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Newswise: Study: Treatment-related complication for blood cancer patients could be reduced
Released: 11-Jan-2021 2:45 PM EST
Study: Treatment-related complication for blood cancer patients could be reduced
Indiana University

Researchers at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center published promising findings today in the New England Journal of Medicine on preventing a common complication to lifesaving blood stem cell transplantation in leukemia.

Newswise: $2.9 million NIH grant will help IU researcher expand work on subconcussive impacts
Released: 18-Dec-2020 3:15 PM EST
$2.9 million NIH grant will help IU researcher expand work on subconcussive impacts
Indiana University

Every year, nearly 2.5 million U.S. high school athletes participate in contact sports. Each of these athletes sustains an average of 650 subconcussive head impacts in a single season, hits that can negatively affect brain health.

Newswise: First-of-its-kind twin study at IU finds 50 percent greater risk of suicide attempts, self-harm in sexual minority adolescents
Released: 16-Dec-2020 11:20 AM EST
First-of-its-kind twin study at IU finds 50 percent greater risk of suicide attempts, self-harm in sexual minority adolescents
Indiana University

Adolescents who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or other sexual minority are twice as likely to attempt suicide or self-harm than adolescents who identify as heterosexual, according to a new study from Indiana University.

Newswise: Researcher receives $1.3 million grant to improve breast cancer treatment for Black women
Released: 2-Dec-2020 1:35 PM EST
Researcher receives $1.3 million grant to improve breast cancer treatment for Black women
Indiana University

An Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher is identifying the unique biology that may make Black women more susceptible to aggressive breast cancer.

Newswise: COVID-19 Impact on Marital Quality
Released: 18-Nov-2020 3:50 PM EST
COVID-19 Impact on Marital Quality
Indiana University

Researchers at Indiana University's Kinsey Institute are studying how the pandemic is affecting marital quality, sexual behavior, reproductive planning and health, and individual and family well-being. The study suggests that, overall, early in the pandemic, most married individuals reported a positive impact on their marriage.

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Released: 12-Nov-2020 11:45 AM EST
Researcher receives $2.9 million NCI grant to improve lung cancer radiation therapy
Indiana University

An Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher has been awarded a five-year, $2.9 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to develop a drug that could make radiation therapy far more effective.

Newswise: 5 mistakes people make when sharing COVID-19 data visualizations on Twitter
Released: 9-Nov-2020 6:15 PM EST
5 mistakes people make when sharing COVID-19 data visualizations on Twitter
Indiana University

An analysis of coronavirus-related information sharing on Twitter from the School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI found five common errors made by average citizens when trying to visually convey the scope of the COVID-19 pandemic, or its effects on society.

Newswise: Amid an uncertain future, IU Kelley forecast expects U.S. economy restart will continue into 2021
6-Nov-2020 5:05 PM EST
Amid an uncertain future, IU Kelley forecast expects U.S. economy restart will continue into 2021
Indiana University

Despite recent historic progress in employment and economic output, the U.S. economy is far from fully recovering gains made before the COVID-19 pandemic. Concerns over anticipated spikes in virus cases this winter contribute to considerable uncertainty. A new forecast from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business suggests the economy's restart will continue in 2021, but with substantial deceleration from what was achieved earlier this year.

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.


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