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Study Raises Concern About Flame-Retardant Metabolites in Bald Eagles

A study finds that chemicals used in flame retardants, plasticizers and other commercial products are broken down through the process of metabolism into other compounds. Researchers say not enough is known about the dangers posed by those compounds,...
11-Jul-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Study Provides Promise in Search for Simple, Early Test for Alzheimer's Disease

Researchers at Indiana University have found early evidence that tiny snippets of genetic material called microRNA may help with early of conditions such as Alzheimer's disease.
28-Jun-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


IU Scientists Watch Bacteria 'Harpoon' DNA to Speed Their Evolution

Researchers at Indiana University have made the first direct observation of how bacteria use appendages thousands of times thinner than a human hair to absorb DNA in the environment. The work could help advance efforts stop antibiotic resistant...
11-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Whirlpool Foundation, IU alumni Jeff and Marcia Fettig give $2 million to Kelley School of Business

Gifts totaling $2 million from Indiana University alumni Jeff and Marcia Fettig and the Whirlpool Foundation will support IU Kelley School of Business efforts to attract and retain top faculty, provide scholarships to students, and strengthen its...
6-Jun-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Price Competition for Generic Drugs Linked to Increase in Manufacturing-Related Recalls

Researchers from three universities have found that extreme price competition in the generic pharmaceutical market -- designed to make medications more affordable -- may be putting more patients at serious health risk, as evidenced by a higher...
30-May-2018 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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

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