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Environment of tumors impacts metastasis, study finds

Author: Gene Stowe

Siyuan Zhang

If a tumor is like a seed, the soil around it plays a significant role in its growth, a new study finds.

According to the study’s results, the microenvironment of a tumor cell has significant impact on cancer metastasis. This discovery by Siyuan Zhang at Notre Dame and a team at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has focused attention on fighting cancer in the tumor cell’s microenvironment.

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AD&T to Host Top Analytical Chemists at Annual Symposium

Author: Melissa Endres

Undergraduate Research

Advanced Diagnostics & Therapeutics will be hosting its 4th Annual Symposium featuring several of the premier analytical chemists in the country. The Symposium will be held Tuesday, October 27, from 9:00—5:00. You can visit the Symposium’s event page for more information and for an official agenda.

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Angewandte Chemie peer reviewers rank Henderson paper in top 10 percent

Author: Gene Stowe

 

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Notre Dame researchers led by Ken Henderson have achieved a critical step in the search for rapid molecular-based computing. The group demonstrated the ability to move an electron within a neutral molecule, providing the binary switch necessary for computing. A key advance is that the molecule does not require the presence of a second molecule to generate the electron, which creates bias in the system.

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Dr. Matthew Hubbard shares insights on bariatric surgery

Author: Shadia Ajam

Matt Hubbard

Each year the Dr. Tom Dooley Society, an organization of the medical alumni of Notre Dame, hosts game day lectures that bring together physicians, dentists, licensed medical practitioners, and other members of the Notre Dame community. This past Saturday (Oct.17), the Society welcomed Matthew Owen Hubbard, ’02, MD, ’12 MS  from the Yale Bariatric Surgery Program.

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Hummon receives ACS Rising Star Award

Author: Gene Stowe

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Amanda Hummon, the Husking Foundation, Inc. Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has received a 2016 Rising Star Award from the American Chemical Society’s Women Chemist Committee. Hummon will accept the award at the national American Chemical Society (ACS) meeting in San Diego in March. 

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Alumnus Paul Lambert and Frederick J Angulo, DVM PhD share their experiences with the Dooley Society

Author: Shadia Ajam

Frederick Angulo

Each year the Dooley Society awards stipends to a group of current Notre Dame students or alumni in medical school. Recipients are awarded these stipends to cover funds for international medical missions. This past Saturday (Oct. 19), Paul Lambert ‘12 shared his experience as a volunteer in Tutwiler, Mississippi. Following his presentation, Dr. Fred Angulo from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention presented on the lingering effects of ebola.

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Alumnus Thomas Banchoff presents work on the fourth dimension

Author: Shadia Ajam

Thomas Banchoff

This past Thursday (Oct. 8) at the Math for Everyone lecture series, geometer and emeritus professor at Brown University Thomas F. Banchoff gave a presentation titled “Exploring the Fourth Dimension in Geometry, Literature, and Art.”

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Senior Mark Brahier explores barriers to healthcare in Nicaragua

Author: Stephanie Healey

Mark Brahier interviews a garbage dump worker in Nicaragua

Mark Brahier, a senior biological sciences major and international development studies minor, spent five weeks in Nicaragua this summer.  Traveling with International Samaritan on his fourth trip to Central America, Brahier set out to study social, political, economic, and geographic barriers to healthcare access.

“As a student studying biology and international development, this research project was a great way to show how all of my interests intersect, since it is very interdisciplinary,” Brahier said. “When I arrived in Nicaragua, I quickly realized there were more important areas of research to explore and changed the focus of my project.”

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Scientia hosts first Talk Science of the year

Author: Luke Maillie

Talk Science

Last week the undergraduate journal for scientific research, Scientia, kicked off its Talk Science series. Each month, the series invites one undergraduate and one faculty member to speak about their research, and science in general. This month featured undergraduate chemistry major Toby Turney and Prof. Nancy Michael, who is the director of undergraduate studies for neuroscience and behavior.

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