National Kidney Month: IUPUI biologist develops treatments for polycystic kidney disease
INDIANAPOLIS -- Bonnie Blazer-Yost, professor of biology, said the disease equally affects people across gender, race and ethnicity. It can dramatically change the kidneys' appearance and function.
IUPUI researchers use stem cells to identify cellular processes related to glaucoma
INDIANAPOLIS -- Their goal is the development of therapies to prevent or cure glaucoma.
In addition to glaucoma, a group of degenerative diseases that damage the eye's optic nerve and can result in vision loss and blindness, this work has potential implications for treatment of optic- nerve injuries of the types incurred by soldiers in combat or athletes in contact sports.
IUPUI psychologists explore pain in Hispanic Americans
INDIANAPOLIS -- The first work of its type was conducted by researchers from the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis led by clinical health psychologist Adam T. Hirsh.
While the IUPUI researchers found that Hispanic Americans reported fewer pain conditions, they also found that Hispanics reported greater pain sensitivity and less pain tolerance in laboratory-based studies than non-Hispanic white Americans.
School of Science announces record number of Top 100 Students for 2016
INDIANAPOLIS – "We congratulate all of the Top 100 honorees," said School of Science Dean Simon Rhodes. "At IUPUI and in the School of Science, our students combine academic excellence with a unique environment where they can also develop remarkable research, leadership and community engagement skills".
2016 IUPUI Computer Science Day
INDIANAPOLIS — Through this event, IUPUI School of Science is meeting President Barack Obama’s initiative Computer Science for All,which seeks to empower K-12 students to become active citizens in our technology-driven world.
High school physics researcher named a 2016 Intel Science Talent Search finalist
INDIANAPOLIS – Carmel High School student Sreya Vemuri was named a finalist by the Intel Corporation and the Society for Science & the Public. Vemuri has completed theoretical physics research with Yogesh Joglekar, associate professor of physics for the School of Science at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis.
“Sreya has been a phenomenal high-school student, carrying out research at a level that is more typical of a senior undergraduate or graduate student in theoretical physics,” Joglekar said.
Science Grad Receives Campus Honor for Alumni Contributions
INDIANAPOLIS -- Brizendine, MS ’93, was honored February 25 at the 2016 IUPUI Alumni Leaders’ Dinner. The Hine Medal is a campus-wide award that recognizes significant contributions from an individual alumnus in support of the campus and its alumni programs.
He has served the School of Science and IUPUI in a selfless way, demonstrating to others what it means to be a proud IUPUI and School of Science alumnus.
Beauty and mystery of mathematics featured in two film screenings in March at IUPUI
INDIANAPOLIS – This free film series, a special production sponsored by the IUPUI Department of Mathematics and Mathematics club, will feature refreshments and the chance to meet the filmmaker. The director of both films, Ekaterina Eremenko will be flying in from Berlin, Germany, to lead a Q&A discussion following each screening.
IUPUI analysis finds differences in pain coping between black and white Americans
INDIANAPOLIS -- The IUPUI review and analysis of 19 studies is the first to examine the entire published literature and quantify the relationship between race and the use of pain-coping strategies.
"Coping" is broadly defined as the use of behavioral and cognitive techniques to manage stress. Pain coping is the specific application of these techniques for pain management.
NSF grants $1.1M to IUPUI for nanotech camp for high school students, teachers
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Nanotechnology Experiences for Students and Teachers program, aimed to provide STEM education for underrepresented minorities, will introduce area high school students and high school teachers to the field of nanotechnology via concentrated two-week summer programs coupled with academic-year mentoring, support and research opportunities.