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Notre Dame research finding may help accelerate diabetic wound healing

Notre Dame research finding may help accelerate diabetic wound healing

University of Notre Dame researchers have, for the first time, identified the enzymes that are detrimental to diabetic wound healing and those that are beneficial to repair the wound. There are currently no therapeutics for diabetic wound healing. The current standard of care is palliative to keep the wound clean...

Eck Institute for the Global Health awards fellowships for 2013-14 academic year

Eck Institute for the Global Health awards fellowships for 2013-14 academic year

The Eck Institute for Global Health has awarded seven Fellowships for the 2013-2014 academic year. Congratulations to Callan Driscoll, Quirine ten Bosch, and Victoria Smith who are all first time recipients. Renewing for this year are Lindsay Turnbull, Emily Williams, Nicholas Geraci, and Abigail Weaver.

ESTEEM and MBA students take first and third in AT&T case competition

ESTEEM and MBA students take first and third in AT&T case competition

Teams made up of students from both the University of Notre Dame MBA and Notre Dame's entrepreneurship master's program (ESTEEM) took first and third places in the recent AT&T Case Competition.   The competition, held Oct. 4 at AT&T’s corporate headquarters in Dallas, pitched Notre Dame against University of Texas-Dallas graduate business...

Patricia Clark named President-elect of the Gibbs Society of Biological Thermodynamics

Patricia Clark named President-elect of the Gibbs Society of Biological Thermodynamics

Patricia Clark, the Rev. John Cardinal O'Hara, C.S.C. Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and concurrent professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, was named President-elect of the Gibbs Society of Biological Thermodynamics at the society's 27th annual meeting in October. Clark’s term as president will begin in October 2014.

Matthew Gursky honored during the Notre Dame vs. USC game

Matthew Gursky honored during the Notre Dame vs. USC game

Matthew Gursky, professor of mathematics, was honored on the field during the Notre Dame football game against USC on Saturday evening (Oct 19). He received a commemorative football from senior associate provost Chris Maziar.

Teachers as Scholars visits ND-LEEF

Teachers as Scholars visits ND-LEEF

Eighteen local K-12 teachers participated in a two-day Teachers as Scholars program led by Jennifer Tank, the Ludmilla F., Stephen J., and Robert T. Galla Professor of Biological Sciences The program included a day of classroom instruction at Innovation Park by several guest speakers and a day of hands-on learning...

Gary Lamberti awarded Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant

Gary Lamberti awarded Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant

Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant has announced more than $300,000 in funding awards for three research projects over the next two years. Funded projects seek to improve understanding of the Lake Michigan near shore food web, uncover connections between sediment removal projects and a community’s ability to weather environmental hazards, and identify...

Notre Dame researchers look at benefits of flu vaccines in the elderly

Notre Dame researchers look at benefits of flu vaccines in the elderly

New research at the University of Notre Dame looks more closely at the effects of the influenza vaccine on the elderly, who are considered the highest-risk group for influenza-related mortality. Despite the fact that the elderly are more susceptible to falling ill, very little is known about how well the...

A new way to counter ovarian cancer’s drug resistance

A new way to counter ovarian cancer’s drug resistance

Standing at a microscope in her Harper Hall laboratory, Dr. Karen Cowden Dahl is scanning through a petri dish filled with cancer cells that could represent a major step forward in ovarian cancer research. Ovarian cancer is especially cruel because it is so hard to detect. While other types of...

Talk Science seminar highlights research projects in biology and biochemistry

Talk Science seminar highlights research projects in biology and biochemistry

The students from Scientia, the undergraduate journal of scientific research, host a monthly seminar series called Talk Science that highlights the work of undergraduate and faculty researchers in the College of Science. This month’s presenters were senior biochemistry major Elizabeth Nuter and Nicole Achee, associate research professor of biological sciences....

Notre Dame network physicist describes network model of brain’s connectivity

Notre Dame network physicist describes network model of brain’s connectivity

  A new paper by Zoltán Toroczkai, professor of physics and concurrent professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Notre Dame, and his collaborators provides a predictive model of cerebral cortical connectivity at the interareal level. The study was published in the Oct. 2 issue of the...

Notre Dame physicists celebrate announcement of Nobel Prize for Higgs discovery

Notre Dame physicists celebrate announcement of Nobel Prize for Higgs discovery

At 6:45 a.m. Tuesday (Oct. 8), the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the Nobel Prize in physics to theorists Peter Higgs and Francois Englert to recognize their work developing the theory of what is now known as the Higgs field, which gives elementary particles mass. U.S. scientists played a...

Prashant Kamat presents work on low-cost solar cell alternatives

Prashant Kamat presents work on low-cost solar cell alternatives

Recently Prashant V. Kamat, The Rev. John A. Zahm C.S. C Professor of Science, gave a presentation on low-cost solar-cell alternatives at the annual American Chemical Society meeting in Indianapolis. Scientists have been searching for ways to make low-cost solar cells, photovoltaic devices that convert light to electricity. Solar-cell technology...

Notre Dame researchers uncover keys to antibiotic resistance in MRSA

Notre Dame researchers uncover keys to antibiotic resistance in MRSA

University of Notre Dame researchers Shahriar Mobashery, Mayland Chang, their team members, and their collaborators in Spain have published research results this week that show how methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) regulates the critical crosslinking of its cell wall in the face of beta-lactam antibiotics. The work, published in the Proceedings...

NASA names Justin Crepp a Kepler Participating Scientist

NASA names Justin Crepp a Kepler Participating Scientist

NASA has named University of Notre Dame astrophysicist Justin Crepp a Kepler Participating Scientist. As one of only 11 scientists in the country selected to participate, Crepp will advance the goals of the Kepler Mission by seeking to discover extrasolar planets, some of which may be in the habitable zone....

ND-GAIN issues call for applications for Corporate Adaptation Award

ND-GAIN issues call for applications for Corporate Adaptation Award

The Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN) at the University of Notre Dame is accepting applications for the ND-GAIN Corporate Adaptation Award, an annual award for contributions to awareness, science or action in creating resilience to corporate change. This year, the ND-GAIN Prize will be awarded to a multinational corporation...