Tag: Life Sciences

Hepatitis B drug developed by Assembly Biosciences advances through early safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetic evaluation

Assembly Biosciences Inc., a Carmel-based biotech company with numerous ties to Indiana University and the Hoosier State — has successfully completed part of a Phase I study for a lead drug being developed to treat chronic cases of hepatitis B. The opening half of the study evaluated the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics (studies of how… Read more »

Several companies with IU ties among nominees for 18th annual Mira Awards

Nominees for TechPoint’s 18th annual Mira Awards were recently revealed, with half of the 180 applications received advancing in this year’s competition. The Miras honor the “Best of Tech” throughout Indiana and many of the nominees — as one might well imagine — have Indiana University ties. One such company, nominated for Innovation of the… Read more »

NY Times: Indianapolis emerging as a technology hub; IU among state universities supplying tech talent

A recent New York Times article offered the nation, in fact the world, an overview of something that Hoosiers have known for several years now — that Indianapolis is more than a manufacturing center and is taking its place as a technology center. Just a few examples cited in the story included: The expansion of… Read more »

IU South Bend announces endowed chair for palliative/hospice care

Through a $1.68 million pledge from the Dwyer Charitable Trust, IU South Bend has established the Vera Z. Dwyer Bicentennial Chair of Palliative Care. The new chair will help IUSB advance opportunities for practice, education and research in palliative and hospice care — and extends a partnership between the university and the Center for Hospice… Read more »

IU Northwest professor part of an NIH-funded study into myelin degeneration, which is a key contributor to multiple sclerosis

Through a portion of a National Institutes of Health grant shared with an Ohio colleague, IU Northwest assistant professor of chemistry Tia Walker is seeking new clues about the causes and mechanisms that result in multiple sclerosis — better known as MS. Through a $45,000 portion of the $469,000 award, IU Northwest will be able… Read more »

IU Southeast to offer undergraduate degree in neuroscience in spring 2017

Beginning in the spring 2017 semester, IU Southeast will begin offering a bachelor of science degree in neuroscience, making it the only program in the field offered to undergraduates in the greater Louisville area. The multi-disciplinary degree requires 120 hours to complete and includes coursework in psychology, biology and chemistry. Such a degree is particularly… Read more »

CARLEY: UEDA summit demonstrates that economic development success comes to universities that build deep, long-term ties with external partners

As regular Crimson Catalyst readers will know, IU was well-represented at the recent University Economic Development Association Annual Summit in Roanoke, Va. Having attended nearly all the Awards of Excellence finalist presentations, I thought I might pass along a few takeaways from those – plus some other key themes of the summit. One consistent theme… Read more »

Biochemistry degrees to be offered in spring 2017 semester at IU Northwest

IU Northwest will begin offering both a bachelor of science and bachelor of arts degree in biochemistry during the spring 2017 semester — making it the sole public institution in northwest Indiana to offer such programs. “We expect that many students will major in biochemistry for the purpose of either joining the workforce or seeking… Read more »