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News Releases for Life and Health Sciences

IU Professor Launches Pioneering Social Network for Classrooms

Ali JafariSeptember 22, 2011 — If it were an idea for a movie, it might be pitched as the social network meets the global classroom. And should all go according to script, this new online learning environment would soon be showcased at a college, university and high school near you.

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Kelley Professor to Examine How Women Respond to Information About the HPV Vaccine

Dena S. CoxSeptember 21, 2011 — Dena S. Cox, professor of marketing and faculty fellow at the Kelley School of Business Indianapolis, has received a $99,600, two-year research grant from Merck to study factors influencing young women’s adoption of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.

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Carbon Nanoparticles Break Barriers--and That May Not Be Good

Carbon nantotubesSeptember 15, 2011 — A study by researchers from the schools of science and medicine at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis examines the effects of carbon nanoparticles (CNPs) on living cells. This work is among the first to study concentrations of these tiny particles that are low enough to mimic the actual exposure of an ordinary individual.

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International Pancreatic Cancer Researcher to Join Indiana University as the first Myles Brand Endowed Chair

Murray KorcSeptember 15, 2011 — Internationally recognized cancer researcher Murray Korc, M.D., will join the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center as the first Myles Brand Professor of Cancer Research on Oct. 1.

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From the Desk of the Chancellor, Sept. 12, 2011

Chancellor Charles R. BantzSeptember 12, 2011 — Today, meet IUPUI faculty who are making discoveries about how dogs detect explosives, how to improve communication about chronic pain care, how to better reintegrate displaced workers, and how to prevent hypoglycemia while driving by attending the Translating Research into Practice (TRIP) Community Showcase, 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the IUPUI Campus Center, Room 450. Join us for refreshments and learn how our own faculty are making a difference in people’s lives—every day.

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Conquer Cancer Foundation presents award to Dr. Schneider for his research on new biomarker in breast cancer patients

Bryan SchneiderSeptember 9, 2011 — The Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) (formerly The ASCO Cancer Foundation) today announced Bryan P. Schneider, M.D., as the recipient of the 2011 Advanced Clinical Research Award (ACRA) in Breast Cancer.

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Two professors at IUPUI to receive two top "esteemed awards" from American Society of Bone and Mineral Research

Alex RoblingSeptember 6, 2011 — The American Society of Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) has awarded two top “esteemed awards” for young faculty/investigators to two professors at IUPUI, underscoring the position of the campus as one of the leading sites for advancing knowledge and training regarding bone and bone health.

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School of Informatics Faculty Receive NSF Grant to Develop Educational, Sound-based STEM Games for Blind and Visually-impaired Students

August 25, 2011 — The National Science Foundation has awarded School of Informatics’ faculty approximately $250,000 to further their research and development of multiple online, sound-based educational games and reference materials for blind and visually-impaired K-12 students.

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New compound may accelerate bone healing, prevent osteoporosis

Hiroki YokotaAugust 17, 2011 — An Indiana University scientist studying human bone growth has received a $2.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to study a chemical compound with potential to fight osteoporosis and accelerate broken bone healing.

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From the Desk of the Chancellor, August 15, 2011

Chancellor Charles R. BantzAugust 15, 2011 — The 1100 block of West Michigan Street will be the center of everyone’s attention this week as we celebrate the formal dedication of the Glick Eye Institute. Tours of the building at 1160 West Michigan Street follow the dedication ceremony, which takes place at 3 p.m., Friday, August 19, on the fourth floor of the IUPUI Campus Center.

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Don Gummer Installs Glick Institute Sculpture

August 15, 2011 — Internationally recognized sculptor Don Gummer installed his 18-foot tall stainless steel and colored glass sculpture entitled "Open Eyes" on Friday, August 12, 2011, in front of the new Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute, 1160 W. Michigan Street, on the IUPUI campus.

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