Articles from August 2011

Study finds new role for protein in hearing

Aug. 15, 2011 Study finds new role for protein in hearing University of Iowa scientists have discovered a new role for a protein that is mutated in Usher syndrome, one of the most common forms of deaf-blindness in humans. The findings, which were published Aug. 8 in Nature Neuroscience, may help explain why this mutation causes the most severe form of the condition. The study suggests that the...

UI research team finds new genetic cause of blinding eye disease

UI research team finds new genetic cause of blinding eye disease Combining the expertise of several different labs, University of Iowa researchers have found a new genetic cause of the blinding eye disease retinitis pigmentosa (RP) and, in the process, discovered an entirely new version of the message that codes for the affected protein. The study, which was published online Aug. 8 in the...

UI neuroscientists establish patient registry to study traumatic brain injuries

University of Iowa News Release Aug. 1, 2011 UI neuroscientists establish patient registry to study traumatic brain injuries University of Iowa neuroscientists have launched a registry to track and study traumatic brain injury, a condition that affects 1.7 million Americans each year, including people hurt in various kinds of accidents -- from car wrecks or falls to concussions sustained during...