Sciences

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A turtle’s home may be on its back, but some North American turtles face an uncertain future as a warming climate threatens to reduce their suitable habitat. A new study by an Indiana University Bloomington paleontologist and colleagues in Tennessee and Germany reconstructs the effects of past climatic changes on 59 species of North American […]

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Public health researchers at Indiana University received a three-year, $900,000 grant from the Indiana State Department of Health to study the cost benefit of new, innovative strategies to reduce smoking during pregnancy. One of the Indiana State Department of Health’s top three initiatives is to lower the state’s infant mortality rate, which is sixth worst […]

Thumbnail image for IU physicists, IT helped make Higgs boson Nobel Prize possible

Nearly 50 years ago, theoretical physicists François Englert of the Universite libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, and Peter W. Higgs of the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, challenged experimental physicists around the world with a theory about a unique mechanism that endowed fundamental particles with mass. Englert and Higgs have won the Nobel Prize in physics because […]

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The first mineralogy experiments by the Mars Science Lab on board the Curiosity rover confirm the presence of basaltic minerals similar to those found on Earth at Mauna Kea volcano in Hawaii, according to research results published online today by the journal Science. Indiana University Bloomington geologist David Bish is the lead author of one […]

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Imag(in)ing Science on exhibit

September 26, 2013

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As Bethany Nolan writes in her recent Art at IU blog post, “if you haven’t visited the Grunwald Gallery to see the “Imag(in)ing Science” exhibit on display through Oct. 11, do it.” The exhibit is the remarkable result of collaborations among IU Bloomington scientists (from biology, geology, informatics, and psychology) and IU Bloomington artists (photographers, […]

New approaches to autism

September 2, 2013

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Researchers at Indiana University and Rutgers University have developed a new quantitative screening method for diagnosing and longitudinal tracking of autism in children after age 3. Their studies are published as part of a special collection of papers in the open-access journal Frontiers in Neuroscience titled “Autism: The Movement Perspective.” The technique involves tracking a […]

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A team of Indiana University Bloomington physicists will receive more than $5.4 million over the next three years from the National Science Foundation to study the subtle properties of subatomic particles. The team consists of Will Jacobs, Lisa Kaufman, Chen-Yu Liu, Josh Long, Hans-Otto Meyer, Hermann Nann, William Snow, Ed Stephenson, Rex Tayloe, Anselm Vossen, […]

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Supporting new science

August 12, 2013

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A group of young anthropology researchers takes its research to the public through a crowd-funding website designed specifically for supporting new science.

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Chemists at Indiana University Bloomington have produced detailed descriptions of the structure and molecular properties of human folate receptor proteins, a key development for designing new drugs that can target cancer and inflammatory diseases without serious side effects. The researchers, from the lab of Charles Dann III, assistant professor of chemistry in the College of […]

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Where are you likely to find 15 teenagers on a hot Sunday afternoon in July? The pool? The mall? The park? How about standing in the atrium of Indiana University Bloomington’s Jordan Hall, explaining results of their latest laboratory experiments to an attentive crowd? On Sunday, July 21, Jordan Hall—home to the IU Bloomington College of […]

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