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IU receives National Endowment for the Humanities grant for digital preservation
Thursday, December 18, 2014
The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded nearly $400,000 to Indiana University Bloomington for a digital preservation partnership with WGBH Boston.

Archaeologists awarded Templeton, NEH grants for research at Cahokia Mounds
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Archaeologists at Indiana University and the University of Illinois have been awarded two grants totaling $640,000 to continue and expand their research at Cahokia Mounds, site of the largest and possibly the most sophisticated pre-Columbian city north of Mexico.

Research links soil mineral surfaces to key atmospheric processes
Monday, December 15, 2014
Research by Indiana University scientists finds that soil may be a significant and underappreciated source of nitrous acid, a chemical that plays a pivotal role in atmospheric processes such as the formation of smog and determining the lifetime of greenhouse gases.

'Genome editing' could correct genetic mutations for future generations
Monday, December 15, 2014
Scientists at Indiana University and colleagues at Stanford and the University of Texas have demonstrated a technique for "editing" the genome in sperm-producing adult stem cells, a result with powerful potential for basic research and for gene therapy.

Grants from Indiana CTSI fuel search for potential new drugs
Thursday, December 11, 2014
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.

Keith Davis brings wealth of experience to new IU Bloomington biotech post
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Indiana University Bloomington's Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship in Biotechnology has named Keith R. Davis as its first director, a position designed to assist faculty at IU Bloomington's College of Arts and Sciences in the commercialization of research discoveries.

Study finds extreme temperature anomalies are warming faster than Earth's average
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
It's widely known that the Earth's average temperature has been rising. But research by an Indiana University geographer and colleagues finds that spatial patterns of extreme temperature anomalies -- readings well above or below the mean -- are warming even faster than the overall average.

IU's DiMarchi lab sees another success on path to cure adult-onset diabetes, obesity
Monday, December 08, 2014
A new treatment for adult-onset diabetes and obesity developed by researchers at Indiana University and the Helmholtz German Research Center for Metabolic Research has essentially cured lab animals of obesity, diabetes and associated lipid abnormalities through improved glucose sensitivity, reduced appetite and enhanced calorie burning.

James Shanahan of Boston University named founding dean of Indiana University's Media School
Thursday, December 04, 2014
James Shanahan, professor and associate dean of the College of Communication at Boston University, has been appointed founding dean of Indiana University's Media School.

IU alum Haynes brings insights on galaxies to public Edmondson lecture Sunday
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Martha P. Haynes, the Goldwin Smith Professor of Astronomy at Cornell University, will provide clues to the histories of galaxies as she presents Indiana University Department of Astronomy's Second Annual F.K. Edmondson Astronomy Public Lecture.

NIH funds IU collaboration to develop computational model of acetaminophen-induced liver failure
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Three Indiana University professors have received $2.1 million to develop a computational model of acetaminophen-induced liver failure by using advanced microscopic and computational technologies that allow scientists to see into the liver of a living animal.

Star Trak: December 2014
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
A highlight of the December night sky will be the annual Geminid meteor shower, which will reach its maximum on the night of Dec. 13-14. The Geminid usually offers the best show of the year, outperforming even the Perseid shower of August.

Minute movements of autistic children and their parents provide clue to severity of disorder
Monday, December 01, 2014
Imperceptible variations in movement patterns among individuals with autism spectrum disorder are important indicators of the severity of the disorder in children and adults, according to a report presented at the 2014 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in November.

IU study: Heterosexuals back legal benefits for same-sex couples, but not PDA
Thursday, November 20, 2014
A new study by sociology doctoral candidates at Indiana University Bloomington indicates that heterosexuals have predominantly egalitarian views on legal benefits for -- but not public displays of affection by -- same-sex couples.

Former Indian ambassador will lead 'What Did the Great War Mean to Indians?' lecture at IU
Thursday, November 20, 2014
The Indiana University and Bloomington communities will come together at 3 p.m. Dec. 2 in the Indiana Memorial Union for "What Did the Great War Mean to Indians?," a lecture on the significance of World War I for the Indian Army and in particular for its role in the battles at the Somme and Verdun.