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Swifties unite after ‘The Great War’ to make a move into politics

New research from political scientists at the University of Notre Dame found that the botched ticket presales for Taylor Swift’s “Eras Tour” in late 2022 made it nearly impossible for most Swift fans to get tickets, forcing them to pay...
23-May-2024 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Disadvantaged entrepreneurs often fear success, but new research can help

When low-income entrepreneurs start their own businesses, they frequently fear failure — a well-documented phenomenon. But over time, they may also fear success, given the costs and unknowns it can bring, and this barrier to growth is...
8-May-2024 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Opioid epidemic reaches beyond health impacts to influence politics

Vicky Barone, assistant professor of economics at the University Notre Dame, researched the origins and development of the opioid epidemic and found that the unregulated marketing of potent painkillers led to increased access to prescription opioids...
2-May-2024 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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There’s no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to addressing men’s health issues globally

At a time when health resources are at a premium and need to be wisely allocated, health professionals must find points within men’s lives when it makes the most sense to intervene and advocate for preventive care for promoting better health...
23-Apr-2024 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers develop new method to help investors predict firms’ decision-making, optimize portfolios and generate greater returns

New research from Notre Dame Marketing Professor Andre Martin introduces a novel method to help investors predict myopic marketing spending —reducing marketing as well as research and development expenses to boost earnings, which increases...
11-Apr-2024 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Essays on democracy draw attention to critical threats, explore safeguards ahead of Jan. 6

Shortly after Jan. 6, 2021, when a mob stormed the U.S. Capitol building, the University of Notre Dame’s Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy established the January 6th, 2025, Project, which includes 10 Notre Dame faculty who are...
25-Mar-2024 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Cancer therapies show promise in combating tuberculosis

A study from the University of Notre Dame, Massachusetts General Hospital and the National Institutes of Health has identified a combination of medications that may improve blood flow within granulomas, benefiting drug delivery.
25-Mar-2024 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Notre Dame sends cancer research aboard the International Space Station

University of Notre Dame researchers will gather new insights about cancerous tumors by taking their science to space aboard NASA’s 30th SpaceX commercial resupply services mission.
21-Mar-2024 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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