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Aprahamian reappointed to South Dakota Science position

Aprahamian reappointed to South Dakota Science position

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.

NDnano announces summer 2016 undergraduate research opportunities

NDnano announces summer 2016 undergraduate research opportunities

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.

Obesity contributes to metastasis in ovarian cancer patients

Obesity contributes to metastasis in ovarian cancer patients

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...

Physicist Jay LaVerne named AAAS fellow

Physicist Jay LaVerne named AAAS fellow

  Jay LaVerne, professional specialist in the University of Notre Dame’s Radiation Laboratory and a concurrent research professor of physics, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in honor of his efforts toward advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially...

WHO's LF elimination program is not enough

WHO's LF elimination program is not enough

More than 1 billion people in tropical and subtropical countries are at risk for lymphatic filariasis (LF), also known as elephantiasis. The World Health Organization has set a goal to eliminate LF in vulnerable countries through mass drug administrations, an effort that has seen dramatic results. However, a new study...

Finding the right research opportunity

Finding the right research opportunity

Recently, science students gathered at the Jordan Hall of Science for the annual Fall Undergraduate Research Fair on October 29 to learn about getting involved in undergraduate research at Notre Dame, around the country, and around the world. The fair began with an information session on undergraduate research opportunities in...

Environment of tumors impacts metastasis, study finds

Environment of tumors impacts metastasis, study finds

If a tumor is like a seed, the soil around it plays a significant role in its growth, a new study finds. According to the study’s results, the microenvironment of a tumor cell has significant impact on cancer metastasis. This discovery by Siyuan Zhang at Notre Dame and a team...

AD&T to Host Top Analytical Chemists at Annual Symposium

AD&T to Host Top Analytical Chemists at Annual Symposium

Advanced Diagnostics & Therapeutics will be hosting its 4th Annual Symposium featuring several of the premier analytical chemists in the country. The Symposium will be held Tuesday, October 27, from 9:00—5:00. You can visit the Symposium’s event page for more information and for an official agenda.

Angewandte Chemie peer reviewers rank Henderson paper in top 10 percent

Angewandte Chemie peer reviewers rank Henderson paper in top 10 percent

  Notre Dame researchers led by Ken Henderson have achieved a critical step in the search for rapid molecular-based computing. The group demonstrated the ability to move an electron within a neutral molecule, providing the binary switch necessary for computing. A key advance is that the molecule does not require...

Dr. Matthew Hubbard shares insights on bariatric surgery

Dr. Matthew Hubbard shares insights on bariatric surgery

Each year Notre Dame medical alumni host game day lectures that bring together physicians, dentists, licensed medical practitioners, and other members of the Notre Dame community. This past Saturday (Oct.17), the Society welcomed Matthew Owen Hubbard, ’02, MD, ’12 MS  from the Yale Bariatric Surgery Program.

Hummon receives ACS Rising Star Award

Hummon receives ACS Rising Star Award

Amanda Hummon, the Husking Foundation, Inc. Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has received a 2016 Rising Star Award from the American Chemical Society’s Women Chemist Committee. Hummon will accept the award at the national American Chemical Society (ACS) meeting in San Diego in March. 

Alumnus Thomas Banchoff presents work on the fourth dimension

Alumnus Thomas Banchoff presents work on the fourth dimension

This past Thursday (Oct. 8) at the Math for Everyone lecture series, geometer and emeritus professor at Brown University Thomas F. Banchoff gave a presentation titled “Exploring the Fourth Dimension in Geometry, Literature, and Art.”

Senior Mark Brahier explores barriers to healthcare in Nicaragua

Senior Mark Brahier explores barriers to healthcare in Nicaragua

Mark Brahier, a senior biological sciences major and international development studies minor, spent five weeks in Nicaragua this summer.  Traveling with International Samaritan on his fourth trip to Central America, Brahier set out to study social, political, economic, and geographic barriers to healthcare access. “As a student studying biology and...

Scientia hosts first Talk Science of the year

Scientia hosts first Talk Science of the year

Last week the undergraduate journal for scientific research, Scientia, kicked off its Talk Science series. Each month, the series invites one undergraduate and one faculty member to speak about their research, and science in general. This month featured undergraduate chemistry major Toby Turney and Prof. Nancy Michael, who is the...

Discovery of neutrino oscillations leads to 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics

Discovery of neutrino oscillations leads to 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics

The anouncement of the Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of neutrino oscillations on Oct. 7 has a deep Notre Dame connection. Back in the mid-1980s, a group of mostly U.S. physicists, including Notre Dame’s Prof. John LoSecco, were observing a gigantic tank containing 2.5 millions gallons of water,...