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Researchers using novel method to combat malaria drug resistance

Researchers using novel method to combat malaria drug resistance

Researchers from the University of Notre Dame’s Eck Institute for Global Health have developed a “gene chip” to contribute to the identification of malaria drug resistance, an effort that will allow for real-time response in modified treatment strategies for this devastating disease. The discovery is described in a paper appearing...

Paul Bohn named Fellow for the Society for Applied Spectroscopy

Paul Bohn named Fellow for the Society for Applied Spectroscopy

Paul Bohn, Arthur J. Schmitt Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and concurrent professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has been designated a Fellow of the Society by the Society for Applied Spectroscopy (SAS).  Bohn will be formally recognized as a Fellow at the 2012 SAS annual meeting this Fall.

New finding affects understanding of formation of the solar system

New finding affects understanding of formation of the solar system

A global collaboration including five University of Notre Dame researchers has revised the half-life of samarium-146 (146Sm), reducing it to 68 million years from 103 million years. The finding is published in the journal Science. The revised half-life, which is 34 percent shorter than the previously adopted value, affects the...

NSF-funded nuclear accelerator goes live

NSF-funded nuclear accelerator goes live

The first new accelerator for low-energy nuclear physics in the United States since the 1980s was recently installed at Notre Dame. The $3.5 million project includes a 10–ton tank installed vertically in the center of Nieuwland Science Hall and will provide beams to the newly–designed St. George Recoil Separator at...

Research shows invasive species cost the Great Lakes millions

Research shows invasive species cost the Great Lakes millions

A new paper by researchers from the University of Notre Dame, the University of Wyoming and the Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands assigns a dollar figure on the cost to the Great Lakes from invasive species that originate in the ballast water of ocean-going vessels. David M. Lodge...

Senior biochemistry major publishes findings which could improve fuel cell efficiency

Senior biochemistry major publishes findings which could improve fuel cell efficiency

Jason Kopec, a senior biochemistry major, has published a paper in the journal Inorganic Chemistry detailing research conducted in the laboratory of Seth Brown, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry. Kopec is first author on the paper, Molybdenum(VI) Complexes of a 2,2'-Biphenyl-bridged Bis(amidophenoxide): Competition Between Metal-Ligand and Metal-Amidophenoxide π Bonding;...

The first few hundred million years of the Solar System

The first few hundred million years of the Solar System

Establishing chronologies of past events or determining ages of objects require having clocks that tick at different paces, according to how far back one looks. Nuclear clocks, used for this dating, are based on the rate of decay of an atomic nucleus expressed by a half-life, the time it takes...

Event to focus on cancer research

Event to focus on cancer research

Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI) Research Day Monday, April 23 will gather cancer researchers from the University of Notre Dame and Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend (IUSM-SB) in an afternoon of exchange and discussion. A keynote address by Beatrice Knudsen, M.D., Ph.D., will discuss “Tissue Banking for Genomic Research...

What's the big idea? Ten speakers to participate in ND Thinks Big

What's the big idea? Ten speakers to participate in ND Thinks Big

ND Thinks Big, a student-organized event modeled after TED talks and Harvard Thinks Big, will take place at 7 p.m. March 22 (Thursday) in the Jordan Auditorium of the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business. Sponsored by student forum The Hub and the Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement,...

Land Institute president to deliver sustainability lecture at Notre Dame

Land Institute president to deliver sustainability lecture at Notre Dame

Wes Jackson, president of the Land Institute, will be the inaugural Lecturer in Sustainability at 7 p.m. on March 28 (Wednesday) in Room 101 of the Jordan Hall of Science at the University of Notre Dame. His lecture, titled “Why Agriculture Must Take the Lead Toward a Sustainable Future,” is...

New paper examines poison resistance in snakes around the world

New paper examines poison resistance in snakes around the world

A new study by University of Notre Dame biologist Michael Pfrender and a team of researchers from the University of Nevada, Reno; Utah State University; and the University of Virginia suggests that snakes from different regions of the world have evolved a similar, remarkable resistance to a deadly neurotoxin. The...

Solar storm's effects measured

Solar storm's effects measured

An array of detectors at the University of Notre Dame recorded the expected cosmic reaction to the solar storm earlier this week, an event that actually deflects certain outer-space particles from reaching the Earth. John Poirier, a professor emeritus of astrophysics and elementary particle physics, said measurements after the relatively...

Golfers support NPC research through Parseghian Classic at Pebble Beach Resorts

Golfers support NPC research through Parseghian Classic at Pebble Beach Resorts

Golfers are teaming with the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation and the University of Notre Dame to find a treatment or cure for Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC) disease, a rare and fatal neurodegenerative disease that primarily strikes children before and during adolescence. Proceeds raised from the Parseghian Classic golf fundraiser...

Trozzolo receives 2012 University of Chicago Professional Achievement Award

Trozzolo receives 2012 University of Chicago Professional Achievement Award

Anthony M. Trozzolo, the Charles L. Huisking Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, has received a 2012 University of Chicago Professional Achievement Award from the Alumni Board of Governors. Trozzolo earned a master's degree in chemistry in 1957 and a Ph.D. in chemistry in 1960, both from the University of Chicago. He...

Bengal Bouts participants aid in concussion research

Bengal Bouts participants aid in concussion research

The University of Notre Dame’s annual Bengal Bouts student boxing tournament’s longtime mantra is “Strong bodies fight, that weak bodies may be nourished.” The unusual mantra is fitting for an unusual competition whose ticket sale proceeds benefit Holy Cross Missions in Bangladesh, part of the ministry of the Congregation of...

Eskildsen research group reports results of their latest small-angle neutron scattering studies

Eskildsen research group reports results of their latest small-angle neutron scattering studies

In a recent paper published in Physical Review Letters, Notre Dame graduate student Pinaki Das and Associate Professor Morten Ring Eskildsen report results of their latest small-angle neutron scattering studies of the vortex lattice studies in the heavy fermion superconductor CeCoIn5. In particular they investigated the detailed interplay between superconductivity and...

Sapirstein named Outstanding Referee by APS

Sapirstein named Outstanding Referee by APS

Professor Jonathan Sapirstein has been named as an Outstanding Referee by the American Physical Society for 2012. The American Physical Society initiated the highly selective award program in 2008 to recognize scientists who have been exceptionally helpful in assessing manuscripts for publication in the APS journals.

Team of scientists wins grant to research tuberculosis diagnostics

Team of scientists wins grant to research tuberculosis diagnostics

University of Notre Dame Professor Jeff Schorey, associate director of the Eck Institute for Global Health and a member of the Center for Rare and Neglected Diseases, is part of a team of researchers who received one of 10 new Grand Challenges in Global Health (GCGH) Grants from the Bill...

Dorm energy competition: May the best quad win

Dorm energy competition: May the best quad win

At this time of year, you might expect Notre Dame students to be focusing on midterms or planning for spring break. But instead, students across campus are getting ready for a new kind of dorm energy competition. New state-of-the-art meters and a new online dashboard will now enable students to...

David Lodge attends White House Great Lakes event

David Lodge attends White House Great Lakes event

David Lodge, The Ludmilla F. and Stephen J. Galla Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame and a world-renowned expert on invasive species, was invited to attend a White House Community Leaders Briefing on the Great Lakes Region that took place today (Feb. 29) in the Eisenhower...

New faculty bring focus to breast cancer

New faculty bring focus to breast cancer

Three new faculty will advance breast cancer research at the Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI) as they join Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend (IUSM-SB) and University of Notre Dame in summer 2012.

Perspective: ND Lights

Perspective: ND Lights

Shelly Fuhrman ’12 shares her experience working with ND LIGHTS, a Notre Dame program that takes working equipment and instrumentation from retired or upgraded campus laboratories and donates them to underfunded schools in the U.S. and abroad.

College of Science hosts Pink Zone luncheon

College of Science hosts Pink Zone luncheon

Pioneer Notre Dame women’s basketball coach Sharon Drake Petro recalled the vital support of the Notre Dame community after her cancer diagnosis nearly 30 years ago. She saluted the cooperation of the basketball team, science researchers and local physicians at the “Docs in Pink” luncheon on Feb. 12, including some...

Physicist Brian Greene to address 'The Fabric of the Cosmos'

Physicist Brian Greene to address 'The Fabric of the Cosmos'

Brian Greene, the best-selling author of “The Elegant Universe” and “The Fabric of the Cosmos” and host of two NOVA series based on his books, will present a public lecture March 6 (Tuesday) in the Decio Mainstage Theatre of the University of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. The lecture...

Collaborative forum will explore K-12 education and research

Collaborative forum will explore K-12 education and research

The Notre Dame extended Research Community (NDeRC) will gather education and research professionals for the fifth annual Collaborating for Education and Research Forum from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 25) in the Jordan Hall of Science at the University of Notre Dame. The event fosters interaction among K-12...

Green Summit to highlight sustainable transportation

Green Summit to highlight sustainable transportation

Electric cars, bicycles, alternative fuel vehicles and innovations in public transportation will take over the University of Notre Dame’s Stepan Center in an exciting trade show display on Feb. 29 (Wednesday) for “Green Summit V: The Future of Transportation.” “Sustainable transportation is a rapidly developing field, and we wanted to...

Nobel Prize winner in physics to speak at Notre Dame

Nobel Prize winner in physics to speak at Notre Dame

Brian Schmidt, a winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics, will deliver a public lecture at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 (Monday) in Room 101 of the Jordan Hall of Science at the University of Notre Dame. The talk, titled “The Accelerating Universe,” is part of the John A. Lynch...