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Removing barriers to advance care planning for cancer patients and their family caregivers

Thinking about death and discussing emotionally challenging topics such as end-of-life preparations are difficult for most people. Patients with advanced cancer and their family caregivers face especially challenging physical and psychological experiences as they navigate a terminal disease...

By: IU School of Medicine On: July 17, 2018

IU School of Medicine forms research collaboration with Lung Biotechnology PBC

The ability to artificially grow organs may seem futuristic, but Indiana University School of Medicine researchers are closer to enabling that reality than you may think.Burcin Ekser, MD, PhD, assistant professor of surgery at IU School of...

By: IU School of Medicine On: May 11, 2018

Local scientists discover new link between substance abuse and addiction

It’s no secret that the United States is in the midst of a debilitating opioid misuse crisis with no clear end in sight. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 42 thousand lives...

By: IU School of Medicine On: April 16, 2018

Researchers discover new link between muscle signals and bone loss

Exercise causes muscles to produce a chemical signal that helps prevent bone damage, but as bones age they start losing their ability understand that signal, a research team led by Indiana University School of Medicine scientists has found....

By: IU School of Medicine On: April 9, 2018

IU researchers report problems with sense of smell may point to build-up of protein linked to Alzheimer’s disease

Problems identifying odors could be an early warning sign that the protein tau is building up in the brain, researchers have found. Tau is one of two proteins that are primary suspects in the development of Alzheimer's disease....

By: IU School of Medicine On: January 29, 2018

Researchers discover faster, more effective way to harvest blood stem cells for bone marrow donation

A multi-institutional research team led by Indiana University School of Medicine scientists has developed a new way to harvest blood stem cells for bone marrow donation that is faster and more effective than the current standard of care—...

By: IU School of Medicine On: January 11, 2018

In scientific first, IU researchers grow hairy skin in a dish

Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine have successfully developed a method to grow hairy skin from mouse pluripotent stem cells—a discovery that could lead to new approaches to model disease and new therapies for the treatment...

By: IU School of Medicine On: January 4, 2018

IU researchers identify way to block malaria-causing parasites’ ability to shield themselves against popular drug treatment

Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have identified a way to block the ability of parasites that cause malaria to shield themselves against drug treatments in infected mice—a finding that could lead to the development of new...

By: IU School of Medicine On: December 13, 2017

Researchers identify first brain training exercise positively linked to dementia prevention

Aging research specialists have identified, for the first time, a form of mental exercise that can reduce the risk of dementia.The cognitive training, called speed of processing, showed benefits up to 10 years after study participants underwent the...

By: IU School of Medicine On: November 16, 2017

Motorcycle passengers more likely to suffer traumatic brain injuries than drivers, IU School of Medicine study shows

Motorcycle passengers are more likely to be non-compliant with protective helmet use and to suffer from traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) than motorcycle drivers, according to IU School of Medicine researchers.Using the 2007 – 2010 National Trauma Data Bank, resident and...

By: IU School of Medicine On: November 15, 2017

Critical Care Recovery Center concept could benefit adult ICU survivors of all ages

A growing number of individuals of all ages are surviving intensive care unit hospitalization, however their mental and physical health problems persist. A new study from Indiana University and Regenstrief Institute researchers reports that a care model they...

By: IU School of Medicine On: November 14, 2017

Reactions to drugs results in poorer outcomes for African American breast cancer patients, IU genetics research reveals

African American women participating in a clinical study on breast cancer had more side effects and poorer survival rates than did women of European ancestry, according to a recently published Indiana University study that identified ethnicity through genetics,...

By: IU School of Medicine On: October 19, 2017

Study: Sickle cell anemia treatment does not increase malaria risk in Africa

The drug hydroxyurea does not appear to increase the risk of malaria infection in patients with sickle cell anemia who live in malaria-endemic regions, according to a study published online today in Blood, a Journal of the American...

By: IU School of Medicine On: October 19, 2017

IU, Regenstrief study: Early home health worker visit lowers risk of hospital readmission

INDIANAPOLIS – A visit by a home health worker, such as a nurse or physical therapist, within a week of an older adult's discharge from a skilled nursing facility appears to lower the risk of hospital readmission within 30 days...

By: IU School of Medicine On: July 11, 2017

Naga Chalasani named IU School of Medicine associate dean for clinical research

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana University School of Medicine will enhance research that explores whether medical treatments or therapies are effective in humans with the appointment of a new associate dean for clinical research, Naga Chalasani, MD, an international leader in...

By: IU School of Medicine On: June 30, 2017

Study compares hospice care in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and patient homes

INDIANAPOLIS -- A new study from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and the Regenstrief Institute has found only minimal differences in the intensity of hospice services provided in nursing homes as compared to hospice services provided...

By: IU School of Medicine On: March 23, 2017

IUPUI study finds heroin-related deaths may be significantly undercounted

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- A new study published in the Journal of Urban Health could have a significant impact on the way heroin overdose cases are counted and may dramatically increase the number of reported heroin-related deaths...

By: IU School of Medicine On: February 27, 2017

IUPUI study finds participants feel moral outrage toward those who decide to not have children

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- Data representing individuals from across the United States indicates that U.S. adults are increasingly delaying the decision to have children or forgoing parenthood entirely. Yet evidence suggests that voluntarily child-free people are stigmatized...

By: IU School of Medicine On: February 24, 2017

Study shows risk of skin cancer doesn’t deter most college students who tan indoors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- White female college students in Indiana who tan indoors know they are placing themselves at risk of skin cancer and premature skin aging, but most continue to tan indoors anyway, according to a study...

By: IU School of Medicine On: January 4, 2017

Study to examine involving teens at high risk for HIV in prevention trials

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- An Indiana University nursing researcher has been awarded $1.1 million to study the ethical complexities of involving adolescents ages 14-17 at high risk for HIV in biomedical prevention trials.Amelia "Amy" Knopf, an assistant professor...

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

Innovation Crossover event aims to expand collaborative research among academia, military, industry

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEBLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Defense and industry researchers will join scientists from Indiana University and other academic institutions at a groundbreaking forum Oct. 12-13 designed to foster collaboration on mutual technology challenges and regional economic growth.Titled "...

By: IU School of Medicine On: September 23, 2016

Confronted with sepsis, key immune mechanism breaks, Indiana University scientists find

INDIANAPOLIS – When the body encounters an infection, a molecular signaling system ramps up the body's infection-fighting system to produce more white blood cells to attack invading bacteria. Now researchers have discovered that when facing a massive bacterial infection...

By: IU School of Medicine On: July 28, 2016

IU researchers begin PET scans of certain older patients in new Alzheimer’s related study

INDIANAPOLIS -- In a new Alzheimer's disease-related initiative, Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have begun using PET brain scans to look for signs of abnormal protein deposits known as amyloid plaques in older patients who have been...

By: IU School of Medicine On: July 18, 2016

Indiana University School of Medicine receives $2 million gift from children of Sidney and Lois Eskenazi

INDIANAPOLIS -- The children of Indianapolis philanthropists Sidney and Lois Eskenazi have made a $2 million gift to the Indiana University School of Medicine that will be used to recruit a highly accomplished researcher focused on discovering new ways...

By: IU School of Medicine On: July 12, 2016

Study explores impact of early dementia screening of older adults on their family members

INDIANAPOLIS -- A new grant to the Indiana University Center for Aging Research from the National Institute on Aging funds the first study to assess the potential benefits and harms to family members of early dementia screening of...

By: IU School of Medicine On: June 23, 2016

IUPUI faculty members receive $85,000 in FORCES funding to commercialize research

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis researchers in the School of Engineering and Technology, School of Medicine, and School of Science have received a total of $85,000 in FORCES funding to support the development and commercialization of...

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

IU scientists: Brain scans link physical changes to cognitive risks of widely used class of drugs

INDIANAPOLIS -- Older adults might want to avoid a using class of drugs commonly used in over-the-counter products such as nighttime cold medicines due to their links to cognitive impairment, a research team led by scientists at the...

By: IU School of Medicine On: April 18, 2016

Bloomington Innovation Conference to highlight IU research with potential commercial applications

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Researchers from across all academic disciplines at Indiana University Bloomington will present information about projects that have potential commercial applications at the second annual Bloomington Innovation Conference on March 31.The Johnson Center...

By: IU School of Medicine On: March 29, 2016

New biomedical incubator created to move discoveries from the laboratory to patient care

INDIANAPOLIS -- A new biomedical business incubator created to help life sciences entrepreneurs bring their discoveries to market -- and to patient care -- will mark its official opening Tuesday in downtown Indianapolis.The Indiana Center for Biomedical...

By: IU School of Medicine On: March 15, 2016

Bone research leader appointed first director of IU musculoskeletal health center

INDIANAPOLIS -- Lynda F. Bonewald, Ph.D., an internationally recognized scientific and academic leader in bone research, has been named the first director of the Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health at the Indiana University School of Medicine.Dr....

By: IU School of Medicine On: March 15, 2016

Indiana University researchers pioneer use of innovative 3D bioprinter

INDIANAPOLIS -- Here's a new recipe for creating living tissue: Impale tiny clumps of cells onto needles, much like miniature shish kebab skewers. Instead of heading to a tiny BBQ grill, you wait while the cells grow together...

By: IU School of Medicine On: March 10, 2016

IU startup Anagin receives federal funding to test treatment for traumatic brain injury

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- A startup that is commercializing Indiana University technology has received funding from an institute within the National Institutes of Health to test a treatment for traumatic brain injury.Anagin LLC has received a one-year...

By: IU School of Medicine On: March 8, 2016

IU researchers receive $5 million grant to improve diabetes management in young children

INDIANAPOLIS -- With a $5 million grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, an Indiana University-led team will develop and test interventions to help families with young children with type 1 diabetes better manage the disease....

By: IU School of Medicine On: November 9, 2015

IU School of Medicine researchers bring in record amount of grants in fiscal year 2015

INDIANAPOLIS -- Bucking a national trend of tight resources for biomedical research, Indiana University School of Medicine scientists brought a record $302.3 million in research grants and awards to the school in fiscal year 2015, a 17 percent increase over 2014.The...

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

Outcomes of skin infection associated with bacteria already present on skin

INDIANAPOLIS -- If you get a skin infection, whether it goes away on its own or you need to get medical treatment may be determined by what bacteria already make your skin their home, say scientists at the...

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

Blood pressure drug could get new life as treatment for Toxoplasma parasites

INDIANAPOLIS -- A long-established drug for treating high blood pressure could get new life as a weapon against the parasites responsible for toxoplasmosis and malaria.Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine reported that the drug guanabenz was...

By: IU School of Medicine On: September 21, 2015

Indiana CTSI announces awards for new projects in chemistry and psychological and brain sciences

BLOOMINGTON – The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute recently selected three projects to receive $200,000 each in funding for the next two years through the IU Grant Linking University-Wide Expertise Awards. The three projects address issues in psychological and...

By: IU School of Medicine On: September 14, 2015

Indiana CTSI to hold annual meeting on Sept. 11 with keynote by global research leader

INDIANAPOLIS -- Carl H. June, M.D., an internationally recognized leader in the growing field of immune therapy to treat cancer, will be the Watanabe Prize winner and speaker Friday at the annual meeting of the Indiana Clinical...

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

New risk score for colorectal cancer could guide screening test selection

INDIANAPOLIS – Researchers at the Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University School of Medicine have developed a new risk assessment scoring system that could help physicians judge which patients can forgo invasive colonoscopy testing for cancer screening and which...

By: IU School of Medicine On: September 4, 2015

IU scientists to lead $12 million national initiative for new treatments for inherited cancers

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana University School of Medicine has been selected to lead a five-year, $12 million national research project to develop new treatments for diseases of a genetic mutation that leads to disfiguring and life-threatening tumors and other...

By: IU School of Medicine On: August 31, 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

Indiana CTSI director Anantha Shekhar selected to lead IU School of Medicine research

INDIANAPOLIS -- Anantha Shekhar, M.D., Ph.D., a nationally recognized researcher at the Indiana University School of Medicine and director of Indiana's largest statewide research organization, has been selected to lead the IU School of Medicine's $300 million...

By: IU School of Medicine On: July 29, 2015

National Institutes of Health awards IU 5-year grant to create new diabetes research center

INDIANAPOLIS -- The National Institutes of Health has awarded the Indiana University School of Medicine a five-year, $4.5 million grant to create a new federally designated Indiana Diabetes Research Center, one of just 16 such centers in the country.The...

By: IU School of Medicine On: July 27, 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

Bill Barnett named first Indiana CTSI and Regenstrief Chief Research Informatics Officer

INDIANAPOLIS -- William K. Barnett, Ph.D. has been named Chief Research Informatics Officer, a newly-established joint position within the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute and the Regenstrief Institute, with the goal of integrating and advancing the...

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

IUPUI announces 2015 Research Frontiers Trailblazer Award winners at annual Research Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- Established in 2010, the Research Frontiers Trailblazer Award recognizes outstanding IUPUI researchers who are showing great promise in becoming nationally and internationally known for their accomplishments in advancing the frontiers of knowledge. Specifically, the award...

By: IU School of Medicine On: April 27, 2015

Colorado pulmonary medicine leader and researcher named IU Department of Medicine chair

INDIANAPOLIS -- Mark W. Geraci, M.D., a pulmonologist and lung cancer researcher who heads the Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus has been named the new chair...

By: IU School of Medicine On: April 17, 2015

IUPUI Honors Scholars to showcase research, service-learning accomplishments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- Student pursuits in undergraduate research, international study and service learning will take the spotlight next week during Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis' annual presentation of accomplishments of high-ability students.The Fifth Annual Honors College Student...

By: IU School of Medicine On: April 16, 2015

NIH administrator and Indianapolis public safety director to speak at IUPUI Research Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- National Institutes of Health administrator Sally Rockey and Indianapolis Director of Public Safety Director Troy Riggs are among the featured speakers for the 2015 Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Research Day. The open-house event runs from 9...

By: IU School of Medicine On: April 9, 2015

IU scientists discover mechanism that may help parasites manipulate their hosts

INDIANAPOLIS -- Rodents infected with a common parasite lose their fear of cats, resulting in easy meals for the felines. Now IU School of Medicine researchers have identified a new way the parasite may modify brain cells, possibly...

By: IU School of Medicine On: March 18, 2015

New NIH funding expands genetics research resources at IU Alzheimer Disease Center

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center has significantly boosted its resources for treating and researching the genetic underpinnings of Alzheimer's disease with an additional grant of $300,000 per year from the National Institutes of Health.The center, one...

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

SPARC consortium provides $1.9 million for autoimmune disease research

INDIANAPOLIS -- The first grants from the Strategic Pharma-Academic Research Consortium for Translational Medicine will provide over $1.9 million to advance research on autoimmune disease at several medical research universities across the Midwest.The research consortium, led by the...

By: IU School of Medicine On: February 12, 2015

$2.2M grant enables IUPUI to study depression-cardiovascular disease link in HIV patients

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- Jesse Stewart, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology in the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, and two colleagues have received a $2.2 million National Institutes of Health grant to investigate the links...

By: IU School of Medicine On: January 29, 2015

IUPUI biophysicist is devising a way to count proteins as they group

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- A new study from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and University of California Berkeley researchers reports on an innovative theoretical methodology to solve "the counting problem," which is key to understanding how proteins group and...

By: IU School of Medicine On: December 22, 2014

NIH grant will fund IU scientist’s search for potential drugs to attack Toxoplasma parasite

INDIANAPOLIS -- The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $1.9 million grant to IU School of Medicine researcher William Sullivan, Ph.D., to find new ways to attack Toxoplasma, a dangerous parasite that infects an estimated 60 million people...

By: IU School of Medicine On: December 17, 2014

Grants from Indiana CTSI fuel search for potential new drugs

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute recently awarded more than $100,000 to researchers seeking to identify new therapeutic agents for potential development as future drugs. The funded projects will target conditions such as cancer, drug-resistant infections...

By: IU School of Medicine On: December 11, 2014

IU researchers identify key mechanism and potential target to prevent leukemia

INDIANAPOLIS -- Researchers have identified two proteins that appear crucial to the development -- and patient relapse -- of acute myeloid leukemia. They have also shown they can block the development of leukemia by targeting those proteins.The...

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

IU School of Medicine strengthens research resources, national rankings in NIH grants

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana University School of Medicine researchers brought in more than $109 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health in fiscal year 2014, an increase of nearly $12 million that sharply boosted the school’s NIH award rankings....

By: IU School of Medicine On: November 11, 2014

IU researcher publishes ‘landmark’ results for curing hepatitis C in liver transplant patients

INDIANAPOLIS -- A new treatment regimen for hepatitis C, the most common cause of liver cancer and transplantation, has produced results that will transform treatment protocols for transplant patients, according to research published online today in the New...

By: IU School of Medicine On: November 11, 2014

Study: Volunteer advocacy program benefits the incapacitated with no family or friends

INDIANAPOLIS -- A Regenstrief Institute and Eskenazi Health study reports on an innovative program that trains and supervises volunteers who act as advocates for adults and seniors who are unable to make their own decisions due to conditions...

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

$2.4 million NIH grant funds IU-led research to discover biomarkers for diabetes detection

INDIANAPOLIS -- An international team of diabetes researchers led by Indiana University scientists has been awarded a $2.4 million research grant to discover and develop biomarkers meant to provide early prediction and diagnosis of type 1 diabetes.Nearly 2 million people...

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

IU study: Increased number of moles may indicate higher breast cancer risk for women

INDIANAPOLIS -- An Indiana University cancer researcher and colleagues have found that the number of moles on a woman’s body might predict her risk of developing breast cancer.Jiali Han, Ph.D., the Rachel Cecile Efroymson Professor...

By: IU School of Medicine On: October 3, 2014

Blocking one gene could aid social behavior in some forms of autism, IU scientists report

INDIANAPOLIS -- Blocking a single gene that is active in the brain could provide a means to lessen behavioral problems among children with a common genetic disease, many of whom are also diagnosed with an autism disorder, according...

By: IU School of Medicine On: September 19, 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 researchers identify events causing bone marrow inflammation that can lead to blood disorders

INDIANAPOLIS -- Like a line of falling dominos, a cascade of molecular events in the bone marrow produces high levels of inflammation that disrupt normal blood formation and lead to potentially deadly disorders including leukemia, an Indiana University-led...

By: IU School of Medicine On: July 3, 2014

Indiana CTSI launches multi-state consortium to spark translational medicine collaborations

INDIANAPOLIS -- A research institute centered at the Indiana University School of Medicine has launched a new organization to spark innovative collaborations across academic research centers and the biopharmaceutical industry.The program, called the Strategic Pharma-Academic Research Consortium...

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

Dementia diagnosis twice as likely if older adult has schizophrenia; cancer less likely

INDIANAPOLIS -- Researchers from the Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University Center for Aging Research who followed over 30,000 older adults for a decade have found the rate of dementia diagnosis for patients with schizophrenia to be twice as...

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

Implementation science can create a workforce equipped for new health care environment

INDIANAPOLIS -- The new Center for Health Innovation & Implementation Science at the Indiana University School of Medicine and Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute is studying how best to prepare the future health care workforce as the...

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

International conference hosted by IU Center for Bioethics to explore emerging ethical, legal and social issues in science and society

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana University Center for Bioethics will host a "Who's Who" of international bioethicists May 7 for a set of panel discussions on some of the most pressing issues facing scientists, health care institutions and society."Ethics...

By: IU School of Medicine On: April 23, 2014

IUPUI study first to find earlier depression treatment prevents heart attacks and strokes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS – Research led by Jesse C. Stewart, Ph.D., of the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, is the first to find that treatment of depression before any apparent signs of cardiovascular disease can...

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

Chinese hospital leaders’ visit positions IU as a leader in biobanking

INDIANAPOLIS -- A visit from top Chinese hospital administrators to the Indiana University School of Medicine is cementing the university's reputation as a leader in the field of biobanking, the practice of storing biological samples for use in...

By: IU School of Medicine On: January 23, 2014

Study explaining parasite gene expression could help fight toxoplasmosis and malaria

INDIANAPOLIS -- A newly identified protein and other proteins it interacts with could become effective targets for new drugs to control the parasite that causes toxoplasmosis, researchers led by investigators at the Indiana University School of Medicine have...

By: IU School of Medicine On: January 3, 2014

Study links nonconcussion head impacts in contact sports to brain changes and lower test scores

INDIANAPOLIS -- Repeated blows to the head during a season of contact sports may cause changes in the brain's white matter and affect cognitive abilities even if none of the impacts resulted in a concussion, according to a...

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

Research center promises better understanding, treatment of brain-injury-induced emotional issues

INDIANAPOLIS -- Brain injuries often leave people with problems understanding, expressing or controlling their emotions in ways that undermine their relationships. On Wednesday, Indiana University researchers and the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana will open one of the world's...

By: IU School of Medicine On: November 19, 2013

New center to deliver research-based solutions to rising health care costs

INDIANAPOLIS -- In response to rising national health care costs, the Indiana University School of Medicine and Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute have launched a new center to increase efficacy and reduce costs at four major health...

By: IU School of Medicine On: November 13, 2013

Opioids for chronic pain: Study looks at how patients and their doctors talk about risks

INDIANAPOLIS -- Although the popular press -- from entertainment news to the crime blotter -- has paid significant attention to the dangers of hydrocodone, oxycodone and other opioids, little is known about whether and how this issue comes...

By: IU School of Medicine On: October 22, 2013

Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute receives $30 million grant renewal

INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, a partnership among Indiana University, Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame, has received nearly $30 million from the National Institutes of Health to continue its mission accelerating research...

By: IU School of Medicine On: October 22, 2013

IU research attributes high rates of smoking among mentally ill to addiction vulnerability

INDIANAPOLIS -- People with mental illness smoke at much higher rates than the overall population. But the popular belief that they are self-medicating is most likely wrong, according to researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Instead,...

By: IU School of Medicine On: September 26, 2013

IU School of Medicine researchers named inaugural August M. Watanabe Scholars

INDIANAPOLIS -- Scientists pursuing innovative treatments for children with HIV in Africa and for individuals suffering from osteoporosis and osteoarthritis will get the chance to learn under an internationally known leader in global health thanks to an innovative...

By: IU School of Medicine On: September 19, 2013

Covance and the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute to collaborate on early clinical research

PRINCETON, N.J., and INDIANAPOLIS -- Covance Inc. (NYSE: CVD), a leading global drug development services company, and the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute,  part of the Indiana University School of Medicine, today announced an agreement to...

By: IU School of Medicine On: September 4, 2013

Scientists identify biomarker to predict immune response risk after stem cell transplants

INDIANAPOLIS -- Researchers from Indiana University, the University of Michigan, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have identified and validated a biomarker accessible in blood tests that could be used to predict which...

By: IU School of Medicine On: August 8, 2013

Former Indianapolis deputy mayor joins Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute

INDIANAPOLIS--Paula Parker-Sawyers, who previously served as deputy mayor of Indianapolis, has joined the Indiana University School of Medicine.Parker-Sawyers, a member of Indianapolis Mayor William H. Hudnut III’s administration from 1989 to 1991, has been named program manager for...

By: IU School of Medicine On: July 31, 2013

On ‘Sound Medicine’: Universal HIV testing, the power of positivity, and the Oregon Medicaid study

INDIANAPOLIS -- The award-winning “Sound Medicine” announces its program for June 23, featuring segments on HIV testing and research, the Oregon Medicaid study, and itchy pets.Does Medicaid hurt or improve recipients' health?  "Sound Medicine" contributor Aaron Carroll, M....

By: IU School of Medicine On: June 20, 2013

Taste of beer, without effect of alcohol, triggers dopamine release in the brain

INDIANAPOLIS -- The taste of beer, without any effect from alcohol itself, can trigger dopamine release in the brain, which is associated with drinking and other drugs of abuse, Indiana University School of Medicine researchers reported.Using positron...

By: IU School of Medicine On: April 15, 2013

Book provides rare ‘back stage’ look at research environments at academic health centers

INDIANAPOLIS -- The future of basic and translational research in health care depends on the ability of large, complex health science centers to educate, discover new answers to extremely complicated problems and operate for the public good. A...

By: IU School of Medicine On: March 20, 2013

Regenstrief and IU study investigates older adults’ views on cancer screenings

INDIANAPOLIS -- A study from the Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University Center for Aging Research has found that many older adults are hesitant to halt cancer screenings even when the screenings may no longer be beneficial or...

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

Indiana CTSI releases progress report to highlight growth

An institute established four years ago with a multimillion-dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health announced that it has distributed more than $12.5 million in grants and awards to support research since 2008 and currently supports more than 80 full-time...

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

Jack of all trades; master, too: Doublesex gene regulates diversity among and within sexes, species

Genetic mechanism, reused, makes sexes and same-sex individuals differentFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 29, 2012BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University biologists Teiya Kijimoto, Justen Andrews and Armin Moczek say it's time to chalk another one up for doublesex, the master...

By: IU School of Medicine On: November 30, 2012

IU research finds memory, thought-process training promising options for breast cancer symptom management

Diane M. Von Ah, Ph.D., R.N., assistant professor at the IU School of Nursing and a researcher at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, and colleagues studied two different treatment options for breast...

By: IU School of Medicine On: October 3, 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

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