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Notre Dame astrophysicist discovers planets similar to Earth

p(image-right). !http://news.nd.edu/assets/99462/justin_crepp_200.jpg(Justin Crepp)! Researchers for the first time have identified Earth-sized planets within the habitable zone of a Sun-like star. Images of the star taken by University of Notre Dame astrophysicist "Justin Crepp":http://physics.nd.edu/people/faculty/justin-r-crepp/ rule out alternative explanations of the data,...

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New study: Risk factor for depression can be 'contagious'

p(image-right). !(noborder)http://news.nd.edu/assets/99978/depression200.jpg(Depression)! According to a new study from the University of Notre Dame, a particular style of thinking that makes people vulnerable to depression actually can be “contagious” to others and increase their symptoms of depression six months later. The...

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New research reveals dangers to humanitarian workers in conflict zones

p(image-right). !http://news.nd.edu/assets/99444/larissa_fast_200.jpg(Larissa Fast)! "Larissa Fast":http://kroc.nd.edu/facultystaff/faculty/larissa-fast, assistant professor of conflict resolution at the University of Notre Dame's "Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies":http://kroc.nd.edu/, has co-authored three new research reports documenting and analyzing the dangers facing humanitarian aid staff working in conflict...

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Notre Dame astrophysicists discover farthest supernova using Hubble Space Telescope

p(image-right). !http://news.nd.edu/assets/98401/garnavich200.jpg(Peter Garnavich)! "Peter M. Garnavich":http://physics.nd.edu/people/faculty/peter-garnavich/, professor of physics at the University of Notre Dame, and Brian Hayden, a physics graduate student, are members of the CANDELS+CLASH Supernova Project that recently discovered a supernova that exploded more than 10 billion...

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Education research center to build global scholarly network

p(image-right). !http://news.nd.edu/assets/98294/mark_berends_200.jpg(Mark Berends)! Mark Berends The University of Notre Dame’s "Center for Research on Educational Opportunity":http://creo.nd.edu/ (CREO) has been designated an “international research network” by the "World Education Research Association":http://www.weraonline.org/ (WERA). This recognition of CREO’s leadership in the sociology of...

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Notre Dame researcher offers perspective on microbial perchlorate reduction

p(image-right). !(no border)http://news.nd.edu/assets/98021/perchlorate200x.jpg(Perchlorate 3-D)! This week’s editions of the journal "Science":http://www.sciencemag.org/content/340/6128/38.summary?sid=453b803e-4711-4627-8797-db17685e3e20 include a perspective piece by University of Notre Dame researcher "Rob Nerenberg":http://engineering.nd.edu/profiles/rnerenberg on the microbial reduction of perchlorate. The piece offers comments on a new paper in the journal...

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Study finds Asian carp DNA not widespread in the Great Lakes

p(image-right). !http://news.nd.edu/assets/97921/carp200x.jpg(Asian carp)! Scientists from the University of Notre Dame, The Nature Conservancy and Central Michigan University have presented their findings of Asian carp DNA throughout the Great Lakes in a study published in the "Canadian Journal of Fisheries and...

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Notre Dame imaging specialists create 3-D images to aid surgeons

p(image-right). !http://news.nd.edu/assets/97809/rat200.jpg(3-D print of a rat)! "Watch Video":http://www.jove.com/video/50250/3d-printing-of-preclinical-x-ray-computed-tomographic-data-sets !http://news.nd.edu/assets/9632/video_camera.gif(Video)! University of Notre Dame researchers have successfully created three-dimensional anatomical models from CT scans using 3-D printing technology, a process that holds promise for medical professionals and their patients. A paper...

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