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College of Dentistry lands $1.6 million federal grant

dental research

The College of Dentistry at the University of Iowa has been awarded a $1.6 million federal grant to operate a dentist-scientist training program. The program, run by dentistry professor Christopher Squier, has been funded continuously since 1985. Story

A fly's hearing

The auditory organ of the fruitfly, seen with fluorescent cell markers

Enter the common fruit fly as the proxy to better understand hearing loss in humans. The study by the University of Iowa looks at how loud noises damage the ear, by affecting the molecular underpinnings. Results published in the online Early Edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Story

UI researcher learns mechanism of hearing is similar to car battery

 A fruit fly auditory organ

University of Iowa biologists have advanced their knowledge of human hearing by studying a similar auditory system in fruit flies—and by making use of the fruit fly “love song.” Results featured on the cover of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Story

ICTS wins $6.9 million to continue research and training

researcher working in a lab

The Institute for Clinical and Translational Science has won $6.9 million from the National Institutes of Health to continue academic, educational, and research programs for researchers throughout the university. Story

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