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The Iowa Institute of Human Genetics (IIHG) has launched a new, comprehensive genetic testing panel to help physicians in the care and management of patients with genetic kidney (renal) diseases.
Scientists at the University of Iowa have discovered the first example of a protein that causes muscle weakness and loss during aging. The protein, ATF4, is a transcription factor that alters gene expression in skeletal muscle, causing reduction of muscle protein synthesis, strength, and mass. The UI study also identifies two natural compounds, one found in apples and one found in green tomatoes, which reduce ATF4 activity in aged skeletal muscle.
The Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS) received a $7 million renewal of its Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences. The new award will support a wide range of activities to strengthen clinical research at the University of Iowa, engage communities and other stakeholders in Iowa research to improve health, and promote a robust and diverse translational workforce.
Ann Rhomberg, RN/MSN, is a Clinical/Health Care Research Associate who has worked at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for almost three years. Ann, a valued member of the ICTS Research Coordinator Core, was recently recognized as the top recruiter for the North American arm of the Study Of Diabetic Nephropathy With Atrasentan (SONAR study).
The ICTS is proud to announce the 2014-2015 recipients of the Child Health and Development grants to support community engaged research and community programs targeting childhood trauma and other negative experiences.
We're very pleased to announce that Patrick Ten Eyck, MS, has joined the ICTS as Assistant Director for Biostatistics and Research Design.