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Water discovered to form column of hydration at surface of DNA

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

Steven Corcelli named ACS Fellow

Scientists have been aware since Watson and Crick first reported the double helix structure of DNA in 1953 that water had an important relationship with the biomolecule. But finally observing the spectroscopic signature of the column of water is a breakthrough with implications for cancer drugs and other biomedical research.

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Researchers work to improve nuclear waste recycling

Author: Brandi Klingerman

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Researchers within ND Energy are thinking creatively about problems surrounding nuclear materials and are searching for solutions to reduce waste, decrease the cost of nuclear energy production, and increase efficiency and safety of the entire process.

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In Rome, President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., discusses challenges and opportunities for Catholic Church

Author: Notre Dame News

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After concelebrating Mass and meeting briefly with Pope Francis earlier in the week, University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., met with Archbishop Paul Gallagher, secretary for relations with states, the Vatican’s foreign minister, and discussed challenges and opportunities for the Church in countries around the world.

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Reilly Center Partners with Aeon Magazine

Author: Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values

Notre Dame’s John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values and Aeon Magazine have formed a new strategic partnership that will allow Center faculty, staff, students, and alumni to reach Aeon’s global audience of over one million unique users per month. 

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Annual Old2Gold sale to benefit 29 local organizations

Author: Sue Lister

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Now in its 13th year, the University of Notre Dame’s Old2Gold sale, a “yard sale” of student donations that supports local charitable organizations, will be held on June 10 (Saturday) at the St. Joseph County 4-H Fairgrounds, 5117 Ironwood Road, South Bend.

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Discovery reveals planet almost as hot as the sun

Author: Jessica Sieff

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A newly discovered planet almost three times the size of Jupiter is fascinating scientists with a unique orbit, atmospheric features and a daytime temperature hotter than most stars.

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Perdig√£o: Capturing the complexities of mountain winds

Author: Jessica Sieff

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A team of close to 50 scientists, students and technical staff—including Harindra Fernando, Wayne and Diana Murdy Family Professor of Engineering at Notre Dame—is bringing an unprecedented assembly of equipment to Vale do Cobrão, a valley in eastern Portugal. Researchers at the valley are collecting data on multiple aspects of wind flow patterns shaped by meteorological forcing on intricate terrain through carefully planned field observations.

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