Articles from June 2011

UI students win National Science Foundation graduate fellowships

Graduate students Valerie Beck and Georgina Moreno have been awarded 2011-12 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Fellowships to pursue graduate studies at the University of Iowa. Beck, a doctoral candidate in psychology, and Moreno, a doctoral candidate in neuroscience, each will receive three years of support from the NSF, including a $30,000 annual stipend, a $10,500 cost-of-education...

Davidson seeks treatment to sneak across blood-brain barrier (Chemistry World, June 2011)

Piggy-backing on the BBB 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 devise methods to overcome this problem,' she explains. Her group took...