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Expanding new areas of rare disease research at Notre Dame

Expanding new areas of rare disease research at Notre Dame

Coinciding with the World Rare Disease Day, Notre Dame acknowledges a recent, generous gift from Notre Dame parents David and Cathleen Reisenauer of Morgan Hill, Calif., which will allow the Warren Family Research Center for Drug Discovery and Development to initiate a new area of research, focusing on the rare...

 Michael Foley wins Chambliss medal from AAS

Michael Foley wins Chambliss medal from AAS

Junior Physics and Math double major Michael Foley was awarded the Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Award medal for his presentation at the American Astronomical Society (AAS). The Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Awards are given to recognize exemplary research by undergraduate and graduate students who present posters at AAS meetings.

Solved: Decades-old mystery in theoretical condensed matter physics

Solved: Decades-old mystery in theoretical condensed matter physics

Researchers in the Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics group of Professor Boldizsár Jankó and collaborators have solved a decades-old mystery of fluorescence intermittency – blinking – that indicates classical physics behavior in a quantum mechanical system. 

New Research Addresses Complexity of Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) Control

New Research Addresses Complexity of Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) Control

The University of Notre Dame’s Edwin Michael, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences and member of the Eck Institute for Global Health, is on the cutting edge of an initiative to address the sociology of disease transmission and control, by factoring in the impacts that complex transmission dynamics and social determinants...

Rare Disease Research Symposium: ESTEEM Students Reflect

Rare Disease Research Symposium: ESTEEM Students Reflect

Throughout the symposium, researchers highlighted experimental techniques and therapeutic developments in rare cancers, neurological disorders, and genetic anomalies. Perhaps the most distinct aspect of the weekend was the significant time spent showcasing the global achievements and research advancements in two emerging rare disease fields: Non-ketotic hyperglycinemia (NKH) and Niemann-Pick Type...

Senior John Huber awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Senior John Huber awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarship

This prestigious postgraduate scholarship program, which fully funds postgraduate study and research in any subject at the University of Cambridge, was established through a $210 million donation to the University of Cambridge from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000; this remains the largest single donation to a U.K....

Rare Disease Day Celebration highlights neglected diseases

Rare Disease Day Celebration highlights neglected diseases

Hope Kern, 6, skittered between her parents and the posters in Jordan Hall, scribbling in a small notebook as her parents, Melissa and Tim Kern, spoke with students who presented the poster on Hope’s disorder. She is one of only about 40 people in the world diagnosed with Shprintzen Goldberg...

How wolves are helping nature thrive

How wolves are helping nature thrive

New Notre Dame research has shown that wolves living in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula are actually helping foxes, hares, and plants survive.

Senior John Huber awarded Gates Cambridge scholarship

Senior John Huber awarded Gates Cambridge scholarship

This prestigious postgraduate scholarship program, which fully funds postgraduate study and research in any subject at the University of Cambridge, was established through a $210 million donation to the University of Cambridge from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000; this remains the largest single donation to a U.K....

Shirey second Notre Dame student to present at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Shirey second Notre Dame student to present at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Biochemistry graduate student Carolyn Shirey has been selected to attend the 2017 National Graduate Student Symposium (NGSS) at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Selection in the NGSS is extraordinarily competitive as application is by invitation only. Over 1,500 students were invited to apply for the 2017 symposium...

Hummon appointed to board of the ASMS

Hummon appointed to board of the ASMS

Amanda Hummon, an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and member of the Harper Cancer Research Institute, has been appointed to the board of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) as Member at Large for Publications.

International collaboration provides Notre Dame students with unparalleled opportunity

International collaboration provides Notre Dame students with unparalleled opportunity

For decades, professor Paul Helquist has partnered with colleagues in Sweden to send undergraduate and graduate chemistry students to each others’ laboratories—around 50 in total—to perform research at Notre Dame, the University of Stockholm, Gothenburg University, the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm as well as the Astra Zeneca pharmaceutical...

Notre Dame researchers study potential cause of common birth defect

Notre Dame researchers study potential cause of common birth defect

Small ubiquitin-like modifier (SUMO) proteins are small peptides that get added on to other proteins to regulate their activity. While SUMO has many regulatory roles in cells, it is especially important for controlling gene expression during early development. Just a few years ago this connection between SUMO and gene regulation...

Alex Perkins named Early Career Fellow by the Ecological Society of America

Alex Perkins named Early Career Fellow by the Ecological Society of America

The University of Notre Dame’s Alex Perkins, Eck Family Assistant Professor, and member of the Department of Biological Sciences, the Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, the Eck Institute for Global Health, and the Environmental Change Initiative, was named a 2017 Early Career Fellow by the Ecological Society...

Zika: Where are We Now?

Zika: Where are We Now?

Professors in Notre Dame’s Department of Biological Sciences and members of the Eck Institute reflect on the outbreak, the challenges presented by the virus and the work yet to be done to help health professionals and key decision makers protect their citizens.

Notre Dame scientists study the past to predict climate change

Notre Dame scientists study the past to predict climate change

A chance meeting a decade ago in a graduate school hallway led paleoecologist Jason McLachlan to create a Jurassic Park-like wonder in Notre Dame’s greenhouse, where rows of salt marsh bulrushes have germinated from 100-year-old seeds.