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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,...