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International collaboration to receive $5.8 million for democracy research

p(image-right). !(noborder)http://news.nd.edu/assets/82448/vdem200.jpg(V-Dem)! An ambitious international research effort to illuminate why democracies around the world succeed or fail has been awarded approximately $5.8 million (37.5 million Swedish kronor) over six years by the Swedish foundation Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (RJ).

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Notre Dame research finding may help accelerate diabetic wound healing

p(image-right). !http://news.nd.edu/assets/116926/mobashery_lab_200.jpg(Shahriar Mobashery lab)! University of Notre Dame researchers have, for the first time, identified the enzymes that are detrimental to diabetic wound healing and those that are beneficial to repair the wound. A team of researchers from Notre Dame’s...

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Giving Voice to the Voiceless in Rural Mali

From the beginning of their joint research on political participation in rural Mali, Notre Dame political scientist Jaimie Bleck and Kellogg Institute for International Studies Visiting Fellow Kristin Michelitch were interested in the voices of voiceless citizens. Mali had experienced...

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Two Notre Dame Arts and Letters professors win Fulbright awards

p(image-right). !http://news.nd.edu/assets/115227/machan_radcliff_200.jpg(Tim Machan, left, and Benjamin Radcliff are both Fulbright award winners)! Two professors in the University of Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters -- medievalist "Tim Machan":http://english.nd.edu/people/profiles/machan/ and political scientist "Benjamin Radcliff":http://politicalscience.nd.edu/faculty/faculty-list/benjamin-radcliff/ -- recently received grants from the...

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Notre Dame researchers look at benefits of flu vaccines in the elderly

p(image-right). !http://news.nd.edu/assets/115320/ridenhour_200.jpg(Benjamin Ridenhour)! New research at the University of Notre Dame looks more closely at the effects of the influenza vaccine on the elderly, who are considered the highest-risk group for influenza-related mortality. Despite the fact that the elderly are...

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NDIGD to partner with Millennium Challenge Corp. to provide impact evaluation

p(image-right). !http://news.nd.edu/assets/114942/2010_kellogg_uganda_200.jpg(Gathering water in Nnindye Parish, Uganda)! The University of Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) was recently awarded a blanket purchase agreement to partner with the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) to provide impact evaluation research for MCC projects....

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Notre Dame researchers make progress toward a treatment for dangerous allergies

p(image-right). !(noborder)http://news.nd.edu/assets/114351/peanuts_200.jpg(Peanuts, a common allergen)! New research published in the journal "Nature Chemical Biology":http://www.nature.com/nchembio/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nchembio.1358.html shows that a group of scientists, led by faculty at the University of Notre Dame, has made concrete progress toward the development of the first-ever inhibitory...

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Notre Dame network physicist describes network model of brain’s connectivity

p(image-right). !http://news.nd.edu/assets/114648/zoltan_200.jpg(Zoltán Toroczkai)! A new paper by "Zoltán Toroczkai":http://physics.nd.edu/people/faculty/zoltan-toroczkai/, professor of physics and concurrent professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Notre Dame, and his collaborators provides a predictive model of cerebral cortical connectivity at the interareal...

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Video: Fighting For Equal Education

It's no secret that students in the United States lag behind their global peers in math. Nicole McNeil, ACE Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame, believes the problem starts with basic arithmetic, where students develop a...

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Notre Dame researchers uncover keys to antibiotic resistance in MRSA

p(image-right). !http://news.nd.edu/assets/114065/mrsa_200.jpg(Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is shown in the background (in gray). This figure depicts domains and key ligands of the penicillin binding protein 2a — a key resistance enzyme. The red molecule on the right is ceftaroline, a drug...

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Historian Daniel Hobbins on the Great Age of Books

University of Notre Dame Associate Professor Daniel Hobbins is a historian of high and late medieval Europe, with a particular interest in the cultural and intellectual history of the period from 1300 to 1500. Under this broad heading, his research...

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Music historian and liturgical scholar Margot Fassler wins prestigious research awards

p(image-right). !http://al.nd.edu/assets/56021/fassler_headshot_preferred_resized.jpg(Margot Fassler)! Art. Sacred music. Medieval history. And the digital humanities. "Margot Fassler":http://theology.nd.edu/people/faculty/margot-fassler/, Keough-Hesburgh Professor of Music History and Liturgy at Notre Dame, brings them all together in her current research on Hildegard of Bingen -- research for which...

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