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Cancer cells mediate immune suppression in the brain

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...
27-Oct-2020 11:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Light pollution may increase biting behavior at night in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes

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...
20-Oct-2020 4:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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COVID-19 lockdowns in China, Europe averted tens of thousands of premature deaths related to air pollution, study finds

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...
14-Oct-2020 3:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers identify process for regenerating neurons in the eye and brain

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...
5-Oct-2020 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Zika infections drastically underreported during 2015 epidemic

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.
1-Oct-2020 9:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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‘Street’ effective tax rates are more useful in predicting companies’ future tax outcomes, study finds

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.
30-Sep-2020 10:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New study first to define link between testosterone and fathers’ social roles outside the family

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.
23-Sep-2020 4:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Trump must contend with a mobilized religious left, new research finds

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.
17-Sep-2020 10:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Experts say most damaging scenario to US democracy is Trump rejecting election results, potential Supreme Court ruling against him

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.
26-Oct-2020 8:55 AM EDT

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Is Big Tech too big? Focus should be on consumers, not firm size, Notre Dame expert says

7-Oct-2020 10:20 AM EDT

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Robert Schmuhl of @ArtsLettersND and @ND_AMST available to comment on #Debates2020

28-Sep-2020 4:55 PM EDT

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Notre Dame expert says Congressional report condemning Boeing, FAA raises questions of culture, mission

16-Sep-2020 11:05 AM EDT

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Continuing online instruction could contribute to widening achievement gaps by family income or socioeconomic status

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...
31-Jul-2020 2:50 PM EDT

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International law and armed conflict expert available to comment on Russian bounty payments

30-Jun-2020 2:40 PM EDT

Supreme Court DACA decision confirms executive branch action not absolute, Notre Dame expert says

18-Jun-2020 3:35 PM EDT

Supreme Court preserving DACA underscores integrity of process, Notre Dame expert says

18-Jun-2020 2:15 PM EDT

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