Research

Bloomington Innovation Conference expands as it connects industry, research

For the third year in a row, the Bloomington Innovation Conference connected Indiana University Bloomington researchers and industry officials from the region. The conference, organized by the Johnson Center for Innovation and Translational Research, included presentations from external speakers and IU Bloomington faculty who received JCITR Translational Research Pilot Grant Awards. Keith R. Davis, director… Read more »

IU researchers create math learning software to help students, educators

With the rise of the online text, e-readers and tablets, there has been a revolution in how people consume written information. The way most people write math, however, hasn’t changed in centuries. It was this realization that inspired Indiana University’s David Landy to create Graspable Math — software that allows users to “touch” and manipulate… Read more »

IU researcher’s, alumni’s high-tech companies recognized as best in the state

Two high-tech companies founded by Indiana University researchers and alumni were recognized as the best in the state during the TechPoint Mira Awards event on April 29. Arrhythmotech, based on research by Dr. Peng-Sheng Chen of the Indiana University School of Medicine, was named Innovation of the Year. DoubleMap, founded by IU alumni Ilya Rekhter,… Read more »

New IU Grand Challenge initiative to tackle major environmental threats to Hoosier health, economy

Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie has announced that IU will invest $55 million to help Indiana develop actionable solutions that prepare businesses, farmers, communities and individual Hoosiers for the effects of ongoing environmental change. The initiative — Prepared for Environmental Change — is the second project funded through IU’s $300 million Grand Challenges Program,… Read more »

Company that licenses IU School of Medicine research receives $8 million in funding

Congratulations to FAST BioMedical, a life sciences company that licenses research from the Indiana University School of Medicine. The company announced that is has received $8 million in funding to advance clinical trials of the company’s technology as well as to hire additional talent and advance the company’s global patent portfolio. A news release is available… Read more »

IU scientists identify therapy with potential to eliminate dialysis need

Scientists at Indiana University have identified a therapy that could help reverse damage from acute kidney injury and eliminate the need for dialysis treatment in the future. Acute kidney injury commonly occurs after either cardiac surgery or prolonged vascular surgery procedures, said lead researcher Dr. Robert L. Bacallao, associate professor of medicine at IU School… Read more »

Indiana University researchers map key protein in the Zika virus

Indiana University researchers are leading a team that has mapped a protein that allows the Zika virus to reproduce and spread. Indiana University Research and Technology Corp. has applied for a patent on the method to reproduce the protein in a laboratory setting. Cheng Kao, a professor in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and… Read more »

Grant awarded to IU to assist women, minority entrepreneurs

Women and other minority entrepreneurs will benefit from a National Science Foundation grant awarded to Indiana University, University of Louisville, and Missouri University of Science and Technology. The $225,000 grant is for a pilot program titled AWARE:ACCESS: Building Innovation Capacity through Diversity. The Indiana University grant partners are Indiana University Research and Technology Corp. and… Read more »