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Remote Internships Allow Sustainability Students to Broaden Their Skills While at Home

Author: Natalie Ambrosio '17

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In spring 2020, like many other students around the world, Notre Dame’s sustainability students were watching their summer internship plans fall through. When Dr. Rachel Novick, Director of Notre Dame’s Sustainability Minor reached out to alumni to see if they had any remote internships opportunities for these students she was met with great support. From a nonprofit focused on sustainable food systems to Knoxville’s sustainability office and a research center at Arizona State, there was a diverse set of new opportunities for sustainability students. For all of the students I spoke with, this was their first remote internship opportunity, and many stepped into fields that they were unfamiliar with. …

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Cancer cells mediate immune suppression in the brain

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

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In newly published research in the journal Cell, researchers showed that one type of cell important for immunity, called a myeloid cell, can suppress the immune response — which has the effect of allowing breast cancer cells to metastasize to the brain to form secondary tumor cells there.

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Notre Dame launches a weekly webinar series discussing COVID-19

Author: Brandi Wampler

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Starting in October, from 6 to 7 p.m. EDT each Monday, coronavirus experts will discuss a new aspect or angle of the pandemic, such as epidemiology, food security, public health, racial inequities, testing, vaccines and evidence used to inform decisions about opening schools, athletics and businesses. 

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Neurobiologist Christopher Patzke joins Notre Dame faculty

Author: Naya Tadavarthy

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Christopher Patzke joined Notre Dame this August as the John M. and Mary Jo Boler Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology and the Boler-Parseghian Center for Rare & Neglected Diseases. His neurobiology research focuses on the genetic makeup of the human brain at the cellular level.

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