The Morrison Family Education and Outreach Pavilion received a 2015 Citation Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Indiana. Constructed in October 2014, the pavilion marks the inaugural building at Notre Dame’s Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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.
The anouncement of the Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of neutrino oscillations on Oct. 7 has a deep Notre Dame connection. Back in the mid-1980s, a group of mostly U.S. physicists, including Notre Dame’s Prof. John LoSecco, were observing a gigantic tank containing 2.5 millions gallons of water, deep in a salt mine outside Cleveland, Ohio.