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Multi-university collaboration developing platform to improve research reproducibility

Multi-university collaboration developing platform to improve research reproducibility

From engineering to biology, there is at least some concern of whether or not a given study’s results can be reproduced and therefore utilized in another study. To overcome this challenge, computational scientists from five research universities, including the University of Notre Dame, are developing a cyberinfrastructure and supporting tools that allow researchers to conduct and track their work – including data and methodologies – in a reproducible way.

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Enzyme in bacteria initiates repair of cell walls damaged by antibiotics

Enzyme in bacteria initiates repair of cell walls damaged by antibiotics

Shahriar Mobashery

Beta-lactam antibiotics, including penicillin, are one of the most widely used class of antibiotics in the world. Though they’ve been in use since the 1940s, scientists still don’t fully understand what happens when this class of drugs encounters bacteria. Now, researchers at the University of Notre Dame have elucidated how an enzyme helps bacteria rebound from damage inflicted by antibiotics not strong enough to immediately kill the bacteria on contact.

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Best Imaging Publication Award Nominations now open to Notre Dame Researchers

Best Imaging Publication Award Nominations now open to Notre Dame Researchers

Notre Dame researchers, including students and faculty members, are invited to nominate a fellow colleague to receive a Best Imaging Publication award. The recognition is offered by the Notre Dame Integrated Imaging Facility (NDIIF) to recognize those who utilize NDIIF equipment

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University of Notre Dame establishes new research center for delivering data-driven, predictive computational models

University of Notre Dame establishes new research center for delivering data-driven, predictive computational models

Dramatic advances in data sciences, machine learning, and scientific computing, as well as the growing ability to collect scientific data, has led to a need for improved predictive modeling and design of complex systems. In order to better characterize the predictability of computational models and product performance, a new research center at the University of Notre Dame, the Center for Informatics and Computational Science (CICS), will develop mathematical, statistical, and scientific computing techniques to address the challenges associated with uncertainty quantification.

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Biophysicist Patricia Clark awarded $1.1M Keck grant for protein folding study

Biophysicist Patricia Clark awarded $1.1M Keck grant for protein folding study

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Patricia Clark, Rev. John Cardinal O’Hara, C.S.C., Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame, has been awarded a $1.1 million, four-year grant from the W. M. Keck Foundation to develop an innovative approach to replicate in test tubes a universal component of protein folding within cells.

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Smallest-scale work in electrochemistry leads to sizable research strides

Smallest-scale work in electrochemistry leads to sizable research strides

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At a few billionths of a meter, a nanopore is too tiny to see and too tiny to image easily. These miniscule cavities, when created in synthetic materials, are incredibly powerful. One of Notre Dame’s research groups is among the earliest to investigate electron transfer reactions inside nanopores, and therefore was invited to share their insights in a perspective paper published in ACS Central Science.

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Harper Cancer Research Institute hosts Walther Cancer Foundation Symposium

Harper Cancer Research Institute hosts Walther Cancer Foundation Symposium

Faculty from the University of Notre Dame will present their research at the Walther Cancer Foundation Symposium on Friday, Feb. 2 to Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. The two-day event is hosted by the Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI) and will take place at the Eck Visitors Center.

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NDnano announces new center director

NDnano announces new center director

Alan Seabaugh, Frank M. Freimann Professor of Electrical Engineering, has been named the director of the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Nano Science and Technology (NDnano). As the new director, he will lead a center that supports more than seventy NDnano-affiliated faculty members from across nine departments in the Colleges of Engineering and Science to grow the scale and stature of the University’s nanotechnology research efforts.

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Notre Dame study uncovers keys to earliest stages of animal development

Notre Dame study uncovers keys to earliest stages of animal development

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Research completed at the University of Notre Dame that tracked the maturation of the frog oocyte to an egg, followed by fertilization and progression to the two-cell embryo, provides a valuable foundation for developmental biologists who study the earliest stages of animal development.

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Graduate science and engineering joint annual meeting allows students to share research

Graduate science and engineering joint annual meeting allows students to share research

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The graduate joint annual meeting of the College of Science and the College of Engineering (COSE-JAM) drew 45 poster presentations and 14 oral presentations during the event in Jordan Hall on Friday, Dec. 8. The event, similar to the popular undergraduate College of Science Joint Annual Meeting held each year in May, provides graduate and postdoctoral students the opportunity to present their research to their peers as well as to undergraduate students and faculty.

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Electron Microscopy unlocks a door to a New Era of Discovery

Electron Microscopy unlocks a door to a New Era of Discovery

Author: Sarah Chapman

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The phrase “larger than life” many times throughout history has been applied to describe the impact of scientific discoveries and revolutionary technologies. At the University of Notre Dame, precision instruments and state-of-the-art facilities, such as the electron microscopy core within the Integrated Imaging Facility, are beginning to fill in gaps and reveal details that are propelling science beyond what is known.

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Idea Week to showcase innovation and entrepreneurship in South Bend-Elkhart region

Idea Week to showcase innovation and entrepreneurship in South Bend-Elkhart region

Author: Sue Ryan

The University of Notre Dame, along with the city of South Bend, the city of Elkhart and various community organizations and businesses, will host Idea Week April 21-28 (Saturday-Saturday) to highlight strides being made in innovation and entrepreneurship in the region and to inspire creative energy for future success.…

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