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Residents in a Bloomington neighborhood suspect pollution from a nearby salvage yard is washing onto their soil during heavy rains. The city council wants the Indiana Department of Environmental Management to test the soil and find out if the concerns are valid. 

New ECHO Project At IUPUI Focuses On HIV

Feb 26, 2019

A recently-launched project in Indiana trains providers across the state to properly treat HIV.  

Global warming could hinder forensic investigations in Indiana. That’s because of the climate’s effect on two species of flies. Forensic entomologists use the age of their larvae to determine time of death — usually by measuring the maggots.

Event Provides Overdose Reversal Drug, Training

Sep 28, 2018
Free naloxone was distributed at the event at IUPUI as part of the Grand Challenge. (Jill Sheridan/IPB News)
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The public had an opportunity to learn to administer the overdose reversal drug naloxone in Indianapolis. The event was held simultaneously at four public libraries in the city.

New DNA Analysis Tool Predicts Pigment

May 31, 2018
An international team has developed the HIrisPlex-S DNA test system, a tool to accurately predict eye, hair and skin color from human biological material, even a small DNA sample. (Photo courtesy of IUPUI)
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new web tool builds on work to predict what an unidentified person might look like. 

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Police departments are increasingly using algorithms to predict crime, and a study from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis aims to address concerns that these algorithms are racially biased.

It’s a method called predictive policing. A computer algorithm looks at data, including crime rates, and predicts where crime is likely to happen. Police departments then increase patrols in those areas.

But some groups criticize the technology, saying it reinforces racial bias in policing.

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IUPUI’s engineering department is adding an additional focus on the future of energy.

Purdue’s trustees voted last week to rename it the Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering.

Dean David Russomanno says he wants to stay away from the politically-charged topic of the nation’s energy future, which he says he’s doing by encouraging IUPUI professors to be, in his words, “agnostic” about their research.

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High-deductible health plans, which have lower premiums but higher out-of-pocket costs, help reduce health care spending, according to a new study from Fairbanks School of Public Health in Indianapolis. But the researchers also found that people on HDHPs are using fewer preventive services such as cancer screenings, perhaps because people are worried about getting stuck with the bill. 

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The women’s studies program at Indiana University--Purdue University Fort Wayne will not be eliminated, as was previously suggested in a plan to cut costs. The new proposal will cut costs by eliminating one job, and cutting the director’s pay.

A new report focuses on food allergies as a public health concern. The 18-month study from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine examines public health policies and makes recommendations for more research and education.

Assistant professor of communication studies at IUPUI Jennifer Bute serves on a national food allergy board and says the report is encouraging.

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