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Discovery of source of glycogen ‘manufacturing’ errors sheds light on fatal...

Indiana University scientists have solved a perplexing mystery regarding one of the body's main energy storage molecules, in the process shedding light on a possible route to treatment of a rare but deadly disease in teenagers. The disease occur...

Method of DNA repair linked to higher likelihood of genetic mutation

INDIANAPOLIS -- Researchers from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (U.S.A) and Umea° University (Sweden) report in a study published in the February 15, 2011, issue of PLoS Biology that a method by which cells repair breaks i...

Communication pathways within proteins may yield new drug targets to stop...

INDIANAPOLIS -- A School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis biophysicist has developed a new method to identify communication pathways connecting distant regions within proteins. With this tool, Andrew J. Rader...

Building mental muscles through theoretical physics

INDIANAPOLIS -- A grant from the D. J. Angus-Scientech Educational Foundation has made it possible for a student from a suburban Indianapolis high school to co-author, along with his mentor and two other scientists, a theoretical physics study in...

Common diabetes drug may halt growth of cysts in polycystic kidney...

INDIANAPOLIS -- Researchers report that a drug commonly used to treat diabetes may also retard the growth of fluid-filled cysts of the most common genetic disorder, polycystic kidney disease. PKD does not discriminate by gender or race and af...

APHA 2010: Study finds funding for substance abuse in Indiana lacking

An Indiana University study found that Indiana spends more on the health care consequences of substance abuse than on its prevention. Eric Wright, director of the Center for Health Policy at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, said...

Eat safer: Novel approach detects unknown food pathogens

INDIANAPOLIS -- Technologies for rapid detection of bacterial pathogens are crucial to maintaining a secure food supply. Researchers from the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and the Bindley Bi...

You may not be able to say how you feel about...

INDIANAPOLIS -- A new study from the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis looks at how much African Americans and whites favor or prefer their own racial group over the other, how much they identify with their ...

Urban gardeners beware: There may be lead in your soil and...

Not since victory gardens helped World War II era Americans on the home front survive food shortages have urban gardens been as necessary...

Measuring preference for multitasking

INDIANAPOLIS -- A new study led by Elizabeth Poposki, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology in the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, may help employers identify employees who enjoy multitasking and ar...

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