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What makes a good malaria vector?

What makes a good malaria vector?

Nora J. Besansky, the O'Hara Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Biological Sciences, hypothesizes in a recent paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that if scientists can understand what makes a small group of Anopheles mosquito a strong malaria vector, then perhaps we can prevent the...

Direct coupling of the Higgs boson to the bottom quark observed

Direct coupling of the Higgs boson to the bottom quark observed

An observation made by the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at CERN represents yet another important milestone reached in the scrutiny of the Higgs boson and its interactions with Standard Model particles. Members of the Notre Dame CMS group include Professors Michael Hildreth, Colin Jessop, Kevin Lannon, Nancy Marinelli, Randal Ruchti...

Notre Dame Science of Wellness Initiative announces new Catalyst Seed Grant Program

Notre Dame Science of Wellness Initiative announces new Catalyst Seed Grant Program

  Notre Dame’s Science of Wellness Initiative (SWI), which is an initiative of the Provost’s Office, has announced the new Catalyst Seed Grant (CSG) Program. Full-time, regular Notre Dame faculty from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. The CSG Program will provide funding to researchers to explore creative and diverse research...

Notre Dame Startup Structured Immunity and Medigene Announce Collaboration Aimed at Improving T Cell Receptor Development

Notre Dame Startup Structured Immunity and Medigene Announce Collaboration Aimed at Improving T Cell Receptor Development

Structured Immunity, a Notre Dame startup and biotechnology company specializing in the optimization and validation of T cell receptor (TCR) proteins, and Medigene AG, a leading biotechnology company engaged in the development of immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer, today announced a research collaboration where Structured Immunity will provide structural immunology expertise...

Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative welcomes new postdoctoral scholars

Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative welcomes new postdoctoral scholars

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.

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

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

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...

Growth in Notre Dame research and scholarship funding continues

Growth in Notre Dame research and scholarship funding continues

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...

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

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

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...