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Super Resolution Ghosts: ND Engineer discovers new imaging methods for cell research

Super Resolution Ghosts: ND Engineer discovers new imaging methods for cell research

During his postdoctoral research, Notre Dame electrical engineer Scott Howard wanted to produce more precise images of the activity within a cell by increasing the power of the microscope’s laser.

When he experimented with different power levels, he discovered that his computer was receiving an extra copy of image data.

“When you push the lasers up too high, it would scramble the data because the different parts inside the cell get saturated and can’t absorb any more light,” Howard said. “But I was getting this extra copy that I called a ‘ghost image.’”

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Three Indiana research universities to collaborate with industry to solve critical measurement science challenges in new NSF-funded center

Three Indiana research universities to collaborate with industry to solve critical measurement science challenges in new NSF-funded center

Author: Brandi Wampler

Powering everything from the development of new drugs and medical devices to the detection of dangerous chemicals, measurement science is a multi-billion-dollar industry that is key to both U.S. and international economies. With a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), researchers from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana University, and Purdue University have formed a new center that will work to solve ongoing and emerging industry-relevant challenges in measurement science. 

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New collaboration led by Notre Dame leverages Data Revolution to solve current challenges in chemistry

New collaboration led by Notre Dame leverages Data Revolution to solve current challenges in chemistry

Author: Tammi Freehling

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Olaf Wiest, professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, will direct The Center for Computer-Assisted Synthesis (C-CAS). “This will significantly accelerate progress in drug discovery and materials science where such molecules are critical to fundamental research,” Wiest said.

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Researchers to explore why cancer burden increases with age

Researchers to explore why cancer burden increases with age

Advanced aging is a key risk factor for developing most cancers, including ovarian cancer. With a new award from the National Institutes of Health, researchers from the University of Notre Dame, the National Institute on Aging, and the National Cancer Institute will explore why age is significant in developing ovarian cancer, and how it can negatively affect tumor growth and patient survival.

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NDIIF celebrates 10 year anniversary at Annual Imaging Workshop

NDIIF celebrates 10 year anniversary at Annual Imaging Workshop

Author: Sarah Chapman

The Notre Dame Integrated Imaging Facility was created in the fall of 2008 with the vision to establish a state-of-the-art research core that will consolidate the imaging capacity that is currently dispersed around campus and augment it with powerful new imaging modalities. A related goal was to create an interactive network of research groups, who are connected by their interest in imaging technology, and allow them to cross-fertilize ideas and form interdisciplinary collaborations.

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Physics researchers study reasons for biomolecule fragmentation from radiation

Physics researchers study reasons for biomolecule fragmentation from radiation

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Sylwia Ptasinska, associate professor of physics, published research in Physical Review Letters that begins to explain how low-energy electrons cause damage to DNA and proteins, molecules of life. She and her collaborators selected three formamide molecules to serve as models for proteins.

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Steven Corcelli, Matthew Ravosa, and Sylwia Ptasinska Receive 2019 Joyce Awards

Steven Corcelli, Matthew Ravosa, and Sylwia Ptasinska Receive 2019 Joyce Awards

Author: Cheryl Schairer

 

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Steven CorcelliSylwia Ptasinska ​, and Matthew Ravosa, faculty members of the Stavropoulos Center for Interdisciplinary Biophysics and the Biophysics Graduate Program, have received 2018-2019  Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

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Half a Million Dollars FY 2019 DURIP Grant is Awarded to the Center for Informatics and Computational Science (CICS)

Half a Million Dollars FY 2019 DURIP Grant is Awarded to the Center for Informatics and Computational Science (CICS)

Author: Mayra Ballines

Half a Million Dollars FY 2019 DURIP Grant is Awarded to the Center for Informatics and Computational Science (CICS) for Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research applied to Scientific and Engineering Applications

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