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PAD project seeks low-tech chemical field tests for developing countries

PAD project seeks low-tech chemical field tests for developing countries

A collaborative research program involving faculty, graduate students, undergraduates and high school teachers and students is working to develop low–tech field tests for chemicals, with numerous applications in developing countries. The effort is led by six Notre Dame faculty members — Marya Lieberman, Holly Goodson, and Graham Lappin of Chemistry...

James Clancy selected to attend the Nobel Laureate meeting in Germany

James Clancy selected to attend the Nobel Laureate meeting in Germany

James Clancy, a Notre Dame graduate student in the Biological Sciences, is attending the annual  Nobel Laureate meeting in Lindau, Germany, from June 26 through July 1. The 2011 meeting is focusing on medicine and physiology. During the meeting, the Laureates lecture on topics of their choice related to medicine...

Aprahamian and Wiescher speak at Brazilian Physical Society meeting

Aprahamian and Wiescher speak at Brazilian Physical Society meeting

Professors of physics Ani Aprahamian and Michael Wiescher gave invited talks at the celebration of the Brazilian Physical Society’s 45th anniversary celebrations. The meeting took place in Iguassu Falls, Brazil at a joint meeting of the Brazilian societies of Plasma, Materials and Condensed Matter, Particles and Fields, Nuclear, and Applied Physics....

Notre Dame Physics REU program celebrates 25th year

Notre Dame Physics REU program celebrates 25th year

One of the oldest, continually–funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs in the country, the Physics REU at the University of Notre Dame is marking its 25th year of National Science Foundation funding this summer.

Parseghian scientific conference fosters global research, collaboration

Parseghian scientific conference fosters global research, collaboration

The first Michael, Marcia, and Christa Parseghian Scientific Conference for Niemann–Pick Type C Research at the University of Notre Dame drew researchers, clinicians and families from around the world. The conference, permanently endowed by the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation, was held June 9–11 in the Jordan Hall of Science....

In Memoriam: Notre Dame scientist Morris Pollard

In Memoriam: Notre Dame scientist Morris Pollard

Morris Pollard, professor emeritus of biological sciences and director of the University of Notre Dame’s Lobund Laboratory, died Saturday (June 18) at Memorial Hospital in South Bend. He was 95 years old.

Patricia Clark tests algorithm to understand certain human diseases

Patricia Clark tests algorithm to understand certain human diseases

Patricia Clark, the Rev. John Cardinal O’Hara, C.S.C. Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame and Bonnie Berger, professor of applied mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, have published a paper this week describing the development of a computer algorithm that accurately predicts which...

Science dean to embark on second ride for rare disease research

Science dean to embark on second ride for rare disease research

Gregory P. Crawford, dean of the College of Science at the University of Notre Dame, and his wife, Renate, will for the second consecutive year set out on a remarkable bicycle ride this summer to support research seeking treatments and a cure for Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC), a rare and...