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Slusarski and Peeples selected to ELATE's 2015-2016 Class of Fellows

By: Office of Strategic Communication  |  2015.06.08  |  10:06 am

Diane Slusarski, professor in the Department of Biology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Tonya L. Peeples, professor in the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering in the College of Engineering, were selected to the ELATE program's 2015-2016 Class of Fellows. 

Iowa Institute for Human Genetics launches drug metabolism test
By: Jennifer Brown  |  2015.04.21  |  12:46 pm
The Iowa Institute of Human Genetics (IIHG) is offering a new test that will ensure that patients who may require specific pain medications, or need blood-thinning drugs to prevent heart attack or stroke, will receive medicine that is safe and effective, based on the patient's own genetic make-up.

Study implicates TET1 enzyme as a master regulator in cancer
By: Jennifer Brown | 2014.12.03 | 11:18 am

Mutations in the KRAS gene have long been known to cause cancer, and about one third of solid tumors have mutations in this gene or in its biochemical pathway. KRAS promotes cancer formation not only by driving cell growth and division, but also by turning off protective tumor suppressor genes, which normally limit uncontrolled cell growth and cause damaged cells to self-destruct.

The honors will be presented at the February 2015 AAAS meeting
By: Jennifer Brown and Brittany Borghi | 2014.12.02 | 11:04 am

Three University of Iowa faculty members have been awarded the distinction of 2014 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:
Robert G. Franciscus

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.