Indiana University or Indiana University-Bloomington (IU) is the flagship of the Indiana university system. IU was established in 1820. Today IU has nearly 39,000 undergraduate and graduate students and professional students. Simon Hall was recently constructed to house cell biologists, microbiologists, molecular biologists, geneticists on other specialists for researching a wide range of scientific inquires. IU has an environmental research department and numerous programs for study.
Paleobotanists identify what could be the mythical 'first flower'
Indiana University paleobotanist David Dilcher and colleagues in Europe have identified a 125 million- to 130 million-year-old freshwater plant as one of earliest flowering plants on Earth.
Researcher devises method to untangle, analyze 'controlled chaos'
A researcher at Indiana University has developed a new mathematical framework to more effectively analyze "controlled chaos," or how interactions among highly complex systems affect their operation and vulnerability.
Study finds males may contribute to offspring's mental development before pregnancy
A new study from Indiana University provides evidence in mice that males may play a positive role in the development of offspring's brains starting before pregnancy.
Like Sleeping Beauty, some research lies dormant for decades, study finds
Why do some discoveries fade into obscurity while others blaze a new trail the moment they are published? More mysteriously, why do some research papers remain dormant for years and then suddenly explode with great impact ...
Expanding theory of evolution
An Indiana University professor is part of an international team of biologists working to expand Darwin's theory of evolution to encompass factors that influence a species' growth and development beyond genetics—as well ...
Biologists find mistletoe species lacks genes found in all other complex organisms
Indiana University scientists have discovered the first known instance of a plant or animal lacking several key genes involved in energy production in cells.
Scientists create computational algorithm for fact-checking
Network scientists at Indiana University have developed a new computational method that can leverage any body of knowledge to aid in the complex human task of fact-checking.
Evolutionary war between microorganisms affecting human health, biologist says
Health experts have warned for years that the overuse of antibiotics is creating "superbugs" able to resist drugs treating infection.
Researchers find romantic kissing is not the norm in most cultures
For generations, passionate kisses immortalized in movies, songs and the arts have served as a thermometer of romantic affection.
Patent filings by women have risen fastest in academia
The number of women across the globe filing patents with the U.S. Patent and Trade Office over the past 40 years has risen fastest within academia compared to all other sectors of the innovation economy, according to a new ...