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Posted May 21, 2015

Diabetes Advance

University of Iowa researchers are successfully using human skin cells to create human insulin-producing cells that respond to glucose and correct blood-sugar levels in diabetic mice.

Care Coordination

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is participating in a $7 million, three-year project to improve health care coordination between primary care and specialty physicians using electronic consultation and referral.

Special Performance

Holly Campbell and Kim Scadlock will perform the song “For Good” from Wicked the Musical at noon on Friday, May 29, on the first level of the Colloton Pavilion in UI Hospitals and Clinics. Both mothers sang the song to their newborn sons. Beckham Scadlock received Jake Campbell’s heart when he was two weeks old.

Diabetes Event

The diabetes care team at UI Health Care–Iowa River Landing will hold a free evening workshop for patients and families on the latest options for diabetes care from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on June 3 at UI Health Care–Iowa River Landing in Coralville.

Medication Study

UI Health Care researchers are conducting a clinical trial to evaluate the safety of how the body metabolizes a medication called oxfendazole. The medication is being tested as a possible treatment for neurocysticercosis, a disease caused by a parasite that can enter the brain and cause seizures and other problems.

Thank You,

Tom Moore
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