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Indiana and the rest of the world are going to have to make transformative changes — and fast — to avoid losing more than 1 million species of plants and animals. That’s the takeaway from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) report released this week. 

When health researchers make headlines, it’s often for a sensational project – like manipulating genes to create a baby. But others are examining broader issues, including how – and where – you live affects your health.

Free naloxone was distributed at the event at IUPUI as part of the Grand Challenge. (Jill Sheridan/IPB News)
Lauren Chapman

Indiana University joins a group of more than 100 organizations dedicated addressing opioid misuse to share research and data with the National Academy of Medicine. 

Former U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) is probably best known for his foreign policy efforts, but he was also a strong supporter for climate action. Lugar passed away at the age of 87 on Sunday. 

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. 

Indiana University sued the state over a 2016 anti-abortion law bars anyone from acquiring, receiving, selling, or transferring aborted fetal tissue. (WFIU/WTIU)
Brandon Smith

A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that parts of an Indiana anti-abortion law are not too vague to be constitutional, reversing a lower court decision.

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. 

There's a contentious debate in Indiana's 2019 legislative session over whether to enact a hate crimes statute. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

New research from Center for Research on Inclusion & Social Policy at the Indiana University Public Policy Institute suggests hate crimes laws aren’t used as often as they could be.

Health researchers in Indiana are knocking on doors to collect surveys – and DNA samples. A growing number of studies factor in zip code when considering health outcomes.

Indiana University President Michael McRobbie testifies before the Senate Appropriations Committee. (Zach Herndon/WTIU)
Lauren Chapman

Indiana’s public universities made their funding requests to Senate legislators Tuesday as that chamber’s budget hearings are underway.

A recent study finds digital piracy of media could actually benefit manufacturers and retailers.

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A male student is suing Indiana University for Title IX violations, alleging the school's investigation into rape accusations was biased against him because of his gender.

It's the latest in a series of lawsuits invoking the federal civil rights law on behalf of men accused of sexual assault. 

The Incident

A new study shows Indiana workers should worry less about being replaced by a robot and more about their job being sent to another country.

Lindsey Wright / WFIU/WTIU News

As you drive down a main strip in Terre Haute, American flags line the street as far as the eye can see. But several weeks ago dozens of other national flags took flight along side them. Around 30 flags blow in the wind as they line the front of an apartment complex.

"Saudi Arabia is there," says Michael Ellis. "We have a lot of students from Saudi Arabia living here in the building."

Terre Haute resident sends a welcoming message 

Valerie O’Loughlin (right) and Polly Husmann (left) co-authored a study about learning styles that says the categorization of learners may not be as important to student success as previously thought. (Jeanie Lindsay/IPB News)
Jeanie Lindsay

Learning style categories have been ingrained into teaching methods and study strategies for years, but an increasing body of research on the topic suggests those categories may not have as big of an impact on student outcomes as previously thought.

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