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Children playing
February 28, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS --  Yet evidence suggests that voluntarily child-free people are stigmatized for this decision, according to a study published in the March 2017 edition of Sex Roles: A Journal of Research.

 Simon J. Rhodes, Decano, Colegio de Ciencia
February 22, 2017

Tengo edad suficiente para haber estado involucrado en la determinación de la secuencia de los genes en el genoma humano. Recuerdo que estaba en el laboratorio a altas horas de la noche leyendo la decencia de un gen recientemente descubierto que controla el crecimiento humano y pensado que yo podía ser la primera persona en la historia de leer esa secuencia. ¡ No estoy seguro de si eso era  correcta, pero fue muy emocionante! 

Murat Dundar, senior author of the disease-progression study and associate professor of computer science
February 9, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS -- "It's pretty straightforward to teach a computer to recognize AML, once you develop a robust algorithm, and in previous work we did it with almost 100 percent accuracy," said Murat Dundar, senior author of the disease-progression study and associate professor of computer science in the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

January 31, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS -- In a new study, researchers from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis reconstructed and analyzed 2,100 years of temperature and precipitation data -- and point the finger at climate change.

Students learning code on a Mac computer
January 23, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS — Through this event, the IUPUI School of Science empowers high school students to become active citizens in our technology-driven world.

January 17, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS -- The delegation is hosted by the IUPUI Center for Urban Health in partnership with the Center for Earth and Environmental Sciences; other IUPUI programs; and several community partners including Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Reconnecting to Our Waterways, Starkey Farms and KI EcoCenter. 

January 12, 2017

Estudiantes e investigadores en sus primeros 4 años de esutdio en Indiana University-Purdue University Indianápolis viajaron recientemente a Cuba para realizar un taller y comenzar una asociación con la Universidad de la Habana implementando el IUPUI's Distributed Drugs Discovery, or D3, program (Program de IUPUI de Descubrimiento de Drogas Distribuidas, o D3). La American Chemical Society y la Escuela de Ciencias de IUPUI financiaron el taller. 

January 12, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS -- How to distinguish -- or as it is technically known, disambiguate -- people with common names and determine which John Smith or Maria Garcia or Wei Zhang or Omar Ali is a specific John Smith, Maria Garcia, Wei Zhang or Omar Ali -- or even someone previously unidentified? 

This conundrum occurs in a wide range of environments from the bibliographic -- which Anna Hernandez authored a specific study? -- to the law enforcement -- which Robert Jones is attempting to board an airplane flight? 

January 10, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS – Salutes to Excellence is a recognition award that gives ACS members an opportunity to underscore outstanding accomplishments, achievements or service for individuals who have made a positive impact on everyday life. Since the program began in 2000, more than 500 honorees have received Salutes to Excellence awards.

December 16, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS – The Brain Bee, a twist on a traditional spelling bee, requires competitors to answer questions about the brain and nervous system until only one student, the champion, remains. Hosted by the Departments of Psychology and Biology, and the School of Science, the bee is open to students in grades 9-12.

At the IUPUI Brain Bee, contestants also have exclusive opportunities to meet and discuss exciting neuroscience research with faculty and explore the IUPUI School of Science laboratory and teaching facilities.

December 15, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS -- Psychologists from the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University (IUPUI) conducted the first study to systematically, quantitatively analyze the links between health care provider burnout and health care quality and safety across medical disciplines. 

The meta-analysis of 82 studies focused on links between burnout and quality as well as between burnout and safety. The studies involved almost 211,000 physicians, nurses and other clinicians.

Marrs and Swapnalee at computer screen with biology imaging
December 8, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS -- The researchers found that early embryonic alcohol exposure alters several important signaling activities in the growing heart, resulting in faulty heart valve development. 

The IUPUI scientists studied zebrafish to identify the causal link between alcohol intake and defects in heart-valve formation. Zebrafish are biologically similar to humans with the majority of human genes -- including those related to cardiac valve development -- having zebrafish gene counterparts.

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