 0 |