Category: Research and Innovation

Chang lab explores point-of-care tests for coronavirus detection

As testing for the coronavirus continues throughout the United States, researchers have been closely watching results, particularly reported rates of false negatives. According to the Radiological Society of North America, a reported 40 to 70 percent of coronavirus tests from throat swab …

Inconsistent bedtime may increase risk to heart health

Despite increasing awareness of how critical sleep is to our health, getting a good night’s rest remains increasingly difficult in a world that’s always “on” — responding to emails at all hours, news cycles that change with every tweet and staring endlessly into the blue light of cell …

Early warning system being built to fight disinformation online

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame are using artificial intelligence to develop an early warning system that will identify manipulated images, deepfake videos and disinformation online. The project is an effort to combat the rise of coordinated social media campaigns to incite violence, …

Researchers awarded grant to develop one-step process for converting natural gas into liquids

A team of Notre Dame engineering researchers has been awarded a grant from the Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (DOE/NETL) to design, develop, and test a one-step, plasma-assisted catalytic process for direct conversion of natural gas to liquid chemicals. DOE/NETL …

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New technology could help tackle antibiotic resistance

According to the World Health Organization, one of the biggest health threats around the world is antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Every day people use antibiotics to prevent or fight back against infection, but as bacteria evolve and develop resistance, diseases such as pneumonia and tuberculosis …

Thomas O’Sullivan and Alicia Wei using a microscope

“Smart” breast clips: A new approach to breast cancer treatment

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in American women and the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women, according to the American Cancer Society. In 2019 it claimed the lives of more than 41,000 women in the United States and changed the lives of 3.5 million breast cancer …

New study unravels the complexity of childhood obesity

The World Health Organization has estimated more than 340 million children and adolescents ages 5-19 are overweight or obese, and the epidemic has been linked to more deaths worldwide than those caused by being underweight. The Centers for Disease Control recently reported an estimated 1 in 5 …

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