IU scientist joins mentor and collaborator for Nobel Prize events in Sweden

Amar Flood studied under 2016 Nobel Laureate J. Fraser Stoddart as a postdoctoral scholar at UCLA Last month, members of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences — the organization that awards the Nobel Prize — honored three experts in the field of molecular machines with one of the highest honors in the field of science […]

Indiana University scientist named American Physical Society fellow

Indiana University professor J. Timothy Londergan has been elected as a fellow in the Division of Nuclear Physics of the American Physical Society, the pre-eminent organization of physicists in the United States. An emeritus professor in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Physics, Londergan was honored for his “work on approximate […]

IU scientists earn ‘BioArt’ award for image of beetle brain on cusp of metamorphosis

Work to be displayed at the National Institutes of Health in early 2017 A stunning image of an insect’s brain and nerve cord captured by three Indiana University scientists will be on display at the National Institutes of Health early next year. Eduardo Zattara, Armin Moczek and Jim Powers of the IU Bloomington College of Arts […]

IU scientists to participate in Ask Me Anything session on Reddit

On Dec. 7, three IU scientists will invite the public to “Ask Me Anything.” Hui-Chen Lu, Yousuf Ali and Hunter Allen will participate in a Q-and-A session from 1 to 2 p.m. EST on r/Science, the science message board of Reddit. The massively popular social media platform, which hosts daily Ask Me Anything sessions, or “AMAs,” […]

Virtual liver model could help reduce overdose risk from acetaminophen, other drugs

Biocomplexity Institute researchers at IU Bloomington create computer simulation to analyze drug absorption at the cellular to whole-body level Researchers at Indiana University’s Biocomplexity Institute have developed a virtual model of the human liver to better understand how the organ metabolizes acetaminophen, a common non-prescription painkiller and fever-reducer used in over-the-counter drugs such as Tylenol. The study, […]

Philosopher Dennett to lecture at IU Bloomington

Post by IU News and Media Specialist Steve Hinnefeld who normally writes for the Policy Briefings blog: Daniel Dennett has been called “one of our most important living philosophers,” a “Darwinian fundamentalist” and quite a few other things, positive and negative. As Julian Baggini observed in a profile for the Guardian, big thinkers make big […]

Robots invade and volcanos erupt on campus at third annual Science Fest

Post by IU Newsroom intern Sheila Raghavendran On Saturday, Oct. 22, IU was overrun with robots. These robots — machines such as PARO, the therapeutic robotic seal — were on site for holding and petting as part of the School of Informatics and Computing’s activities at the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences’ third […]

IU study reveals rats have greater episodic memory than previously thought

Anyone who has ever spotted a familiar face at a party but been unable to place where or when they last met that person knows the difference between episodic memory and familiarity. Familiarity is mere recognition. Episodic memory is the ability to recall a memory’s context — to remember where and when you saw that familiar […]

IU part of $1 million grant from NSF to create country’s first big data “spoke” focused on neuroscience

“The field of neuroscience is transforming,” wrote IU neuroscientist Franco Pestilli in a commentary published last year in the journal Nature Scientific Data. “Brain data from people and institutions around the world are being openly shared — moving from office desks and personal storage devices to institutionally supported cloud systems and public repositories.” This process […]

IU physicist presents new evidence about nature of the third mass state in neutrinos

A year and a day after delivering the first results from a multi-million-dollar detector built to shed light on the nature of neutrinos, IU physicist Mark Messier announced the project had produced new evidence about the nature of the “third mass state” of these mysterious subatomic particles. The results were presented at the 2016 International […]