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  • Evolutionary war between microorganisms affecting human health, IU biologist says

    July 30, 2015

    Health experts often warn that the overuse of antibiotics is creating “superbugs” able to resist drugs treating infection. Now scientists at Indiana University and elsewhere have found evidence that an invisible war between microorganisms may also be catching humans in the crossfire.

  • Star Trak: August 2015

    July 30, 2015

    The annual Perseid meteor shower, which will peak on the night of Aug. 12-13, is one of the most popular every year because it happens on warm summer nights, when gazing at the starry sky is always enjoyable. This year the moon will be new at the shower’s peak, so viewing conditions will be ideal in a clear dark sky.

  • Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences announces $4.46 million gift

    July 29, 2015

    The Indiana University Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences announced today a gift of over $4.46 million from alumnus Lawrence M. Blatt, a pioneering virologist and the founder of Alios BioPharma Inc. The gift will provide funding for an array of new and ongoing endowments.

  • IU startup Anagin names Eric J. Messner as its first CEO

    July 20, 2015

    Anagin LLC, a company launched by two Indiana University scientists to develop a novel treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder, has appointed Eric J. Messner as its first CEO.

  • IU researcher devises method to untangle, analyze 'controlled chaos'

    July 13, 2015

    The study's author, Filippo Radicchi, has developed a new mathematical framework to more effectively analyze how interactions among highly complex systems affect their operation and vulnerability.

  • Google sponsorship funds IU research on what triggers early interest in STEM

    July 8, 2015

    Google Inc. has awarded $150,000 to two Indiana University researchers to support a study of how early experiences can trigger and maintain an interest in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

  • Patent filings by women have risen the fastest in academia, IU study finds

    July 8, 2015

    The number of women across the globe filing patents with the U.S. Patent and Trade Office over the past 40 years has risen fastest within academia compared to all other sectors of the innovation economy, according to a new study from Indiana University.

  • Star Trak; July 2015

    July 1, 2015

    If you have a clear sky to the west the evening of July 1, you will notice Venus and Jupiter. The brilliant planets will be side by side 8 degrees to the lower right (north) of Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo the Lion.