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IUPUI researcher seeks new way of increasing empathy in physicians

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- "Do no harm" are words often associated with the oath taken by physicians when they become practitioners. Amber Comer's research may add another phrase: Be kind.As an assistant professor with the Department of...

By: IU School of Medicine On: February 7, 2017

Drug testing standards for hemorrhagic stroke inadequately met, unevenly applied

INDIANAPOLIS – Cocaine and amphetamine use are linked to a higher risk of intracerebral hemorrhage, but guidelines recommending drug screening for those stroke patients often weren't followed in a study of two academic teaching hospitals, Indiana University School of...

By: IU School of Medicine On: January 17, 2017

Addiction cravings may get their start deep in the right side of the brain

INDIANAPOLIS – If you really want a drink right now, the source of your craving may be a pea-sized structure deep inside the right side of your brain, according to scientists at the Indiana University School of Medicine.Using...

By: IU School of Medicine On: August 30, 2016

Cleveland Clinic neuroscientist named director of IU’s Stark Neurosciences Institute

INDIANAPOLIS -- Bruce T. Lamb, Ph.D., a neuroscientist at Cleveland Clinic's Lerner Research Institute, has been named director of the Stark Neurosciences Research Institute at the Indiana University School of Medicine.Dr. Lamb's research has focused on...

By: IU School of Medicine On: September 24, 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

Impact of major Alzheimer’s-related gene may be felt years before any symptoms appear

INDIANAPOLIS -- The best-known genetic variant linked to Alzheimer's disease may be "at work" promoting deposits of plaque in the brain long before any symptoms of the disease can be measured on tests, according to a national research...

By: IU School of Medicine On: July 13, 2015

Indiana Hemorrhagic Stroke Meeting to explore new surgical options for deadly strokes

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute will sponsor the inaugural Indiana Hemorrhagic Stroke Meeting on Tuesday, June 30, at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis.The meeting will bring together neurosurgeons, neurologists, stroke specialists, nurses, stroke care support...

By: IU School of Medicine On: June 25, 2015

Brain stimulation devices bring long-term benefits to hard-to-treat epilepsy patients

INDIANAPOLIS -- Electrical stimulation devices implanted in the brain not only bring significant relief to many epilepsy patients but appear to become more effective over time, according to research studies published earlier this year.In reviews of patient...

By: IU School of Medicine On: June 8, 2015

Are medications’ adverse cognitive effects reversible?

INDIANAPOLIS -- Whether the adverse cognitive effects of medications can be reversed is of significant importance to an aging population, their caregivers and their families, as well as to an overburdened health care system.In a commentary in...

By: IU School of Medicine On: January 26, 2015

State-of-the-art IU Neuroscience Research Building to be dedicated Wednesday

INDIANAPOLIS -- Academic, scientific and health system leaders from Indiana University and IU Health will gather Wednesday to dedicate the new home of one of the nation's pre-eminent neuroscience research enterprises.The Indiana University Neurosciences Research building, which...

By: IU School of Medicine On: October 1, 2014

IU study: Combining epilepsy drug, morphine can result in less pain, lower opioid doses

INDIANAPOLIS -- Adding a common epilepsy drug to a morphine regimen can result in better pain control with fewer side effects. Moreover, the combination can reduce the dosage of the opioid needed to be effective, according to a...

By: IU School of Medicine On: September 15, 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

Physical therapy faculty, students at IUPUI work with advanced robots to treat patients with neurological impairments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS-- IU Department of Physical Therapy faculty and students are researching how best to use advanced rehabilitation robots -- available in only a handful of locations in the U.S. -- to treat children and adults...

By: IU School of Medicine On: April 16, 2014

On ‘Sound Medicine’: New anticoagulants, epilepsy implants, and 10 years of the Human Genome Project

INDIANAPOLIS -- The award-winning “Sound Medicine” announces its program for July 28, featuring segments about three new anticoagulants, an Affordable Care Act update, and the Human Genome Project's impact on science in the past 10 years.What’s new with...

By: IU School of Medicine On: July 24, 2013

Neuroscience project researches neural synchronization patterns during addiction

INDIANAPOLIS -- A cross-disciplinary collaboration of researchers in the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis explores the neural synchrony between circuits in the brain and their behavior under simulated drug addiction. The two-year study could have...

By: IU School of Medicine On: June 10, 2013

Translation of research into practice for post-stroke care goes national

"This undertaking grew out of our research into evidence-practice gaps in care, where we showed that the VA had high quality of post-acute and discharge care for stroke, but some room for improvement in very early stroke care,"...

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

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