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Aprahamian reappointed to South Dakota Science position

Author: Shelly Goethals

Ani Aprahamian

Ani Aprahamian, the Freimann Professor of Physics, has been reappointed as a Board Member by Governor Dennis Daugaard to the South Dakota Science and Technology Authority. The reappointment is through December 2018. She has served on the board since 2009.

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NDnano announces summer 2016 undergraduate research opportunities

Author: Heidi Deethardt

Nano

Several science and engineering faculty affiliated with Notre Dame’s Center for Nano Science and Technology (NDnano) have full-time, 10-week research opportunities available for summer 2016. Applications will be accepted through February 5, 2016.

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Obesity contributes to metastasis in ovarian cancer patients

Author: William G. Gilroy

Harper Cancer Center

M. Sharon Stack, Ann F. Dunne and Elizabeth Riley Director of the HCRI and professor of chemistry and biochemistry, notes that ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death from gynecologic malignancy in the U.S. Researchers set out to determine whether obesity contributes to ovarian cancer metastatic success. In other words, are tumor cells better able to successfully metastasize when the “host” is obese versus lean?

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