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Discoveries Archive

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Scientist at Work: Patricia Foster

Patricia Foster

The Dec. 21, 2010, issue of IU Discoveries features Professor of Biology Patricia Foster and her work on the ever-changing mutation rates in bacteria. Also included are stories about gene therapy for metastatic melanoma in mice, the IU Open Systems Lab, early training in theoretical physics, IU's nationally recognized cancer doctors, an honor for an IUPUI mathematician, and the use of a distant mountain range as a laboratory for students. Full Story >>

Scientist at Work: Jill Robinson

Jill Robinson

The Nov. 16, 2010, issue of IU Discoveries features Chemistry Senior Lecturer Jill Robinson and the evolution of modern science education. Also included are stories about the preparation of a new ovarian cancer drug for clinical trials, two new NSF grants for environmental science projects, a visit to Bloomington by Sossina Haile, the use of Argentina's mountains as a research and teaching tool, risk-taking behavior in sex addicts, and a newly developed technology that helps identify the presence of Salmonella in food products. Full Story >>

Scientist at Work: Dennis Peters

Dennis Peters

The October 19, 2010, issue of IU Discoveries features chemist Dennis Peters and the development of his scientific career. Also included are stories about the use of an antibiotic to combat Huntington's disease, new risks associated with chemotherapy, a device that could help thwart a deadly birth defect, the detoxification of Hungary's red sludge, a new IUPUI initiative to expand science and technology talent, and a study that has found genetically modified corn products have seeped -- albeit at low concentrations -- into the Indiana environment. Full Story >>

Scientist at Work: James Glazier

James Glazier

The September 21, 2010, issue of IU Discoveries features biophysicist James Glazier and his recent work on the properties of bubbles. Also included are stories about sequencing the cacao genome, a chemical tool that turns off when exposed to UV light, an IU researcher's scholarship on Isaac Newton, the formation of a new scientific field called environmental genomics, and new grants to the Bloomington Drosophila Stock Center and the Low Energy Neutron Source project. Full Story >>

Scientist at Work: William Black

William Black

The August 17, 2010, issue of IU Discoveries features transportation geographer William Black, who has written a new book about how every mode of transportation can be made sustainable in a modern world. Also included are stories about an expansion of the TransPAC network, the energy costs of immune reactions, microbial mutation rates, a new tool to gauge the influence of scholarly publications, science education, and some promising uses for purple coneflower. Full Story >>

Scientists at Work: CTSI-SEED program

CTSI Summer Research Internship

The July 20, 2010 issue of IU Discoveries features the CTSI-SEED program, which pairs high school students interested in science and medicine with local research scientists, including many from the Indiana University School of Medicine. Also included are stories about an IU-Cook Medical partnership, theoretical physics, mine-adapted fungi, a new experimental therapy for late-stage ovarian cancer, bacterial exodus triggers, and an honor for chemist Erin Carlson. Full Story >>

Science Writer at Work: S. Holly Stocking

C. Holly Stocking

The June 15 issue of Discoveries features science writer and journalism professor S. Holly Stocking and her new book for junior science writers and scientific communicators. Also included are stories about the adaptive power of sRNA, a particle physics first, lake ecology, the success of several IU-spawned businesses, and Royal Society honors for chemist Gary Hieftje and biologist Loren Rieseberg. Full Story >>

Scientist at Work: Michael Muehlenbein

Michael Muehlenbein

The May 18, 2010, issue of Discoveries features a profile of IU anthropologist Michael Muehlenbein and his work examining infectious disease transmission ramifications related to interactions between tourists and wild animals in remote areas. The issue also includes new information about the relationship between testosterone and natural selection resulting from a field study of the dark-eyed junco; announcement that IU Bloomington anthropologist Emilio Moran has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences; a look at an IU geographer's work toward recommending policy shifts in Mexico related to farmers and tropical forests; the findings of an IU physicist on the mysteries of the cryogenic emission of neutrons; and announcement that a first-year physics graduate student will receive $151,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy to further his research. Full Story >>

Scientists at Work: Hoosier Oncology Group

Hoosier Oncology Group

The April 20, 2010, issue of Discoveries, features the Hoosier Oncology Group, a network of clinical researchers that was originally conceived as a way of bringing the newest cancer drugs and treatments to all Indiana residents. Also featured are stories about a new human ancestor, antimony mines in China, carbon-based solar cells, measuring forest productivity from space, relativistic wormholes, and ancient sunflowers. Full Story >>

Scientists at Work: Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics

Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics robot

The March 16, 2010, issue of Discoveries, features the Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics, an elite research center on the Bloomington campus. Also featured are stories on women physicists at CERN, the breast cancer drug fulvestrant, a new IUPUI science building, tuberculosis, an honor for biologist Yves Brun, and the relationship between alcohol retailers and violence. Full Story >>

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