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Discoveries Archive

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Scientist at Work: Peter Finn

Peter Finn

The December 2011 issue of Discoveries profiles Peter Finn, an IU psychologist who investigates processes related to self-regulation and self-control. The issue also features the selection of 10 IU faculty members as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the latest on the search for the elusive Higgs boson, the impact of climate change on rattlesnakes, the evolution of a "just-in-time" strategy by bacteria, the evolution of genitalia in beetles and the discovery of a new generation of flame retardant chemicals in the environment. Full Story >>

Scientist at Work: Samir Salim

Samir Salim

The November 2011 issue of Discoveries features a profile of Samir Salim, an IU astronomer who is using novel galaxy modeling techniques to produce a database of the properties of millions of galaxies. Also included are stories about the economic impact of research at the IU School of Medicine, an NIH grant to the Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center, research on how we perceive mismatches between human and robotic faces and voices, a computational model for the formation of embryonic somites, the influence of "rich clubs" in the human brain and new understanding of photosynthesis in cyanobacteria. Full Story >>

Scientist at Work: Bryan Schneider

Bryan Schneider

The October 2011 issue of IU Discoveries featured a story on Bryan Schneider, IU associate professor of medicine and medical and molecular genetics who is also a physician/scientist at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center and the Shawn Hanson Investigator in Breast Cancer Research. Also in this issue were stories about IU's recent $700,000 award from the U.S. Department of Energy to study Lake Erie wind resources; a story about IU scientists' research on constructing the cDNA libraries for the first-ever genome sequence of a non-bird reptile; details on an IU physicist who is in the spotlight for possibly discovering a unified theory tying together quantum physics and gravity that could lead to tiny but observable deviations from Einstein's Theory of Relativity; and many other stories. Full Story >>

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Axel Schulze-Halberg, Ph.D.

The September 2011 edition of Discoveries highlighted the work of IU Northwest Assistant Professor of Mathematics Axel Schulze-Halberg , who has published more than 70 research papers dealing with mathematical physics and dynamical systems in some of the highest ranking journals in the world. Also in the issue, IU Department of Anthropology research associate Kristian Carlson described in Science 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; an announcement that the IU 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; and a report that IU Bloomington anthropologist Michael Muehlenbein had 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. Full Story >>

Scientist at Work: Mark Goebl

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. Full Story >>

Scientist at Work: Lisa Pratt

Lisa Pratt

The May 2011 issue of IU Discoveries features biogeochemist Lisa Pratt, whose research starts on Earth but points toward Mars. Also included are stories about a new Capt. Kidd museum, algae living inside the cells of young salamanders, the impact of global warming on wind energy, a special event for Integrated Science and Accelerator Technology Hall, the selection of atmospheric scientist Sara Pryor to help advise the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, and a new idea for combating Staph infections. Full Story >>

Scientist at Work: Nikodem Poplawski

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The April issue of IU Discoveries features astrophysicst Nikodem Poplawski, an expert on everything from the Big Bang to wormholes. Also included are stories about an honor for Renato Dulbecco -- an IU nobelist, the 30th Joan Wood lecture, the earliest and best fossil of a large group of flowering plants, a 12-year-old mathematics genius, Bloomington's first high-altitude balloon launch, and a new project to study climate change and forest loss in southeast Asia. Full Story >>

Scientist at Work: Seth Young

Seth Young

The March 15, 2011, issue of IU Discoveries features geologist Seth Young, soon to be a research associate at the IU Bloomington Department of Geological Sciences. Also included are stories about the effects of rising carbon dioxide on plants, the evolutionary fitness of 19th century Mormon women, the Women in Science Program annual conference, an honor for biologist Roger Innes, DNA replication errors, and an IU mathematician's solution to a vexing problem in geometry. Full Story >>

Scientist at Work: John Colbourne

John Colbourne

The Feb. 15, 2011, issue of IU Discoveries features evolutionary biologist John Colbourne, genomics director for the Indiana University Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics. Also included are stories about the completion of the water flea genome by IU scientists, developing new drugs for diabetes and cancer, a project that rewards innovations in sustainability, pinpointing the processes in bacteria that antibiotics affect, and increasing racial diversity among American life scientists. Full Story >>

Scientist at Work: Liang-shi Li

Liang-shi Li

The Jan. 25, 2011, issue of IU Discoveries features IU Bloomington chemist Liang-shi Li and his chemical inventions, including a sheet of carbon that catches light. Also included are stories about IU's newest class of AAAS fellows, a convenient test to screen people for diabetes, ongoing efforts to improve scientific communications using computing technologies, a new collaboration between IU and Australian National University, an IU Northwest professor's use of Lake Michigan sand dunes as a teaching lab for his students, and an IUPUI project that uses undergraduate research to search for new medicines. Full Story >>

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