Articles from February 2021

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SHL exceeds 1 million COVID-19 tests since start of pandemic in Iowa

March 8 will mark one year since the State Hygienic Laboratory detected the first case of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and the lab has processed more than one million samples since that fateful day. As vaccines for COVID-19 work their way across the country, SHL isn’t slowing down. In fact, it’s continuing to work around the clock to improve testing and expanding the tools available...
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Jumpstarting Tomorrow offers up to $150K for collaborative research proposals

The Research Development Office (RDO) in the University of Iowa Office of Vice President for Research (OVPR) is seeking proposals from interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary teams to conduct innovative research, creative activities, and scholarship with grants of up to $150,000. Jumpstarting Tomorrow, a hybrid pilot grant/community-building program, is supported through $2 million in funding to...
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UI startup Cardio Diagnostics launches new heart disease risk assessment for home

Cardio Diagnostics, a University of Iowa faculty startup, has commercially launched a new home clinical test for assessing patients’ heart disease risk. The product, the Epi+Gen CHD at-home sampling kit, was made possible through a license held by the UI Research Foundation. Heart disease and stroke are the first and fifth leading causes of death in the United States, respectively and are...