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Researchers to explore why cancer burden increases with age

Author: Brandi Klingerman

Sharon Stack

Advanced aging is a key risk factor for developing most cancers, including ovarian cancer. With a new award from the National Institutes of Health, researchers from the University of Notre Dame, the National Institute on Aging, and the National Cancer Institute will explore why age is significant in developing ovarian cancer, and how it can negatively affect tumor growth and patient survival.

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Notre Dame physicist launches operations of cyclotron in Armenia

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

Aprahamiam

Notre Dame physicist Ani Aprahamian holds deep feelings for Armenia. Her grandparents were survivors of the Armenian genocide, and her parents were born in refugee camps in Beirut, Lebanon. So knowing that Armenia continuously ranks the highest in mortality rates per capita of six major types of cancers, she wanted to do what she could to solve the problem.

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Annual math thematic program expands to promote group work

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

Karen Smith

The annual Center for Mathematics Thematic Program spanned from the end of May through the third week of June, a week longer than the previous eight years the popular international conference has been held at the University of Notre Dame.

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Cilia's got the moves in the kidneys, researchers' work shows

Author: Carin Moonin

Cilia are tiny, hair-like appendages that stick out from each of your cells. They can either move to propel fluid or remain stationary, acting as antennae to receive information from their environment. Most cells have just one cilium, but some are multiciliated cells (MCCs), which means they have multiple cilia.…

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Clark named guest editor for protein publication

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

Patricia Clark 250

University of Notre Dame biophysicist Patricia Clark was the guest editor for a special July edition of the journal Protein Science, which focuses on proteins in the cell.

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Research into laser cooling of semiconductors should continue, study finds

Author: Sheila Burt

Janko Kuno

New research led by a team of scientists at the University of Notre Dame has called into question the validity of of a past study suggesting semiconductors cannot be cooled optically with lasers, and suggests that the elusive quest to cool a semiconductor using lasers should continue.

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Finding the sweet spot

Author: Brandi Klingerman

Gary Lamberti

Competitors arriving at the 1st hole of the U.S. Senior Open are greeted by Juday Creek. Flowing through Warren Golf Course, the stream is home to an important ecosystem, and is a valuable resource for Notre Dame researchers today.

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