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.
Star crust 10 billion times stronger than steel, physicists find
(PhysOrg.com) -- Research by a theoretical physicist at Indiana University shows that the crusts of neutron stars are 10 billion times stronger than steel or any other of the earth's strongest metal alloys.
Variations in sex steroid gene expression can predict aggressive behaviors
An Indiana University biologist has shown that natural variation in measures of the brain's ability to process steroid hormones predicts functional variation in aggressive behavior.
Increased honey bee diversity means fewer pathogens, more helpful bacteria
A novel study of honey bee genetic diversity co-authored by an Indiana University biologist has for the first time found that greater diversity in worker bees leads to colonies with fewer pathogens and more abundant helpful ...
Analytical standards needed for 'reading' Pliocene bones
Researchers studying human origins should develop standards for determining whether markings on fossil bones were made by stone tools or by biting animals, Indiana University faculty member Jackson Njau writes in an article ...
Polar growth at the bacterial scale reveals potential new targets for antibiotic therapy
(PhysOrg.com) -- An international team of microbiologists led by Indiana University researchers has identified a new bacterial growth process -- one that occurs at a single end or pole of the cell instead of uniform, dispersed ...
Introns: A mystery renewed
The sequences of nonsense DNA that interrupt genes could be far more important to the evolution of genomes than previously thought, according to a recent Science report by Indiana University Bloomington and University of ...
Study finds better-performing elementary students receive disproportionate attention from parents
An Indiana University study found that higher-performing elementary school students received a disproportionate number of resources from their parents, compared to their lower-performing peers.
Forest diversity from Canada to the sub-tropics influenced by family proximity
How species diversity is maintained is a fundamental question in biology. In a new study, a team of Indiana University biologists has shown for the first time that diversity is influenced on a spatial scale of unparalleled ...
Partner status influences women's interest in men
A study by Indiana University neuroscientist Heather Rupp found that a woman's partner status influenced her interest in the opposite sex.
New research finds promiscuousness results in genetic 'trade-up,' more offspring
It's all about the grandkids! That's what a team led by an Indiana University biologist has learned about promiscuous female birds and why they mate outside their social pair.