Issue / Spring 2018
Uncovering cystic fibrosis secrets
Sleuths on the trail of cystic fibrosis
Three decades of delving into the mysteries of cystic fibrosis (CF) began with simple, fundamental curiosity. “I just wanted to understand how the airway worked,” says University of Iowa pulmonologist Michael Welsh, MD.
UI study examines racial differences in survival after in-hospital cardiac arrest
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Researchers aiming to understand why autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are more common in boys have discovered differences in a brain signaling pathway involved in reward learning and motivation that makes male mice more vulnerable to an autism-causing genetic glitch.
“It’s a pig!” That was the birth announcement Michael Welsh, MD, emailed colleagues Feb. 27, 2008, marking the successful conclusion of a five-year mission to produce a unique animal model of cystic fibrosis (CF) and open a new chapter in CF research at the University of Iowa.
Johnna Allison’s experience with cystic fibrosis (CF) has been dramatically different from her mother’s, beginning with the diagnosis.
A few years after the cystic fibrosis (CF) gene was discovered, University of Iowa scientists were the first to report that gene therapy could partially correct the CF ion channel defect in people.