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Researchers collaborate to seek FDA approval for drug treatment for rare disease

Researchers collaborate to seek FDA approval for drug treatment for rare disease

University of Notre Dame alumnus Norbert Wiech founded Lysomics LLC to manage the clinical development needed to bring to market a promising new treatment for people with Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC) disease. FDA support is being sought for early clinical exploration of an approved drug to fight this rare disease...

Nine College of Science faculty members named AAAS fellows

Nine College of Science faculty members named AAAS fellows

Ten University of Notre Dame faculty members have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in honor of their efforts toward advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished. AAAS, founded in 1848 as a nonprofit association, is the world’s largest scientific...

Notre Dame researchers to lead new science data preservation effort

Notre Dame researchers to lead new science data preservation effort

One of the emerging, and soon to be defining, characteristics of science research is the collection, usage and storage of immense amounts of data. In fields as diverse as medicine, astronomy and economics, large data sets are becoming the foundation for new scientific advances. A new project led by University...

NIH Trifecta by Notre Dame Faculty in the Fall of 2012

NIH Trifecta by Notre Dame Faculty in the Fall of 2012

Faculty members of the Eck Institute for Global Health have placed three recent doctoral recipients at the United States’ National Institute for Health (NIH). Having received offers for these prestigious global research-training opportunities, the trio is now in Maryland. “Notre Dame has a long history of producing strong PhD candidates...

Jankó named advisory board member of Physica C

Jankó named advisory board member of Physica C

Boldizsár Jankó, professor of physics and director of the Institute for Theoretical Sciences, has accepted an invitation to serve on the advisory board of Physica C: Superconductivity and its Applications, a journal that reports on novel developments in the field of superconductivity. The advisory board of Physica C is made...

University of Notre Dame astrophysicist to present Christmas Star lecture

University of Notre Dame astrophysicist to present Christmas Star lecture

University of Notre Dame astrophysicist Grant Mathews will give three presentations of his popular program titled “What and When was the Christmas Star?” in the Digital Visualization Theater of Notre Dame’s Jordan Hall of Science. The programs, which are free and open to the public, will take place at 7...

Five Notre Dame faculty named fellows of the American Mathematical Society

Five Notre Dame faculty named fellows of the American Mathematical Society

Five faculty from the University of Notre Dame have been named fellows of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) for 2013. Fellows include William G. Dwyer, Julia F. Knight, Mei-Chi Shaw, Andrew J. Sommese and Nancy K. Stanton. They are part of the inaugural class of fellows that includes mathematical scientists...

Talk Science discusses original research and publishing opportunities

Talk Science discusses original research and publishing opportunities

Scientia, the undergraduate journal of scientific research, held a seminar entitled “Talk Science” on Thursday, Nov. 8 in the Jordan Hall of Science. Approximately 60 students attended the seminar to hear research presentations from a faculty member and a fellow undergraduate researcher.

Notre Dame student wins national mathematics prize

Notre Dame student wins national mathematics prize

MurphyKate Montee, a senior honors mathematics and music double major at the University of Notre Dame, has received the 2013 Alice T. Schafer Mathematics Prize, an honor awarded to only one undergraduate woman in the U.S. each year. Montee is a member of the Seminar for Undergraduate Mathematical Research (SUMR),...

Regional Siemens Competition scheduled for Friday and Saturday

Regional Siemens Competition scheduled for Friday and Saturday

The University of Notre Dame will host a regional final of the Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology, the nation’s premier science research competition for high school students, Friday and Saturday (Nov. 9 and Nov. 10). The New Jersey-based nonprofit Siemens Foundation created the competition to enhance science and...

Notre Dame researchers probe origins of the universe

Notre Dame researchers probe origins of the universe

Using a new $4 million particle accelerator, University of Notre Dame researchers are probing the mysteries of the universe. "We're focusing on the origin of the elements in the universe," physics professor Michael Wiescher said.

Stuart Jones receives DOE sequencing award

Stuart Jones receives DOE sequencing award

Stuart Jones, assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, recently received an award for high-throughput DNA sequencing from the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute.  Part of the DOE’s Community Sequencing Program, the award will aid Jones and his colleagues in their characterization of freshwater microbial communities in...