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The search for pharmaceutical treatments for Alzheimer’s and dementia has so far been unsuccessful, but a new drug discovery center aims to change that.

The National Institutes of Health is gifting $36 million to fund the new center, one of two to be established nationwide.  The Indiana University School of Medicine will partner with Purdue University to develop research tools and technologies to identify new treatment options.

Alan Palkowitz will lead the center.  He was previously the vice president of discovery chemistry research at Eli Lilly.

Data from one of the largest concussion studies is now available to scientists around the world. 

The first large-scale study of early onset Alzheimer’s disease is led out of Indiana.  A new grant will enable the study to add on genetic research.

Cancer Wellness Project Launches In Indiana

Jul 23, 2019

Cancer survivors in Indiana can now turn to a new program for wellness services beyond their treatment. The initiative will also provide research opportunities.

New High Tech Microscope Coming To Indiana

Apr 16, 2019
The Thermo Scientific Krios G3i Cryo Transmission Electron Microscope. The microscope will be housed on Purdue’s campus in the CryoEM facility at the Wayne T. and Mary T. Hockmeyer Hall of Structural Biology. (Photo courtesy of Thermo Fisher Scientific)
Jill Sheridan

Six Indiana organizations have pitched in to buy a new high-tech microscope. The nearly $9 million machine is a cryo-electron microscope that allows scientists to examine molecules at the atomic level.

Purdue University Professor of Biological Sciences Richard Kuhn says a sample is taken and immersed in liquid nitrogen. 

Tau Tangle Discovery Sheds Light On CTE, Alzheimer's

Mar 25, 2019

A new international study with researchers from Indiana University School of Medicine has developed a better understanding of how a certain protein plays into neurodegenerative diseases. 

Leaders from Indiana University School of Medicine and Purdue University’s College of Engineering sign a memorandum of understanding to formalize the partnership. (Photo provided by Purdue University)
Jill Sheridan

A new partnership between two Indiana schools aims to advance health care technology by pairing medical researchers with engineers. 

Hachimoji DNA Creation Could Help Alien Exploration

Mar 4, 2019
Dr. Millie Georgiadis stands by the equipment that helped map the new DNA model. (Jill Sheridan/IPB News)
Jill Sheridan

An Indiana scientist has helped develop a new type of synthetic DNA, and says it might help astrobiologists think differently about alien life. 

Jill Sheridan / IPB News

A multi-state study to examine early on-set Alzheimer’s will launch soon, and it’s based at Indiana University’s School of Medicine. The Longitudinal Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease or LEADS, is the first, large scale clinical trial to research the disease.

Dr. Liana Apostolova was joined by co-researchers in Indianapolis this week as the study gets underway. The National Institutes of Health awarded the group $7.6 million to research early onset Alzheimer’s.

IU Research: Biomarkers Could Help Prevent Suicide

Aug 17, 2017

New research helps identify people at risk for suicide using so-called biomarkers in blood tests. The study promotes what’s called precision medicine to help prevent suicide.

Indiana University School of Medicine researcher Alexader Niculescu’s years of research uses biology to determine who is more at risk of dying from suicide. He says it’s really no different then the work cardiologists do to prevent heart attacks.

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