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Service dogs have a significant effect on military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and their spouses

2022-06-16T15:32:11-04:00May 24th, 2022|Categories: Adults, Health, Research Spotlight|

Research conducted by Leanne Nieforth, MS, and her team at Purdue University found veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) were more resilient and better able to reintegrate themselves into society if they had the assistance of a service dog. Their research suggests that the inclusion of a service dog creates a better bond between [...]

Virtual pets provide support and assistance to people with Alzheimer’s disease

2022-05-24T17:20:59-04:00May 23rd, 2022|Categories: Research Participant Stories, Research Spotlight, Seniors, Wellness|

Indiana University School of Medicine researchers are conducting a study to see how people who are suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias can benefit from using a tablet computer that has an artificial intelligence program that looks like a virtual pet. The virtual pet program has been developed by a group of researchers [...]

AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine trial results published in NEJM, IU School of Medicine one of the study sites

2022-01-18T12:33:16-05:00January 18th, 2022|Categories: COVID-19, Research Spotlight|

AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine trial results published in NEJM, IU School of Medicine one of the study sites Pharmaceutical giant, AstraZeneca, has published its COVID-19 vaccine data in the highly credible scientific journal, New England Journal of Medicine. Results published in the journal show that the vaccine known as AZD1222 is a safe and effective [...]

Can prebiotics help improve insulin production for kids with type 1 diabetes?

2021-01-13T15:40:02-05:00January 13th, 2021|Categories: Diabetes, Research Spotlight, Wellness|

That’s the question researcher Heba Ismail is trying to answer. Ismail is a type 1 diabetes researcher and clinical pediatric endocrinologist. She is currently recruiting people between the ages of 12-16 who are newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes to participate in her study. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition that attacks the [...]

You can help researchers learn about the effects of COVID-19 even if you don’t have it

2020-10-05T17:59:16-04:00October 5th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, Research Spotlight|

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting everyone in different ways, including physically, mentally, emotionally and economically. That’s why researchers at the University of Notre Dame are coordinating with All IN for Health to create the Indiana COVID-19 Registry, which will help track the spread and impact of the coronavirus. All IN for Health is one [...]

An update on the TACTIC study – asymptomatic COVID-19 in Indianapolis

2020-08-25T17:04:22-04:00August 25th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, Research Spotlight, Uncategorized|

In April, we began a new research study called Tracking Asymptomatic COVID-19 Through Indianapolis Communities (TACTIC). The study is now complete, and we want to share the results with you and the community. The major takeaways from the study are: The infection rate in people without symptoms was 0.2% (1 out of 511 people). [...]

Can you become immune to COVID-19 without getting the disease?

2020-05-29T16:54:57-04:00May 29th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, Research Spotlight|

Researchers all over the world are trying to learn more about what causes COVID-19, including how people develop immunity to the disease. A team from Indiana University School of Medicine is starting a new study to find out how that immunity can develop and change over time, and you can help them by volunteering [...]

Recovered from COVID-19? Your blood can support research.

2020-05-13T17:13:55-04:00May 5th, 2020|Categories: Adults, COVID-19, Health, Indiana Biobank, Research Spotlight, Uncategorized|

As researchers all over the world continue efforts learn more about the coronavirus and its resulting disease, COVID-19, the Indiana Biobank is offering a new opportunity for the public to help - by donating blood. The Indiana University School of Medicine is asking all Indiana residents who have recovered from COVID-19 to donate blood [...]

Could you have COVID-19 even if you don’t feel sick?

2020-05-13T17:14:24-04:00April 24th, 2020|Categories: Adults, COVID-19, Research Spotlight|

Researchers all over the world are trying to learn more about COVID-19, the new coronavirus, but they still have many questions about what it is and how it spreads. Many scientists here in Indiana are launching various studies to discover the answers to their questions. A new study, just launched this week, is called Tracking [...]

IU School of Medicine researchers discover new treatment with help from Tyler Trent’s cell lines

2020-02-10T14:23:35-05:00February 10th, 2020|Categories: Cancer, Kids, Research Spotlight|

Most Indiana residents recognize the name Tyler Trent. Tyler was a Purdue University student and football superfan who died on January 1, 2019, after waging a long and valiant fight against an aggressive form of bone cancer. Tyler’s legacy as a research advocate started years ago while he was a patient at Riley Children’s Health. [...]

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