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Health and Society

Improving Access to Dental Care with Community-Based Solutions

Roslyn Joseph is a senior at Notre Dame, a science-business major and poverty studies minor, and has taken many of the Center for Social Concerns courses throughout her...

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Women Lead

Think equal. Build smart. Innovate for change. In celebration of International Women’s Day, meet seven outstanding faculty members whose work is contributing to better...

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Art and History

On Science Podcasting and What Didn’t Happen to the Dinosaurs

With apologies to Jack Kerouac, this is the first of two “on the road” episodes we recorded in Brooklyn, New York, while attending On Air Fest 2019. It features two of our...

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Science and Technology

Are We Alone?

In October 2017, a telescope in Hawaii detected the first confirmed “interstellar object” spotted in our solar system. Christened ‘Oumuamua (pronounced oh-MOO-uh-MOO-uh),...

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Science and Technology

Causality Principle

A group of physicists, teachers, high school students and parents, fresh from a day at physics boot camp, huddled around their butcher paper-topped table inside an Italian chain...

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Science and Technology

On Preservation

In this episode we chat with Pinar Zorlutuna, a professor in aerospace and mechanical engineering, who is using tissue engineering to extend the viability of hearts in a...

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Health and Society

Study of Groundwater Contaminants Leads to New Funding for Community Crowdsensing Research

Researchers from the University of Notre Dame have received $1.46 million from the National Science Foundation to expand a previous study of private, self-supplied water systems...

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Health and Society

On Hercules, Healthcare, and Our Common Finitude

Dan Hinshaw is a professor emeritus of surgery at the University of Michigan and a consultant in palliative medicine at the University of Michigan Geriatrics Center. The author or...

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Science and Technology

Researchers Make Important Discovery for ‘Smart’ Films and Encapsulation

A study from the University of Notre Dame has found that the properties of a material commonly used to create conductive or protective films and encapsulate drug compounds — and...

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Health and Society

Study: Tuberculosis Survives by Using Host System Against Itself

In a new study published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, scientists at the University of Notre Dame have discovered that the pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB)...

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Science and Technology

Star of Wonder

The Gospel account of St. Matthew includes a peculiar episode: Magi or wise men who followed a star to the place of Jesus’ birth. A Notre Dame astrophysicist details the...

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Science and Technology

Fighting for the Human Heart

The human heart beats 70 times per minute, 4,200 times per hour and 100,800 times per day. In that day, it pumps more than 2,000 gallons of blood through the body and provides...

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