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Astrobiologist Named NASA Planetary Protection Officer

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Indiana University astrobiologist Lisa Pratt has been named to a NASA position responsible for protecting the planet from microscopic threats originating on other planets. As planetary protection officer, she will be responsible for the protection of Earth from potential contamination by extraterrestrial life forms, including potential microorganisms that could live in the ice or groundwater of Mars, as well as preventing accidental transportation of Earth's microbes to other planets through exploratory probes -- or the boots of astronauts.

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Nearly Imperceptible Fluctuations in Movement Correspond to Autism Diagnoses, Finds IU-Led Study

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A new study led by researchers at Indiana University and Rutgers University provides the strongest evidence yet that nearly imperceptible changes in how people move can be used to diagnose neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism.

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Researchers Discover Faster, More Effective Way to Harvest Blood Stem Cells for Bone Marrow Donation

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A multi-institutional research team led by Indiana University School of Medicine scientists has developed a new way to harvest blood stem cells for bone marrow donation that is faster and more effective than the current standard of care.

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IU Kelley School of Business hosting National Diversity Case Competition

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For the seventh straight year, the Indiana University Kelley School of Business is hosting 140 undergraduate students from 35 business schools who are competing in the National Diversity Case Competition on Jan. 12 and 13.

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In Scientific First, Researchers Grow Hairy Skin In A Dish

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Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine have successfully developed a method to grow hairy skin from mouse pluripotent stem cells—a discovery that could lead to new approaches to model disease and new therapies for the treatment of skin disorders and cancers.

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IU Kelley School Dean and Two Alumni Participating in Olympic Torch Relay in Seoul

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Idalene "Idie" Kesner, dean of the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, will travel to South Korea and join two alumni in the torch relay leading up to the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

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Glaucoma Experts Available to Discuss Prevention, Treatments, Local Research

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Medicaid Expansion Leads to Increase in Early-Stage Cancer Diagnoses

The Affordable Care Act led to an increase in the number of cancer diagnoses -- particularly those at early stages -- in states where Medicaid was expanded, according to research from Indiana University.

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Study Finds Online Interest in Sex Rises at Christmas, with More Births Nine Months Later

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A global-scale analysis of human birth rate cycles co-led by Indiana University reveals that online interest in sex rises at Christmas and certain other holidays, with more babies born nine months later.

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Americans Divided on Whether Businesses Have Right to Deny Service to Same-Sex Couples

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Americans are evenly divided on whether a business should be able to deny service to same-sex couples, according to a study by Indiana University Bloomington sociologists. It is the first national survey to use an experimental approach to examine views on refusing service to sexual minorities.







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