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Notre Dame researchers receive prestigious National Science Foundation awards

Author: Brandi Klingerman

The National Science Foundation has recognized 10 Notre Dame faculty members for their excellence in research with Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards. Over the past five years, Notre Dame has received 35 of these awards, with this year being one of the most successful on record.

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How focusing on parent-child relationships can prevent child maltreatment

Author: Brittany Collins Kaufman

Approximately 3.9 million children were subjects of maltreatment reports to child welfare agencies in 2013. In order to help children facing maltreatment, researchers and clinicians first needed to address the heart of the problem. The relationship between the parent and child is key, argues Kristin Valentino, William J. Shaw Center for Children and Families Associate Professor of Psychology, in an article published recently in a special section of the journal Child Development.

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Researchers shed new light on influenza detection

Author: Jessica Sieff

Researchers at Notre Dame have discovered a way to make influenza visible to the naked eye, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. By engineering dye molecules to target a specific enzyme of the virus, the team was able to develop a test kit that emitted fluorescent light when illuminated with a hand-held lamp or blue laser pointer.

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