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Fighting for Water Sustainability

Author: Rebecca Hicks

Brandon Ashfeld, Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, and Tengfei Luo, Dorini Family Professor for Energy Studies, are collaborating on new technology to desalinate water with a smaller energy footprint. By combining directional solvent extraction (DSE) with ionic liquids, they have developed a system that effectively desalinates water using ten times less energy than traditional DSE methods.

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The future of cancer research

Author: Brendan O'Shaughnessy

A partnership being developed between the Pokagon Band and the Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI) hopes to help raise awareness of the importance of screening and early detection to address measurable disparities in cancer treatment outcomes involving Native Americans.

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Study finds high levels of PFAS in school uniforms

Author: Jessica Sieff

In a study published in Environmental Science and Technology Letters, scientists at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana University, the University of Toronto and the Green Science Policy Institute analyzed a variety of children’s textiles. Fluorine was detected in 65 percent of samples tested.

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