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Implantable LED device uses light to treat deep-seated cancers

Certain types of light have proven to be an effective, minimally-invasive treatment for cancers located on or near the skin when combined with a light-activated drug. But deep-seated cancers, surrounded by tissue, blood, and bone, have been beyond the reach of light’s therapeutic …

Karla Badillo-Urquiola

Overburdened caseworkers put foster youths’ online safety on the back burner

Foster parents and caseworkers agree: Sexual-related risks are the top concern for online safety for youths in the U.S. child welfare system. But how these two groups approach technology access and other online risks is conflicted, according to research from the University of Notre Dame. In a …

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Notre Dame announces Strategic Framework Grant recipients

The University of Notre Dame has announced the awardees of its first annual Strategic Framework Grant (SFG) Program. Launched in February of 2024, the SFG Program is an internal funding opportunity that stimulates engagement with the priorities outlined in Notre Dame 2033: A …

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Notre Dame Rocketry Team soars to victory

The University of Notre Dame’s Rocketry Team (NDRT) was declared the overall winner of NASA’s 2024 University Student Launch Initiative. “Notre Dame succeeded at every milestone, exhibiting discipline, and a commitment to quality that ultimately ended in a spectacular competition …

Yanliang Zhang

Best recipe yet for thermoelectric devices

Power plants, factories, car engines—everything that consumes energy produces heat, much of which is wasted. Thermoelectric devices could capture this wasted heat and convert it into electricity, but their production has been prohibitively costly and complex. Yanliang Zhang, Advanced …

Tracy Kijewski-Correa

Notre Dame researcher champions local leadership for life-saving disaster assessment

The earthquake that struck southwest Haiti in August 2021 killed thousands of people and left more than half a million …

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Into high waves and turbulence: engineers deploy smart devices to improve hurricane forecasts

Predicting hurricane intensity has lagged behind tracking its path because the forces driving the storm have been …

Toby Li

AI browser plug-ins to help consumers improve digital privacy literacy, combat manipulative design

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame are developing artificial intelligence tools that help consumers …

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Ideas with wings, and tails

When the farm fields surrounding the airstrip in Bremen, Indiana, were still untouched by green, Notre Dame seniors in …

Michelle Murray and Kassie Spencer

Two staff members from Notre Dame Engineering honored with 2024 Presidential Awards

The University of Notre Dame annually recognizes staff members who exemplify the University’s core values of …