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New $3.2 million NIH grant supports nation’s first mobile post-ICU recovery program

INDIANAPOLIS -- Two million of the five million Americans admitted to intensive care units annually have or develop acute respiratory failure, predisposing them to long-term cognitive, functional and psychological impairments collectively known as post-intensive care syndrome. A new $3.2...

By: IU School of Medicine On: February 9, 2017

Nursing researcher to examine if brain training helps combat memory loss in heart failure patients

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $2.5 million grant to an IU School of Nursing researcher for a study that will examine whether computerized cognitive training exercises can improve memory and quality of...

By: IU School of Medicine On: November 3, 2016

IU-based startup Arrhythmotech awarded $1.47M NIH grant to study atrial fibrillation, nerve activity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- A life sciences company based on Indiana University technology has received a two-year, $1,472,476 grant from the National Institutes of Health to help researchers determine if nerve activity is associated with a common heart rhythm...

By: IU School of Medicine On: July 20, 2016

IU startups Auricyte, Arrhythmotech win top honors at BioCrossroads competition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- Auricyte LLC, a company launched by three Indiana University scientists to cure hearing loss by turning human stem cells into hearing cells, won the Best Pre-Venture category Wednesday at the BioCrossroads New Venture Competition....

By: IU School of Medicine On: October 15, 2015

‘Just One Thing Challenge’ helps Hoosiers reduce heart disease

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- On television and in the movies, heart attacks are depicted as a sudden, dramatic moment. One minute everything is fine. The next, someone is sweating profusely, clutching their chest in agony and collapsing in...

By: IU School of Medicine On: September 23, 2015

New prevention target: IUPUI studies effect of depression treatment on heart attack risk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS – Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis researchers led by Jesse Stewart of the School of Science, have received a $2.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to conduct the first randomized controlled trial to determine whether...

By: IU School of Medicine On: July 31, 2015

New prevention target: IUPUI studies effect of depression treatment on heart attack risk

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis researchers led by Jesse Stewart of the School of Science, have received a $2.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to conduct the first randomized controlled trial to determine whether depression treatment...

By: IU School of Medicine On: July 31, 2015

$2.2 million grant funds IU study of depression-cardiovascular disease link in HIV patients

INDIANAPOLIS -- An Indiana University School of Medicine infectious disease specialist and two colleagues have received a $2.2 million National Institutes of Health grant to investigate links between depression, its treatment and cardiovascular disease in adults with HIV. With...

By: IU School of Medicine On: February 2, 2015

High-speed ‘label-free’ imaging could reveal dangerous plaques

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Researchers are close to commercializing a new type of medical imaging technology that could diagnose cardiovascular disease by measuring ultrasound signals from molecules exposed to a fast-pulsing laser.The system takes precise three-dimensional images of...

By: IU School of Medicine On: November 5, 2014

IU cardiothoracic surgeon honored with named professorship

INDIANAPOLIS -- Mark W. Turrentine, M.D., has been named the first John W. Brown Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He will retain his current title of professor of surgery. Dr. Turrentine...

By: IU School of Medicine On: October 30, 2014

Researchers develop new cells meant to form blood vessels, treat peripheral artery disease

INDIANAPOLIS -- Researchers have developed a technique to jump-start the body's systems for creating blood vessels, opening the door for potential new treatments for diseases whose impacts include amputation and blindness.The international team, led by scientists at...

By: IU School of Medicine On: October 13, 2014

Gift from Dr. Suzanne Knoebel estate to benefit IU cardiology research, education

INDIANAPOLIS -- A gift of nearly $8.5 million from the estate of a prominent cardiologist and Indiana University School of Medicine faculty member will support cardiovascular research and education and medical student scholarships.Suzanne Buckner Knoebel, M.D., died...

By: IU School of Medicine On: October 10, 2014

Research and patients see quick benefits from novel IU School of Medicine-IU Health collaboration

INDIANAPOLIS -- After two years of investment by the Indiana University School of Medicine-IU Health Strategic Research Initiative, patients are reaping the benefits of new genetic testing systems, neuroscience specialists are creating new tools to battle concussions, and...

By: IU School of Medicine On: August 27, 2014

Newly discovered heart molecule could lead to effective treatment for heart failure

INDIANAPOLIS -- Researchers have discovered a previously unknown cardiac molecule that could provide a key to treating, and preventing, heart failure.The newly discovered molecule provides the heart with a tool to block a protein that orchestrates genetic...

By: IU School of Medicine On: August 10, 2014

IU physician honored by American College of Cardiology

INDIANAPOLIS -- Eric S. Williams, M.D., professor of medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine and Indiana University Health cardiologist, is being inducted into a special league of the nation’s most highly skilled heart physicians....

By: IU School of Medicine On: March 28, 2014

IU researchers identify key molecular factors in heart development, related birth defects

INDIANAPOLIS -- Researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine have identified a series of molecular signals that control a crucial process of heart development spanning a period from shortly before birth into the post-natal period.The research...

By: IU School of Medicine On: March 24, 2014

Study finds earlier depression treatment prevents heart attacks and strokes

INDIANAPOLIS -- Lifestyle changes such as stopping smoking and reducing high cholesterol and blood pressure have long been known as ways to prevent heart attacks and stroke, but researchers have discovered a new preventative measure -- earlier treatment...

By: IU School of Medicine On: February 4, 2014

On ‘Sound Medicine’: ‘The Fault in Our Stars,’ stroke prevention, fat shaming and office treadmills

INDIANAPOLIS -- “Sound Medicine” announces its program for Nov. 10, featuring a behind-the-scenes look at the bestselling young adult novel “The Fault in Our Stars,” a conversation about heart disease in women, and a surgeon who traded his scalpel...

By: IU School of Medicine On: November 6, 2013

IUPUI researcher Loren Field to keynote Research Day

INDIANAPOLIS -- Prescription drugs that prompt a damaged human heart to repair itself are in the pipeline, says an Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis researcher who has spent years studying heart tissue regeneration.Research and creative activity at IUPUI...

By: IU School of Medicine On: March 27, 2013

IU School of Medicine and IU Health collaborate on cardiovascular genetics

With funding from the Strategic Research Initiative, physician-scientists at the Indiana University School of Medicine and Indiana University Health are implementing the state’s first comprehensive program to implement genetic testing in research and clinical care in heart...

By: IU School of Medicine On: March 11, 2013

Fish oil may protect dialysis patients from sudden cardiac death

INDIANAPOLIS -- Medical literature long has touted the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids for the heart. But until now, researchers have not studied the potential benefit for people on hemodialysis, who are among the highest-risk patients for sudden...

By: IU School of Medicine On: March 1, 2013

Fish oil may protect dialysis patients from sudden cardiac death

INDIANAPOLIS -- Medical literature long has touted the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids for the heart. But until now, researchers have not studied the potential benefit for people on hemodialysis, who are among the highest-risk patients for sudden...

By: IU School of Medicine On: February 27, 2013

On ‘Sound Medicine’: Healthy soldiers, the latest cardiac innovations, and adult ADHD

“Sound Medicine” covers controversial ethics topics, breakthrough research studies and the day-to-day application of recent advancements in medicine. It’s also available via podcast and Stitcher Radio for mobile phones and iPads and posts updates on Facebook and...

By: IU School of Medicine On: February 21, 2013

For top athletes, NFL Scouting Combine begins with heart screening

But first the players must make a stop at IU Health Methodist Hospital, where they undergo cardiac testing to ensure that their hearts have what it takes to play in the NFL. The players receive electrocardiograms and echocardiograms...

By: IU School of Medicine On: February 21, 2013

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome seem to have higher risk of heart attack and stroke

Glucose can stimulate an inflammatory process that allows white blood cells to enter the artery walls and attract cholesterol. Researchers studied 18- to 40-year-old women, lean and obese, with polycystic ovary syndrome and weight-matched controls. The women were...

By: IU School of Medicine On: February 18, 2013

On ‘Sound Medicine’: Revisiting memorable interviews from 2012

“Sound Medicine” covers breakthroughs in research and the day-to-day application of recent advancements in medicine. It’s also available via podcast and Stitcher Radio for mobile phones and iPads and posts updates on Facebook and...

By: IU School of Medicine On: December 26, 2012

On ‘Sound Medicine’: OTC drug risks, diet and skin health, and the quest to help hearts regenerate

What role does diet play in your skin health? Your secret indulgences and cravings may be more visible than you think. Your diet may be responsible for the appearance of your skin. Frequent spikes in blood sugar throughout...

By: IU School of Medicine On: December 12, 2012

On ‘Sound Medicine’: Prescription painkiller abuse, marriage and heart surgery outcomes, and hearing loss-sparing antibiotics

Sound Medicine” covers controversial ethics topics, breakthrough research studies and the day-to-day application of recent advancements in medicine. It’s also available via podcast and Stitcher Radio for mobile phones and iPads and posts updates on...

By: IU School of Medicine On: September 13, 2012

IU School of Medicine and IU Health collaborate on cardiovascular genetics in patient care, research

Research into the genetic underpinnings of heart disease has developed to the point that it's now clear that many cardiovascular patients -- and their families -- will benefit from the tests, said Peng-Sheng Chen, M.D., Medtronic Zipes...

By: IU School of Medicine On: September 12, 2012

Anthrax kits, statins’ reliability and corporate wellness programs, this week on ‘Sound Medicine’

“Sound Medicine,” also available via podcast and Stitcher Radio for mobile phones and iPads, covers controversial ethics topics, breakthrough research studies and the day-to-day application of recent advancements in medicine.Is extended treatment timeframe following strokes...

By: IU School of Medicine On: July 5, 2012

Indiana University cardiologist reports stun guns can result in sudden cardiac arrest and death

The article is reportedly the first one published in a peer-reviewed medical journal citing the connection.“Law enforcement and other individuals using a stun gun need to be aware that cardiac arrest can occur, however infrequently, and...

By: IU School of Medicine On: May 2, 2012

FDA to tackle antibiotics in livestock — This week on “Sound Medicine”

Antibiotics in healthy livestock. In 1977, the FDA raised questions about the safety of giving healthy farm animals low doses of antibiotics in their feed, but the agency never acted on the problem. Earlier this year, public interest groups...

By: IU School of Medicine On: April 27, 2012

Scientists Induce Heart Structural Cells to Become Working Heart Muscle After Damage

The research was published in today’s online edition of the journal Nature. In the work, led by Li Qian, Ph.D., and Deepak Srivastava, M.D., of the University of California, San Francisco, the researchers used...

By: IU School of Medicine On: April 18, 2012

Counterfeit Cancer Drugs – This Week on Sound Medicine

Sound Medicine airs at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15, on WFYI, 90.1 FM. For the airtime on a public radio station near you, check the Sound Medicine website. Fake formulations of Avastin. Federal investigators are looking into low-cost and...

By: IU School of Medicine On: April 11, 2012

IU Researchers Join National Network Testing Stem Cell Therapies for Cardiovascular Disease

The IU School of Medicine is one of seven members of the network, which will receive $63 million from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health to study the use of adult stem...

By: IU School of Medicine On: April 2, 2012

Statin Drug Warnings — This Week on Sound Medicine

Sound Medicine airs at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 18, on WFYI, 90.1 FM. For the airtime on a public radio station near you, check the Sound Medicine website. FDA warning for statins. The FDA recently issued warnings for statin...

By: IU School of Medicine On: March 15, 2012

The Berlin Heart Device Wins FDA Approval, Finally — This Week on Sound Medicine

Sound Medicine airs at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 11, on WFYI, 90.1 FM. For the airtime on a public radio station near you, check the Sound Medicine website. Bailey Hunsberger and the Berlin Heart. The FDA recently approved the...

By: IU School of Medicine On: March 8, 2012

Depression Linked to Heart Disease, This Week on Sound Medicine

Depression & heart disease.  Depression is a recognized risk factor for heart disease.  Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis psychologist Jesse Stewart, Ph.D., will discuss the study he’s conducting called “Beating the Blues for...

By: IU School of Medicine On: August 18, 2011

Ever-present Fat Cells, This Week on Sound Medicine

Post-liposuction fat cells. Endocrinologist Robert H. Eckel, M.D., of the University of Colorado, will discuss his research findings that fat cells reappeared in women a year after they had undergone liposuction treatment.Children with heart disease.  ...

By: IU School of Medicine On: June 24, 2011

Adults Living With Autism, This Week on Sound Medicine

Young adults with autism. Today, the majority of autism research focuses on children. But two stories this week reveal a need to help young autistic adults become self-sufficient. Sound Medicine contributor Shia Levitt explores resources aimed at aiding...

By: IU School of Medicine On: June 8, 2011

Musicians with Sports Injuries, This Week on Sound Medicine

Using sports medicine to treat performing artists. Sound Medicine’s Sandy Roob investigates the ways sports medicine is being applied to treat performing artists. Symphony musician Robert Goodlet will discuss the physical strain of playing double bass...

By: IU School of Medicine On: June 1, 2011

Heart Surgery on Ice, This Week on Sound Medicine

Very cool heart surgery. Heart surgeons call it “The Big Chill.” It is a novel surgical approach called deep hypothermia circulatory arrest (DHCA). The procedure entails lowering body temperature to a chilly 50 degrees, thus protecting the...

By: IU School of Medicine On: April 6, 2011

Riley Hospital Cardiology Fellow Earns National Recognition for Research

The award provides $35,000 in funding for an individual in an accredited U.S. pediatric cardiology fellowship training program or cardiothoracic surgery residency program to conduct basic or clinical scientific research to promote the understanding of a basic mechanism...

By: IU School of Medicine On: July 22, 2010

New Strategies to Improve Treatment and Avert Heart Failure in Children

The April issue of the journal Pediatric Cardiology focuses on a recent meeting of pediatric cardiovascular experts from around the world who gathered at the Indiana University School of Medicine and Riley Hospital for Children for the second...

By: IU School of Medicine On: April 23, 2010

IU Researchers Target Vascular Disease Linked to Cancer-Causing Gene Mutation

Scientists from the Indiana University School of Medicine found that the mutation that causes neurofibromatosis type 1 disease leads to arterial inflammation and damage that is similar to the long-term damage that can occur as people age. They reported...

By: IU School of Medicine On: March 23, 2010

Discovery of Enzyme Activation Process Could Lead to New Heart Attack Treatments

Such drugs would work by restoring the activity of a mutated enzyme, rather than taking the more common approach of blocking the actions of a disease-related protein.The team, led by Thomas Hurley, Ph.D., associate chair and...

By: IU School of Medicine On: January 11, 2010

New Strategies to Improve Treatment and Ultimately Prevent Heart Failure in Children

The July issue of the journal Pediatric Cardiology focuses on a recent meeting of pediatric cardiology experts from around the world who gathered at the Indiana University School of Medicine and Riley Hospital for Children for the inaugural...

By: IU School of Medicine On: July 7, 2009

This Week on Sound Medicine — Mar 1

Sound Medicine bioethicist Eric Meslin, Ph.D., will discuss his “wish list” for the Obama administration which includes a new stem cell research policy, healthcare reform and increased funding for life sciences research.Tim Ellender, M....

By: IU School of Medicine On: February 26, 2009

This Week on Sound Medicine — Feb. 22

A newly isolated deadly virus found in Africa which has claimed several lives will be the topic of Pierre Rollin, M.D., of the Special Pathogens Branch of the Center for Disease Control. He will explain the search...

By: IU School of Medicine On: February 17, 2009

Newly Discovered Molecule Promises Better Treatments for Heart Attacks, Heart Surgery

In the process, the researchers uncovered cellular mechanisms that help explain how alcohol can protect against heart attack damage. In addition, they have uncovered a possible key to reducing chest pain and the heart attack damage among millions...

By: IU School of Medicine On: September 11, 2008

This Week on Sound Medicine — July 20

Barry Franklin, Ph.D., co-author of "Take a Load off Your Heart," will talk about the concept of preventive cardiology, and provide diet and exercise recommendations for maintaining heart health, with Sound Medicine's David Crabb, M.D.Teresa...

By: IU School of Medicine On: July 17, 2008

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