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Interdisciplinary collaboration leads to revised model of brain activity

Interdisciplinary collaboration leads to revised model of brain activity

Assistant Professor Robert Rosenbaum, in the Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics (ACMS), coauthored a paper that was recently published in the journal Nature Neuroscience titled “The spatial structure of correlated neuronal variability.” In the paper, a culmination of research in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh, the...

Notre Dame research a “top pick” by Nature Microbiology for Best of 2016

Notre Dame research a “top pick” by Nature Microbiology for Best of 2016

Alex Perkins, PhD, Eck Family Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, and a member of the Eck Institute for Global Health, is among the “Best of 2016” editor’s top 10 picks for the publication Nature Microbiology, a nature research journal. According to the publication, each year the most...

Reuters names Timothy Beers and Prashant Kamat 2016 highly cited researchers

Reuters names Timothy Beers and Prashant Kamat 2016 highly cited researchers

Thomson Reuters has named Timothy Beers, the University of Notre Dame Chair of Astrophysics, and Prashant Kamat, the Rev. John A. Zahm, C.S.C., Professor of Science, to its 2016 Highly Cited Researchers list. After Reuters analyzed Essential Science Indicators that included 128,887 highly cited papers ranked in the top 1...

How we live in the 46556 . . . and beyond

How we live in the 46556 . . . and beyond

A first-of-its-kind class rotates from Notre Dame to Holy Cross to Saint Mary’s each week, with students from each school asking how we might live better in relation to creation.

QuarkNet impacts physics education in Africa

QuarkNet impacts physics education in Africa

The Fourth Biennial of the African School of Fundamental Physics and Applications (ASP) was held in Kigali, Rwanda, from August 1 to 19, 2016. As part of the program, the International Particle Physics Outreach Group, in which QuarkNet participates, invited their partners to present workshops for high school physics teachers....

Improving snow measurement

Improving snow measurement

Although it may seem simple to calculate, snowfall cannot be well measured by simply placing a yardstick in the ground. In actuality, snow measurement is much more complicated and oftentimes the most accurate snow measurement devices are costly. However, two Notre Dame graduate students are working to improve the snow...

 Garnavich recognized as a media legend

Garnavich recognized as a media legend

Astrophysicist Peter Garnavich was recognized as a Media Legend by the University of Notre Dame’s Office of Media Relations at a ceremony on Monday, December 5.

Virginia Tech researchers explain the Flint water crisis

Virginia Tech researchers explain the Flint water crisis

The Flint, Mich., water crisis made headlines across the country last year. Social media campaigns and crowdfunding sites urging people to donate towards relief efforts to help get clean water for the citizens, while definitely useful in illustrating the severity of the problem, do not tell the whole story. Kelsey...

Lincoln named Fellow of the AAAS

Lincoln named Fellow of the AAAS

Dr. Donald Lincoln has been named a 2016 Fellow of the AAAS. Election as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science is an honor bestowed upon members by their peers. Fellows are recognized for meritorious efforts to advance science or its applications. The AAAS Council elected...

Study shows RNA protects nucleoprotein complex against radiation damage

Study shows RNA protects nucleoprotein complex against radiation damage

Researchers including Ian Carmichael, director of the Radiation Laboratory and professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Notre Dame, have devised a method for gauging radiation damage in macromolecules and have applied it to nucleoprotein complexes. Such damage, which occurs during X-ray crystallographic data collection, is a major hindrance to determining...

Notre Dame researchers advise WHO global health policy

Notre Dame researchers advise WHO global health policy

Alex Perkins, PhD, Eck Family Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, and a member of the Eck Institute for Global Health, along with Guido Espana who holds a postdoctoral position in the Perkins laboratory, were recently published in the journal PLoS Medicine.

Studying evolution in the place that inspired the theory: The Galapagos Islands

Studying evolution in the place that inspired the theory: The Galapagos Islands

Before arriving to the islands, each student developed a research proposals and collected as much preliminary data as possible. Our research ranged among many varieties of flora and fauna, often either comparing organisms or studying species living in a certain ecosystem. The projects encouraged us to develop our scientific thinking and understand connections between an organism and its...

Bethlehem Star may not be a star after all

Bethlehem Star may not be a star after all

Studying historical, astronomical and biblical records, Grant Mathews believes the event that led the Magi was an extremely rare planetary alignment occurring in 6 B.C., and the likes of which may never be seen again.

Nicholas Myers takes second place in elevator pitch competition

Nicholas Myers takes second place in elevator pitch competition

Notre Dame doctoral candidate, Nicholas Myers, came second in an elevator pitch contest at the Micronutrient Forum 2016 global conference in Cancun, Mexico. The Micronutrient Forum aims to be a global catalyst and convener for sharing expertise, insights, and experience relevant to micronutrients in all aspects of health promotion and...

Why CUSE? - Notre Dame seniors reflect on their experiences with the Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement

Why CUSE? - Notre Dame seniors reflect on their experiences with the Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement

The Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE) at the University of Notre Dame promotes the intellectual development of Notre Dame undergraduates through scholarly engagement, research, creative endeavors, and the pursuit of fellowships. Although CUSE works with over 1,000 Domers each year, not everyone knows about all of its services. CUSE...

Medical mission grant awardees present experiences

Medical mission grant awardees present experiences

  With her ultimate goal of becoming a doctor in mind, Notre Dame junior Candice Park spent this past summer in India for eight weeks, grappling with issues surrounding medicine and public health in New Delhi.

Notre Dame’s Grace Watkins and Alexis Doyle named Rhodes Scholars

Notre Dame’s Grace Watkins and Alexis Doyle named Rhodes Scholars

Watkins, a native of Blacksburg, Virginia, and Doyle, of Los Altos, California, are two of 32 Rhodes Scholars selected from a pool of 882 candidates who had been endorsed by their colleges and universities. They are Notre Dame’s 18th and 19th Rhodes Scholars and will commence their studies at Oxford...

Eli Lilly faculty fellowship provides drug discovery experience

Eli Lilly faculty fellowship provides drug discovery experience

Diabetes is a metabolic disease in which the body has an inability to produce enough insulin. In the United States alone, it is estimated that the illness affects nearly 30 million diagnosed and undiagnosed people, and treatment often includes patients using an intravenous or IV method to get insulin into...

Turning ideas into reality for colon cancer research

Turning ideas into reality for colon cancer research

Amanda Hummom learned of the strong genetic component behind cancer, especially colon cancer, affecting the same family over and over again. This is a huge part of why she is committed to studying the molecular mechanisms that fuel the disease. “I don’t want to see my children, or my future grandchildren,...

Illuminating ovarian cancer surgery

Illuminating ovarian cancer surgery

One in 77 women will develop ovarian cancer in her lifetime.  Because ovarian cancer has no defined symptoms, most women will be diagnosed at a late stage of the disease where metastatic lesions are found dispersed throughout the abdomen. Ovarian cancer is currently the fifth most common cause of cancer-related...