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Notre Dame astrophysicist determines occurrence rate of giant planets around M-dwarfs

p(image-right). !http://news.nd.edu/assets/99462/justin_crepp_200.jpg(Justin Crepp)! A study led by Notre Dame astrophysicist "Justin Crepp":http://physics.nd.edu/people/faculty/justin-r-crepp/ has for the first time definitively determined how many of the lowest-mass stars in the galaxy host gas giant planets. The researchers' paper, “The Occurrence Rate of Giant...

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New Notre Dame study proposes changes in New Orleans area levee systems

p(image-right). !http://news.nd.edu/assets/107106/j_westerink_200.jpg(Joannes Westerink in New Orleans)! Less may mean more when it comes to the levee systems designed to protect New Orleans from hurricanes. That’s the conclusion of a new "study":http://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/%28ASCE%29WW.1943-5460.0000185 by a team of University of Notre Dame researchers...

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Unattractive people more likely to be bullied at work, new study shows

p(image-right). !http://news.nd.edu/assets/106124/judge_timothy_200dpi.jpg(Timothy Judge)! It’s common knowledge that high school can be a cruel environment where attractive students are considered “popular,” and unattractive kids often get bullied. While that type of petty behavior is expected to vanish with adulthood, new research...

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Older adults don’t speak 'robot,' study finds

p(image-right). !http://news.nd.edu/assets/106050/laura_carlson_200.jpg(Laura Carlson)! In order to effectively program robots that ultimately could be used to aid seniors, researchers at the University of Notre Dame and University of Missouri studied the type of language older adults used when describing the location...

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Notre Dame researchers offer new insights on cancer cell signaling

p(image-right). !http://news.nd.edu/assets/105826/mbc_cover_art_200.jpg(Wnt proteins and cancer cell signaling)! A pair of studies by a team of University of Notre Dame researchers led by "Crislyn D’Souza-Schorey":http://biology.nd.edu/people/faculty/dsouza-schorey/, professor of "biological sciences":http://biology.nd.edu/, sheds light on a biological process that is activated across a vast...

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The 'gold' standard: A rapid, cheap method of detecting dengue virus

p(image-right). !http://news.nd.edu/assets/104891/fraser_and_carter_200.jpg(Malcolm Fraser Jr. and James Carter)! University of Notre Dame biologists are reporting the development of an easy-to-use, low-cost method of detecting dengue virus in mosquitoes based on gold nanoparticles. Their research is published in the "Virology Journal":http://www.virologyj.com/ this...

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New study looks at unintended costs of mandated infertility coverage

p(image-right). !http://news.nd.edu/assets/105018/kasey_buckles_200.jpg(Kasey Buckles)! The rate of triplet or higher-order multiple births increased by 26 percent between 1996 and 2002 in seven states mandating insurance coverage for infertility treatments, costing an additional $900 million in delivery costs alone, according to a...

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Notre Dame researchers put chemistry lab on paper to detect low-quality medicine

p(image-right). !http://news.nd.edu/assets/105061/pad_3_200.jpg(This paper test card is inexpensive way to distinguish substitutes or diluted drugs from real medicines used to treat common bacterial infections and tuberculosis)! "Marya Lieberman":http://chemistry.nd.edu/faculty/detail/mlieberm/, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame, and...

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