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Study: Number of new cases of dementia decreasing for African-Americans but not Africans

August 4th -- An Indiana University and Regenstrief Institute study is the first to report significantly decreased incidence rates over two decades for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias in African-Americans. The study is also the first to show that the incidence rate of these conditions in Africans was unchanged over the same period.   read more...

New prevention target: IUPUI studies effect of depression treatment on heart attack risk

July 31st -- 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 depression treatment can help prevent the development of cardiovascular disease.   read more...

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

July 29th -- 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 research enterprise.   read more...

Five new centers awarded Signature Centers Initiative grants

July 29th -- Five research center teams awarded development funding in Round 8 of the IUPUI Signature Centers initiative Program.   read more...

Big data gives new insight into blood pressure reduction role of commonly prescribed drug

July 28th -- A new big data study conducted by researchers from the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University has found that a drug commonly prescribed to conserve potassium in the blood also significantly lowers blood pressure when taken in conjunction with a diuretic frequently prescribed to patients with hypertension.   read more...

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

July 27th -- 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.   read more...

Study identifies challenges of delirium detection in older adults in the emergency department

July 23rd -- An estimated one to two million older adults with delirium visit hospital emergency rooms in the United States annually. Yet about two-thirds of the cases of this sudden and potentially lethal change in mental status are unrecognized by emergency room clinicians. Researchers from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and the Regenstrief Institute have conducted what is believed to be the first study to interview providers to identify the barriers and possible catalysts to delirium detection in emergency care situations.   read more...

Study identifies traits of those who screen positive for dementia but refuse diagnostic testing

July 16th -- Two thirds of individuals 65 and older who screened positive for cognitive impairment refused subsequent evaluation according to the first study of its kind to examine older adults willingness to undergo diagnostic assessment. The Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Regenstrief Institute and Eskenazi Health study of approximately 500 older adults found that individuals living alone were the least likely to agree to diagnostic assessment following a positive screening test for dementia.   read more...

Lower risk treatment for blood clots 'empowers' patients, improves care

July 16th -- Potentially fatal blood clots account for thousands of emergency room visits each year and often those patients are admitted to the hospital, treated with an injectable anticoagulant and monitored for a few days. In companion studies published July 15 in Academic Emergency Medicine, an alternative approach was found to be more effective, less costly and allowed patients to go home the same day.   read more...

IU cancer researchers play role in FDA approval of drug for treating people after radiation exposure

July 14th -- An Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center researcher played a role in the recent Food and Drug Administration approval of a drug to treat people exposed to potentially lethal doses of radiation.   read more...

Impact of major Alzheimer's-related gene may be felt years before any symptoms appear

July 13th -- 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   read more...

Christopher Harle joins Regenstrief Institute and IU Fairbanks School of Public Health

July 9th -- Christopher Harle, Ph.D., whose research focuses on the design, adoption, use, and value of health information systems, has been named an affiliated scientist of the Regenstrief Institute's Center for Biomedical Informatics.   read more...

Four IUSM scientists named Showalter Scholars

June 26th -- Four scientists have been named Showalter Scholars by the Indiana University School of Medicine, the third class in the program created to recognize and reward successful young researchers at the school.   read more...

Indiana Hemorrhagic Stroke Meeting to explore new surgical options for deadly strokes

June 25th -- 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.   read more...

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

June 23rd -- 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.   read more...

IU research: A microRNA may provide therapy against pancreatic cancer

June 22nd -- Indiana University cancer researchers found that a particular microRNA may be a potent therapeutic agent against pancreatic cancer. The research was published June 22 in the journal Scientific Reports.   read more...

Study finds novel population health management program yields major health improvement

June 16th -- The Aging Brain Care Medical Home, a novel population health management program implemented in the homes of older adults, achieves significant health improvement for individuals with depression and also substantial stress reduction in family caregivers of dementia patients, according to a new study by investigators from the Regenstrief Institute, Indiana University Center for Aging Research and Eskenazi Health.   read more...

Third annual Glick Eye Open to be held July 31 in support of vision research

June 12th -- The third annual Glick Eye Open at the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology is accepting registrations for the July 31 event. The golf tournament, sponsored by the Glick Family Foundation, was created to help fund eye research and introduce the community to Glick Eye Institute scientists and their work.   read more...

Nationally recognized prostate, renal and bladder cancer expert joins IU Simon Cancer Center

June 11th -- Roberto Pili, M.D., a nationally recognized expert in prostate, renal and bladder cancers, has joined the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center.   read more...

Brain stimulation devices bring long-term benefits to hard-to-treat epilepsy patients

June 9th -- Electrical stimulation devices implanted in the brain not only bring significant relief to many epilepsy patients but appear to become more effective over time, according to research studies published earlier this year.   read more...

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