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The National Science Foundation has awarded Faculty Early Career Development Awards totaling $1.8 million to three Indiana University researchers, who will use the grants to improve understanding of disease treatment, equitable access to computer science programs and the dynamics of river pollution. IU faculty receiving the awards are Julia Arciero in the School of Science […]

The Indiana Geological Survey, a research institute of Indiana University, has changed its name to the Indiana Geological and Water Survey. The name change was enacted as state law via Senate Enrolled Act 416 and took effect July 1. The new name reflects a realignment of the survey’s mission: to provide geological information and counsel […]

An Indiana University microbiologist has received a five-year, $4 million award from the National Institutes of Health to advance research on bacterial cell biology. Yves Brun, IU Distinguished Professor and Clyde Culbertson Professor in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Biology, has been awarded the NIH’s Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award, or […]

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, […]