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Juan Migliore bestowed with Shilts/Leonard Teaching Award

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

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Juan Migliore, professor in the Department of Mathematics, is the recipient of the 2018 Father James L. Shilts, C.S.C./Doris and Gene Leonard Teaching Award in the College of Science. He was honored May 18 at the College of Science Dean’s Awards luncheon.

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Notre Dame in Chile: Exchanging ideas and creating pathways for collaboration

Author: Tammi Freehling

Group from Notre Dame Colleges of Science and Engineering in Chile with Catolica colleagues.

In April 2018, a delegation from Notre Dame visited with colleagues from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Católica) in Santiago, Chile. The trip was led by Mary Galvin, William K. Warren Family Foundation Dean of the College of Science; and Peter Kilpatrick, Matthew H. McCloskey Dean of the College of Engineering, and included faculty and advisory council members. Galvin and Kilpatrick sought to engage in dialogue with peers, exchange ideas, and create pathways for collaboration between scientists and researchers at both institutions.

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Notre Dame researchers collaborate in discovery of potential stroke therapy

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

Mayland Chang and Shahriar Mobashery

A study by researchers at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Missouri at Columbia shows in mice that early administration of a potent compound may increase the window of time in which some stroke patients can receive tPA, a therapeutic that dissolves blood clots.

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Designing a better superconductor

Author: Gene Stowe

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Tiny tornadoes of supercurrent affect the way superconductors carry a current. But a magnet-controlled “switch” in superconductor configuration provides unprecedented flexibility in managing the location of vortex filaments, altering the properties of the superconductor. A new system discovered by Notre Dame physicist Boldizsár Jankó and collaborators will enable ongoing adjustments, altering the material’s properties over time.

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New Textbook Makes Study of Gas Discharges and Plasmas 
More Accessible to Students

Author: Nina Welding

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Ionization and Ion Transport, the new textbook written by David B. Go, the Rooney Family Associate Professor of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, and published by Morgan & Claypool, introduces engineering and science students to the basic concepts in physics and chemistry that form the foundation of plasma science and engineering — from gas dynamics and electron behavior to electrode processes and ion transport.

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Breakthrough discovery links two of the heaviest known particles

Author: Sarah Charley and Deanna Csomo McCool

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The two heaviest known particles — the Higgs boson and the top quark — have finally been linked, thanks to a discovery based on experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). Several physicists from the University of Notre Dame’s Department of Physics were named as contributors to the discovery.

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Milky Way hosts stars with fingerprints of first stars in universe

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

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The atmospheres of thousands of nearby stars exhibit telltale fingerprints of the first massive stars of the universe, which exploded only a few million years after they were born. “They are rare, precious probes," said Timothy Beers, professor and Notre Dame Chair in Astrophysics at the University of Notre Dame, who presented a briefing about his study of these stars during the American Astronomical Society meeting in Denver.

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Extreme price competition in pharmaceutical industry may put patients at serious health risk, study shows

Author: Shannon Roddel

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Amid intense pressure to lower drug prices, policymakers in the pharmaceutical industry have leveraged regulations to increase product competition and lower prices by creating an expedited approval process for generic drugs. But new research shows such competition-inducing regulations may encourage companies to relax quality standards during the manufacturing process.

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