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COP21: SUCCESS FOR ADAPTATION

Author: Alex Gumm

Paris Agreement reflects University of Notre Dame's climate research assets. 

Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index is key to the success of the Agreement, providing knowledge, products and services for all of the signatories and other private sector and development actors working to achieve adaptation and resilience goals.

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Mosquitos capable of carrying Zika virus found in Washington, D.C.

Author: Sarah Craig and Brittany Collins

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On Monday (Jan. 25), the World Health Organization announced that Zika virus, a mosquito-borne illness that in the past year has swept quickly throughout equatorial countries, is expected to spread across the Americas and into the United States.

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From Science Labs to DPAC Stages: Opportunities for Scholarly Engagement Are Everywhere at ND

Author: Kathleen Schuler

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Dominic Acri is a sophomore taking full advantage of all that Notre Dame has to offer. He has a double major in Neuroscience & Behavior and Film, Television, and Theatre. He is a member of the Balfour-Hesburgh Scholars Program. He is a Writing Center tutor. He is a Student Intern on the Multicultural Student Programs and Services team. He works in the lab of Dr. Giles Duffield. And those are only the things he has done since he arrived on campus.

Dominic’s first exposure to Notre Dame came even earlier, however, after his junior year in high school.

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Physicists offer theories to explain mysterious collision at Large Hadron Collider

Author: Gene Stowe

Image from CERN of the CMS detector illustrates one of the proton collisions that may have produced a mysterious particle

Physicists around the world were puzzled recently when an unusual bump appeared in the signal of the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator, causing them to wonder if it was a new particle previously unknown, or perhaps even two new particles. The collision cannot be explained by the Standard Model, the theoretical foundation of particle physics.

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Aprahamian reappointed to South Dakota Science position

Author: Shelly Goethals

Ani Aprahamian

Ani Aprahamian, the Freimann Professor of Physics, has been reappointed as a Board Member by Governor Dennis Daugaard to the South Dakota Science and Technology Authority. The reappointment is through December 2018. She has served on the board since 2009.

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NDnano announces summer 2016 undergraduate research opportunities

Author: Heidi Deethardt

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Several science and engineering faculty affiliated with Notre Dame’s Center for Nano Science and Technology (NDnano) have full-time, 10-week research opportunities available for summer 2016. Applications will be accepted through February 5, 2016.

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Obesity contributes to metastasis in ovarian cancer patients

Author: William G. Gilroy

Harper Cancer Center

M. Sharon Stack, Ann F. Dunne and Elizabeth Riley Director of the HCRI and professor of chemistry and biochemistry, notes that ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death from gynecologic malignancy in the U.S. Researchers set out to determine whether obesity contributes to ovarian cancer metastatic success. In other words, are tumor cells better able to successfully metastasize when the “host” is obese versus lean?

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WHO's LF elimination program is not enough

Author: William G. Gilroy

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More than 1 billion people in tropical and subtropical countries are at risk for lymphatic filariasis (LF), also known as elephantiasis. The World Health Organization has set a goal to eliminate LF in vulnerable countries through mass drug administrations, an effort that has seen dramatic results. However, a new study suggests that WHO’s recommendations for elimination are not enough.

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