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Fighting to Protect Our Players

p(image-left). !/assets/53525/concussion_sq.jpg(concussion_sq)! p. Through the support of an NFL Charities Medical Grant, Notre Dame professor Mayland Chang is developing an injectable compound that will help rescue damaged brain cells.

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Peace Through Commerce

p(image-right). !/assets/53933/bartkus.jpg p. Research begins with a question. But in putting business under the microscope, Business on the Front Lines at Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business is proving that the answer isn’t always discovered in a lab.

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Keck Center Advances Research on Hemostasis

p(image-right). !/assets/53911/kecklarger.jpg(kecklarger)! p. What role does blood clotting play in human diseases? That question spurs the research conducted at Notre Dame’s W.M. Keck Center for Transgene Research.

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Improving Global Health

p(image-left). !/assets/54585/haldar_schorey.jpg(haldar_schorey)! p. Kasturi Haldar, Julius Nieuwland Professor of Biological Sciences and director of the Center for Rare and Neglected Diseases, and Jeffrey Schorey, associate professor of biological sciences and associate director, Eck Institute for Global Health, have each received...

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New Studies Target Childhood Obesity, Childhood Maltreatment

p(image-right). !/assets/53924/c_f3.jpg! p. With the new Family Lifestyles and Heart to Heart projects, researchers at Notre Dame’s Center for Children and Families are taking direct aim at two major obstacles to healthy child development: childhood obesity and child maltreatment.

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The Science of Generosity

p(image-left). !/assets/53931/science_of_generosity.jpg(science_of_generosity)! p. Funded by a $5 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation, the goal of the project is to mobilize top-quality research across various disciplines on the origins, expressions, and effects of generosity.

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Caveman Parenting Fosters Compassionate Kids

p(image-right). !/assets/53924/c_f3.jpg! p. With the new Family Lifestyles and Heart to Heart projects, researchers at Notre Dame’s Center for Children and Families are taking direct aim at two major obstacles to healthy child development: childhood obesity and child maltreatment.

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Adapting to Climate Change

p(image-right). !/assets/53905/original/hellmann.jpg! p. The average global temperature at the earth’s surface could increase as much as six degrees Celcius by 2100, according to a 2007 report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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The Science of Generosity

p(image-right). !/assets/53931/science_of_generosity.jpg! p. Funded by a $5 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation, the goal of the project is to mobilize top-quality research across various disciplines on the origins, expressions, and effects of generosity.

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Research as Service

p. With the Institute’s support, Nanovic faculty fellow Krupali Uplekar journeyed this March with her class of fourth-year architecture students to the remote Siebenbuergen region in Romania.

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Translating the Book of Jubilees

p(image-right). !/assets/53929/vanderkam.jpg! p. James Vanderkam, professor and scholar of the Dead Sea Scrolls, is one of the individuals working on the original Hebrew Text of the Book of Jubilees, a second-century retelling of Genesis and the first part of Exodus....

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VectorBase Project Continues to Expand

p(image-left). !/assets/53939/vector_base.jpg(VectorBase)! p. Something as simple as whether a disease-carrying mosquito lives primarily inside or outside can affect whether it comes into contact with humans or is exposed to insecticides—and that has implications for disease transmission and control.

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Fighting to Stop Tuberculosis

p(image-left). !/assets/84627/wwyff3_video.jpg(Fighting To Stop Tuberculosis)! p. Researchers at the University of Notre Dame are fighting to discover compounds and develop drugs to treat neglected diseases that affect billions of the world’s most vulnerable people.

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Fighting the Effects of Natural Disasters

p(image-right). !/assets/53529/storm_surge_sq.jpg(storm_surge_sq)! p. While neither man nor machine can forecast the future with 100% accuracy, research at Notre Dame is leading to better forecasting models that can better protect man from Mother Nature.

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Mathematician develops diagnostic test for breast cancer

p(image-left). !/assets/53527/breast_cancer_sq.jpg(breast_cancer_sq)! p. Steven Buechler, chair of the Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, has developed a diagnostic test to help breast cancer patients decide whether to undergo chemotherapy treatment after surgery. Formation of a company to conduct...

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Solar paint could generate electricity on roof or home siding

p.p(image-left). !/assets/66864/solar_paint_sq.jpg(Prashant Kamat in lab)! p.Prashant Kamat’s fundamental research, focused on how semiconductor nanostructures interact with light has sparked exploration aimed at a potentially game-changing solar paint that could generate electricity on any rooftop or home siding.

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Fighting to Protect Our Children

p(image-left). !/assets/84632/wwyff1_video.jpg(Fighting To Protect Our Children)! p. Notre Dame Dean of Science Greg Crawford and his team are working on technology to accurately date the age of pediatric bruises and help prevent child abuse.

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Developing Smart Drugs That Target Diseased Cells

p(image-left). !/assets/47394/nanotech_thumb.jpg(nanotech_thumb)! p. Fighting cancer. For patients and physicians alike, it can often feel like a losing battle. While one of the most prescribed treatments—chemotherapy—is poisonous to tumors, it can also kill healthy cells, leading to life-threatening complications such as...

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