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).
In February 2018, a pair of bald eagle eggs were laid at a nest at Notre Dame's Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility (ND-LEEF). The live cam capturing their hatching and development has attracted viewers around the world. Learn more about the program and the eagles in this interactive feature.
Timothy O’Meara, provost emeritus, Kenna Professor of Mathematics Emeritus and Trustee Emeritus at the University of Notre Dame, died June 16. He was 90.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Researchers at the University of Notre Dame have invented a new class of molecules that can be used to simplify the process used for capturing precious metals including gold, platinum, and palladium.
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.