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The first 24 hours after birth can determine long-term health outcomes for at-risk babies. Graduate students from the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI and the Purdue School of Science at IUPUI helped develop a tool that could help babies, new mothers, and their caregivers as far as the other side of the world--and as close to home as Indiana.
We live in a data-driven world. Thanks to the ever-connected climate made possible by the internet and mobile personal devices, we are both creators and insatiable consumers of information. What’s more, thanks to the capabilities of modern data processing and the current demand for an individual and customized experience, an incredible amount of time and energy is devoted to tracking, understanding, and predicting everything from shopping habits to weather patterns to viral twitter feeds.
The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at IUPUI hosted the inaugural Dr. Frank J. Welcher Chemistry Lectureship with a talk by chemist Geraldine Richmond, Ph.D. This lectureship will be an annual event to honor distinguished chemistry professor Frank J. Welcher, Ph.D.
IUPUI chemist Ian Webb, PhD. has received a $400,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study protein folding using ion mobility mass spectrometry, a technique that distinguishes molecules based on their size and mass.
IUPUI chemist Sébastien Laulhé, PhD., has received a $429,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a breathalyzer test for diabetic ketoacidosis, a complication of diabetes that produces high levels of ketones causing blood to become more acidic. If untreated, diabetic ketoacidosis can prove fatal.
Native American use of galena at Kincaid Mounds, a settlement occupied during the Mississippian period (1150 to 1450 CE), resulted in more than 1.5 metric tons of lead pollution deposited in a small lake near the Ohio River. New data from IUPUI researchers found the lead did not originate from this Southern Illinois settlement but instead was brought to the site from other Midwest sources.
With a myriad of research programs within the Biology Department at the School of Science, incoming biology graduate students are exploring a range of topics. This fall the department is welcoming 12 research students into its graduate program, studying topics ranging from fetal alcohol syndrome in zebrafish to DNA sequencing in flies.
New research from IUPUI and Washington University in St. Louis realizes one of the first parity-time (PT) symmetric quantum systems, allowing scientists to observe how that kind of symmetry -- and the act of breaking of it -- leads to previously unexplored phenomena. The work is published Oct. 7 in the journal Nature Physics, with associate professors Yogesh Joglekar at IUPUI and Kater Murch at Washington University, as the corresponding authors.
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is conducting a national search for its next Dean of the School of Science. The Dean Search Committee invites letters of nomination, applications (letter of interest, full CV, diversity statement, and contact information of at least five references), or expressions of interest to be submitted to the search firm assisting IUPUI. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. It is preferred, however, that all nominations and applications are submitted prior to January 3, 2020.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Thanks to a National Science Foundation ADVANCE grant, IUPUI will begin implementing programs to improve the institutional climate and to address inequities in the representation, retention and advancement of women, particularly women of color, in the tenured ranks of science, technology, engineering and mathematical science departments.
IUPUI biologist Bonnie Blazer-Yost is leading a team that seeks to create a drug that will be the gold standard of care in treating hydrocephalus, known more commonly as "water on the brain," a condition that can occur at any age for a variety of reasons. It may lead to developmental delay, neurological decline, blindness, impaired motor function, dementia or death.