NIH funds major biobank expansion at IU School of Medicine to support Alzheimer's disease research
With a grant from the National Institute of Health's National Institute on Aging, Indiana University School of Medicine will dramatically increase the size and scope of the biobank that stores DNA and other biological samples used by researchers globally to better understand, treat and hopefully cure Alzheimer's disease. The grant is expected to last three years and total $12 million pending the availability of funds.
IUPUI faculty receive $1.5 million grant to prepare new STEM teachers
INDIANAPOLIS -- A team of six IUPUI faculty members has been awarded a five-year, $1.5 million grant to prepare undergraduate students for careers as secondary STEM teachers. The award comes from the National Science Foundation Robert NoyceTeacher Scholarship Program, which seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering and mathematics majors and professionals to become K-12 mathematics and science -- including engineering and computer science -- teachers.
Undergraduate Student Research Fuels a Passion for Social Justice and Equity
IUPUI senior Abigail Parker showcased her research at the Council on Undergraduate Research's (CUR) 22nd annual Posters on the Hill symposium in Washington, DC. This event took place April 17-18, giving students the opportunity to present research to congressional members, meet with their representatives and learn about advocacy for undergraduate research.
School of Science announces Top 100 Students for 2018
INDIANAPOLIS – With 41 students on this year’s Top 100 list, nearly half of the students recognized are enrolled in the School of Science. This year’s Top 100 honorees were recognized at the annual awards dinner where the Top 10 students and Top student were also named.
A panel of alumni, faculty and staff select the top students based on nominations by faculty and staff. The students who were selected show strength in scholastic achievement, collegiate and co-curricular activities and civic/community service.
Toward precision medicine: First comprehensive look at human retinal cell diversity
INDIANAPOLIS -- In work that brings researchers closer to the goal of precision medicine approaches to treating glaucoma and other neurodegenerative vision diseases, a new IUPUI study has, for the first time, been able to identify a wide variety of previously unknown cell subtypes in the human eye. The cells -- called retinal ganglion cells, also known as RGCs -- are the neurons that take visual information from the eye to the brain for processing and interpretation, which is how we see things.