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Holding the key to affordable biotherapeutics

Holding the key to affordable biotherapeutics

Malcolm Fraser Jr., the University of Notre Dame’s Rev. Julius A. Nieuwland, C.S.C., Professor of Biological Sciences, is conducting research that utilizes the silkworm caterpillar’s silk gland to conduct mammalian-like protein production with the end goal of producing cost-effective biotherapeutic products, or therapeutic materials created utilizing recombinant DNA technology, that...

HEP in the DVT: High school students and teachers develop a presentation of the LHC and its detectors inside a 50-foot dome theater.

HEP in the DVT: High school students and teachers develop a presentation of the LHC and its detectors inside a 50-foot dome theater.

The University of Notre Dame’s NSF-funded QuarkNet program uses particle physics experiments to engage, inspire, and educate high school students, and provides One such project is the development of a presentation of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) inside the 50-foot diameter dome of Notre Dame’s state-of-the-art Digital Visualization Theater (DVT). ...

Network physicist sheds light on Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia

Network physicist sheds light on Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia

Researchers comparing mouse and macaque brains have found evidence of an evolutionary universal brain structure in mammals that enables comparisons of cortical networks between species. A new study from a researcher at the University of Notre Dame could provide insights into brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia.

REU students return from Kenya trip

REU students return from Kenya trip

Muriel Mcclendon (Chicago State University), Sarah Bliese (Hamline College), and Albert Vargas (UND) spent two weeks in Eldoret and Nairobi as part of the Analytical Chemistry REU program.

How being sick impacts a person’s behavior

How being sick impacts a person’s behavior

Alex Perkins, Ph.D., Eck Family Assistant Professor in the Departments of Biological Sciences and Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, and a member of the Eck Institute for Global Health, recently published a study looking at behavior of patients with one of the most common symptoms of disease: fever.  Surprisingly,...

Steve Corcelli named ACS Fellow

Steve Corcelli named ACS Fellow

Steven Corcelli, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has been selected as a member of the 2016 Fellows of the American Chemical Society. The American Chemical Society (ACS) announced the news today in Chemical & Engineering News.

Women in Science Regional Conference to be held at Notre Dame

Women in Science Regional Conference to be held at Notre Dame

The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) at Notre Dame is hosting the first ever Women in Science Regional Conference on Sep. 30th - Oct 1st. Graduate students will have the opportunity to network with high profile professionals from across the US, attend career development workshops and participate in research presentations. For more information on the conference, please see http://awis.nd.edu/wsc/....

VIDEO: A legacy of support for nuclear physics at Notre Dame

VIDEO: A legacy of support for nuclear physics at Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame has a long legacy of excellence in nuclear physics research, beginning in 1937 with its first successful experiments accelerating particles. Since then, Notre Dame has continued to invest in nuclear physics, building a preeminent nuclear physics laboratory on campus, while also contributing to research projects...

Notre Dame to host Great Lakes Science Boot Camp

Notre Dame to host Great Lakes Science Boot Camp

More than 60 science, engineering, and medical librarians from colleges across the country will come to the Great Lakes Science Boot Camp (GLSBC) at the University of Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Libraries to learn from researchers from July 13th to the 15th. The GLSBC is an opportunity for academic and medical...

Experimental in nature

Experimental in nature

Notre Dame’s Harper Cancer Research Institute is trying a different strategy in the fight against the disease: bringing scientists from diverse fields onto a single team.

Collecting Compounds for the Treatment of Rare Genetic Disorders

Collecting Compounds for the Treatment of Rare Genetic Disorders

As Richard Taylor completes a three-year term as associate vice president for research in June of this year, he will continue his research on drug discovery for rare genetic diseases, like NGLY1 deficiency, when he and other members of the Warren Family Research Center for Drug Discovery and Development move into the...