Articles from March 2012

The case of the epileptic flies

Since the 1930s, scientists have studied the prickle gene, noting that flies carrying mutated prickle genes exhibit physical malformations such as body bristles pointed in abnormal directions.

Squeezing secrets from sea sponges

Lei Chen stays awake some nights looking for solutions to a complex problem.As a postdoctoral scholar in the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, Chen is helping synthesize the anticancer natural products superstolides A and B, substances found in marine sponges in the waters off the island New...
Kelsie Reeve

Healthier pigs, less $

Kelsie Reeve investigates how to create a ventilation system inside swine farrowing barns.