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Quick assessment tool of children’s environments can aid in prediction of optimal development outcomes

A paper published by Darcia Narvaez and her colleagues at the Notre Dame Family Life Project in Sage Open highlights how taking a snapshot of a young child’s experience over a week, as reported by a parent, is predictive of child outcomes.
15-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Notre Dame Stories: Lunar Samples, Rome Studies 50th Anniversary

We chat with Notre Dame geologist and moon expert Clive Neal, who is part of a team that will examine previously sealed lunar samples obtained during the Apollo missions. In addition, we look at the School of Architecture's Rome Studies Program, as...
15-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


South Sudan peace agreement implementation facing challenges, according to new Kroc Institute report

Implementation of South Sudan’s 2018 peace agreement faces critical challenges at the six-month mark, according to an April 11 report released by three researchers at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.
11-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Researchers develop first functional targeted inhibitors of peanut allergens

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame have effectively prevented the binding of peanut allergens with IgE to suppress the allergic reaction to peanuts using a first-in-class design of allergen-specific inhibitors.
8-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Many coastal homes are unprotected from hurricanes and homeowners have no intention of retrofitting, study finds

According to the Notre Dame study, 62 percent of coastal homeowners are not considering taking any action to reduce the vulnerabilities of their homes or enhance protections against future hurricanes.
8-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Microglia, cells thought restricted to central nervous system, are redefined in new study

Scientists at the University of Notre Dame discovered microglia actually squeeze through the spinal boundary, crossing into the peripheral nervous system in response to injury.
4-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Breastfeeding Can Erase Effects of Prenatal Violence for Newborns

Notre Dame researchers found that breastfeeding through the first six weeks of life acts as a protective factor, effectively negating the risk of IPV the mother experienced during pregnancy on early infant difficult temperament.
18-Mar-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Notre Dame Stories: Venezuela, Irish Dance

As the situation deteriorates in Venezuela, we chat with Latin American expert Michael Coppedge of the Keough School of Global Affairs, who explains how we got here, and what to expect next. And, as millions of people celebrate their Irish...
18-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Office of Media Relations is the designated liaison between the University and the media and, in that capacity, the entity that gathers and disseminates information that enhances understanding of the University’s mission and its accomplishments as a Catholic institution of higher learning.


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    Modern Civil Infrastructure, Natural Hazard Assessment and Mitigation, disaster risk reduction, engineering for international development


Sue Lister
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Shannon Roddel
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Patrick Gibbons
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Colleen Sharkey
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