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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 Lister

Idea Week Press Release

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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Irish and Notre Dame STEM students encouraged to apply for a Naughton Fellowship

Irish and Notre Dame STEM students encouraged to apply for a Naughton Fellowship

Author: Joanne Fahey

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The University of Notre Dame has opened its annual competition for the Naughton Fellowships. The prestigious international fellowships provide funding for exceptional Ph.D., masters, or undergraduate students with an aptitude for the STEM disciplines to complete research or study in Ireland or at Notre Dame.

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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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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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Study reveals insights into protein linked to cancer and Alzheimer’s disease

Study reveals insights into protein linked to cancer and Alzheimer’s disease

Author: William G. Gilroy

Drugs to treat cancer and Alzheimer’s disease usually target the active sites of specific protein molecules sustaining the disease. Traditional drug design views proteins as rigid 3-D objects with active sites consisting of surface-accessible “pockets” with a specific, well-defined structure. Traditional drug design involves finding small molecules with shapes that fit specifically into this pocket. A new study from University of Notre Dame researchers suggests that there are alternative approaches to targeting these proteins, a significant finding for future clinical applications.

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