Articles from April 2010

UI experts coordinate special Journal of Heredity issue on evolution of sex

Why is sexual reproduction so common, and why did sex evolve in the first place? That question was center-stage at a 2009 University of Iowa symposium attended by about 130 researchers from around the world, and now it will be reflected in the publication of a series of articles in the Journal of...

Graduate College awards top dissertation prizes

The University of Iowa Graduate College has awarded its most prestigious dissertation prizes: the D.C. Spriestersbach Dissertation Prize, the Graduate Deans' Distinguished Dissertation Award and the L.B. Sims Outstanding Master's Thesis Award. Seven scholars will be formally recognized for their...

NIH grant to fund UI research on primate and human evolution

Yi Xing, Ph.D., University of Iowa computational biologist, has received a five-year, $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to lead a study on the evolution of RNA processing in primates and humans. The grant was effective April 1. Many human diseases are caused by errors that...