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Researchers aiming to understand why autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are more common in boys have discovered differences in a brain signaling pathway involved in reward learning and motivation that makes male mice more vulnerable to an autism-causing genetic glitch.
Platelets, the cells in blood that enable clotting, are highly reliant on their ability to metabolize glucose, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Iowa.
Scientists at the University of Iowa and the University of Toledo have shown that briefly breathing carbon dioxide makes fear memories more susceptible to modification. Their studies in mice suggest an approach that might improve the effectiveness of exposure therapy in humans affected by post-...
Mildly stressing muscle metabolism boosts levels of a beneficial hormone that prevents obesity and diabetes in mice, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Iowa.
New research from the Welsh Lab may help explain mucus clearance problems for patients with cystic fibrosis.
In support of its goal to encourage investigators to cross boundaries between disciplines to obtain fundamental insight into biological systems and to apply that knowledge to human health, the Pappajohn Biomedical Institute (PBI) has awarded the first Convergence Seed Grants. Research teams...