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Theoretical physics professor wins NSF grant in computational neuroscience

Theoretical physics professor wins NSF grant in computational neuroscience

Author: Cliff Djajapranata

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Zoltan Toroczkai, professor of theoretical physics, recently received an international collaborative grant from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Division of Intelligent Information Systems for research on brain neuronal networks. The project is aimed at discovering the fundamental principles of connectivity in the neuronal network of the neocortex and it is in collaboration with Henry Kennedy from the Stem-cell and Brain Research Institute in Lyon, France, with Toroczkai, as the lead principal investigator.

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New protein study broadens knowledge of molecular basis for disease

New protein study broadens knowledge of molecular basis for disease

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

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Determining how proteins function on a molecular level is crucial to understanding the underlying basis for disease. Now scientists at the University of Notre Dame are one step closer to unraveling the mystery of how intrinsically disordered proteins work, according to new research published in Science.

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New Notre Dame ideas with potential to improve health and wellness secure funding

New Notre Dame ideas with potential to improve health and wellness secure funding

Author: Arnie Phifer

The University of Notre Dame’s Advanced Diagnostics & Therapeutics (AD&T) initiative announced the recipients of its 2017 Discovery Fund awards, which provide seed funding to some of the most creative ideas being developed by Notre Dame faculty and their collaborators in areas of biomedical, environmental, and behavioral health.

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Applications are Now Being Accepted for Indiana CTSI Funding Program

Applications are Now Being Accepted for Indiana CTSI Funding Program

Author: Brandi Klingerman

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) has opened its grant competition for the Fall Pilot Funding for Research Use of Core Facilities. This pilot funding program was created to bring awareness to the state-of-the-art technology and specific expertise available

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Join Notre Dame Research for the 2017 Core Facility Fair

Join Notre Dame Research for the 2017 Core Facility Fair

Author: Brandi Klingerman

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Notre Dame Research invites faculty, staff, post-doctoral scholars, graduate and undergraduate students, as well as external customers to attend the Core Facility Fair on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. From 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the McCourtney Hall B01 Auditorium, attendees will be able to learn how state-of-the-art instrumentation and expertise available via the University of Notre Dame core facilities can help take their research to the next level. 

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Dr. Jeremy Zartman Awarded Highly Competitive NIH Grant

Dr. Jeremy Zartman Awarded Highly Competitive NIH Grant

Author: Khoa Huynh

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Dr. Jeremy Zartman, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been awarded a competitive Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA, R35) grant from the National Institutes of Health.  The MIRA program is intended to provide research support for "the nation’s highly talented and promising investigators”.  Zartman’s 5-year grant entitled Regulation and Function of Multicellular Calcium Signaling in Epithelial Growth and Regeneration will support an investigation of impaired cellular calcium signaling, prevalent in many diseases including skin diseases, Alzheimer’s, and metastatic cancer.

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The Rise of Nanotechnology Research at Notre Dame

The Rise of Nanotechnology Research at Notre Dame

Author: Brandi Klingerman

Researchers at NDnano  look two steps ahead to stand apart in a competitive field

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Notre Dame’s nanotechnology research efforts date back to the 1980s, when the studies were mostly simulation-based and focused on computation advancements. In the three decades since, research at the University’s Center for Nano Science and Technology (NDnano) has grown and evolved in a forward-thinking and distinctive way.

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Radiation Laboratory researchers unveil neutral radicals in new process

Radiation Laboratory researchers unveil neutral radicals in new process

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

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Researchers at the Notre Dame Radiation Laboratory have devised a process to detect neutral radicals, which if more thoroughly understood can be used to improve radiotherapy to kill cancer cells or advance the manufacture of semiconductor chips, among other applications.

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Webber Named to Class of 2017 Emerging Investigators

Webber Named to Class of 2017 Emerging Investigators

Author: Nina Welding

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Biomaterials Science has named Matthew Webber, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and director of the Supramolecular Engineering Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame, to its 2017 Class of Emerging Investigators. Chosen for their outstanding work in the field of biomaterials, each of the 31 young researchers is highlighted in the July issue of the journal, which includes articles ranging from findings in nanomedicine to biomimetic materials to molecular delivery systems for applications including cancer therapy, imaging and tissue engineering.
 

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Notre Dame Research Launches New Module on ND Mobile

Author: Brandi Klingerman

The module features the University’s key research areas, core facilities, and research news

Notre Dame Research (NDR) has launched a new module on the ND Mobile App. This module provides a snapshot of the research taking place at the University of Notre Dame while also providing important information for those conducting research on campus.

When discussing the module, Research Communications Program Director Joanne D. Fahey said, “ND Mobile allows its users to learn about everything from athletics to campus dining, and now the app will also offer that same level of accessibility and awareness for Notre Dame Research. Whether someone is visiting campus or is a faculty member or student, the ND Mobile App now provides an additional, easy-to-use resource to learn more about research, scholarship, and creative endeavor here at Notre Dame.”

The module offers five main sections: Our Research, How Do I…?, Twitter, News, and Contact. The ‘Our Research’ section offers insight into research in the colleges and schools as well as the University’s key research areas and core facilities. Like research.nd.edu, ND Mobile users can now view videos or photos, read short descriptions, and find resource links for various research centers and institutes on campus.

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Notre Dame graduate students awarded fellowships for cross-disciplinary biomedical research

Notre Dame graduate students awarded fellowships for cross-disciplinary biomedical research

Author: Arnie Phifer

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Two University of Notre Dame graduate students, Enrico Speri and Yide Zhang, have been awarded the 2017 Berry Family Foundation Graduate Fellowships in Advanced Diagnostics & Therapeutics to support their exceptional  and wide-ranging research programs—which touch on aspects of biology, chemistry, and engineering—over the next academic year.…

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Water discovered to form column of hydration at surface of DNA

Water discovered to form column of hydration at surface of DNA

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

Steven Corcelli named ACS Fellow

Scientists have been aware since Watson and Crick first reported the double helix structure of DNA in 1953 that water had an important relationship with the biomolecule. But finally observing the spectroscopic signature of the column of water is a breakthrough with implications for cancer drugs and other biomedical research.

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Notre Dame researchers study potential cause of common birth defect

Notre Dame researchers study potential cause of common birth defect

Author: Brandi Klingerman

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Small ubiquitin-like modifier (SUMO) proteins are small peptides that get added on to other proteins to regulate their activity. While SUMO has many regulatory roles in cells, it is especially important for controlling gene expression during early development. Just a few years ago this connection between SUMO and gene regulation was relatively unknown, but now, Notre Dame researchers are exploring how a disruption to the SUMO protein’s ability to regulate embryo development may be linked to congenital heart defects. 

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VIDEO: Data-driven Research Group Crosses Traditional Boundaries to Advance Computational and Data Science Engineering at Notre Dame

VIDEO: Data-driven Research Group Crosses Traditional Boundaries to Advance Computational and Data Science Engineering at Notre Dame

Author: Joanne Fahey

Within the University of Notre Dame’s College of Engineering, researchers are focusing on developing tools that can advance deep understanding of research problems through high performance multi physics and multi scale predictive computations.

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Baker Lab Receives $4M NIH Grant for Precision Immunotherapy Research

Baker Lab Receives $4M NIH Grant for Precision Immunotherapy Research

Author: Tammi Freehling

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Brian Baker, Rev. John A. Zahm Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, was recently awarded a $4 million, 5-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study how to best engineer a patient’s own T cells in their immune system to target the patient’s specific cancer.

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