Indiana University Bloomington

The third episode of IU Matters, a roundtable talk show taking up timely issues, airs this week. On the show, IU faculty talk with Anne Ryder, former WTHR news anchor and now an IU Media School senior lecturer. Students and staff from the Media School and WTIU, IU’s PBS television station, help to produce the […]

For Paul Macklin, the word “math” means more than numbers and equations. Instead, he sees it as a bridge to improve cancer research and treatment. Marking his one-year anniversary at Indiana University in January, Macklin arrived at the forefront of the newly established Department of Intelligent Systems Engineering in the IU School of Informatics, Computing […]

It’s often wryly observed that birth rates peak in September, with many studies citing seasonal changes in human biology to explain this post-holiday “baby boom.” But new research from scientists at Indiana University and the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência in Portugal finds that spikes in pregnancies are actually rooted in society, not biology. The evidence […]

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 […]

Students in IU’s new intelligent systems engineering program are using small-scale technology to create big impact.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]