College of Arts and Sciences

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 […]

Bottle, ball, dog, chair, toy. How do babies, as young as 8 to 10 months, learn their first words? Language learning among older babies and toddlers, about age 2 and up, has been well-studied. But little is known about how babies first “break into language,” according to researcher Linda B. Smith, a Chancellor’s Professor and […]

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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, […]

A study published in the journal Science led by researchers at Indiana University and Harvard University is the first to reveal in extreme detail the operation of the biochemical clockwork that drives cellular division in bacteria. The discovery, made possible through a revolutionary method used to color bacterial cell walls developed at IU, is an […]

Can machines learn to think like children? An interdisciplinary team of cognitive scientists, neuroscientists, and computer scientists at Indiana University Bloomington has received the campus’s inaugural Emerging Areas of Research funding award to explore that question. Called “Learning: Brains, Machines and Children,” the first Emerging Areas of Research initiative is led by Linda Smith, Distinguished […]

Richard Bauman

November 17, 2016

Bauman, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of folklore and ethnomusicology, is recognized for his great intellectual contributions to anthropology and to IU.

Bisexual men and women are paid less for doing the same jobs than similarly qualified heterosexual men and women, according to Indiana University research that breaks new ground by treating bisexual individuals as distinct from gay men and lesbians in the workplace. The study, “Sexual Orientation in the Labor Market,” was published online by the […]

At the recent annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, the world’s largest source of emerging news about brain science and health, Indiana University neuroscientist Andrea Hohmann discussed research conducted at IU that has found evidence that the brain’s cannabis receptors may be used to treat chronic pain without the side effects associated with opioid-based pain […]

Two teams of Indiana University Bloomington faculty have been awarded the 2016 Outstanding Faculty Collaborative Research Award, jointly offered by the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research. The award recognizes collaborative faculty teams for their accomplishments in research, scholarship and creative activities. “The Bloomington campus has a long […]

Fabio Rojas

November 11, 2016

Fabio Rojas, associate professor of sociology, talks about the roots of his research on political and social movements and how those movements work.