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Physics Machine Shop an invaluable resource to researchers

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

Physics Machine Shop

Physicists at the University of Notre Dame are developing groundbreaking devices, but many of their inventions begin as raw materials that are shaped, cut, tooled, engraved, and soldered with precision in the Physics Machine Shop. The shop's open house will be from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24.

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Washington Post reporter says engaging stories are the way to share science

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

Amy Ellis Nutt

“All around us there are voices of denial, which make not only elucidating the truth difficult, but put our health, our economy, our way of life and what we value in that life, in danger,” The Washington Post neuroscience reporter Amy Ellis Nutt told an audience in September.

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New study reveals surprising effects of mutations in proteins

Author: Teresa L. Johnson

Jeffrey Peng

Predicting how mutations in proteins alter their ability to function is critical to understanding what drives health and disease in humans. A new study in Structure, Cell Press by scientists at the University of Notre Dame and their colleagues demonstrates how a minor mutation can have far-reaching effects on a protein, playing a role in the onset of different diseases.

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Summer undergraduate research meaningful for several who conducted work on campus

Author: Alexandra Park

Summer Undergraduate Research

Several undergraduate students from the University of Notre Dame's College of Science spent their summers on campus conducting research on topics including medicine, ecology, physics and mathematics. Their enthusiasm and dedication toward their projects embodied the spirit of using scholarship and creative endeavor to advance scientific understanding of the world.

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Data science skeptic and mathematician warns about algorithmic bias

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

Cathy O'Neil

Organizations are increasingly counting on mathematical models to make hiring, admissions, lending, and other decisions. But according to mathematician Cathy O’Neil, over-reliance on big data and algorithms has become a destructive force in society, further causing divisions between the “haves” and the “have-nots.”

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Sophomore biology student spends summer in India doing research

Author: Cliff Djajapranata

Elsa Barron

During her first year at Notre Dame, Elsa Barron was on the lookout for a summer experience that would tie together her interests in science and international affairs. A biology and peace studies double major, Barron, now a sophomore, found what she was looking for in India after becoming Notre Dame’s first undergraduate Bose Scholar.

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Study uncovers new hurdle for developing immunotherapies

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

Brian Baker

The body’s immune system is a valiant weapon against disease, and harnessing its power through a technique called immunotherapy is at the forefront of current research to treat cancer and other diseases.That’s why an unexpected finding by University of Notre Dame researchers and their collaborators, related to the way two distinctively different peptide antigens react with one T-cell receptor (TCR), tosses a new wrench into the process of building better molecules to develop immunotherapies.

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Energy Week Plus! raises awareness of major energy topics and issues important to Notre Dame

Author: Barbara Villarosa

ND Energy

Notre Dame Energy Week offers a wide range of educational programs focused on raising awareness and increasing knowledge and understanding of major energy topics and issues. Sponsored by the Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame (ND Energy) and its Student Energy Board annually since 2007, the week’s events are geared toward the interests of the entire Notre Dame community and general public.

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University of Notre Dame to host Indiana CTSI retreat

Author: Brandi Klingerman

Mccourtney

Indiana University, Purdue University, and the University of Notre Dame invite all researchers to attend the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) retreat. The event will take place at the University of Notre Dame’s McCourtney Hall on Friday, October 26, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

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National Academy of Sciences committee on exoplanets encourages direct space mission to study earth-like planets

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

Justin Crepp

Are we alone? That’s the big question the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Committee on Exoplanet Science Strategy would like to answer. Its priorities and recommendations for the next decade’s search for habitable worlds outside the Solar System include launching a direct-imaging mission into space, and building more powerful telescopes.

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