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Key Factor May Be Missing From Models That Predict Disease Outbreaks From Climate Change

A study led by Indiana University suggests that computer models used to predict the spread of epidemics from climate change -- such as crop blights or disease outbreaks -- may not take into account an important factor in predicting their severity.
16-Aug-2018 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Study Finds Managed Waterways Are Not Isolated From Effects of Climate Change

A study led by researchers at Indiana University has found that human changes to rivers and streams in the United States and Canada do not isolate these natural resources from the effects of climate change.
7-Aug-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Discrimination based on driver bias remains a major issue for Uber, Lyft and other ridesharing services

Ridesharing ompanies have sought to address discrimination by removing information about a rider’s gender and race from ride requests, hoping to eliminate bias when a ride is requested. However, bias is a factor when drivers cancel after a request...
6-Aug-2018 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Research on Mutation 'Hotspots' in DNA Could Lead to New Insights on Cancer Risks

New research from Indiana University has identified "hotspots" in DNA where the risk for genetic mutations from errors during cellular replication is significantly elevated. The results are significant since DNA errors play a significant role in...
30-Jul-2018 3:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Recycling Provides Manufacturers with Real Competitive and Economic Advantages, Study Says

In addition to being environmentally friendly, recycling can help manufacturers develop new, strategic sources of raw materials -- particularly rare and precious metals -- giving them a competitive advantage, according to research co-authored by an...
24-Jul-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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

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