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Khalsa, Rudrauf study how we sense our heartbeat (Science Magazine, Nov. 2)

Some neuroscientists have pegged an area of the brain known as the insula, which helps us detect what's going on within our bodies. But an unusual case of a man with extensive damage to this region suggests that the insula cannot be the sole source of self-awareness. Tucked deep inside the brain, the insula responds to pain, a full stomach, changes in body temperature, and other internal...

American Heart Association honors UI's Sigmund

Curt D. Sigmund, Ph.D., University of Iowa professor of internal medicine and molecular physiology and biophysics, received the 2009 Novartis Award for Hypertension Research. The American Heart Association's Council for High Blood Pressure Research sponsors the award. The award is the highest honor in hypertension research given annually by the association and Novartis. It recognizes outstanding...

Nopoulos, Wood research nature, nurture

A story about differences in the male and female brain points to recent research by PEG NOPOULOS, JESSICA WOOD and colleagues at the University of Iowa, which illustrates just how difficult it is to untangle nature and nurture, even at the level of brain structure.

Robinson: stroke can affect libido

Dr. ROBERT G. ROBINSON, head of the department of psychiatry at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, said one of the most common causes for a drop in libido after a stroke is depression. "It occurs in about 40 percent of stroke patients during the acute period after a stroke and about 20 percent after the acute period."
Neuroscience at the Iowa State Fair

Neuroscience at the Iowa State Fair

The University of Iowa Neuroscience Graduate Program was the featured exhibitor at the Iowa State Fair on opening day, Thursday, August 13th at the University of Iowa booth.Attendees to the fair had the opportunity to play "Name That Brain" and "i-robot". Name That Brain shows the visual differences between human brains and those of other animals, focusing on what makes the human brain unique.i...
SURC Poster Session

SURC Poster Session

Amy Belfi (Tranel Lab) presents her poster at the SURC Conference on Thursday, July 30 in the IMU.

Leading neuroscientists are warning that difficulties with a staple laboratory product may be costing time and money.

Johannes Hell Ph.D. and Charles Harata, Ph.D. developed an alternative growth medium called Neuronal Supplement 21 (NS21), which they unveiled last year (Y. Chen et al. J. Neurosci. Meth. 171, 239–247; 2008).