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Newswise: Global warming likely to increase disease risk for animals worldwide
Released: 23-Nov-2020 1:50 PM EST
Global warming likely to increase disease risk for animals worldwide
University of Notre Dame

Changes in climate can increase infectious disease risk in animals, researchers found — with the possibility that these diseases could spread to humans, they warn.

Newswise: New research pieces together Piranesi’s books — from the backs of drawings
Released: 17-Nov-2020 9:45 AM EST
New research pieces together Piranesi’s books — from the backs of drawings
University of Notre Dame

While early modern artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi has been principally known for his drawings and etchings of ancient Rome, new research from the University of Notre Dame, reinterprets Piranesi’s artistic oeuvre by flipping the works over and reading what is written on the backs.

Newswise: Unique access: Doctors, nurses in COVID-19 epicenter aided by proactive personality
Released: 11-Nov-2020 12:55 PM EST
Unique access: Doctors, nurses in COVID-19 epicenter aided by proactive personality
University of Notre Dame

A new study from Notre Dame offers the first examination of proactive personality in times of immediate response to a crisis — the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic at a hospital in Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak.

Newswise: You drive like a girl: Study uncovers gender bias in perceptions of ride-sharing performance
Released: 9-Nov-2020 12:05 PM EST
You drive like a girl: Study uncovers gender bias in perceptions of ride-sharing performance
University of Notre Dame

While digital brokerages provide a more efficient method for the exchange of goods and services and an improved way for consumers to voice their opinions about the quality of work they receive, bias and discrimination can emerge as part of the review process, according to Notre Dame research. 

Newswise: Cancer cells mediate immune suppression in the brain
Released: 27-Oct-2020 11:20 AM EDT
Cancer cells mediate immune suppression in the brain
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Notre Dame researchers showed that one type of cell important for immunity, called a myeloid cell, can suppress the immune response — which has the effect of allowing breast cancer cells to metastasize to the brain to form secondary tumor cells there.

Newswise: Experts say most damaging scenario to US democracy is Trump rejecting election results, potential Supreme Court ruling against him
Released: 26-Oct-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Experts say most damaging scenario to US democracy is Trump rejecting election results, potential Supreme Court ruling against him
University of Notre Dame

To get expert opinions on the fate of the nearly 245-year-old democracy, a group of students from Notre Dame conducted a survey and a path selection game with 150 members of political science professional associations who specialize in elections.

Newswise: Light pollution may increase biting behavior at night in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes
Released: 20-Oct-2020 4:10 PM EDT
Light pollution may increase biting behavior at night in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes
University of Notre Dame

Artificial light abnormally increases mosquito biting behavior at night in a species that typically prefers to bite people during the day, according to research from the University of Notre Dame that was published in The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

Newswise: COVID-19 lockdowns in China, Europe averted tens of thousands of premature deaths related to air pollution, study finds
Released: 14-Oct-2020 3:55 PM EDT
COVID-19 lockdowns in China, Europe averted tens of thousands of premature deaths related to air pollution, study finds
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Scientists at Notre Dame found that particulate matter concentrations in China dropped by an unprecedented 29.7 percent, and by 17.1 percent in parts of Europe, during lockdowns that took place between Feb. 1 and March 31 in China and Feb. 21 to May 17 in Europe.

Newswise: Researchers identify process for regenerating neurons in the eye and brain
Released: 5-Oct-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Researchers identify process for regenerating neurons in the eye and brain
University of Notre Dame

A team of researchers from the University of Notre Dame, Johns Hopkins University, Ohio State University and the University of Florida has identified networks of genes that regulate the process responsible for determining whether neurons will regenerate in certain animals, such as zebrafish.

Newswise: Zika infections drastically underreported during 2015 epidemic
Released: 1-Oct-2020 9:55 AM EDT
Zika infections drastically underreported during 2015 epidemic
University of Notre Dame

More than 100 million infections of Zika virus within Central and South America and the Caribbean went undetected between 2015 and 2018, according to a new study.

Newswise: ‘Street’ effective tax rates are more useful in predicting companies’ future tax outcomes, study finds
Released: 30-Sep-2020 10:40 AM EDT
‘Street’ effective tax rates are more useful in predicting companies’ future tax outcomes, study finds
University of Notre Dame

New research from the University of Notre Dame sheds light on the most effective methods to predict future tax outcomes, which simplifies the decision-making process for investors.

Newswise: New study first to define link between testosterone and fathers’ social roles outside the family
Released: 23-Sep-2020 4:35 PM EDT
New study first to define link between testosterone and fathers’ social roles outside the family
University of Notre Dame

Lee Gettler, associate professor of anthropology at Notre Dame, led a team that worked with the BaYaka and Bondongo societies in the Republic of the Congo.

Newswise: Trump must contend with a mobilized religious left, new research finds
Released: 17-Sep-2020 10:15 AM EDT
Trump must contend with a mobilized religious left, new research finds
University of Notre Dame

With the 2020 presidential election on the near horizon, Notre Dame sociologist Kraig Beyerlein discusses what he and his co-researcher learned about the political engagement of U.S. congregations — and how that may impact results on Nov. 3.

Newswise: Engineers developing high-speed light detectors for closer look at the sun
Released: 14-Sep-2020 4:15 PM EDT
Engineers developing high-speed light detectors for closer look at the sun
University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame researchers will use data from the new high-speed light detectors to determine the temperature of the sun’s lower atmosphere, measure the spectrum of solar flares and gain a better understanding of the role magnetic fields play in solar flare generation.

Newswise: Face masks, reduced capacity critical when reopening K-12 schools in Indiana, according to new study
Released: 14-Sep-2020 3:15 PM EDT
Face masks, reduced capacity critical when reopening K-12 schools in Indiana, according to new study
University of Notre Dame

A new study by researchers at Notre Dame cautions that K-12 schools reopening to full capacity with little to no compliance of safety measures such as face masks could drive infections up to an estimated 2.49 million in Indiana alone, with more than 9,000 deaths by the end of 2020.

Newswise: Real-time estimates show poverty rose after government benefits expired
Released: 14-Sep-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Real-time estimates show poverty rose after government benefits expired
University of Notre Dame

Research from Notre Dame shows poverty rose a full percentage point from 9.4 percent in the period from April to June to 10.4 percent for July and August.

Newswise: Gaps in early surveillance of coronavirus led to record-breaking US trajectory
Released: 21-Aug-2020 3:25 PM EDT
Gaps in early surveillance of coronavirus led to record-breaking US trajectory
University of Notre Dame

Research from the University of Notre Dame provides insight into how limited testing and gaps in surveillance during the initial phase of the epidemic resulted in so many cases going undetected. 

Newswise: Americans actively engaging in collectivism as financial buoy, experts say
Released: 13-Aug-2020 11:25 AM EDT
Americans actively engaging in collectivism as financial buoy, experts say
University of Notre Dame

Karen Richman, University of Notre Dame director of undergraduate studies at the Institute for Latino Studies, and her colleague, found that many people in the U.S. are relying on informal networks of family and friends to stay afloat in a recent study.

Newswise: Economists conclude opioid crisis responsible for millions of children living apart from parents
Released: 11-Aug-2020 12:15 PM EDT
Economists conclude opioid crisis responsible for millions of children living apart from parents
University of Notre Dame

Affiliates with Notre Dame’s Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities found that greater exposure to the opioid crisis increases the chance that a child’s mother or father is absent from the household and increases the likelihood that he or she lives in a household headed by a grandparent.

Newswise: Artificial intelligence could improve accuracy, efficiency of CT screening for COVID-19 diagnosis
Released: 10-Aug-2020 1:45 PM EDT
Artificial intelligence could improve accuracy, efficiency of CT screening for COVID-19 diagnosis
University of Notre Dame

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame are developing a new technique using artificial intelligence (AI) that would improve CT screening to more quickly identify patients with the coronavirus.

Newswise: Consumers find third-party use of personal location data privacy violations, study shows
Released: 6-Aug-2020 3:05 PM EDT
Consumers find third-party use of personal location data privacy violations, study shows
University of Notre Dame

New research from the University of Notre Dame showed that people are nuanced about how their location is tracked.

Newswise: Quality suffers for audit offices with clients from different industries, study shows
Released: 5-Aug-2020 1:35 PM EDT
Quality suffers for audit offices with clients from different industries, study shows
University of Notre Dame

If an audit office has a diversified client portfolio, it is more difficult to audit a particular type of client, according to new research from the University of Notre Dame.

Newswise: Strong relationships in adulthood won’t ‘fix’ effects of early childhood adversity
Released: 3-Aug-2020 3:10 PM EDT
Strong relationships in adulthood won’t ‘fix’ effects of early childhood adversity
University of Notre Dame

Harsh conditions in early life are a fundamental cause of adult stress, and according to new research from the University of Notre Dame on wild baboons, this effect is not explained by a lack of social support in adulthood.

Newswise: Continuing online instruction could contribute to widening achievement gaps by family income or socioeconomic status
Released: 31-Jul-2020 2:50 PM EDT
Continuing online instruction could contribute to widening achievement gaps by family income or socioeconomic status
University of Notre Dame

The latest research from Notre Dame's Chloe Gibbs explores how time spent in school affects children’s cognitive and non-cognitive outcomes. This research finds that more instructional time in the early years has important benefits for children over the short- and long-term, particularly children learning English and those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Newswise: Women’s higher resting metabolic rates in cold environments could be thyroid requirements for pregnancy, researcher says
Released: 30-Jul-2020 10:55 AM EDT
Women’s higher resting metabolic rates in cold environments could be thyroid requirements for pregnancy, researcher says
University of Notre Dame

Although other researchers have demonstrated that women who live in extreme environments produce more thyroid hormone to adapt to the cold, the Notre Dame study is the first to hypothesize a link with pregnancy.

Newswise: Most productive workforce may require indefinite affirmative action, study shows
Released: 23-Jul-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Most productive workforce may require indefinite affirmative action, study shows
University of Notre Dame

Research from the University of Notre Dame shows it is often best for optimal efficiency if the minority group is overrepresented in the workforce relative to the majority — a conclusion that flies in the face of the conventional wisdom that affirmative action will eventually be obsolete.

Newswise: Most comprehensive study yet of Latinx U.S. immigration agents shows economic self-interest drives decisions to join ICE
Released: 22-Jul-2020 2:15 PM EDT
Most comprehensive study yet of Latinx U.S. immigration agents shows economic self-interest drives decisions to join ICE
University of Notre Dame

Research from the University of Notre Dame found that Latinxs — regardless of their preferred national/ethnic identity, their identification with the immigrant experience or their attitude toward immigrants — choose to work in immigration for their own economic interest.

Newswise: New study takes closer look at how environment affects daily life of brown-throated three-toed sloth
Released: 21-Jul-2020 8:10 AM EDT
New study takes closer look at how environment affects daily life of brown-throated three-toed sloth
University of Notre Dame

Scientists studying brown-throated three-toed sloths, where predators are extinct and food is more accessible, have found that the animals adapt to have a primarily diurnal, or daytime, schedule.

Newswise: Self-regulation prime reason for slowed mobility during coronavirus lockdown, experts say
Released: 16-Jul-2020 8:35 AM EDT
Self-regulation prime reason for slowed mobility during coronavirus lockdown, experts say
University of Notre Dame

To get a clearer picture of people’s mobility in the U.S. during the lockdown period, Notre Dame researchers gathered and analyzed all U.S. coronavirus-related state and local orders and compared them with geolocation data collected across 40 million cellular devices that have opted-in to location sharing services.

Newswise: National abortion study finds out-of-touch labels, knowledge gaps, appetite for moral discussion
Released: 15-Jul-2020 10:25 AM EDT
National abortion study finds out-of-touch labels, knowledge gaps, appetite for moral discussion
University of Notre Dame

Sponsored by Notre Dame’s McGrath Institute for Church Life, “How Americans Understand Abortion” is the largest known in-depth interview study of American attitudes on abortion.

Newswise: Incoming CEOs with premium pay packages perform accordingly, study shows
Released: 6-Jul-2020 4:35 PM EDT
Incoming CEOs with premium pay packages perform accordingly, study shows
University of Notre Dame

New research from the University of Notre Dame examines how compensation for incoming chief executives — which serves as a sign of the board’s upfront confidence in the CEO’s ability — is related to subsequent performance in the years that follow.

Newswise: Gear treated with ‘forever chemicals’ poses risk to firefighters
Released: 23-Jun-2020 8:45 AM EDT
Gear treated with ‘forever chemicals’ poses risk to firefighters
University of Notre Dame

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.

Newswise: New poverty measure confirms coronavirus-driven federal stimulus measures were effective
Released: 22-Jun-2020 8:40 AM EDT
New poverty measure confirms coronavirus-driven federal stimulus measures were effective
University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame research finds that the poverty rate fell by 2.3 percentage points from 10.9 percent in the months leading up to the COVID-19 pandemic (January and February) to 8.6 percent in the two most recent months (April and May).

Newswise: Common cholesterol drugs could slow spread of breast cancer  to brain
Released: 16-Jun-2020 1:10 PM EDT
Common cholesterol drugs could slow spread of breast cancer to brain
University of Notre Dame

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.

Newswise: Kroc Institute identifies Colombia’s next steps in fourth peace implementation report
Released: 16-Jun-2020 11:25 AM EDT
Kroc Institute identifies Colombia’s next steps in fourth peace implementation report
University of Notre Dame

In addition to describing the current status of implementation, the report includes comparative findings and identifies obstacles and opportunities facing Colombia’s peace process.

Newswise: Government Health, Safety Regulations Backfire with Conservatives, Study Shows
Released: 10-Jun-2020 3:30 PM EDT
Government Health, Safety Regulations Backfire with Conservatives, Study Shows
University of Notre Dame

A new study from the University of Notre Dame shows government-imposed restrictions can backfire, depending on political ideology.

Newswise: In Trump v. Twitter: ‘Twitter Will Win’
Released: 8-Jun-2020 1:50 PM EDT
In Trump v. Twitter: ‘Twitter Will Win’
University of Notre Dame

As America’s general election looms, Tim Weninger, the Frank M. Friemann Collegiate Associate Professor of Engineering at Notre Dame, discusses the current state of social media, the dangers of disinformation and how users can get smarter about what they share.

Newswise: Notre Dame researchers to create material for new antimicrobial mask
Released: 2-Jun-2020 2:55 PM EDT
Notre Dame researchers to create material for new antimicrobial mask
University of Notre Dame

Scientists and engineers are collaborating to translate existing water filtration technology to create a new fabric that will not only capture viruses, like the coronavirus, but also deactivate them.

Newswise: Taking Time to Commune with Nature Increases Feelings of Connection to It, Study Shows
Released: 28-May-2020 4:45 PM EDT
Taking Time to Commune with Nature Increases Feelings of Connection to It, Study Shows
University of Notre Dame

The Notre Dame study showed that students reported increased mindfulness towards the environment after performing ecological attachment tasks like contemplating nature, or practicing environmental preservation tasks like recycling and limiting electricity usage.

Newswise: Online tool created to track development of coronavirus vaccines
Released: 28-May-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Online tool created to track development of coronavirus vaccines
University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame researchers create online tool to track development of coronavirus vaccines.


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