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A UI study finds twitches during REM sleep activate the brain in a unique way, providing further evidence that sleep twitches teach newborns about their bodies. ©istockphoto.com/eaniton
Published: 2014.09.29 | By Sara Agnew | 11:23 AM
Published: 2014.09.29
By Sara Agnew
11:23 AM
A new UI study finds twitches during rapid eye movement sleep comprise a different class of movement, which researchers say is further evidence that sleep twitches activate circuits throughout the developing brain and teach newborns about their limbs and what they can do with them. Story
 

Sleep twitches light up the brain

Sleeping baby

A new UI study finds twitches during rapid eye movement sleep comprise a different class of movement, which researchers say is further evidence that sleep twitches activate circuits throughout the developing brain and teach newborns about their limbs and what they can do with them. Story

Spotlight: Free Oct. 2 'Twitch' Huntington disease documentary screening and lecture

Published
2014.08.11
“Twitch” creator and star Kristen Powers

The Twitch international screening tour is coming to Iowa City with a free screening and discussion with Twitch creator and star Kristen Powers Thursday, Oct. 2 on the UI campus thanks to the Huntington’s Disease Society of America Center of Excellence. Story from: Carver College of Medicine website

Carver College of Medicine website

UI students, faculty, and staff help with archaeological dig

Published
2014.09.26
Bill Whittaker, staff archaeologist at the Office of the State Archaeologist, sifts through a batch of soil looking for artifacts Thursday at Hubbard Park in Iowa City.

A surprise glimpse into Iowa City’s past has opened the door for a more in-depth look into how the community’s earliest settlers lived, worked, and played—thanks to help from UI students and faculty and experts with the UI Office of the State Archaeologist. Story from: The Gazette

The Gazette

Alumni couple gives $1 million to boost undergraduate research at the UI

Nicole Richardson, a former Biology and Iowa Biosciences Advantage program student, works with her mentor, Daniel Lusche.

A new pilot program in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will enhance research opportunities for selected undergraduate students in science thanks to a $1 million gift to the UI Foundation from Robert J. and Sue B. Latham, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Story

Media advisory: UI science keeps construction workers safe

Members of the media are invited to tour an active construction site Tuesday, Sept. 30, to learn how the University of Iowa and industry partner during this busy building season to protect themselves and the community. Story

Study examines servicewomen's reporting of sexual assault in the military

A study by the University of Iowa and the Iowa City VA finds American service women are reluctant to report sexual assault due to a number of perceived and real barriers, including negative effects on careers and the belief that nothing would be done. Results appear in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Story

Iowa Now Minute - 9/25/14

Roundup of UI activities, research, public engagement, and campus lifeIowa Now Minute - 9/25/14

"Iowa Now Minute" is a 60-second roundup highlighting recent UI activities, research, public engagement, and campus life. Look for a new video every Thursday in Iowa Now. Video

Spotlight: UI doctoral student helps develop software to predict spread of Ebola virus

Published
2014.09.23
Grant Brown

Grant Brown, a student from Clive, Iowa, who is seeking his doctoral degree in biostatistics from the UI College of Public Health, is working with faculty member Jacob Oleson to develop open source software that will model and predict the spread of the Ebola epidemic. Story from: UI College of Public Health website

UI College of Public Health website

New lab at UI Research Park targets education

Published
2014.09.24
Chase Castle, Iowa City Press-Citizen

Researchers hope the new Center for the Advancement of Laboratory Science at the Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa will educate students of all ages and provide resources to other public health researchers. Story from: Iowa City Press-Citizen

Iowa City Press-Citizen

Marion, Iowa, boy will be Kid Captain when Hawkeyes take on Purdue Sept. 27

Matthew McCarthy

Kid Captain Matthew McCarthy of Marion, Iowa, had a cold, and the virus from the cold activated his immune system, which mistakenly attacked the myelin in his spinal cord, resulting in messages not being carried to and from the brain properly. McCarthy receives all of his primary care at UI Children’s Hospital. Story

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