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On Good Stories and Coming Along for the Science

A New York Times bestselling author, Sam Kean has written four books on science—books with titles like The Disappearing Spoon and The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons. So...

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Science and Technology

Scientists Neutralize Reactive Nitrogen Molecules to Enhance Cancer Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy — harnessing T-cells to attack cancer cells in the body — has given hope to patients who endure round after round of treatment, including chemotherapy, to little...

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Science and Technology

Committee Identifies Priorities for Nation’s Future Water Resource Challenges

Everything from aging water-related infrastructure and extreme weather to growing populations and climate change impacts the quantity and quality of water resources available...

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Researchers Provide Direct Experimental Evidence of Wigner Molecule Formation

In 1934, Eugene Wigner predicted that, in certain circumstances, a gas of electrons could take on a solid, crystalline phase and form a “lattice,” as long as the concentration...

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Health and Society

Notre Dame Researchers to Study Cancer Immunotherapy and the Dengue Virus Vaccine

Two postdoctoral scholars from the University of Notre Dame have received Postdoctoral Training Awards in Translational Research from the Indiana Clinical and Translational...

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Science and Technology

Researchers Study Presence of Fluorinated Chemicals in Firefighter Clothing

Scientists at the University of Notre Dame will begin an independent study of turnout gear worn by firefighters after initial samples tested positive for fluorine. Graham Peaslee,...

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Heavenly Realms

We’re closer than ever to knowing whether life exists on other planets. A Notre Dame researcher talks about what he and other experts are recommending to find the answer in the...

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Science and Technology

Study Uncovers New Hurdle for Developing Immunotherapies

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...

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Energy E3 to Build Innovation Center, Increase Access to Sustainable Energy in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

It powers nearly every aspect of our daily lives, but in low- to middle-income countries, more than one billion people live without electricity. The issue is particularly...

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Science and Technology

National Academy of Sciences Committee on Exoplanets Releases Priorities for Next Decade

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...

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Health and Society

Scientists Take Aim at Illicit Supply Chain Networks of Fake Medications

For many people in developing countries, the struggle for access to health care comes with a risk. Those patients can fall victim to falsified medications that fail to treat their...

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Science and Technology

Developing an ‘on and off’ Switch for Breast Cancer Treatment

T-cells play an important role in the body’s immune system, and one of their tasks is to find and destroy infection. However, T-cells struggle to identify solid, cancerous...

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