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  1. Department of Biology announces new chair


    INDIANAPOLIS -- An internationally recognized researcher and educator, Cummins joins the School from the IU School of Medicine where he was a professor in the Department of Pharmacology and...

STEM education on display at the Center for Young Children's open house June 13

INDIANAPOLIS -- But here, some of the next generation's scientists and mathematicians begin their journey. Yes, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education for young children happens right here at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

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    Geochemistry is a state-of-the-art science that studies the abundance of elements and their movement through the Earth’s crust,...

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  • IUPUI scientists find risk of lead exposure comes from both ends of firearms

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Risks from firearms actually come from both ends of the barrel, according to an IUPUI study. Individuals at firing ranges are exposed to very high amounts of lead from shooting firearms, and exposure is as high at outdoor firing ranges as it is at indoor ranges.

    These findings are based on a comprehensive literature review led by Gabriel Filippelli, professor of earth sciences in the School of Science at IUPUI, and his team. 

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  • IUPUI researcher weighs in on fairy circles of Namibia

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Numbering in the millions, the so-called fairy circles are in the eastern, interior margin of the coastal Namib Desert, stretching from southern Angola to northern South Africa. They range in size from about 12 feet to about 114 feet, consisting of bare patches of soil surrounded by rings of grass. The origins of the circles have long been debated by researchers. 

    How bacteria hunt other bacteria

    INDIANAPOLIS -- A study published March 28 in Biophysical Journal sheds light on this question, revealing that the bacterial predator Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus (BV) homes in on its target by taking advantage of fluid forces generated by its own swimming movements and those of its prey. These hydrodynamic flow fields bring the bacteria in close proximity, giving BV a greater chance of successful attack.

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