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Newswise: Study reports chemical mechanism that boosts enzyme observed in cancer
Released: 20-Oct-2020 9:05 PM EDT
Study reports chemical mechanism that boosts enzyme observed in cancer
Indiana University

A study led by researchers at IUPUI and Indiana University Bloomington is the first to describe a biochemical mechanism that influences activity in a protein linked to cancer, aging, inflammatory responses and addiction-related behaviors.

Newswise: New model of human brain 'conversations' could inform research on brain disease, cognition
14-Oct-2020 5:10 PM EDT
New model of human brain 'conversations' could inform research on brain disease, cognition
Indiana University

A team of Indiana University neuroscientists has built a new model of human brain networks that sheds light on how the brain functions.

Newswise: IU Kelley School of Business research finds that blue-light glasses improve sleep and workday productivity
Released: 15-Oct-2020 7:05 AM EDT
IU Kelley School of Business research finds that blue-light glasses improve sleep and workday productivity
Indiana University

During the pandemic, the amount of screen time for many people working and learning from home as well as binge-watching TV has sharply increased. New research finds that wearing blue-light glasses just before sleeping can lead to a better night's sleep and contribute to a better day's work to follow.

Newswise: Pandemic exacerbates longstanding conflicts in couples with young children
Released: 13-Oct-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Pandemic exacerbates longstanding conflicts in couples with young children
Indiana University

The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a toll on couples with young children and on mothers’ wellbeing, according to preliminary findings of two new studies by Indiana University researchers.

Newswise: IU study examines effects of low-level lead exposure and alcohol consumption
Released: 13-Oct-2020 9:55 AM EDT
IU study examines effects of low-level lead exposure and alcohol consumption
Indiana University

A new IU study examining effects of low-level developmental lead exposure in mice could explain why some people dependent on alcohol return to using.

Released: 12-Oct-2020 6:05 AM EDT
Black police officers disciplined disproportionately for misconduct, IU research finds
Indiana University

An examination of racial differences in the disciplining of police officers in three of the largest U.S. cities consistently found that Black officers were more frequently disciplined for misconduct than White officers, despite an essentially equal number of allegations being leveled. This included allegations of severe misconduct.

Newswise: Individual suicide risk can be dramatically altered by social 'sameness,' study finds
Released: 5-Oct-2020 3:50 PM EDT
Individual suicide risk can be dramatically altered by social 'sameness,' study finds
Indiana University

Similarities among individuals living in the same communities can dramatically change their risk of dying by suicide, according to a new study by Indiana University researchers.

Newswise: A social-belonging intervention improves STEM outcomes for ESL students
24-Sep-2020 10:35 AM EDT
A social-belonging intervention improves STEM outcomes for ESL students
Indiana University

A study conducted at 19 universities by IU researchers and their colleagues in the U.S. and Canada, found that a brief social belonging exercise, administered online before students arrive on campus, boosts the performance and persistence of students in STEM disciplines – science, technology, engineering and math – who speak English as a second language.

Newswise: Volunteers receiving government aid while unemployed face scrutiny, bias from public
Released: 28-Sep-2020 12:05 AM EDT
Volunteers receiving government aid while unemployed face scrutiny, bias from public
Indiana University

With the worldwide spike in unemployment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, many people may turn to volunteerism as a way to pass their newly found free time. But new research suggests that volunteers who also receive government aid are often judged negatively as "wasting time" that could be used to find paid employment.

Newswise: IU cancer center researcher awarded $5.7 million to study chemo-induced hearing loss, toxicities
Released: 9-Sep-2020 3:05 PM EDT
IU cancer center researcher awarded $5.7 million to study chemo-induced hearing loss, toxicities
Indiana University

A researcher at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center has been awarded a five-year, $5.7 million National Cancer Institute grant to evaluate long-term health outcomes for cancer patients who receive platinum-based chemotherapies.

Newswise: Paper ballots, risk-limiting audits can help defend elections and democracy, IU study finds
Released: 2-Sep-2020 10:50 AM EDT
Paper ballots, risk-limiting audits can help defend elections and democracy, IU study finds
Indiana University

With just over two months before the 2020 election, three professors at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business offer a comprehensive review of how other nations are seeking to protect their democratic institutions and presents how a multifaceted, targeted approach is needed to achieve that goal in the U.S., where intelligence officials have warned that Russia and other rivals are again attempting to undermine our democracy.

Newswise: Sports Industry Workshop at Kelley School has support of top executives from NBA, NFL, NCAA and NHL
Released: 1-Sep-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Sports Industry Workshop at Kelley School has support of top executives from NBA, NFL, NCAA and NHL
Indiana University

With support from an all-star roster of top executives from the NBA, NFL, NCAA and NHL, related ventures and sports agents, the Indiana University Kelley School of Business has launched a unique, immersive experience for undergraduate students pursuing a career in the sports industry.

Newswise: Mealworm shows promise as a good, sustainable food source, study finds
Released: 31-Aug-2020 11:50 AM EDT
Mealworm shows promise as a good, sustainable food source, study finds
Indiana University

With global food demands rising at an alarming rate, a study led by IUPUI scientists has found new evidence that the yellow mealworm shows promise as alternative source of nutritional protein.

Newswise: Is being generous the next beauty trend?
Released: 31-Aug-2020 11:15 AM EDT
Is being generous the next beauty trend?
Indiana University

Research from Indiana University found that more attractive people are more likely to be givers, and givers are rated as more attractive.

Newswise: Cleaning products used to stop spread of COVID may be harmful on their own, study finds
Released: 26-Aug-2020 9:50 AM EDT
Cleaning products used to stop spread of COVID may be harmful on their own, study finds
Indiana University

Cleaning and disinfecting have taken on new levels of seriousness in the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic. But new research from Indiana University suggests that increased use of chemicals to help thwart the spread of the virus may pose health risks of their own.

Newswise: IUPUI study looks at prevention strategy for substance use disorder
Released: 20-Aug-2020 11:25 AM EDT
IUPUI study looks at prevention strategy for substance use disorder
Indiana University

A recent study from IUPUI found risk factors for substance use disorder affect age groups differently and proposes a primary prevention strategy for substance use disorder that is individualized for people within defined age groups.

Released: 18-Aug-2020 6:05 AM EDT
Airing commercials after political ads actually helps sell nonpolitical products
Indiana University

About $7 billion reportedly will be spent this fall on television and digital commercials from political campaigns and political action committees, filling the airwaves with political ads many viewers dislike. Companies running ads immediately afterward have been concerned about the potential of a negative spillover effect on how they and their products and services are perceived. But new research from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business finds that the opposite is true. Contrary to mainstream thought, political ads instead yield positive spillover effects for nonpolitical advertisers.

Newswise: Young adults' risks from first-time opioid prescriptions may not be as high as previously thought
Released: 10-Aug-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Young adults' risks from first-time opioid prescriptions may not be as high as previously thought
Indiana University

Young adults and adolescents who are prescribed opioids for the first time may be at a slightly greater risk of developing a substance-related problem later in life, according to a new study co-authored by Indiana University researchers. However, the risk may not be as high as previously thought.

Released: 31-Jul-2020 2:15 PM EDT
COVID-19 Community Relief Funds raised more than $1 billion across U.S., research led by Lilly Family School of Philanthropy professor Laurie Paarlberg finds
Indiana University

COVID-19 relief funds at local United Ways and community foundations across the United States raised more than $1.05 billion and distributed at least $589 million to financially vulnerable individuals and nonprofits leading the pandemic response in their communities as of June 30.

Newswise: Record-breaking drop in U.S. GDP: experts available to comment
Released: 30-Jul-2020 2:55 PM EDT
Record-breaking drop in U.S. GDP: experts available to comment
Indiana University

During the second quarter of 2020, real gross domestic product decreased at an annual rate of 32.9 percent, according to the advance estimate released July 30 by the U.S. Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis. The fall in economic output is the fastest pace on record in U.S. history. IU experts on business economics, public policy and productivity are available to comment.

Newswise: Partnerships with bankrupt companies could be double-edged sword for investors
Released: 30-Jul-2020 7:05 AM EDT
Partnerships with bankrupt companies could be double-edged sword for investors
Indiana University

New research from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business found that when a company is in bankruptcy, its advertising and research and development investments can cut both ways. They increase the odds of surviving for some bankrupt companies and decrease the odds for others.

Newswise: Experts available to comment on 2020 Atlantic hurricane season
Released: 29-Jul-2020 4:25 PM EDT
Experts available to comment on 2020 Atlantic hurricane season
Indiana University

Indiana University experts are available to comment on the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane season in light of Hurricane Hanna's recent landfall in Texas, the first Atlantic hurricane to make a July landfall in that state since Hurricane Dolly in 2008.

Newswise: Predicting the spread of COVID-19 infection
Released: 23-Jul-2020 10:45 AM EDT
Predicting the spread of COVID-19 infection
Indiana University

IUPUI’s Daniel Johnson is working to develop a predictive model of COVID-19 based on the physical environment, social environment and cases of infection.

Newswise: IUPUI institute combats COVID-19 at the nano level
Released: 23-Jul-2020 10:40 AM EDT
IUPUI institute combats COVID-19 at the nano level
Indiana University

Copper, a metal commonly used throughout history for its antibacterial properties, is being utilized by researchers at IUPUI to solve a problem very relevant today: making reusable face masks safer and more comfortable for daily use.

Newswise: Racial and LGBT bias persists in ridesharing drivers despite mitigation efforts, IU research finds
Released: 22-Jul-2020 6:05 AM EDT
Racial and LGBT bias persists in ridesharing drivers despite mitigation efforts, IU research finds
Indiana University

Despite efforts by ridesharing companies to eliminate or reduce discrimination, research from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business finds that racial and LGBT bias persists among drivers. Platforms such as Uber, Lyft and Via responded to drivers' biased behavior by removing information that could indicate a rider's gender and race from initial ride requests. However, researchers still found that biases against underrepresented groups and those who indicate support for the LGBT community continued to exist after drivers accepted a ride request -- when the rider's picture would then be displayed.

Released: 9-Jul-2020 4:25 AM EDT
Chatbots can ease medical providers' burden, offer trusted guidance to those with COVID-19 symptoms
Indiana University

COVID-19 has placed tremendous pressure on health care systems, not only for critical care but also from an anxious public looking for answers. Research from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business found that chatbots -- software applications that conduct online chats via text or text-to-speech -- working for reputable organizations can ease the burden on medical providers and offer trusted guidance to those with symptoms.

Newswise: Studying pandemic's effects on sexual health and well-being
Released: 16-Jun-2020 9:45 AM EDT
Studying pandemic's effects on sexual health and well-being
Indiana University

One in five adults in the United States report they have experienced change – mostly a decrease – in their sexual behavior during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study by Indiana University researchers.

Newswise: Creating Inclusive Remote Work Environments
Released: 8-Jun-2020 3:45 PM EDT
Creating Inclusive Remote Work Environments
Indiana University

IUPUI researcher is working to understand how employers can create the most welcoming virtual environments during the pandemic, particularly for women in minority groups disproportionately affected by the virus.

Newswise: Depression and loneliness during COVID-19
Released: 5-Jun-2020 12:20 PM EDT
Depression and loneliness during COVID-19
Indiana University

Americans experienced more depression and loneliness during the early COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study by Indiana University, but those who kept frequent in-person social and sexual connections had better mental health outcomes.

Newswise: Hydrologists show environmental damage from fog reduction is observable from outer space
Released: 4-Jun-2020 11:55 AM EDT
Hydrologists show environmental damage from fog reduction is observable from outer space
Indiana University

A study led by ecohydrologists at IUPUI is the first to show it's possible to use satellite data to understand how fog reduction from climate change is harming vegetation in ecologically rare regions.

Newswise: IUPUI, Grand Park release results of study on return to youth sports amid COVID-19 pandemic
Released: 3-Jun-2020 4:55 PM EDT
IUPUI, Grand Park release results of study on return to youth sports amid COVID-19 pandemic
Indiana University

The results of a new scientific survey of more than 10,000 people across 45 states provides insight into Americans' perceptions and expectations around a return to youth sports amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.


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