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IU School of Medicine study paves way for earlier autism diagnosis in Indiana

Led by Nancy Swigonski, MD and Mary Ciccarelli, MD, a team of faculty at Indiana University School of Medicine have developed a statewide early autism spectrum disorder screening and evaluation system in the primary care setting showing success in improving access to evaluations and lowering the age of diagnosis. This study, published July 6 in Pediatrics, is the first of its kind in the U.S. to include health care systems across an entire state.

IU School of Medicine  |  Jul 06, 2020

Researchers discover improved treatment for children with sickle cell anemia

A team of international researchers has learned that dose escalation of hydroxyurea treatment for children in Uganda with sickle cell anemia is more effective and has similar side effects than a lower fixed dose of the same drug. The study, known as NOHARM MTD (Novel use Of Hydroxyurea in an African Region with Malaria – Maximum Tolerated Dose), focused on children in Uganda, but the results could impact use of hydroxyurea worldwide, including the United States and Europe. The findings are being published in the June 25 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. 

IU School of Medicine  |  Jun 25, 2020

IU study tracks COVID-19 spread in pediatric dialysis unit

As COVID-19 continues its sweep around the globe, dialysis units have continued to be hotspots for the virus’ spread. Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine hope to combat that threat, through a novel study published May 14, 2020 in JAMA.

IU School of Medicine  |  May 14, 2020

Cancer center researchers identify checkpoint target for colorectal cancer immunotherapy

Researchers at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified a target for colorectal cancer immunotherapy.

IU School of Medicine  |  May 07, 2020

Types of vitamin E consumed by children linked to lung function

What we feed our young children—including certain baby formulas—could be interfering with the healthy development of their lungs. Researchers examined the effects of different forms of vitamin E on lung development during early childhood. They found that too much of one form could be detrimental to growing children.

IU School of Medicine  |  Apr 27, 2020

IU School of Medicine continues record-setting research trend; up 5 spots in National Institutes of Health rankings

­INDIANAPOLIS – For the fourth-straight year, Indiana University School of Medicine set a school record for research funding received from the National Institutes of Health, demonstrating national leadership in critical fields like Alzheimer’s disease and pediatrics and providing a major boost to the Indiana economy. IU School of Medicine scientists and physicians were awarded over […]

IU School of Medicine  |  Jan 28, 2020

Indiana University School of Medicine researchers discover emerging combination therapy that halts tumor growth based on Tyler Trent’s cell lines

INDIANAPOLIS – Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine have found a combination therapy that significantly slows tumor growth in models, built from cells taken from Tyler Trent’s tumors. Tyler was a Purdue University student and football superfan who died on January 1, 2019, after waging a long and valiant fight against an aggressive form […]

IU School of Medicine  |  Jan 16, 2020

Kapur named IU pediatric research center interim director

INDIANAPOLIS—Reuben Kapur, PhD, has been appointed interim director of the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research at Indiana University School of Medicine. He succeeds Raghu Mirmira, MD, PhD, who led the center since August 2017. Kapur’s appointment begins November 1, 2019. “We are grateful to Dr. Mirmira for his exceptional leadership,” said D. Wade […]

IU School of Medicine  |  Oct 09, 2019

Study shows cost savings from same-day long-acting reversible contraception

According to a new study by Indiana University School of Medicine doctors, providing adolescents seeking birth control the ability to obtain a long-acting reversible contraceptive on the same day as their clinic visit could lead to significant cost savings for insurance providers. Published today in the journal “JAMA Network Open,” the study was the work […]

Katie Duffey  |  Sep 11, 2019

Brain injury marker linked to long-term impairment in children with malaria

Malaria continues to be a major threat to public health for much of the world’s population. In 2017, more than 400,000 malaria-related deaths were reported globally, and over 90 percent were in sub-Saharan Africa. Almost two-thirds of the deaths were in children. The most severe and deadliest form of the parasitic disease is cerebral malaria, […]

IU School of Medicine  |  Jun 04, 2019