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NIH grant will fund IU scientist's search for potential drugs to attack Toxoplasma parasite

December 17th -- The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $1.9 million grant to IU School of Medicine researcher William Sullivan, Ph.D., to find new ways to attack Toxoplasma, a dangerous parasite that infects an estimated 60 million people in the United States.   read more...

First real-world trial of impact of patient-controlled access to electronic medical records

December 16th -- In the first real-world trial of the impact of patient-controlled access to electronic medical records, almost half of the patients who participated withheld clinically sensitive information in their medical record from some or all of their health care providers.   read more...

IU and Regenstrief GRACE study selected as landmark article in care of older adults

December 15th -- The seminal 2007 GRACE study from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and the Regenstrief Institute has been identified as one of 27 studies conducted over the past quarter century that have helped shape the practice of geriatric medicine. The GRACE study involved community-dwelling seniors and their primary-care physicians in a team approach to optimize health and decrease cost of care.   read more...

Grants from Indiana CTSI fuel search for potential new drugs

December 11th -- The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute recently awarded more than $100,000 to researchers seeking to identify new therapeutic agents for potential development as future drugs.   read more...

IU Simon Cancer Center seeks high school, college applicants for 2015 Summer Research Program

December 10th -- Students interested in gaining hands-on experiences in cancer research are encouraged to apply for the 2015 Summer Research Program at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center.   read more...

IU-led team earns $3.3 million NIH grant to study HPV, cervical cancer in Kenyan women

December 9th -- An international team of oncology research specialists led by Indiana University has been awarded a $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study HPV and cervical cancer in Kenyan women with HIV/AIDS.   read more...

Study assesses hospice use in and out of nursing homes and by patients in transition

December 9th -- Researchers find that nursing home hospice patients are older, more likely to be women, more likely to be on both Medicare and Medicaid, and more likely to have dementia than individuals receiving hospice services outside a nursing home.   read more...

Coppoc honored as Sagamore of the Wabash at retirement reception

December 4th -- Gordon L. Coppoc, DVM, Ph.D., was named a Sagamore of the Wabash at a reception Dec. 4 honoring him for his decades of academic service to Indiana University and Purdue University.   read more...

NIH funds IU collaboration to develop computational model of acetaminophen-induced liver failure

December 3rd -- Three Indiana University professors have received $2.1 million to develop a computational model of acetaminophen-induced liver failure by using advanced microscopic and computational technologies that allow scientists to see into the liver of a living animal.   read more...

Regenstrief and IU study: Wake Up and Breathe program benefits ICU patients

December 2nd -- The Wake Up and Breathe program research showed that waking intensive care unit patients and having them breathe on their own decreased both sedation levels and coma prevalence.   read more...

Minute movements of autistic children and their parents provide clue to severity of disorder

December 1st -- Imperceptible variations in movement patterns among individuals with autism spectrum disorder are important indicators of the severity of the disorder in children and adults, according to a report presented at the 2014 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in November.   read more...

IU School of Medicine students donate 450 pounds of canned food just in time for Thanksgiving

November 25th -- It took Indiana University School of Medicine students just one week to collect nearly a quarter ton of canned goods to help feed the hungry this Thanksgiving season.   read more...

Derron Bishop to lead IU School of Medicine-Muncie

November 24th -- Derron L. Bishop, Ph.D., has been named director and associate dean of the Indiana University School of Medicine-Muncie. He will assume the position Dec. 1.   read more...

New grant focuses on pain, fatigue and other common, disabling, undertreated symptoms

November 20th -- A two-year, $670,000 grant from Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute will support a new randomized controlled study of sleep problems, pain, anxiety, depression and energy/fatigue by an Indiana University School of Medicine medical symptoms expert.   read more...

IU researchers find inconsistencies in doctors' counseling about premature birth

November 17th -- Physicians counseling women faced with giving birth to extremely premature babies may be offering inconsistent and sometimes misleading information, according to researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine.   read more...

IU researchers identify key mechanism and potential target to prevent leukemia

November 13th -- Researchers have identified two proteins that appear crucial to the development -- and patient relapse -- of acute myeloid leukemia. They have also shown they can block the development of leukemia by targeting those proteins.   read more...

Coppoc announces retirement from IU School of Medicine-Lafayette

November 13th -- Gordon L. Coppoc, DVM, Ph.D., director of the Indiana University School of Medicine-Lafayette and associate dean of the IU School of Medicine, will be stepping down from the position he has held for 16 years.   read more...

IU School of Medicine faculty recognized in Indy Monthly 'Top Docs'

November 12th -- More than 350 IU School of Medicine physicians in over 60 specialties and sub-specialties were recently recognized as "Top Docs" in Indianapolis Monthly’s November issue.   read more...

Improving seniors' mental function is goal of NIH grant to IU School of Medicine researchers

November 12th -- Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have been awarded a $2.5 million National Institutes of Health grant to evaluate the advantages of physical exercise, cognitive exercise or a combination of both on the aging brain.   read more...

IU School of Medicine Orchestra to perform free concert Nov. 23

November 12th -- The Indiana University School of Medicine Orchestra will present its annual fall concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, at the Indiana History Center, 450 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis.   read more...