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Pappajohn Biomedical Institute

Seeking to understand the fundamentals of biology and disease and to extend our discoveries into real-life applications that improve human health

About the Institute

John and Mary Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building

From the PBI Director

The Pappajohn Biomedical Institute (PBI) is a scientific community seeking to understand the fundamentals of biology and disease and to extend our discoveries into real-life applications that improve human health.

Research Themes

Abboud Cardiovascular Research Center

The Francois M. Abboud Cardiovascular Resarch Center works to integrate basic and clinical research programs related to cardiovascular health and discovering new measures for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease.

Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center

The Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center at the University of Iowa is actively advancing knowledge of the pathophysiology of diabetes and its complications through cutting edge research.

Iowa Center for Auditory Regeneration and Deafness

Investigators in the Iowa Center for Auditory Regeneration and Deafness are developing new therapeutic regimens to treat hearing loss.

Iowa Institute for Biomedical Imaging

Investigators in the Iowa Institute for Biomedical Imaging are working agross several disciplines using advanced instrumentation for discovery and translation.

Lung Biology and Cystic Fibrosis Research Center

The University of Iowa Lung Biology Center is expanding on significant strengths of the long-standing Cystic Fibrosis Research Center to tackle other common and seriouos lung diseases.

Neuroscience Institute

Members of the University of Iowa Neuroscience institute are seeking new and better treatments for psychiatric and neurologic diseases.

News

'French-fry hypothesis' busted

PBI's Michael Lutter and colleagues have found that adding high salt to a high-fat diet actually prevents weight gain in mice.

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