genetics http://iowapublicradio.org en The Teenage Brain http://iowapublicradio.org/post/teenage-brain <p>The drama of mood swings, impulsiveness and bizarre behaviors during adolescence<br />can take a toll on both teens and their parents.</p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:30:33 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 44058 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Teenage Brain The Teenaged Brain http://iowapublicradio.org/post/teenaged-brain <p>The drama of mood swings, impulsiveness and bizarre behaviors during adolescence<br />can take a toll on both teens and their parents. Neuropsychiatrist and bestselling author <a href="http://www.drdansiegel.com/">Dr. Daniel Siegel</a> says that there is a lot of misinformation about this developmental period.</p><p>“There are common myths that we all hear about…that are actually not only wrong, they’re misleading and in some ways they’re disempowering. &nbsp;So by learning the truths you can actually understand things as they actually are and then do something about them.”</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 21:12:24 +0000 Ben Kieffer, Katherine Perkins & Sarah Boden 36873 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Teenaged Brain Noonan: The Most Common Medical Syndrome You've Never Heard Of http://iowapublicradio.org/post/noonan-most-common-medical-syndrome-youve-never-heard <p>Noonan syndrome is a&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">genetic condition. &nbsp;The characteristic facial features include&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">low set ears, widely spaced-eyes, bright blue or blue-green eyes, a low hairline at the back of the head, and multiple congenital problems like heart defects and an unusually shaped chest. </span></p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 18:18:51 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Ben Stanton 36870 at http://iowapublicradio.org Noonan: The Most Common Medical Syndrome You've Never Heard Of Politics Day: The Genetics of Politics http://iowapublicradio.org/post/politics-day-genetics-politics <p>Political arguments can easily become heated and emotional.&nbsp; But what if your political rival has a genetic predisposition to view the world differently than you? &nbsp;On River to River, can politics be explained through biology?&nbsp; We hear two perspectives in that academic debate.&nbsp; We also talk with the chairs of the Iowa GOP and the Iowa Democrats about how they came to their beliefs.</p><p></p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 20:46:44 +0000 Ben Kieffer 18355 at http://iowapublicradio.org Politics Day: The Genetics of Politics Iowans Seeing Rare, White-Tailed Squirrels http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowans-seeing-rare-white-tailed-squirrels <p></p><p></p><p>We’re all too familiar with <a href="http://www.iawhitetaildeerassociation.com/">whitetail deer</a>. But there also have been a few recent sightings in Iowa of rare white-tailed squirrels.</p><p>The rodent with the bushy, snow-white tail is snow white. It’s been seen in the Witmer Park area near Drake University. Earlier this year, <a href="http://globegazette.com/news/local/unique-white-tailed-squirrels-the-talk-of-osage/article_c20a512e-aec2-11e1-ac18-0019bb2963f4.html">several were spotted</a> in the town of Osage.</p> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 14:06:05 +0000 Rick Fredericksen 10958 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowans Seeing Rare, White-Tailed Squirrels