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Newswise: New chemical probes advance search for new antibiotics
Released: 1-Mar-2019 2:05 PM EST
New chemical probes advance search for new antibiotics
Indiana University

Researchers at Indiana University have invented a new method to observe bacterial build cell walls in real time that could contribute to the search for new antibacterial drugs.

Newswise:Video Embedded trend-spotting
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Released: 1-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EST
Trend Spotting
University of Notre Dame

In this episode, we chat with Kasey Buckles, a Notre Dame economist who studies the family. Her research follows trends in the fertility rate, and yields clues about what that may mean for the US economy.

Newswise: Researchers determine how nerve fibers enter spinal cord during early development
Released: 27-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
Researchers determine how nerve fibers enter spinal cord during early development
University of Notre Dame

New research from Notre Dame could lead to regenerative therapies for people with injuries to their brachial plexus, a group of nerves that starts at the spinal cord and goes into the arm.

Newswise: IU research finds believing in yourself can backfire when investing in equity crowdfunded ventures
Released: 21-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
IU research finds believing in yourself can backfire when investing in equity crowdfunded ventures
Indiana University

Normally, it's good to believe in yourself. But research from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business indicates that it can be bad advice for amateurs investing online in unregulated, sometimes risky, equity crowdfunded ventures.

Newswise: New Method to Detect Cancer Cells Faster, Potentially Improving Outcomes
Released: 20-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
New Method to Detect Cancer Cells Faster, Potentially Improving Outcomes
Purdue University

The days - or even weeks - spent waiting for the results of a cancer-screening test can feel like an eternity. Especially when early diagnosis and quick action are tied to better outcomes.

Newswise: Matthew Webber Receives American Diabetes Association’s Accelerator Award
Released: 19-Feb-2019 3:30 PM EST
Matthew Webber Receives American Diabetes Association’s Accelerator Award
University of Notre Dame

The ADA announced it will fund a $1.625 million Accelerator Award to University of Notre Dame's Matthew Webber to research and develop materials capable of sensing critical drops in blood glucose.

Newswise: Grant Thornton to help create risk assessment and management institute at Indiana University
Released: 12-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST
Grant Thornton to help create risk assessment and management institute at Indiana University
Indiana University

Indiana University has announced a $3 million gift from Grant Thornton LLP, a leading consulting and accounting firm. The gift will establish the Grant Thornton Institute for Data Exploration for Risk Assessment and Management, or GT-IDEA, an interdisciplinary institute that will span IU Bloomington's Kelley School of Business, School of Public and Environmental Affairs and School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering.

Newswise: Notre Dame receives its largest research award to study spatial repellents against mosquito-borne diseases
Released: 11-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST
Notre Dame receives its largest research award to study spatial repellents against mosquito-borne diseases
University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame will lead a five-year program to determine the efficacy of a spatial repellent product in preventing mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue and Chikungunya.

Newswise: Fewer unintended pregnancies contribute to all-time low U.S. fertility rate, new research says
Released: 5-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
Fewer unintended pregnancies contribute to all-time low U.S. fertility rate, new research says
University of Notre Dame

Kasey Buckles, Brian and Jeannelle Brady Associate Professor of economics at the University of Notre Dame, and her co-authors, Melanie Guldi at the University of Central Florida and Lucie Schmidt at Williams College, found that the number of births that were likely unintended has fallen 16 percent since 2007.

Newswise:Video Embedded notre-dame-stories-on-preservation
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Released: 4-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST
Notre Dame Stories: On Preservation
University of Notre Dame

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 transplant scenario. In addition, we catch up with Sophia Bevacqua, an alumna who is working in art restoration at the Vatican Museums.

Newswise: CEOs Profit From Issuing Negative News Releases Ahead of Stock Option Grant Dates, Study Shows
Released: 4-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST
CEOs Profit From Issuing Negative News Releases Ahead of Stock Option Grant Dates, Study Shows
University of Notre Dame

The move depresses the stock price and lowers the guaranteed “strike price,” which allows the CEO to exercise their stock option to buy a specified number of shares below market value.

Newswise: Study finds Muslim-majority countries lack, but hold surprising potential for, religious freedom
Released: 1-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST
Study finds Muslim-majority countries lack, but hold surprising potential for, religious freedom
University of Notre Dame

In his newest research, Daniel Philpott, professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame, examines conditions in 47 Muslim-majority countries and considers a question at the center of intense public debate: Is Islam hostile to religious freedom?

Newswise: The hidden treasure of digital piracy? It can boost bottom line for manufacturers, retailers
Released: 28-Jan-2019 8:05 AM EST
The hidden treasure of digital piracy? It can boost bottom line for manufacturers, retailers
Indiana University

HBO's popular television series "Game of Thrones" returns in April, but millions of fans continue to illegally download the program, giving it the dubious distinction of being the most pirated program. Many may wonder why the TV network hasn't taken a more aggressive approach to combating illegal streaming services and downloaders. Perhaps it is because the benefits to the company outweigh the consequences. Research analysis by faculty in Indiana University's Kelley School of Business and two other schools found that a moderate level of piracy can have a positive impact on the bottom line for both the manufacturer and the retailer -- and not at the expense of consumers.

Newswise: IU Study Predicts How Air Pollutants From U.S. Forest Soils Will Increase with Climate Change
Released: 22-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST
IU Study Predicts How Air Pollutants From U.S. Forest Soils Will Increase with Climate Change
Indiana University

Scientists predict that certain regions of the United States will experience higher levels of pollutants that cause smog, acid rain and respiratory problems due changes in forest soils from climate change.

Newswise: Women, Your Inner Circle May Be Key to Gaining Leadership Roles
Released: 22-Jan-2019 12:55 PM EST
Women, Your Inner Circle May Be Key to Gaining Leadership Roles
University of Notre Dame

According to a new Notre Dame study, women who communicate regularly with a female-dominated inner circle are more likely to attain high-ranking leadership positions.

Newswise: 2017 Women’s March solidarity events drew 100 times national protest average, minimal counterdemonstrators, study shows
Released: 17-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST
2017 Women’s March solidarity events drew 100 times national protest average, minimal counterdemonstrators, study shows
University of Notre Dame

Based on a survey of sister marches across the United States, key characteristics of the events were massive turnout, majority female leadership, low rate of counterdemonstrators, substantial grassroots mobilization and strong support from faith-based groups.

Newswise: Nanovic Institute awards Laura Shannon Prize to Max Bergholz
Released: 17-Jan-2019 9:40 AM EST
Nanovic Institute awards Laura Shannon Prize to Max Bergholz
University of Notre Dame

The Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame has awarded the 2019 Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies to Max Bergholz for his book “Violence as a Generative Force: Identity, Nationalism, and Memory in a Balkan Community”.

Newswise: Drones shown to make traffic crash site assessments safer, faster and more accurate
Released: 16-Jan-2019 1:40 PM EST
Drones shown to make traffic crash site assessments safer, faster and more accurate
Purdue University

Idling in a long highway line of slowed or stopped traffic on a busy highway can be more than an inconvenience for drivers and highway safety officers.

Newswise: Love connection: Joint bank accounts prompt romantic partners to spend more wisely, study finds
Released: 14-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST
Love connection: Joint bank accounts prompt romantic partners to spend more wisely, study finds
University of Notre Dame

New research from the University of Notre Dame shows that people who share money from a joint account are less likely to wastefully spend for fear of having to justify the expenses.

Newswise: Alumnus, partner create LGBTQ+ scholarship for IU Kelley School of Business students with $2.2M gift
Released: 14-Jan-2019 8:05 AM EST
Alumnus, partner create LGBTQ+ scholarship for IU Kelley School of Business students with $2.2M gift
Indiana University

A new transformative scholarship program for LGBTQ+ students at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business is being made possible through a $2.2 million gift from alumnus Doug Hamilton and his partner of 35 years, Don Vossburg, of Noblesville, Indiana.

Newswise: Stanford professor Marcus Cole appointed dean of Notre Dame Law School
Released: 10-Jan-2019 12:05 PM EST
Stanford professor Marcus Cole appointed dean of Notre Dame Law School
University of Notre Dame

Cole is a leading scholar of the empirical law and economics of commerce and finance.

Newswise: Researchers make important discovery for ‘smart’ films and encapsulation
Released: 7-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST
Researchers make important discovery for ‘smart’ films and encapsulation
University of Notre Dame

New study from Notre Dame has found that the properties of a material commonly used to create conductive or protective films and encapsulate drug compounds – and the conditions in which this material will disassemble to release that medication – may be different than initially thought.

Newswise: IU alumnus' $2 million gift will help more Kelley School of Business students study abroad
Released: 7-Jan-2019 8:05 AM EST
IU alumnus' $2 million gift will help more Kelley School of Business students study abroad
Indiana University

Thanks to a $2 million gift from alumnus Jim Perschbacher, more students in Indiana University's Kelley School of Business will be able to gain broader global experience through studying abroad.

Released: 20-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST
IU study aims to better understand repetitive head impacts in sports
Indiana University

A new study by Indiana University researchers has found that eyeball and eyelid movement, or oculomotor function, which is used to detect symptomless brain injury, can be impaired by mild, repetitive head impacts in football players. But the function may adapt mid-season, even as athletes continue to incur head impacts.

Newswise: CBD may worsen glaucoma, raise eye pressure
Released: 17-Dec-2018 2:05 PM EST
CBD may worsen glaucoma, raise eye pressure
Indiana University

A study from researchers at Indiana University has found that CBD -- a major chemical component in marijuana -- appears to increase pressure inside the eye of mice, suggesting the use of the substance in the treatment of glaucoma may actually worsen the condition.

Newswise: Researchers Develop Mathematical Solver for Analog Computers
Released: 12-Dec-2018 3:30 PM EST
Researchers Develop Mathematical Solver for Analog Computers
University of Notre Dame

University of Notre Dame's Zoltán Toroczkai and collaborators have been working toward developing a novel mathematical approach that will help advance computation beyond the digital framework.

Newswise: Internet Therapy Apps Reduce Depression Symptoms, IU Study Finds
Released: 12-Dec-2018 5:35 AM EST
Internet Therapy Apps Reduce Depression Symptoms, IU Study Finds
Indiana University

IU psychologists have discovered that a series of self-guided, internet-based therapy platforms effectively reduce depression.

Released: 11-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST
IU Kelley School cybersecurity expert offers holiday shopping tips for protecting identity
Indiana University

Amid the many warnings this holiday season about protecting your identity while shopping online comes advice from Scott Shackelford, associate professor of business law and ethics in the Indiana University Kelley School of Business and one of the nation's leading cybersecurity experts.

Newswise: 'Dropout' rate for academic scientists has risen sharply in past 50 years, IU study finds
Released: 7-Dec-2018 10:05 AM EST
'Dropout' rate for academic scientists has risen sharply in past 50 years, IU study finds
Indiana University

An analysis from Indiana University researchers has found that half the people pursuing scientific careers at institutions of higher education will depart the field after five years -- a sharp contrast compared to 50 years ago.

Released: 5-Dec-2018 3:05 PM EST
Wearable Tech is New Top Fitness Trend for 2019, according to ACSM Survey
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

American College of Sports Medicine releases its Top 10 Fitness Trends for 2019, based on a worldwide survey of fitness professionals.

Newswise: Tuberculosis survives by using host system against itself
Released: 5-Dec-2018 12:05 PM EST
Tuberculosis survives by using host system against itself
University of Notre Dame

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) releases RNA into infected cells.

Newswise: Emergency financial assistance reduces homeless shelter entry and violent crime
Released: 4-Dec-2018 3:05 PM EST
Emergency financial assistance reduces homeless shelter entry and violent crime
University of Notre Dame

A new study conducted by researchers at the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities at Notre Dame shows that emergency financial assistance for people facing homelessness not only reduces shelter entry, but also reduces criminal behavior.

Newswise: Notre Dame unveils largest Mach 6 quiet hypersonic test facility in US
Released: 30-Nov-2018 10:25 AM EST
Notre Dame unveils largest Mach 6 quiet hypersonic test facility in US
University of Notre Dame

The $5.4 million project is the first step in a partnership between Notre Dame and Purdue University to develop multiple hypersonic tunnels.

Newswise: Small Changes to Cafeteria Design Can Get Kids to Eat Healthier, New Assessment Tool Finds
Released: 29-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST
Small Changes to Cafeteria Design Can Get Kids to Eat Healthier, New Assessment Tool Finds
University of Notre Dame

New research from the University of Notre Dame suggests ways to approach this problem in elementary school cafeterias, especially for high-risk and underserved student populations.

Newswise: Holiday retail outlook: Retailers partnering with Silicon Valley to lure consumers back into stores
Released: 14-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EST
Holiday retail outlook: Retailers partnering with Silicon Valley to lure consumers back into stores
Indiana University

Amid an expected stronger year for holiday shopping, some traditional retailers are partnering with Silicon Valley tech companies to create strategies that they hope will draw consumers into stores during this season and beyond.

Newswise: Report Reveals Colombian Peace Agreement’s Gender Perspective Is Innovative, but Seeing Delays
Released: 13-Nov-2018 3:05 PM EST
Report Reveals Colombian Peace Agreement’s Gender Perspective Is Innovative, but Seeing Delays
University of Notre Dame

A new report published on October 31 reveals that stipulations in Colombia’s Peace Accord centered on gender equality and women’s rights are being implemented, but more slowly than other provisions within the accord.

Newswise: 'Waltzing' nanoparticles could advance search for more effective drug delivery methods
Released: 13-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST
'Waltzing' nanoparticles could advance search for more effective drug delivery methods
Indiana University

IU scientists have found that drug-delivering nanoparticles attach to their targets differently based upon their position in time. The discovery could improve methods for screening drugs for therapeutic effectiveness.

Newswise: Indiana University among first to endorse Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace
Released: 12-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST
Indiana University among first to endorse Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace
Indiana University

Indiana University has joined in endorsing the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace, a document calling for international cooperation in the realm of cybersecurity, presented today by French President Emmanuel Macron at the Paris Peace Forum.

Newswise: Researchers awarded $2.3 million to continue studies on chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy
Released: 8-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST
Researchers awarded $2.3 million to continue studies on chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy
Indiana University

Indiana University cancer researchers who have been working to lessen the debilitating side effects caused by chemotherapy have been awarded $2.3 million to continue their studies.


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