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Galactic halos touching, comprehensive map of Andromeda halo shows

Galactic halos touching, comprehensive map of Andromeda halo shows

A team of scientists led by Notre Dame Research Professor Nicolas Lehner, and utilizing NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, created a comprehensive map of the halo of plasma surrounding the Andromeda galaxy and discovered that it is already touching the halo of our own Milky Way. The team’s findings…

Notre Dame pivots funding and research to tackle COVID-19

Notre Dame pivots funding and research to tackle COVID-19

The Advanced Diagnostics and Therapeutics research center announced new awards to enable faculty researchers to pivot or expand their existing research to address the detection, diagnosis, treatment, or prognosis of COVID-19 viral infections and related serious medical conditions. 

Navigating the road to renewable energy

Navigating the road to renewable energy

In 2019 ND Energy introduced a new course, Puerto Rico: Road Map to a Renewable Future, which allowed students to travel to Puerto Rico and experience what it's like to navigate the political, cultural, and technological challenges of implementing renewable energy. 

How T-cell targets look in three dimensions may facilitate new cancer vaccines

How T-cell targets look in three dimensions may facilitate new cancer vaccines

T-cells, which hunt for traces of disease within other cells, work by identifying fragments of outsider proteins on a diseased cell’s surface and then go in for the literal kill. With cancer, some of the mutated fragments of outsider proteins, called neoepitopes, can be recognized by T-cells and are ideal...

Student Emergency Relief Fund aids in students’ return

Student Emergency Relief Fund aids in students’ return

In May, the Department of Development established the Student Emergency Relief Fund (SERF) in response to the University’s promise to students and their families that additional financial need, caused by the coronavirus pandemic, would be met in full. University President…