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Limitless: Mission to Mars

nwelding   December 5, 2016

Limitless: Mission to Mars Notre Dame research helps propel NASA ambition.

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New Method Improves Stability, Extends Shelf Life of Protein Drugs

nwelding   December 5, 2016

New Method Improves Stability, Extends Shelf Life of Protein Drugs A new study appearing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and led by Assistant Professor Matthew Webber reveals a new way to improve the stability of common protein drugs and extend shelf life.

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The Aerodynamics of Trucks: Getting in the Flow

nwelding   November 21, 2016

The Aerodynamics of Trucks: Getting in the Flow Like race cars, the semi trucks that haul tons of freight back and forth across the country are often fitted with devices such as spoilers, ride skirts, or rear tail fairings to reduce drag and increase fuel efficiency. A recent report published by the University of Notre Dame offers a way to decrease drag and improve fuel efficiency without adding these bulky devices or substantial redesigning the vehicle.

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ND Energy Announces New Associate Director to Lead and Advance Its Global Research Initiatives

nwelding   November 9, 2016

ND Energy Announces New Associate Director to Lead and Advance Its Global Research Initiatives Subhash L. Shinde has been named associate director of the Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame. He will lead ND Energy’s initiatives to advance global research development and corporate programs effective November 14, 2016.

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Fighting for Better Cancer Detection

nwelding   October 28, 2016

Fighting for Better Cancer Detection A mammogram’s ability to detect tumors at early stages has made breast cancer one of the most treatable forms of cancer. Still there are almost 50,000 missed diagnoses every year. Engineering professor Ryan K. Roeder has devised a way in which gold nanoparticles can be injected into the breast and attach to indicators of cancer, so they can be clearly seen.

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Notre Dame Researchers Develop Software for Potential Use by Law Enforcement

nwelding   October 26, 2016

Notre Dame Researchers Develop Software for Potential Use by Law Enforcement The software code developed at Notre Dame makes the iris identification process easier for law enforcement to use and, hopefully, apply. The code works by looking at iris features and presenting them to the user in a way that is similar to a program that conducts fingerprint analysis.

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Of Synergy and Science: Cross-disciplinary Research Building Anchors New Research Quad

nwelding   October 24, 2016

Of Synergy and Science: Cross-disciplinary Research Building Anchors New Research Quad On the northeast side of Notre Dame’s campus, a new quadrangle has emerged on space that seemingly just days ago was occupied by a parking lot and sidewalks. Anchoring this new quad on its east side is the state-of-the-art, 220,000 square foot McCourtney Hall of Molecular Science and Engineering.

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How the Genomics and Bioinformatics Core Facility Helps Solve Health and Other Research Questions

nwelding   October 21, 2016

How the Genomics and Bioinformatics Core Facility Helps Solve Health and Other Research Questions When it comes to battling disease and maintaining healthy environments, DNA sequencing can be imperative to success. At the University of Notre Dame, the Genomics and Bioinformatics Core Facility supports research in many areas that increasingly rely on DNA sequencing, including cancer biology, vector-borne diseases, the development of drug and antibiotic resistance, monitoring invasive species, and much more.

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Notre Dame Researchers to Lead New Computing Paradigm Effort

nwelding   October 21, 2016

Notre Dame Researchers to Lead New Computing Paradigm Effort University of Notre Dame researchers will lead a new National Science Foundation- and Semiconductor Research Corp.-funded effort to develop a new area of computing titled “Extremely Energy Efficient Collective Electronics.”

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Notre Dame Research Is Working with Manufacturers to Minimize Warping in Metal-printed Parts

nwelding   October 6, 2016

Notre Dame Research Is Working with Manufacturers to Minimize Warping in Metal-printed Parts Three-dimensional printing, also known as additive manufacturing, isn’t just for plastics. In fact, Notre Dame researchers are working to 3D print a number of items, including metal orthopedic implants.

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Notre Dame President and Four Others to Participate in Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay

ckitz   October 4, 2016

Notre Dame President and Four Others to Participate in Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay On Saturday (Oct. 8), the torch celebrating Indiana's bicentennial will travel through parts of St. Joseph County, including the University of Notre Dame campus, in the hands of five Notre Dame representatives who have been selected as local torchbearers: University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.; Rev. Paul Kollman, C.S.C., executive director of the Center for Social Concerns; Tracy Kijewski-Correa, the Leo E. and Patti Ruth Linbeck chair and associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and earth sciences; Anna Rohrer, a sophomore student-athlete from Mishawaka; and Morgan Ludwig, a freshman from Granger.

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It Takes a Village: How Crowdsensing Can Help Ensure Safe Drinking Water

nwelding   September 27, 2016

It Takes a Village: How Crowdsensing Can Help Ensure Safe Drinking Water Water quality is not an issue affecting only urban water treatment systems. More than 15 million U.S. households rely on private wells for drinking water, where no municipal utility monitors water quality. These private wells are the focus of a project being conducted by Notre Dame researchers Dong Wang and Na Wei.

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Panel Discussion to Focus on University-City Partnerships

nwelding   September 27, 2016

Panel Discussion to Focus on University-City Partnerships A panel discussion focusing on the importance of universities and cities working together to help solve pressing problems will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 29) at the University of Notre Dame’s McKenna Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

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Fighting to Explore the Moon

nwelding   September 23, 2016

Fighting to Explore the Moon Researchers like Notre Dame's Clive Neal are beginning to piece together how the rocks were formed, how the Moon has evolved, and how the resources they’re discovering, like oxygen, water, regolith and metals, could be used to support a human return to the Moon and enable exploration far beyond.

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Expressing the Value of Data Science in an ROI Framework

nwelding   September 16, 2016

Expressing the Value of Data Science in an ROI Framework In a recent paper published in EPJ Data Science, University of Notre Dame researchers study how organizations can quantify decision making in data science.

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Fighting to Cure Food Allergies

nwelding   September 12, 2016

Fighting to Cure Food Allergies Professor Basar Bilgicer hopes to make allergies, and the accompanying anxiety and trauma, a thing of the past. For an aspiration that large, he had to start small. Biomolecular small.

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Clues in Ancient Mud Hold Answers to Climate Change

nwelding   September 1, 2016

Clues in Ancient Mud Hold Answers to Climate Change From the depths of Lake Malawi in southeast Africa, Assistant Professor Melissa Berke has helped uncover evidence that offers new insights into a long-held theory about Africa’s climate history.

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Meyers Returns to Notre Dame Engineering

nwelding   September 1, 2016

Meyers Returns to Notre Dame Engineering Kerry L. Meyers has been appointed assistant dean of student development and director of the Women in Engineering program. Formerly director the college's First-Year Engineering Program, Meyers returned to Notre Dame in August 2016 from Youngstown State University, where she had served as director of the First-Year Engineering Program and faculty advisor for the Society of Women Engineers.

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Blue-sky Biomedical Projects Launched by New Funding

nwelding   August 30, 2016

Blue-sky Biomedical Projects Launched by New Funding Advanced Diagnostics & Therapeutics (AD&T), a strategic research initiative at the University of Notre Dame, has announced the recipients of its Discovery Fund awards for 2016. Innovative research includes efforts to treat Parkinson’s disease, understand heart disease and strokes, tackle bacterial drug resistance.

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Notre Dame Announces Collaboration with AT&T for Online Master’s Degree in Data Science

nwelding   August 30, 2016

Notre Dame Announces Collaboration with AT&T for Online Master’s Degree in Data Science With a growing need for skilled data scientists, the University of Notre Dame, in collaboration with AT&T, has announced its new online master of science degree with a specialization in data science.

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