Should you avoid red meat? No. Should you strive for 10,000 steps a day? Not unless you just want to. So says Dr. Aaron Carroll, a pediatrician and researcher at the Indiana University School of Medicine who sees it as his life’s calling to debunk what he considers health myths and weak medical research.
The school announced Friday it has purchased a new supercomputer—dubbed Big Red 200—for $9.6 million to support advanced research in artificial intelligence, machine learning, data analytics and scientific and medical research.
Justin Markel and Quinton Lasko are obsessed with feet and legs, technology and helping people improve their mobility. The combination led the duo to an invention designed to help athletes, although it has applications far beyond sports.
Professor Torbert’s Orange Corn has been bred to include more carotenoids, a set of key nutrients that provide color to vegetables and plants and help protect the eyes.
The intent is to create an entrepreneurial ecosystem, filled with services and amenities that would make it easy for Purdue graduates and faculty to pursue their careers or start businesses in West Lafayette.
Much of the research at the hub—located at Purdue’s Research Park—will be done in partnership with government agencies, including the Indiana Department of Transportation, and private-sector companies.
The technology has futuristic business applications in a number of industries, including real estate, medicine and retail, where stores could offer holographic online shopping.
The university will hire 10 faculty members and team with the state and major health systems on what it calls a comprehensive plan to understand and deal with addictions, which are costing Indiana more than $1 billion a year.
Stephanie Fernhaber is using a trendy creative strategy called “design thinking” to crack a problem that could be made worse as Marsh Supermarkets continues to shed locations.
The school’s program already has recommended $11 million in savings for more than 75 companies since 2011.
Indiana University has brought in more money during the previous fiscal year than ever before—nearly $944 million.
The money will be awarded from IU’s Grand Challenges Program, a new push that is designed to tackle “major and large-scale problems facing humanity” that can only be addressed by multidisciplinary research teams.
Several public and private Indiana colleges are following the example set by Purdue University, which used surveys to learn how experiences in school have affected the quality of graduates’ lives today.
University officials hope the "Grand Challenges" research program will provide solutions for problems such as global water supplies, energy availability and infectious diseases.
IU associate professors of informatics and computing Shaowen Bardzell and Jeffrey Bardzell say these "makers" aren't just dabbling in a hobby, but are part of a big and growing business sector.
Under the plan, a student draws from an investment pool to get money to pay for tuition and agrees to repay with a portion of the student's future income over a fixed period of time.