Scientist at Work: Kimberly Greer

Kimberly Greer Much like humans, dogs also vary in their longevity. Indiana University East Assistant Professor of Biology Kimberly Greer hopes to learn why some dogs live a long time and others do not. And since dogs and their human owners have many genes in common, what Greer learns in dogs may teach us new things about why some humans live until 100 while others barely make it past 50.  Full Story

New research shows key player in mitosis not required for chromosome alignment

Mitotic spindle

K-fibers, structures long thought to play a key role in the alignment of chromosomes prior to cell division, are not required after all, say Indiana University and New York State Department of Health scientists.

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IU, TeraGrid facilitate massive data generated from powerful new electron microscope

Sindbis virus

Advanced computing resources and scientific computing applications provided by Indiana University are now exploiting the potential of a powerful new electron microscope that may help scientists make breakthroughs in the study of viruses and other life science applications. Thanks to the IU Research Technologies High Performance Applications Group and IU's supercomputers, complex images created by the microscope can be turned into useful composite images that scientists can study.

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IU names Kerbeshian as VP for technology commercialization

Marie Kerbeshian

A zoologist and registered patent agent specializing in the protection and licensing of discoveries derived from faculty research has been named vice president for technology commercialization at the Indiana University Research and Technology Corporation.

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IU physicist's study of nucleon interactions funded for NIST lab

NIST Actuator

Indiana University nuclear physicist Mike Snow's investigations into the weak interactions of low energy neutrons will advance using equipment funded by the IU Office of the Vice Provost for Research and then put into use at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

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IU School of Optometry named national vision research center

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A group of scientists working in Indiana University's School of Optometry and the Department of Biology will share more than $2.2 million from the National Institutes of Health to support their ongoing vision research.

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Pew Charitable Trusts honors IU Bloomington cell biologist Joseph Pomerening

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Joseph Pomerening, a cell biologist at Indiana University Bloomington, is a 2009 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences, the Pew Charitable Trusts recently announced.

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Previous issue

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The June 16, 2009, issue of IU Discoveries featured IU Bloomington computer scientist Beth Plale, who develops models that predict the behavior of complex phenomena -- like weather. Also featured are stories about black holes, the IU Bloomington Department of Astromony's participation in the International Year of Astronomy, the founding of public health schools on IU's Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses, quantum computing, and awards for IU School of Medicine and IU Bloomington scientists.

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