Scientist at Work: Axel Schulze-Halberg

Axel Schulze-Halberg, Ph.D. This mathematical expression, called a differential operator, is used to calculate position and energy of a particle trapped inside a sphere. Who on Earth comes up with this stuff? Mathematicians like Axel Schulze-Halberg do. The Indiana University Northwest assistant professor has published more than 70 research papers dealing with mathematical physics and dynamical systems in some of the highest ranking journals in the world.  Full Story

2-million-year-old A. sediba cranium shows evidence of brain evolution, IU anthropologist finds


It isn't necessarily a bigger brain, but it is a better brain. That's what Indiana University Department of Anthropology research associate Kristian Carlson reported Sept. 8 in Science in describing the internal surface of the braincase of Australopithecus sediba, a nearly 2-million-year-old hominin Carlson and six other scientists discovered 18 months ago in South Africa.

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Dark-eyed juncos: Promiscuousness results in genetic 'trade-up,' more offspring


It's all about the grandkids! That's what a team led by an Indiana University biologist has learned about promiscuous female birds and why they mate outside their social pair.

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Links between sexual signaling, immune-endocrine functions focus of NSF grant to IU anthropologist

Rhesus macaques

An Indiana University Bloomington anthropologist has been awarded $304,000 from the National Science Foundation to conduct the first-ever study into the interrelationship between functional immunity, endocrine status and sexual signaling in primates.

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Ensuring children receive proper medications

Discussing medical adherence

You often hear that children are the future. In western Kenya, much of the future depends on the health of children infected with HIV. AMPATH, Indiana University School of Medicine's HIV/AIDS initiative in Kenya, is working to bring the HIV epidemic under control, an effort that will require successfully treating and supporting those young patients.

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IU Bloomington recruiting under way for new Medical Physics master's degree

Medical Physics

The Indiana University Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Physics have begun recruiting students for a new professional master's degree program in medical physics. Successful applicants will begin classes in the fall of 2012.

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IU Bloomington grants spur larger faculty research projects

Lab Work

Indiana University Bloomington faculty -- both individuals and teams -- are pursuing new scientific initiatives with the support of nearly $1 million in seed funding provided by IU Bloomington's Office of the Vice Provost for Research.

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Mark Goebl

The August 2011 issue of IU Discoveries focused on Mark Goebl, an IU School of Medicine professor who hopes to have found the secret to making a yeast product that more efficiently breaks down corn and other plants into the biofuel ethanol. Also in this issue were stories about the actual domestication site of modern sunflowers; a new compound that may accelerate bone healing; soil samples that reveal urban mercury footprints; an IU chemist who was named an American Chemical Society Fellow; and the IU biologist who was selected to benefit from a $75 million plant science initiative.

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