Neuroscience

Impacting countless lives

IU researchers have built a new model of human brain networks that sheds light on how the brain functions, have launched a drug discovery center to accelerate the development of promising treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, are working with partners across the state to address the addictions crisis and more.

IU is fighting traumatic brain injury through the NCAA–U.S. Department of Defense Concussion Assessment, Research and Education Consortium and is home to the most extensive study of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.

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(CARE) Consortium

The world’s most comprehensive concussion study is being expanded with new funding, aimed at following athletes for a decade after injury—examining the impacts of head injuries after graduation. 

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Antidepressants and pregnancy

Antidepressant use in pregnant women is unlikely to cause seizures in newborn babies and epilepsy in children, according to a new study by Indiana University researchers.

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Improving data analysis

Data analysis partnership helps IU neuroscientists study how neurons process sensory signals during a child’s development.

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160partnerships in 34 Indiana counties with IU researchers working to tackle substance use disorder

50,000+student-athletes and cadets have participated in the NCAA-U.S. Department of Defense CARE Consortium study

$217Min NIH research funding received by the School of Medicine in 2021, and 4 of 5 studies receiving the most funding focused on Alzheimer's disease