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Written By: Candace Beaty Gwaltney
INDIANAPOLIS -- Seed oil components of an ornamental flower could provide a direct pathway for designing a new class of environmentally friendly lubricants. Researchers at the School of Science at IUPUI identified the compound in the seed oil that is produced in a manner unlike any other fatty acid. The study was published today online in the journal Nature Plants.
School of Science faculty, public officials and treatment professionals came together for the IUPUI School of Science Addiction Researchers Showcase held on August 14.
Researchers from the School of Science and School of Medicine presented on their cutting-edge research in various areas of addiction.
With a grant from the National Institute of Health's National Institute on Aging, Indiana University School of Medicine will dramatically increase the size and scope of the biobank that stores DNA and other biological samples used by researchers globally to better understand, treat and hopefully cure Alzheimer's disease. The grant is expected to last three years and total $12 million pending the availability of funds.
Written By: Cindy Fox
INDIANAPOLIS -- Dust is almost everywhere. It's certainly annoying, but is it harmful?
Now, U.S. and Canadian households can easily determine whether the dust in their homes is harboring dangerous contaminants such as lead or chromium by sending what they collect when vacuuming to the Center for Urban Health at IUPUI for free analysis as part of the global 360 Dust Analysis project.
Written By: Kylie Veleta
From Inside Indiana Business:
Omega-3 polyunsaturated acids (n-3 PUFA) are fatty acids found in fish oils that have multiple health benefits. Various research has shown that dietary consumptions of fish oils can help with cardiovascular diseases, cancer preventions, inflammatory processes, and metabolism improvements. However, it is easy for these fatty acids to be oxidized, and once oxidation happens, health benefits are likely to be lost. Therefore, it is crucial for science to find a way to prevent the oxidation of n-3 PUFA consumed in the diet, and one possible solution is vitamin E.
Written By: Cindy Aisen
INDIANAPOLIS -- Scientists from IUPUI, MIT, Nokia Bell Labs, NTT and the University of Bristol in England, which led the study, have shown how an optical chip can simulate the motion of atoms within molecules at the quantum level. The study is published in the May 31 issue of the journal Nature.
Written By: Lauren Kay
INDIANAPOLIS -- Determining whether blow flies have consumed animal fecal material versus animal tissue has important implications for both human public health and animal conservation. A recent study by researchers in biology and chemistry at the School of Science at IUPUI shows how that determination can be made.
From The American Mathematical Society Graduate Student Chapter Newsletter, an interview with Roozbah Gharakhloo (from Iran), Chapter President, 2015-2017. The mission of the AMS Student Chapter of IUPUI is to "organize activities which effectively help graduate students to broaden/deepen their mathematical knowledge" and to "organize instructive activities which help students in a more general way."
Written by: Jill Glavan,