Media Mentions


  1. Outsmarting Ovarian Cancer

    As an undergraduate student at Clemson University, Sharon Stack became fascinated with the study of the chemical processes and molecular interactions that take place inside living cells. 

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  2. Rohr Named U.S. Winner of Frontiers Planet Prize

    The Frontiers Research Foundation has announced 23 national winners of the Frontiers Planet Prize, which celebrates scientific breakthroughs in the sustainability space. From the U.S., Jason Rohr was recognized for his innovative approach to disease, food, and water challenges. The National Academies led the review and recommendation of U.S. nominees for the prize.

  3. Photo gallery: Solar eclipse in South Bend. Were you at one of the viewing parties?

    This is the solar eclipse Monday, April 8, 2024, at the watch party on the Irish Green at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend.

  4. Eclipse watch party at the Irish Green

    An afternoon watch party at the University of Notre Dame was held for students, staff and the public to see the solar eclipse.

  5. Notre Dame hosts watch party for Great American Eclipse

    The greatest show in the universe passed overhead, bringing local co-eds out of the class and onto the quad.

  6. University of Notre Dame is hosting eclipse-related talks and watch party

    While the path of totality will not cross through any section of Michiana, the University of Notre Dame has a wide range of events both leading up to and on April 8.

  7. University of Notre Dame is hosting eclipse-related talks and watch party

    Keith Davis, the director of the university's Digital Visualization Theater (DVT), is giving his eclipse education presentation called "Into the Shadow" on Friday, April 5, and Saturday, April 6.

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  8. Notre Dame professor talks science behind the Great American Eclipse

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - The countdown to the Great American Eclipse is less than a week away, and a large swath of Indiana will be in the path of totality. Here in South Bend, we’ll see a partial eclipse, but it is still the talk around town these past couple of weeks.

  9. Nearly half of the tap water in the US is contaminated with ‘forever chemicals,’ government study finds

    If PFAS is in 45% of US water systems, the country will have a lot of work to do, said Dr. Graham Peaslee, a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and concurrent professor of chemistry and biochemistry who does PFAS research at the University of Notre Dame.

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  10. Notre Dame professor to advance brain cancer research aboard International Space Station

    A SpaceX launch Thursday afternoon aims to advance brain cancer scholarship by University of Notre Dame researchers by bringing an experimental study to the International Space Station. When it lifts off Thursday afternoon around 4:55 p.m. from Florida's Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, the SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft will carry the materials and methods for Notre Dame professor Meenal Datta's study on glioblastoma, an aggressive and incurable form of brain cancer. 

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  11. New Test in the Works to Catch Defective Cancer Drugs

    A team of researchers is developing a new way to test a vital cancer drug that has been sold around the world in poor-quality, contaminated or ineffective forms.

  12. Mosquitoes Are a Growing Public Health Threat, Reversing Years of Progress

    Such largess is unusual — and not a sustainable pathway for vector control research, said John Grieco, a professor of biological sciences at the University of Notre Dame who coordinates the multicountry spatial repellent trial, which is also running in countries including Mali and Sri Lanka.

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  13. Bangladesh has been effective at fighting malaria. Can it eliminate the disease?

    In the heart of Dhaka, Bangladesh's thronging capital, deep inside a laboratory, Kasturi Haldar stares down the barrel of a microscope. 

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  14. Firefighters Fear the Toxic Chemicals in Their Gear Could Be Causing Cancer

    Cotter sent patches of gear to Graham Peaslee, a University of Notre Dame professor who studies PFAS, for testing.

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  15. Eliminating public health scourge can also benefit agriculture

    Removing vegetation can reduce infections while providing greater access to open water
  16. Paper and bamboo straws contain PFAS chemicals more often than plastic straws do, study finds

    Graham Peaslee, who studies PFAS at the University of Notre Dame and was not involved in the new research, said it's possible manufacturers aren't testing for the chemicals in their own products.

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  17. We Had 44 Period and Incontinence Products Tested for Forever Chemicals. Many Were Contaminated.

    In early 2023, we bought and mailed 44 different products to Graham Peaslee, whose University of Notre Dame lab studies PFAS in the environment and has performed tens of thousands of tests looking for signs of contamination with these substances in consumer products.

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  18. Toxic 'Forever' Chemicals Found in Period Products

    "[PFAs] have demonstrated environmental persistence, can bioaccumulate, and are known to have human and environmental toxicity," research lead Graham Peaslee, a professor at the University of Notre Dame, told Newsweek

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  19. ‘Forever chemicals’ found in period underwear, tampon wrappers

    Researchers from the University of Notre Dame studied more than 120 different menstruation products — menstrual cups, pads, underwear and tampons — sold in the United States.

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  20. Healthcare Headlines: Ovarian cancer and obesity

    In a study published this month in the Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research, University of Notre Dame researchers in collaboration with NeoGenomics Laboratories have shed new light on one key factor that can make ovarian cancer especially deadly: obesity.

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