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New epilepsy pathway was previously shown to be involved in Alzheimer’s

By: John Riehl | 2014.07.22 | 11:10 AM

A recent scientific discovery showed that mutations in prickle genes cause epilepsy, which in humans is a brain disorder characterized by repeated seizures over time. However, the mechanism responsible for generating prickle-associated seizures was unknown.

By: Kristine Roggentien | 2014.06.27 | 02:13 PM

Robert F. Mullins studies degenerative diseases of the retina in his lab at the UI Carver College of Medicine. Photo courtesy of the UI Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences


By: Kris Yows | 2014.05.16 | 11:09 AM 
Six University of Iowa faculty members have received the 2014 Regents Award for Faculty Excellence.
Presented by the Iowa Board of Regents, the award honors faculty members for work representing a significant contribution to excellence in public education. Each honoree will receive $1,000.
This year’s recipients are:
Charles Brenner, Biochemistry, Carver College of Medicine
Charles Brenner 
Brenner, Roy J.

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.