medicine

Research cooperation and collaboration offer signs of hope during pandemic

Given its dramatic impact on daily life at the University of Iowa, the global spread of COVID-19 makes it tempting to feel pessimistic. Certainly, this is an unprecedented and challenging time on a scale seen by few people alive today. But stories of quiet heroism, of people on campus and across the state going above and beyond to help one another during this crisis, are emerging every day. They...
Dr. Richard Smith

With ArTara license UI hopes to translate 20 years of research into cyst treatment

As a young medical resident at Baylor College of Medicine in the Texas Medical Center in Houston in the 1980s, Richard Smith, M.D., saw a number of toddlers with large, disfiguring cysts on their face or necks. The cysts, called lymphatic malformations, or LMs, are gossamer thin veils of tissue filled up like water balloons. They’re usually benign but can have a profound impact on everything from...

Science on Tap series to explore mussels, metabolism and artificial intelligence

What do mussels, metabolism, and artificial intelligence have in common? They’re topics in a series of free talks scheduled for this semester’s edition of Science on Tap, lectures presented by the University of Iowa Research Development Office and Hancher. All the events take place on Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Hancher’s Stanley Café. Attendees are invited to grab a bite to eat and enjoy a...