Research News and Updates

Is this research too dangerous?

What if you were a scientist who wanted to investigate ways to counter a deadly virus, but the only way you could do so is if you created it? That was the question that circulated late last week when scientists announced that research on H5N1, an apparently unusually deadly bird flu virus, was going to […]

— Barb Boose

Do extra pounds make you live longer?

Recent research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association sounds like the perfect post-holiday gift to anyone who resembles Santa a bit more than prior to the season of celebrations: A review of 97 studies involving a combined 2.88 million people on the relationship between body weight and death risk concluded that overall, […]

— Barb Boose

Research Symposium follow-up

The 2012 Des Moines University Research Symposium was held December 6, 2012. It was another successful year with a great turnout! This year the number of attendees kept steady at 152, the exact number as the previous year’s symposium in 2011. The Office of Research is happy to report that the total number of presentations […]

— Mollie Lyon

DMU Research Symposium

The DMU Research Symposium is scheduled for December 6, 2012. The Symposium aims to recognize the research efforts of those in the surrounding community; to provide a forum for the collaboration of ideas and the production of new hypotheses; and to impress upon the students of DMU the critical role that research plays in the […]

— Mollie Lyon

Halt the salt

It’s little surprise that we consume too much salt. Sadly, a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), published in the journal Pediatrics, shows that our kids are, too: American youth between the ages of 8 and 18 are eating, on average, 3,387 milligrams per day – about the same amount […]

— Barb Boose

Research is vital

Research is vital, and at DMU students are vital to research. The Mentored Student Research Program is an excellent opportunity for students to highlight their research findings. They will present their research on Friday, July 20 in DMU’s Olsen Medical Education Center (better known as the MEC) in an event that’s free and open to the public. It begins with […]

— Nicole Branstad