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American Pain Society/Pfizer Independent Grants Partnership funds UI research on opioid addiction

Two University of Iowa researchers are proposing a new avenue for treating pain that may have a significant impact on the U.S. opioid epidemic. Kathleen Sluka, professor of Physical Therapy, and Barbara Rakel, professor of Nursing, are piloting a program encouraging the “prescribing” of targeted exercises and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) to patients suffering from chronic...
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UI licenses discovery that could provide OTC treatment option for wasting syndrome

Fresh thyme and oregano usually offer a savory touch to a tasty dish, but a University of Iowa researcher recently discovered natural compounds in the herbs that may offer a treatment for cachexia or “wasting syndrome” as it is more commonly known. Wasting syndrome is characterized by a loss of weight and muscle atrophy, and largely found in patients who suffer from cancer, kidney disease, chronic...
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2017 Dare to Discover banner campaign launches

It might surprise you to learn that some of the folks you pass in the grocery aisles at HyVee, on the Ped Mall playground, or out at Lake Macbride are conducting research and scholarship that is changing the world.
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Nominations sought for annual research, scholarship awards

Nominations are being sought for University of Iowa faculty, staff and student researchers, creators, mentors, and entrepreneurs for the UI’s annual Discovery & Innovation Awards Ceremony, which will be held in April. The UI Office of Research and Economic Development, the Office of the Vice President for Finance and Operations, the Graduate College, the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, and...