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Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative welcomes new postdoctoral scholars

Author: Brandi Klingerman

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Five postdoctoral research associates have joined the University of Notre Dame’s Environmental Change Initiative (ND-ECI). The researchers will contribute to several research programs, including the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative (ND-GAIN), and collaborate with ECI-affiliated faculty.

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Developing an “on and off” switch for breast cancer treatment

Author: Brandi Klingerman

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A current cancer therapy is using T-cells and genetically engineering them to kill cancer, but these cells, known as CAR-T cells, have been known to attack off-target sites while completing their job. In order to counteract this negative effect, Notre Dame researchers are working to create nanoparticles that act as an “on and off” switch to improve the safety and effectiveness of this cancer therapy.

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Growth in Notre Dame research and scholarship funding continues

Author: Brandi Klingerman

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The University of Notre Dame continued the steady expansion and growth of its research, scholarship, and creative endeavor programs during the most recent fiscal year (FY), recording $141.6 million in research funding. This surpasses the $138.1 million received in FY 2017. The amount is part of a trend that has led to a 75 percent increase in external research funding awarded to Notre Dame compared to 10 years ago. 

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Baker honored by the American Cancer Society’s Coaches vs. Cancer program

Author: Brandi Klingerman

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Brian Baker, Rev. John A. Zahm Professor of Structural Biology at the University of Notre Dame, has received the Innovation Award from the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) local Coaches vs. Cancer program. The Innovation Award is described as being given to “an individual who demonstrates an innovative approach to treating or caring for cancer patients and their loved ones.”

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Hackathons may accelerate scientific discovery, study finds

Author: Brandi Klingerman

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In a new study, researchers have shown how hackathons, or other crowdsourcing events, may provide a good strategy for building bridges over the traditional divides of research partnerships and accelerate scientific discovery.

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NDnano announces 2018 Seed Grant Program recipients

Author: Brandi Klingerman

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Nine faculty members from the College of Science and College of Engineering have been awarded four grants through the Center for Nano Science and Technology (NDnano) Seed Grant Program. 

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Fortified salt operations resume in Haiti

Author: James Reimer

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According to Fr. Michelet Dorescar, General Manager of the CSC Salt Project, the facility in downtown Port-au-Prince, which produces its fortified salt marketed under the trade name Bon Sel Dayiti, resumed normal operations on Tuesday, July 10, after being closed on the preceding Saturday and Monday.

 

Most importantly, all employees and their families are safe and were kept out of harms way during the weekend protests.

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Community research collaboration creates better system for treating trauma patients

Author: Brandi Klingerman

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Trauma, or any kind of severe physical injury, continues to be today’s leading cause of death for people 46 and younger in the United States. In 2007, Dr. Scott Thomas and Dr. Mark Walsh of Memorial Hospital in South Bend were looking for a better way to treat trauma patients who arrived in the emergency room (ER) with excessive bleeding. Their search eventually led to a translational research collaboration with the W. M. Keck Center for Transgene Research at the University of Notre Dame and the development of a new method for treating trauma patients.

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Inaugural Woodward Family Endowment for Excellence in NDnano Undergraduate Research Awarded

Author: Brandi Klingerman

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Rising junior Margo Waters, a science-business major, has received the first Woodward Family Endowment for Excellence in NDnano Undergraduate Research. The endowment is named after the Woodward Family and it will fund Waters’ 2018 NDnano Undergraduate Research Fellowship (NURF) in the lab of Prakash D. Nallathamby, research assistant professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering and affiliated member of NDnano

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Notre Dame licensee Hsiri Therapeutics enters into agreement for the treatment of mycobacterial diseases

Author: Nick Swisher

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University of Notre Dame licensee Hsiri Therapeutics, Inc., with its corporate headquarters located in Media, PA, has entered into a license agreement with Shionogi & Co., Ltd. regarding a collaborative licensing, research and development program to discover and develop novel therapeutics for non-tuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) diseases and tuberculosis (TB).

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