Articles from December 2017

Tranel named 2017 AAAS Fellow

Monday, December 4, 2017
The honor will be presented at the February 2018 AAAS meetingUniversity of Iowa faculty member Daniel Tranel has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science. Election as a AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.This year 396 members have been...

Learning shows sex bias in mice with mutation tied to autism

Monday, December 4, 2017
Male mice with a genetic variant tied to autism have learning difficulties that females with the variant do not, a new study suggests1.The mice are missing a stretch of DNA on chromosome 16 called 16p11.2. About 30 percent of people with the deletion have autism.The male mice also show sex-specific changes in the activity of a molecular pathway thought to be involved in autism and related...