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Women and elderly at higher risk of dangerous drug interactions

A new study led by researchers at Indiana University has found that women and older adults who use multiple prescription drugs are significantly more likely to be prescribed pills whose combination produces dangerous side effects.

Luis Rocha, a professor in the IU School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering and an advisory council member at the IU Network Science Institute, is the senior author on the study.

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New $6 million center will investigate media and technology in society

Indiana University will establish a $6 million research center to study the role of media and technology in society, with support in part from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, a nonprofit focused on fostering informed and engaged communities.

Major support for the center comes from Knight Foundation, which will contribute $3 million, as well as funds from the university. The center is a collaboration between the IU School of Informatics, Computing and EngineeringThe Media School and the IU Network Science Institute.

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Indiana University and Washington University Researchers Awarded Prizes in Neuroimaging at Alzheimer\\\'s Association International Conference

The Alzheimer’s Association presented its de Leon Prizes in Neuroimaging to Liana G. Apostolova, MD, and Brian A. Gordon, Ph.D. The Awards were presented on Saturday, July 13 at the Alzheimer's Imaging Consortium (AIC), a preconference meeting to the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2019 in Los Angeles.

Apostolova serves as an advisory council member at the IU Network Science Institute.

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Person-to-person health interviews expanding to rural Indiana communities

As part of the Precision Health Grand Challenge initiative, Indiana University will reach out to the state's rural residents to gain insights into a variety of issues that affect health in Hoosier communities.

As part of this effort, IU researchers have selected a scientifically representative sample of Indiana households to receive interview invitations. The study began in late 2018 in Marion County and is now expanding to rural communities across the state. IU Network Science Institute research faculty and staff have been involved in this effort since the beginning, as members of the Core Science team.

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Sociology researcher among National Academy of Medicine's 2019 Emerging Leaders

Indiana University professor Brea Perry has been named a 2019 Emerging Leader in Health and Medicine Scholar by the National Academy of Medicine.

This honor is part of the academy's Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine Program, which provides a platform for a new generation of exceptional leaders to collaborate with the National Academy of Medicine and its members across generations and fields of expertise to advance science to improve health. Perry is an advisory council member at the IU Network Science Institute.

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New cloud-based tool accelerates research on conditions such as dementia, sports concussion

Scientists in the United States, Europe and South America are reporting how a new cloud-computing web platform allows scientists to track data and analyses on the brain, potentially reducing delays in discovery.

The project, called, is led by Franco Pestilli, associate professor in the Indiana University Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and advisory council member of the IU Network Science Institute, in collaboration with colleagues across the university.

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