UI study suggests new approach to treating kids with relapsed cancer

Cancer cell

UI researchers led by Miles Pufall, PhD, have identified a new target that may help improve treatment for children with relapsed B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL), the most common type of childhood cancer.

Airplane joins AirCare service

Airplane for AirCare, photo
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University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

A sleek, powerful new airplane puts an emergency room in the sky as UI Health Care’s first fixed-wing air ambulance.

The Richard O. Jacobson Foundation gives $4.5 million to improve pediatric specialty care for Iowa’s children

Photo of our pediatric hospital in the fall

A $4.5 million gift from the Richard O. Jacobson Foundation will fund two endowed chairs in the UI Stead Family Department of Pediatrics at the Carver College of Medicine, and help expand specialty pediatric services in Des Moines in collaboration with Blank Children's Hospital.

Newborn twins with Menkes disease and their experimental copper treatment

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With time ticking away, clinicians scramble to save newborn twins from the disease that took their brother.

Minnesota boy is 'frequent flyer' for clinical trial at UI Clinical Research Unit

Ben Schuster, photo

Once a week, Ben Schussler boards a plane for his experimental treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). This clinical trial is testing whether a new therapy will change the progression of DMD. Our researchers are working to improve the outcomes for those diagnosed with DMD.