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Two faculty in the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine have been awarded the distinction of 2013 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science.

They are:
Paul McCray, Jr.

A fly's hearing

UI study shows fruit fly is ideal model to study hearing loss in people

By:Gary Galluzzo | 2013.09.02 | 02:00 PM

The auditory organ of the fruit fly, seen with fluorescent cell markers. Image collected by Madhuparna Roy and Sarit Smolikove, modified by Daniel Eberl.

If your attendance at too many rock concerts has impaired your hearing, listen up.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (CBS2/Fox28) -- A Danish study reporter in Pediatrics suggests there may be some connection between mothers who had the flu while pregnant and the chances of her child developing autism.
The study found that children had double the risk of developing autism before the age of 3 if their mother got the flu while pregnant; that risk tripled if the mother had a fever for more than a week. The study states that the findings may have resulted by chance, and are still inconclusive.

Contest develops 'best practices' to use genome sequencing in patient care

By: Jennifer Brown | 2012.11.09 | 10:20 AM

A University of Iowa team of more than 30 researchers from five different colleges has been named a finalist and awarded $5,000 in a competition that challenged international research teams to provide the best interpretation and communication of DNA sequencing results for three children with rare, undiagnosed genetic diseases.

Funding will help develop tools to find genes that drive cancer growth

By:Jennifer Brown | 2012.11.08 | 10:35 AM

Modern DNA sequencing technology is beginning to reveal the complete genetic makeup of various forms of cancer, and the results indicate that cancers are far more genetically complex than anticipated. One question raised by this new data is how to determine which of the hundreds of gene mutations found in tumors are important.

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, recently approved plans to establish the Iowa Institute of Human Genetics (IIHG) as a statewide resource to promote personalized genomic clinical medicine, research, and education focused on medical and scientific advances around the human genome.

The field of genetics research received a boost at the University of Iowa when the provost announced in 2010 the hiring of a cluster of new faculty across campus to pursue genetics research.


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    Kollros Aud, 101 BBE
    Patricia Wittkopp
    University of Michigan, Depts. of Ecol & Evol. Biology; and Mol., Cell. & Dev. Biology
    Genetics Special Topics-Origin & Evolution of Developmental Genetics Systems