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Rare Disease Day brings researchers, clinicians and families together

Rare Disease Day brings researchers, clinicians and families together

This past Friday and Saturday (February 26-27), the Boler-Parseghian Center for Rare and Neglected Diseases hosted a research symposia and community discussion on rare diseases. Over 100 researchers, families, and clinicians came together to share insights into rare diseases such as Niemann-Pick Type C, Sphrintzen Goldberg syndrome, Rett syndrome, primary...

Fr. Hesburgh's impact on UNDERC

Fr. Hesburgh's impact on UNDERC

Notre Dame’s nearly 8,000-acre Land O’Lakes property in Wisconsin, originating with a 1,000-acre gift from philanthropist Martin J. Gillen in the 1930s and vastly expanded by Father Hesburgh, has been the site of high-impact gatherings hosted by Hesburgh. In 1959, a group of Northern and Southern political leaders who happened...

Bringing legendary science faculty to Notre Dame

Bringing legendary science faculty to Notre Dame

During the one year anniversary of the death of Fr. Hesburgh, the College of Science recalls and appreciates the impact that he had on science at Notre Dame.   When former Notre Dame President Father John J. Cavanaugh challenged “Where are the Catholic Salks, Oppenheimers, and Einsteins?” in a widely-read...

Bohn appointed co-editor of Annual Reviews of Analytical Chemistry

Bohn appointed co-editor of Annual Reviews of Analytical Chemistry

Paul W. Bohn, the Arthur J. Schmitt Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and concurrent professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has been appointed to the editorship of Annual Reviews of Analytical Chemistry, the most highly cited publication in the field. Bohn, who has served four years on the journal’s international...

New formulation of FDA-approved drug may help treat Niemann-Pick Type C disease

New formulation of FDA-approved drug may help treat Niemann-Pick Type C disease

 Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC) disease is a rare, fatal neurodegenerative disease for which there is currently no cure. NPC primarily strikes children before and during adolescence and affects one in every 150,000 children. Researchers Kasturi Haldar, the Nieuwland Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and the Parsons-Quinn Director of...

Students pitch nanoparticle research at business plan competition

Students pitch nanoparticle research at business plan competition

Graduate students from the University of Notre Dame competed as the group Certus Therapeutics, Inc. (Certus) in the 2016 Brown-Forman Cardinal Challenge at the University of Louisville on February 13, 2016. The competition showcases new business concepts presented by MBA and graduate students from “12 of the world’s leading entrepreneurship...

Prashant Kamat becomes editor-in-chief of ACS Energy Letters

Prashant Kamat becomes editor-in-chief of ACS Energy Letters

  Prashant Kamat, the Rev. John A. Zahm Professor of Science in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Radiation Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame, will serve as the inaugural editor-in-chief of ACS Energy Letters, a new peer-reviewed journal from the American Chemical Society (ACS). ACS Letters will...

College of Science faculty awarded support from CTSI Molecular Therapeutics Program

College of Science faculty awarded support from CTSI Molecular Therapeutics Program

Notre Dame faculty from the Departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Biological Sciences have been awarded a grant from the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI). Bradley Smith, the Emil T. Hofman Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry and a researcher in the Warren Family Research Center for Drug Discovery and...

Hesburgh’s influence on science at Notre Dame

Hesburgh’s influence on science at Notre Dame

As the celebration of the sesquicentennial of science comes to a close and the one-year anniversary of Rev. Theodore M.Hesburgh, C.S.C.’s passing approaches, the University of Notre Dame reflects on the life of Father Hesburgh and his impact on the growth and development of the sciences and scientific research at...

Science and Engineering Fair scheduled for Feb. 27

Science and Engineering Fair scheduled for Feb. 27

The Northern Indiana Regional Science and Engineering Fair (NIRSEF) will take place Feb. 27 (Saturday) at the Stepan Center at the University of Notre Dame. The event is open to the public at 1:30 p.m., and parking is available in the D lot north of the Stepan Center.

COP21: SUCCESS FOR ADAPTATION

COP21: SUCCESS FOR ADAPTATION

Paris Agreement reflects University of Notre Dame's climate research assets.  Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index is key to the success of the Agreement, providing knowledge, products and services for all of the signatories and other private sector and development actors working to achieve adaptation and resilience goals.