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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


Research demonstrates how immunotherapy may be effective for fighting TB

New research from the University of Notre Dame suggests that structures released by the infected cells may be used in tandem with antibiotics to boost the body’s immune system, helping fight off the disease.
14-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Following the Crowd: New Study Shows How to Improve Group Consensus

New research from the University of Notre Dame has found a way to improve the accuracy of crowd-sourcing sites.
11-Mar-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


US remains stagnant in climate change vulnerability and readiness, new data show

For the fourth year in a row, the United States has ranked 15th in the University of Notre Dame’s Global Adaptation Initiative (ND-GAIN) Country Index.
5-Mar-2019 10:50 AM EST Add to Favorites

Trend Spotting

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.
1-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Researchers determine how nerve fibers enter spinal cord during early development

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.
27-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Matthew Webber Receives American Diabetes Association’s Accelerator Award

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.
19-Feb-2019 3:30 PM EST 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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    Orbital motion, high-contrast imaging, Giant planets, M-dwarf stars, Earth-size planets, Ilocater doppler spectrometer, Exoplanet searches, Kepler Mission
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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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Social Sciences, International, Keough School of Global Affairs


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