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Scientists link depression and heart disease, stroke

Treatment of depression prior to any apparent signs of cardiovascular disease can decrease the risk of future cardiovascular problems and strokes by almost half, Jesse C. Stewart discovered.


Religion consortium to launch at IU

IU announced that it will launch the Consortium for the Study of Religion, Ethics and Society, a conglomeration of several IU departments and faculty that will work toward furthering research in and among those departments.



Study combats obesity in schools

Illinois, Kentucky and Indiana have some of the highest obesity rates in the U.S., according to the United States Centers for Disease Control.


Study considers soil elements as cause for stroke

Dr. Ka He, a nutritional epidemiologist in the School of Public Health, is conducting a study that assumes trace elements of magnesium in the soil in the "stroke belt" is responsible for a higher rate of strokes in certain states.


Decision-making computer could redefine medicine

An artificial intelligence could search an entire patient’s medical history, warn of complications and recommend possible treatments based on a patient’s current stage of illness. Such a computer is the pet project of two IU computer science and informatics professors, Kris Hauser and Sriraam Natarajan.


Indiana residents reportedly top tobacco consumers

Last week, the United States Surgeon General released a report chronicling the past 50 years of the cigarette in America. And while some states have started to withdraw from the trend of smoking, the Centers for Disease Control say a quarter of Hoosiers are still lighting up.



Tim Ryder, IT Manager for Geological Sciences, runs Tuesday at the Wildermuth Intramural Center.

IU promotes employee fitness

The School of Public Health is ready to help IU employees who hope to get fit in the new year. From now until May 9, access to the Wildermuth Intramural Center’s indoor track will be free to any IU faculty and staff. 


Supercomputing systems to be added at IU

IU will provide data access reliability and security for a new supercomputer by replicating its 10-petabyte disk storage system in the IU Data Center.  


New study: BMI affects contraceptive use

A woman’s BMI and weight can affect the way that emergency contraception, specifically the Plan B morning-after pill, works, according to recent studies.


Professor Heather Milam poses in the costume studio located in the Lee Norvelle Theatre and Drama Center. At 13 years old Milam received her first sewing machine and began making outfits and costumes, eventually working in New York City making costumes for Broadway productions before joining the faculty of Indiana University in 2013.

New MFA to start in fall 2014

During a time when many schools are cutting back on their liberal arts programs, IU’s theater department is expanding to include a new masters program that teaches professional costume making design technology.



IU online degrees best in country

Two of IU’s online degrees are the best American universities have to offer, according to the U.S. News and World Report.


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