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New study reveals surprising effects of mutations in proteins

New study reveals surprising effects of mutations in proteins

Jeffrey Peng

Predicting how mutations in proteins alter their ability to function is critical to understanding what drives health and disease in humans. A new study in Structure, Cell Press by scientists at the University of Notre Dame and their colleagues demonstrates how a minor mutation can have far-reaching effects on a protein, playing a role in the onset of different diseases.

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$12,500 Student Grant Opportunity - Fall Deadline: October 1, 2018

$12,500 Student Grant Opportunity - Fall Deadline: October 1, 2018

Author: Sarah Chapman

The Research Like A Champion (RLAC) Program is offering $12,500 to any and all students who are interested in cancer research. For those of you who are not familiar with the RLAC Program, it is a collaborative effort within the Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI) to drive innovation in cancer research. Undergraduate and graduate students from all colleges and departments across campus are invited to submit proposals for projects looking into the causes, detection, impact, treatment, and prevention of cancer. Individual students or groups of students who choose to work in a team are eligible to apply. …

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Biophysicist Jeffrey Peng awarded $1.1 million NIH grant to study role of protein dynamics in antibiotic resistance

Biophysicist Jeffrey Peng awarded $1.1 million NIH grant to study role of protein dynamics in antibiotic resistance

Author: Cheryl Schairer

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The β-lactams are a vast family of antibiotics that include the well-known penicillins; they remain the most widely administered antibiotics around the globe.  Results from this research could reveal new strategies for coping with the expanding scope of β-lactam resistance now happening among Gram-negative pathogens.

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Growth in Notre Dame research and scholarship funding continues

Growth in Notre Dame research and scholarship funding continues

The University of Notre Dame continued the steady expansion and growth of its research, scholarship, and creative endeavor programs during the most recent fiscal year (FY), recording $141.6 million in research funding. This surpasses the $138.1 million received in FY 2017. The amount is part of a trend that has led to a 75 percent increase in external research funding awarded to Notre Dame compared to 10 years ago. 

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Baker honored by the American Cancer Society’s Coaches vs. Cancer program

Baker honored by the American Cancer Society’s Coaches vs. Cancer program

Brian Baker, Rev. John A. Zahm Professor of Structural Biology at the University of Notre Dame, has received the Innovation Award from the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) local Coaches vs. Cancer program. The Innovation Award is described as being given to “an individual who demonstrates an innovative approach to treating or caring for cancer patients and their loved ones.”

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Notre Dame Hosts 25th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education

Notre Dame Hosts 25th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education

Author: Rebecca Hicks

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Beginning July 29, 2018, Notre Dame will host the 25th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE). BCCE is a national meeting designed for college chemistry faculty, graduate students, secondary school chemistry teachers, and middle and elementary school science teachers to share ideas and best practices for chemical education.

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Notre Dame in Chile: Exchanging ideas and creating pathways for collaboration

Notre Dame in Chile: Exchanging ideas and creating pathways for collaboration

Author: Tammi Freehling

Group from Notre Dame Colleges of Science and Engineering in Chile with Catolica colleagues.

In April 2018, a delegation from Notre Dame visited with colleagues from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Católica) in Santiago, Chile. The trip was led by Mary Galvin, William K. Warren Family Foundation Dean of the College of Science; and Peter Kilpatrick, Matthew H. McCloskey Dean of the College of Engineering, and included faculty and advisory council members. Galvin and Kilpatrick sought to engage in dialogue with peers, exchange ideas, and create pathways for collaboration between scientists and researchers at both institutions.

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Notre Dame researchers collaborate in discovery of potential stroke therapy

Notre Dame researchers collaborate in discovery of potential stroke therapy

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A study by researchers at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Missouri at Columbia shows in mice that early administration of a potent compound may increase the window of time in which some stroke patients can receive tPA, a therapeutic that dissolves blood clots.

 

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