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A study led by computer scientists at Indiana University has found that people with the most connections on social media are also happier. This may cause most social media users to not only regard themselves as less popular than their friends but also less happy. The recently published study is essentially the first to provide […]

A new study from Indiana University may explain how a bacterium called Wolbachia prevents mosquitoes from transmitting deadly diseases such as dengue fever, West Nile virus and Zika. Published in the journal PLOS Pathogens, the study is one of the first to identify a specific biological mechanism that prevents mosquitoes infected with this bacterium from […]

As part of the new Indiana University Bloomington Public Humanities Project initiated by the Office of the Vice President for Research and the IU Bloomington Arts and Humanities Council, nine campus faculty members will engage with the campus adn community in addressing the significance and value of postmodern fiction by famed Hoosier author Kurt Vonnegut. […]

A study led by Indiana University suggests that mothers’ use of antidepressants during early pregnancy does not increase the risk of their children developing autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, conditions previously associated with these medications. The research, reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found significant evidence for only a slight increase […]

Two Indiana University Bloomington professors have been named recipients of the prestigious John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship for 2017. Armin P. Moczek, professor in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Biology, and Sara E. Skrabalak, the James H. Rudy Associate Professor in the College’s Department of Chemistry, were selected on the basis […]

A new study shows how Indiana University scientists are speeding the path to new treatments for the Zika virus, an infectious disease linked to birth defects in infants in South and Central America and the United States. Cheng Kao, a professor in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Molecular and Cellular […]

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Physical differences between males and females in species are common, but there remains much to learn about the genetic mechanisms behind these differences. New research by scientists at Indiana University finds that the “master gene” that regulates these differences plays a complex role in matching the right physical trait to the right sex. The study, […]

Indiana University researchers will study the reasons Americans are confused about energy use in daily tasks. The IU team will then develop an online tool designed to correct those misperceptions. Given the growing challenges of climate change, energy conservation strategies are sorely needed to stabilize carbon dioxide concentration. Although individual behaviors may be less important […]

Failure can be a critical step in learning well. That’s what associate professor Adam Maltese and visiting assistant professor Amber Simpson with the IU School of Education and Alice Anderson with the Science Museum of Minnesota will study with help from a National Science Foundation grant. The project, “Maker: Studying the Role of Failure in […]

Scientists who study a molecule known to play a role in certain types of cancers and neurodegenerative disorders have a powerful new tool to study this compound due to research conducted at Indiana University. The study, which was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows how the extreme growth experienced by […]