Scientists at work: Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics

The Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics at Indiana University Bloomington turns 7 this year. CGB is somewhat more precocious than your average second-grader, however. While other 7-year-olds are learning to multiply and write in cursive this fall, CGB will be busy mapping whole-organism genomes and bringing millions of dollars in research money to the state of Indiana.  Full Story

Divorce and children: Genes at the root of some problems

Brian D'Onofrio

It's no secret that divorce can be hard on children but explaining why -- while it may be "easy" for the ex-inlaws -- is not so simple. In one of the first studies to examine genetic roots to the children's problems, Indiana University psychology professor Brian D'Onofrio found that some of the answers do, indeed, lie in the genes.

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Modeling the restless brain

Olaf Sporns

Indiana University neuroscientists Olaf Sporns and Christopher Honey find the 98 percent of brain activity that other researchers consider just background noise to be fascinating and important. Brains are always active, even when people are at rest. In this "resting state," waves of neural activity ripple through the brain, creating fluctuating and ever-changing patterns. Sporns and Honey's work on modeling this brain activity sheds new light on how and when these mysterious fluctuations occur and offers insights into what the brain does while idle.

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Technique predicts hep C treatment success


By identifying genes that respond to interferon -- a drug commonly used to treat hepatitis C viral infections and certain types of cancers -- researchers have devised a novel way of predicting patient response to treatment.

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Report shows trends in Indiana’s energy production and use

Power Plant

A new report by Indiana University's School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the Indiana Geological Survey at Indiana University describes Indiana's energy consumption and production by sector and fuel type, drawing comparisons between the state and the rest of the U.S. The "Indiana Energy Report 2007" is intended as a resource for decision makers and other citizens concerned with Indiana's energy needs and the impact of its energy-related activities.

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Previous issue

The May 15, 2007 issue of Discoveries features the thoughts of two Indiana University genetics faculty who shed light on the scientific questions raised by author Michael Crichton in his latest book, Next. Also featured in this issue are stories about a new approach to treating human cancers, modern forests in the United States and gene induced eyes. Plus, learn more about what lead researcher Scott Bellini had to say about the findings in two new studies at Indiana University that demonstrate that videos depicting exemplary behaviors can be effective in helping children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders develop social skills and daily living skills.

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