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Dietary iron and heart disease — what’s meat got to do with it?

The body, it turns out, doesn’t treat all dietary iron equally. A new study from the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington linked consumption of iron from meat with an increased risk of heart disease – a 57 percent increase.

IU choral ensemble director makes his debut at Carnegie Hall

Guest post courtesy of IU Communications colleague Jaclyn Lansbery. When I learned that IU’s African American Choral Ensemble was made up of non-music majors who hadn’t auditioned prior to joining the group, I was surprised. After seeing them perform during the 20th Potpourri of the Arts concert last fall, I was blown away by their […] Read more »

IU Bloomington panel to discuss situation in Nigeria

Here’s how the BBC sums up conditions in West Africa’s most populous country: ”After lurching from one military coup to another, Nigeria now has an elected leadership. But the government faces the growing challenge of preventing Africa’s most populous country from breaking apart along ethnic and religious lines.” Focus on the immediate present, and the situation […] Read more »

The TEDx factor

By now, I suspect you’re familiar with TED — the now 20-year-old event series that has spread knowledge and ideas to tens of millions of curious souls around the world. Perhaps you even have your favorite TED talk. (I’m partial to Susan Cain’s “The power of introverts” and Jill Bolte Taylor’s “My stroke of insight.”) Or […] Read more »

Straight Outta Helsinki: Eric Meslin and the bioethics of placebos

Fifty years ago the World Medical Association (WMA) adopted the Declaration of Helsinki, the world’s fundamental document laying out the ethical principles of medical research involving human subjects that physicians should follow. It has been widely adopted and serves as an important standard for many researchers around the world. As you’d expect of a guideline […] Read more »

Scholars coming to IU Bloomington for conference about the Caucasus region

Because of its geographic importance, at the border between Europe and Asia, the Caucasus has had great historical importance throughout the centuries. In recent decades, the region was controlled by the Soviet Union. With recent events by the Russian Federation in nearby Ukraine and in Crimea, there is new focus on what the future portends […] Read more »

Women of science, of technology, prepare to be empowered!

I want to be a woman….studying science….at Indiana University….over the next week. If you already meet those prerequisites then prepare to be empowered. IU Bloomington’s Center of Excellence for Women in Information Technology gets things started with this weekend’s Techie Women Have More conference. Poster battle royale gets underway first, beginning at 2 p.m. Friday […] Read more »

Putting a bow on 2013

When you work at one the largest universities in the country, and your job is to help communicate the steady stream of good work produced by that university, you get an up-close look at a lot of pretty neat people, ideas, projects and achievements. So many, in fact, that compiling a list of my favorites […] Read more »

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Winter Preparedness: ‘Days of Shivery’ are back

After reminding us of the unusually warm winter of 2011-12, the Farmers’ Almanac 2014 says that the “Days of Shivery” are back. The 197-year-old publication’s 2014 Winter Outlook map labels the Midwest as “biting cold and snowy.” Looks like Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s Winter Preparedness Week comes just in time, Nov. 17-23. Some folks don’t […] Read more »