Articles from June 2017

Metabolic enzyme drives memory formation

Loss of metabolic enzyme in mouse brains impairs long-term spatial memoryACSS2 enzyme, which is required for long-term spatial memory, relocates to the cell nucleus where gene expression occurs. Image shows mouse neurons from the hippocampus. Neuron nuclei are stained blue and ACSS2 enzyme is red, so overlap is pink-purple. The axons are green. Image credit: University of PennsylvaniaWhen certain...

University of Iowa researchers adjust to damage at Bowen Science Building

<p><a href="http://www.press-citizen.com/story/news/2017/06/12/university-iowa-science-lab-damaged-fire/388657001/">Sunday’s fire in Bowen Science Building</a>&nbsp;has left Paul Heidger wishing he had cleared out a lot more stuff from his campus office during the five years since he became an emeritus professor.<a href="http://www.press-citizen.com/story/news/2017/06/13/university-iowa-researchers-adjust-damage-bowen-science-building/392840001/">http://www.press-citizen.com/story/news/2017/06/13/university-iowa-researchers-adjust-damage-bowen-science-building/392840001/</a></p>

Nopoulos named interim leader of Psychiatry

Peggy Nopoulos, MD, professor of psychiatry and vice chair of research, Department of Psychiatry, has accepted the role of interim chair and department executive officer of the Department of Psychiatry, effective July 1. Nopoulos, who has additional appointments as professor of neurology and pediatrics, joined the UI Carver College of Medicine faculty in 1994. She received her medical degree from...