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Gear treated with ‘forever chemicals’ poses risk to firefighters

Gear treated with ‘forever chemicals’ poses risk to firefighters

Graham Peaslee’s team tested more than 30 samples of used and unused PPE from six specialty textile manufacturers in the United States and found them to be treated extensively with PFAS or constructed with fluoropolymers, a type of PFAS used to make textiles oil and water resistant.

Common cholesterol drugs could slow spread of breast cancer to brain

Common cholesterol drugs could slow spread of breast cancer to brain

A new study from the University of Notre Dame shows drugs used to treat high cholesterol could interfere with the way breast cancer cells adapt to the microenvironment in the brain, preventing the cancer from taking hold. Patients with breast cancer who experience this type of metastasis typically survive for...

Understand and Fight: Notre Dame researchers and the COVID-19 pandemic

Understand and Fight: Notre Dame researchers and the COVID-19 pandemic

As Notre Dame’s laboratories went into hibernation in March, many researchers from various fields — chemistry, engineering, political science, psychology, education — looked for ways to pivot their own work toward furthering knowledge into how COVID-19, the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, works, how it’s transmitted, and how our country and...

Physics doctoral student champions nuclear energy through startup company

Physics doctoral student champions nuclear energy through startup company

Nirupama Sensharma, who plans to graduate in 2021 with her doctoral degree in physics from the University of Notre Dame, is passionate about nuclear science and wants to make sure the public understands the benefits of deriving energy from nuclear power. Her message: Be not afraid.

Webber receives 2020 NSF CAREER Award

Webber receives 2020 NSF CAREER Award

He and his team will be studying materials and systems that exhibit transient states and enable properties of material formation in the presence of a fuel or light source, which fall apart when the fuel is consumed or the light is turned off.

Mary Galvin: It is more meaningful to ask what we can do to end intolerance

Mary Galvin: It is more meaningful to ask what we can do to end intolerance

Mary E. Galvin, William K. Warren Foundation Dean of the College of Science, addressed the issue of inequality with the students, faculty, and staff of the college: Like many of you, I am deeply saddened by the recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery and by this...

DNA Learning Center's Amy Stark among Michiana Forty under 40 class of 2020

DNA Learning Center's Amy Stark among Michiana Forty under 40 class of 2020

The South Bend Regional Chamber, in collaboration with the Young Professionals Network (YPN) South Bend, has announced the names of the 40 honorees selected as members of the 2020 class of Michiana Forty under 40. The program, in its 14th year, recognizes professionals, executives and leaders, under the age of...

Father Jenkins: “We have to pray, but we also must act”

Father Jenkins: “We have to pray, but we also must act”

In response to the death of George Floyd at the hands of police officers, Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., joined other local clergy, elected officials and community leaders at an interdenominational prayer rally today at the Jon R. Hunt Memorial Plaza in downtown South Bend.  

Rare penile cancer requires a combination of cancer treatments

Rare penile cancer requires a combination of cancer treatments

Men with penile squamous cell cancer could benefit from a combined approach to their cancer therapy, because targeted chemotherapy or immunotherapy alone – which may work for other kinds of cancers – is not effective for this cancer, according to a study by University of Notre Dame researchers and collaborators....