University of Iowa

'Freaks' help scientist unravel nature and nurture

In 1940, a Dutch goat born without front legs learned to walk upright. So did Faith, a two-legged dog in Oklahoma. Johnny Eck, a "half-man" born without legs, grew naturally into a graceful hand-walker.

Feb 26, 2009 4.7 / 5 (6) 2

Cellular stress causes fatty liver disease in mice

A University of Iowa researcher and colleagues at the University of Michigan have discovered a direct link between disruption of a critical cellular housekeeping process and fatty liver disease, a condition that causes fat ...

Dec 08, 2008 5 / 5 (1) 0

Study finds value in 'junk' DNA

For about 15 years, scientists have known that certain "junk" DNA -- repetitive DNA segments previously thought to have no function -- could evolve into exons, which are the building blocks for protein-coding genes in higher ...

Oct 17, 2008 4.6 / 5 (38) 27