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Bug-Borne Disease Monitoring Project Finds Deer Ticks on the Rise in Midwest

A new environmental monitoring project at Indiana University has found increased numbers of deer ticks, which often carry Lyme disease, in Southern Indiana. The presence of an organism that carries a specific disease-causing bacterium -- like deer...
24-May-2018 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Indiana Research Institute Receives $33M NIH Grant to Improve Health Statewide, with Public’s Participation

Indiana’s preeminent research universities are collaborating to improve health through the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, which has recently been awarded more than $33 million in renewed National Institutes of Health...
21-May-2018 9:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Research Suggests Sweet Potatoes Didn't Originate in the Americas

Sweet potatoes may seem as American as Thanksgiving, but scientists have long debated whether their plant family originated in the Old or New World. New research by an Indiana University paleobotanist suggests it originated in Asia, and much earlier...
21-May-2018 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites


What's Trending in Fake News? IU Tools Show Which Stories Go Viral, and if 'Bots' Are to Blame

Researchers at the IU Observatory on Social Media have upgraded two tools playing a major role in countering the spread of misinformation online.
17-May-2018 3:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Using a 'Magneto-Gravitational Trap,' IU Physicists Measure Neutrons with Unprecedented Precision

Researchers at the IU Center for the Exploration of Energy and Matter have developed a highly accurate way to measure neutron decay rates. It could provide new insight into the state of the universe after the Big Bang.
15-May-2018 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Opioid Misuse Costs Indiana Over $4 Billion Annually, or $11 Million Daily, IU Study Finds

Over the past 15 years, the number of opioid overdose deaths in Indiana has risen by more than 500 percent, while misuse of these drugs has cost the state a total of $43.3 billion, according to research from Indiana University.
14-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


IU School of Medicine Forms Research Collaboration with Lung Biotechnology PBC

Indiana University researchers are using the school's cutting-edge 3D bioprinting technology to print organ models from genetically engineered pig cells.
10-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


IU Scientists Find First Evidence Animals Can Mentally Replay Past Events

The ability to test human types of memory in animals will strengthen the search for drugs to treat Alzheimer's disease.
10-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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