University of Iowa

Predatory bacterial swarm uses rippling motion to reach prey

Like something from a horror movie, the swarm of bacteria ripples purposefully toward their prey, devours it and moves on. Researchers at the University of Iowa are studying this behavior in Myxococcus xanthus (M. xanthus), a bact ...

Oct 29, 2008
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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
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Study finds genetic variant plays role in cleft lip

University of Iowa researchers and collaborators have found, in a previously identified gene, a variation that likely contributes to one in five cases of isolated cleft lip. It is the first time a genetic variant has been ...

Oct 06, 2008
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