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100 years after the discovery of insulin, scientists reflect on the history, trajectory of diabetes research

One hundred years ago, Type 1 diabetes was a fatal disease. Then in 1921, a contemporary medical miracle: the discovery of insulin and its role in blood glucose regulation.

IU School of Medicine  |  Jul 28, 2021

New study from IU helps researchers understand spreading patterns of Alzheimer's

As new approaches for Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis and treatment emerge, it’s more important than ever to understand the ties between disease pathology, brain connections and genetics.

IU School of Medicine  |  Jul 27, 2021

Scientists call on professional community to support women in diabetes research

A group of leading scientists is holding a mirror to the diabetes research community and calling for the improved support of its female constituents. Linda DiMeglio, MD, MPH, of Indiana University School of Medicine and Mark Atkinson, PhD, of the University of Florida, led a deep dive into the historical representation of women in the diabetes research community and that of women in influential positions among four major diabetes organizations. 

IU School of Medicine  |  Jul 20, 2021

IU School of Medicine research team discovers drug target, pathway for treating muscle and fat wasting in pancreatic cancer patients

A team of all Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have discovered a novel drug target to treat involuntary muscle and fat wasting, known as cachexia, in people with pancreatic cancer.

IU School of Medicine  |  Jun 29, 2021

IU School of Medicine receives $30 million NIA grant for Alzheimer's, related dementia research

National Centralized Repository for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (NCRAD) grant has been renewed for another five years with funding expected to total $30 million from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), within the National Institutes of the Health (NIH). NCRAD is led by Tatiana Foroud, PhD, Executive Associate Dean for Research Affairs at IU School of Medicine. Since 2018, NCRAD has been among the five largest grants awarded to IU School of Medicine.

IU School of Medicine  |  Jun 29, 2021

IU School of Medicine researchers discover promising new way to prevent, treat kidney infections

Ten IU School of Medicine researchers out of a team of eleven scientists, are responsible for the findings of a new study they conducted to investigate alternative ways to treat kidney infections. 

IU School of Medicine  |  Jun 28, 2021

IU School of Medicine researchers develop computer program to predict whether patients could be at high risk for Alzheimer’s and cancer

A group of researchers from Indiana University School of Medicine and Indiana University Bloomington have developed a program called Multi-Omics Graph cOnvolutional NETworks (MOGONET) that integrates omics data – such as DNA, RNA and proteins – to help researchers get a comprehensive understanding of human diseases. MOGONET can identify potential biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease and cancers from the various omics data to predict which individuals may be at higher risk. 

IU School of Medicine  |  Jun 23, 2021

Researchers develop human cellular model of visual pathway in a dish

Scientists from Indiana University School of Medicine have created a new way to study how the retina transmits information to the brain, potentially providing a foundation to understand how the visual system develops and how its cells are damaged in diseases.

IU School of Medicine  |  Jun 18, 2021

Cancer center joins call for urgent action to get cancer-preventing HPV vaccination back on track

Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center has joined National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers and other organizations in a joint statement urging the nation’s health care systems, physicians, parents and children, and young adults to get the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination back on track.

IU School of Medicine  |  May 25, 2021

Kapur named Wells Center director, vice chair for basic science research in pediatrics

Indiana University School of Medicine has named Reuben Kapur, PhD, as the director of the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research and the Department of Pediatrics vice chair for basic science research. Kapur has held the roles in an interim capacity since November 2019. 

IU School of Medicine  |  May 24, 2021