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IU study: Combining epilepsy drug, morphine can result in less pain, lower opioid doses

September 15th -- Adding a common epilepsy drug to a morphine regimen can result in better pain control, fewer side effects and reduce the dosage necessary to be effective.   read more...

IU study links skipping school, failing tests to more sex, less condom use in teenage girls

September 9th -- Skipping school, failing tests linked to more and riskier sex among teenage girls   read more...

JAMA Internal Medicine commentary: 'Improving Prescribing for Patients Late in Life'

September 8th -- Regenstrief Institute investigator Greg Sachs calls for physicians to carefully review older patients' medication lists to check for unnecessary or harmful drugs.   read more...

State grants help IU Center of Excellence spread wellness for women

September 5th -- The IU National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health receives its fourth grant in three years from the Indiana State Department of Health to support better access to health care and promote healthy behaviors.   read more...

IU researchers isolate inflammatory process that damages lungs of donors with traumatic brain injury

September 3rd -- IU School of Medicine researchers have isolated the inflammatory process responsible for lung damage in patients with TBI, which is particularly relevant for lung transplantation.   read more...

Research and patients see quick benefits from novel IU School of Medicine-IU Health collaboration

August 27th -- Research and patients see quick benefits from novel IU School of Medicine-IU Health collaboration   read more...

National Cancer Institute names IU Simon Cancer Center one of 30 sites in the new National Clinical Trials Network

August 26th -- The Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center has been selected as one of only 30 sites in the country to lead cancer clinical trials in a new national network.   read more...

Proton Therapy Center and Cyclotron facilities in Bloomington to close by January 1, 2015

August 22nd -- Indiana University Research and Technology Corp. and Indiana University Health announced they have accepted the recommendation of an outside review committee to close the financially struggling IU Health Proton Therapy Center once the current roster of patients has completed treatment, which is expected to occur no later than Jan. 1, 2015.   read more...

Renovated Rotary Building to be dedicated on IU School of Medicine campus

August 21st -- The Rotary Building has been both transformed and preserved with a $10 million renovation.   read more...

Six Indiana University researchers present work at military health symposium

August 19th -- Six researchers from the Indiana University School of Medicine have been invited to present their work at the annual Military Health System Research Symposium this week in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.   read more...

Parents’ vaccine intentions influenced by how benefits are communicated

August 18th -- The framing of messages about the benefits of vaccination influences parents' intentions to immunize their children.   read more...

Regenstrief relocation to IU School of Medicine campus will enhance institute's research, Kenya, Open MRS

August 14th -- The Regenstrief Institute Inc., a global leader in biomedical informatics, health services and aging research, will relocate in mid-2015 to a new facility on the Indiana University School of Medicine campus in Indianapolis.   read more...

Care facility choice after hospital discharge about more than location, location, location

August 13th -- An Annals of Long-Term Care article by Indiana University faculty lays out a roadmap to assist hospitals in providing support to patients needing to select a skilled nursing facility. Deciding on the right post-discharge rehabilitation destination is important to future health and quality of life. However, it is a decision for which many patients and families are unprepared and unsupported, according to scientists from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research.   read more...

IU cancer researchers earn funding for pediatric cancer studies

August 11th -- Two Indiana University cancer researchers have earned funding to continue their studies focusing on children with cancer.   read more...

Newly discovered heart molecule could lead to effective treatment for heart failure

August 10th -- Researchers discover a previously unknown cardiac molecule that could provide a key to treating, and preventing, heart failure.   read more...

An evening of art planned to raise funds for HANDS in Autism

August 8th -- An evening showcasing the art and special talents of individuals with autism spectrum disorder, "A Spectrum of Art," will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 30 at ArtSplash Gallery in Carmel, Ind.   read more...

IU School of Medicine-Terre Haute to launch student outreach clinic; open house Aug. 8

August 7th -- Medical students from Indiana University School of Medicine-Terre Haute, in collaboration with other area college health professional students, will open a free student outreach clinic at the Landsbaum Center for Health Education in Terre Haute, Ind. The public is invited to participate in tours and a presentation about the clinic from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8.   read more...

IU medical students to begin training with ceremony laced with tradition

August 6th -- On Aug. 8, 352 men and women will participate in the time-honored White Coat Ceremony at the Indiana University School of Medicine.   read more...

Cell plasticity may provide clues to origin of aggressive type of breast cancer

August 4th -- Healthy breast cells may be able to reinvent themselves -- some have the flexibility to change after they are mature -- which leads researchers to postulate that similarities exist between this occurrence and the origins of a particularly aggressive type of breast cancer.   read more...

Andrea Pfeifle to lead new interprofessional health education center at Indiana University

August 1st -- Andrea L. Pfeifle, Ed.D., P.T., has been named the first assistant dean and director of the Indiana University Center for Interprofessional Health Education and Practice and associate professor of family medicine.   read more...