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Psychology professor seeks clues to psychiatric disorders in DNA

p(image-right). !http://newsinfo.nd.edu/assets/87546/gitta_lubke_200.jpg(Gitta Lubke)! Gitta Lubke "Gitta Lubke":http://psychology.nd.edu/faculty/faculty-by-alpha/gitta-lubke/, associate professor of "psychology":http://psychology.nd.edu, is at the forefront of developing new statistical methods to help find DNA markers that are related to psychiatric disorders -- and spur further research regarding individual patients’ conditions....

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Notre Dame researchers examining electric vehicles and the power grid

p(image-right). !http://newsinfo.nd.edu/assets/87837/plugged_in_electric_vehicle_200.jpg(plug-in electric vehicle)! As plug-in electric vehicles become an ever more central part of America’s daily life, University of Notre Dame researchers are anticipating what that development will mean for the nation’s power grid. Under funding from the National...

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Political science course draws on real-time research

p(image-right). !http://newsinfo.nd.edu/assets/87432/djavelin_200.jpg(Debra Javeline)! Debra Javeline Bringing her latest research into the classroom, "Debra Javeline":http://politicalscience.nd.edu/faculty/faculty-list/debra-javeline/, associate professor in the "Department of Political Science":http://politicalscience.nd.edu/, is helping undergraduate students make a connection between politics and biology. Javeline’s new course, "The Politics of Adapting...

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Ten Notre Dame faculty members named AAAS fellows

p(image-right). !(noborder)http://newsinfo.nd.edu/assets/86491/aaas_logo_200.jpg(AAAS)! Ten University of Notre Dame faculty members have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in honor of their efforts toward advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished. AAAS,...

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Researchers collaborate to seek FDA approval for drug treatment for rare disease

p(image-right). !http://newsinfo.nd.edu/assets/86653/norb_200.jpg(Norbert Wiech with students)! Norbert Wiech with students University of Notre Dame alumnus Norbert Wiech founded "Lysomics LLC":http://www.lysomics.com/ to manage the clinical development needed to bring to market a promising new treatment for people with "Niemann-Pick Type C":http://niemannpick.nd.edu (NPC)...

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Notre Dame researchers to lead new science data preservation effort

p(image-right). !http://newsinfo.nd.edu/assets/86022/cern_computingcenter3_200.jpg(CERN computing center)! CERN computing center One of the emerging, and soon to be defining, characteristics of science research is the collection, usage and storage of immense amounts of data. In fields as diverse as medicine, astronomy and economics,...

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Notre Dame research could improve sustainability and cost-effectiveness of wastewater treatment

p(image-right). !http://newsinfo.nd.edu/assets/85310/sulfur_column_feb_2010_200.jpg(Sulfur after wastewater treatment with MBfR)! Sulfur after wastewater treatment with MBfR. University of Notre Dame researcher "Robert Nerenberg":http://engineering.nd.edu/profiles/rnerenberg can tell you many things you might not know about wastewater treatment plants, including their significant carbon footprint, energy demands...

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Ethnographic research explores 'cities in the desert'

p(image-right). !http://today.nd.edu/assets/84519/oka.1_300.jpg(Kakuma Camp 2, Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya. Turkana children mind each other in open spaces in the camp while their mothers go to work, either for the refugees or heading out to search for building material in the countryside)!...

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Notre Dame’s Nitesh Chawla receives 2012 IBM Watson faculty award

p(image-right). !http://newsinfo.nd.edu/assets/85088/nchawla_200.jpg(Nitesh Chawla)! Nitesh Chawla The IBM Watson Solutions Faculty Awards recognize individuals who are on the cusp of the next big trend in computing -- big data and analytics -- and are introducing that information to their students via...

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Notre Dame student wins national mathematics prize

p(image-right). !http://newsinfo.nd.edu/assets/84661/murphykate_montee_200.jpg(MurphyKate Montee)! MurphyKate Montee MurphyKate Montee, a senior honors mathematics and music double major at the University of Notre Dame, has received the 2013 "Alice T. Schafer Mathematics Prize":https://sites.google.com/site/awmmath/programs/schafer-prize, an honor awarded to only one undergraduate woman in the...

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New NSF grant to support research on resilient wireless sensor-actuator networks

p(image-right). !http://newsinfo.nd.edu/assets/82801/lemmon_200.jpg(Michael Lemmon)! Michael Lemmon A new $1 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant will support a team of University of Notre Dame researchers as they seek to develop resilient wireless sensor-actuator network technologies. Wireless sensor-actuator networks (WSANs) are complex...

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Physicists confirm first planet discovered in a quadruple star system

p(image-right). !http://newsinfo.nd.edu/assets/83129/planet_200.jpg(The first extrasolar planet in a quadruple star system has been discovered)! "Justin Crepp":http://physics.nd.edu/people/faculty/justin-r-crepp/, Freimann Assistant Professor of "physics":http://physics.nd.edu/ at the University of Notre Dame, provided the high-contrast imaging observations that confirmed the first extrasolar planet discovered in a...

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New paper examines shifting gears in the circadian clock of the heart

p(image-right). !http://newsinfo.nd.edu/assets/82275/heart200.jpg(A human torso and heart, illustration)! A new study conducted by a team of scientists led by "Giles Duffield":http://biology.nd.edu/people/faculty/duffield/, assistant professor of "biological sciences":http://biology.nd.edu/ and a member of the "Eck Institute for Global Health":http://globalhealth.nd.edu/ at the University of Notre...

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New book takes readers on mathematical excursions to the world’s greatest buildings

p(image-right). !http://newsinfo.nd.edu/assets/81503/hahn_mathematical_f11_200.jpg("Mathematical Excursions to the World’s Great Buildings")! "Watch Video":http://youtu.be/b6u5xQ8jG1c !http://newsinfo.nd.edu/assets/9632/video_camera.gif(Video)! When many of us view a great building, we are struck by the majesty and artistry that spring from its form, function and materials. University of Notre Dame mathematician...

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New paper reveals fundamental chemistry of plasma/liquid interactions

p(image-right). !http://newsinfo.nd.edu/assets/81398/david_go_200.jpg(David Go)! David Go An interdisciplinary collaboration between researchers at Case Western Reserve University and the University of Notre Dame has revealed a critical interaction that is occurring at the plasma-liquid interface in that the electrons in plasma actually...

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Notre Dame researcher helps make Sudoku puzzles less puzzling

p(image-right). !http://newsinfo.nd.edu/assets/80932/sudoku200x.jpg(A Sudoku puzzle)! A Sudoku puzzle. For anyone who has ever struggled while attempting to solve a Sudoku puzzle, University of Notre Dame researcher "Zoltan Toroczkai":http://obelix.phys.nd.edu/~toro/ and Notre Dame postdoctoral researcher "Maria Ercsey-Ravasz":http://icensa.nd.edu/ercsey.shtml are riding to the rescue. They...

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Notre Dame’s direct link to Nobel Literature Prize

p(image-right). !http://newsinfo.nd.edu/assets/80958/goldblatt200.jpg(Howard Goldblatt)! Howard Goldblatt Chinese author Mo Yan has become the first Chinese author ever to win the "Nobel Prize in literature":http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/, and his works were made known in the Western world because of Howard Goldblatt, foremost translator of...

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New EPA grant will help develop early detection technology for high-risk invasive species

p(image-right). !(noborder)http://newsinfo.nd.edu/assets/80201/mussels200.jpg(Zebra mussels)! The University of Notre Dame has received a $599,931 Environmental Protection Agency grant under the "Great Lakes Restoration Initiative":http://greatlakesrestoration.us/ to develop technologies for the early detection of invasive species using environmental DNA. In the present grant, the...

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Notre Dame entomologists help discover new species of malaria-transmitting mosquito

p(image-right). !http://newsinfo.nd.edu/assets/79676/new_mosquito_200.jpg(New mosquito)! Photo courtesy of Jenny Stevenson, LSHTM. University of Notre Dame entomologists are part of a team of researchers that recently discovered a potentially dangerous new malaria-transmitting mosquito. The as-yet-unnamed, and previously unreported, mosquito breeds in the western...

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Feeling stressed by your job? Don’t blame your employer, study shows

p(image-right). !http://newsinfo.nd.edu/assets/45514/tim_judge_release.jpg(tim_judge_release)! Work stress, job satisfaction and health problems due to high stress have more to do with genes than you might think, according to research by "Timothy Judge":http://business.nd.edu/timothyjudge/, professor of management at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College...

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Research could provide new insights into tuberculosis and other diseases

p(image-right). !(noborder)http://newsinfo.nd.edu/assets/78424/champions2_200.jpg(Champions bacteria research)! Researchers "Patricia A. Champion":http://biology.nd.edu/people/faculty/champion/ and Matthew Champion from the University of Notre Dame’s "Eck Institute for Global Health":http://globalhealth.nd.edu/ have developed a method to directly detect bacterial protein secretion, which could provide new insights into a variety...

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Templeton Foundation awards Notre Dame $1.58 million for interdisciplinary study

p(image-right). !http://newsinfo.nd.edu/assets/78404/hosle_stelluto_200.jpg(Donald Stelluto, left, and Vittorio Hösle)! Donald Stelluto, left, and Vittorio Hösle Two scholars from the University of Notre Dame’s "Institute for Advanced Study":http://ndias.nd.edu/ (NDIAS) recently were awarded a $1.58 million grant from the "John Templeton Foundation":http://www.templeton.org/ for a...

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Notre Dame nuclear physicists receive $1.6M NSF award

p(image-right). !http://newsinfo.nd.edu/assets/77269/diana200.jpg(The figure shows an artist conception of the facility as presently planned, consisting of two high-intensity, low-energy accelerators)! The figure shows an artist conception of the facility as presently planned, consisting of two high-intensity, low-energy accelerators. Nuclear physicists at...

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ICeNSA network opens flow of ideas, collaboration

p(image-right). !http://newsinfo.nd.edu/assets/77124/3d200.jpg(3-D visualization)! Graduate students Anthony Strathman and Ryan Lichtenwalter work with a 3-D visualization of cell phone networks. The University of Notre Dame's "Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science and Applications":http://icensa.nd.edu/ (iCeNSA), a network of researchers studying networks in the...

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Paper-based counterfeit drug testing gains attention

p(image-right). !http://newsinfo.nd.edu/assets/76541/drug200.jpg(A female student holds two paper-based counterfeit drug strips, which will become part of a larger pad later)! A female student holds two paper-based counterfeit drug strips, which will become part of a larger pad later. "Marya Lieberman":http://chemistry.nd.edu/faculty/detail/mlieberm/, associate...

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