Articles from May 2011

Acheivements: UI Faculty, staff making news

Offices and Awards 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.

Millersburg man riding horse across Iowa for UI Alzheimer's research

At night, he will sleep in a bed in the back of his pick-up truck. By day, he will ride on horseback three miles per hour across the state of Iowa. This is 80-year-old cowboy Bill Taylor's summer odyssey to raise money for Alzheimer's research at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Taylor, of Millersburg, Iowa, will begin his 259-mile journey at 10 a.m. June 6 in Grandview, along the...

New blindness-preventing research `is exciting`

New research that may lead to treatments which cure or prevent blindness is "exciting" news, according to one researcher.Dr Budd Tucker, who is currently an assistant professor of ophthalmology at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, said a new study he was involved in could hold "great promise" for future treatments through regenerating skin stem cells, which can help to repair the...

Denburg: working together may help senior citizens make better decisions (Science News, May 23)

Trading cognitive declinesWorking together may protect older people whose thinking skills are declining from getting burned on investments and other crucial decisions. A computer set-up that allowed a group of seniors to trade shares of political candidates from both parties during the 2008 primaries, much as stocks get traded, cut the financial losses of participants with brain-related problems...

Sections Of Retinas Regenerated And Visual Function Increased With Stem Cells From Skin

Scientists from Schepens Eye Research Institute are the first to regenerate large areas of damaged retinas and improve visual function using IPS cells (induced pluripotent stem cells) derived from skin. The results of their study, which is published in PLoS ONE this month, hold great promise for future treatments and cures for diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa...