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New virus found in one-third of all countries may have coevolved with human lineage, study finds

nwelding   July 11, 2019

New virus found in one-third of all countries may have coevolved with human lineage, study finds Published in Nature Microbiology, a recent study shows that the virus was found in the sewage of more than one-third of the world’s countries. Additionally, the makeup of the virus can vary depending on in which country and city someone resides.

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Gupta receives 2018 Antonio Ruberti Young Researcher Prize

nwelding   July 9, 2019

Gupta receives 2018 Antonio Ruberti Young Researcher Prize Vijay Gupta, professor of electrical engineering and an ND Energy faculty affiliate, has received the 2018 Antonio Ruberti Young Researcher Prize from the IEEE Control Systems Society.

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Engineering faculty receive 2019 NSF CAREER awards

nwelding   July 2, 2019

Engineering faculty receive 2019 NSF CAREER awards The National Science Foundation has recognized three University of Notre Dame faculty members — Kyle Doudrick, Amy E. Hixon and CSE's Dong Wang — for their excellence in research with Early Career Development Awards.

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Notre Dame’s Fitzgerald Institute promotes the common good through real estate

nwelding   June 18, 2019

Notre Dame’s Fitzgerald Institute promotes the common good through real estate Researchers at the University of Notre Dame are studying all aspects of real estate, including core areas like investment and development, as well as how real estate can promote human flourishing and the common good, and this work has now been endowed with a $15 million gift from alumnus Ward Fitzgerald and his wife, Kathy.

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Your circle of friends, not your Fitbit, is more predictive of your health

nwelding   June 18, 2019

Your circle of friends, not your Fitbit, is more predictive of your health Researchers at the University of Notre Dame studied the structure of social networks and what they say about the state of health, happiness and stress of individuals.

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Researchers develop drug-targeting molecules to improve cancer treatment

nwelding   June 12, 2019

Researchers develop drug-targeting molecules to improve cancer treatment Researchers from the University of Notre Dame have developed small drug-targeting molecules that may be hundreds to thousands of times more effective at delivering potent drugs to desired sites of disease, including cancer.

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CoMMaND laboratory receives $172K to continue studying brain development

nwelding   May 22, 2019

CoMMaND laboratory receives $172K to continue studying brain development The Computational Mechanics of Morphology at Notre Dame lab focuses its activities on the brain, studying its form, development, and function. Recently, the lab received a National Science Foundation grant to continue its work modeling and analyzing cortical thicknesses as an indicator of healthy brain development.

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Cutting the time on early disease diagnoses with extracellular vesicles

nwelding   May 20, 2019

Cutting the time on early disease diagnoses with extracellular vesicles A research team led by the University of Notre Dame is working to cut the test time for disease biomarkers. The new timeline — 30 minutes instead of 13 hours — uses even smaller sample sizes to offer a new liquid biopsy option.

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Study aims to improve capturing wind power for energy production

nwelding   May 20, 2019

Study aims to improve capturing wind power for energy production Researchers have released the first of several reports outlining major results that could help wind industry officials manage wind power facilities more efficiently and increase renewable energy production.

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Faculty awards honor undergraduate teaching and advising

nwelding   May 9, 2019

Faculty awards honor undergraduate teaching and advising Twenty University of Notre Dame faculty members have received Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, and three have been honored with Dockweiler Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising.

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Laneman Named 2019 Outstanding Teacher in College of Engineering

nwelding   May 8, 2019

Laneman Named 2019 Outstanding Teacher in College of Engineering Each year, through the Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award, the College of Engineering acknowledges a faculty member who goes above and beyond. Congratulations to the 2019 recipient J. Nicholas Laneman.

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Sofia Carozza named valedictorian; Annelise Gill-Wiehl selected salutatorian

nwelding   May 1, 2019

Sofia Carozza named valedictorian; Annelise Gill-Wiehl selected salutatorian Notre Dame names 2019 valedictorian and salutatorian, an environmental engineering major who is also a research assistant in the Atmospheric Chemistry and Aerosol Modeling Group.

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Notre Dame awarded transformational Lilly Endowment grant to accelerate regional innovation and workforce and economic development

nwelding   April 26, 2019

Notre Dame awarded transformational Lilly Endowment grant to accelerate regional innovation and workforce and economic development The University of Notre Dame announced Friday (April 26) a $42.4 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to form the Labs for Industry Futures and Transformation Network, which will enhance and link cutting-edge expertise, technologies, workforce development programs and innovation-based facilities throughout the broader South Bend-Elkhart region.

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Webber receives 2019 3M Non-tenured faculty award

nwelding   April 22, 2019

Webber receives 2019 3M Non-tenured faculty award Matthew Webber, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been named a recipient of the 2019 3M Non-tenured Faculty Award.

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Making wearable smart devices “smarter” and more secure

nwelding   April 22, 2019

Making wearable smart devices “smarter” and more secure Researchers in the College of Engineering have been pursuing a new authentication process for wearable devices to make them less susceptible to attack. In fact, they have developed a generic implicit wearable device user authentication mechanism that uses combinations of three types of less-informative coarse-grained minute-level biometrics: behavioral (step counts), physiological (heart rate) and hybrid (calorie burn and metabolic equivalent of task), all of which can be easily obtained from most wearables.

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Many coastal homes are unprotected from hurricanes and homeowners have no intention of retrofitting, study finds

nwelding   April 10, 2019

Many coastal homes are unprotected from hurricanes and homeowners have no intention of retrofitting, study finds New research from the University of Notre Dame shows that many coastal homes have significant structural vulnerabilities that leave homeowners and their homes largely unprotected from storms. Additionally, the majority of coastal homeowners have little to no intention of reducing these structural vulnerabilities, even though they live in areas frequently affected by damaging hurricanes and flooding.

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Researchers develop first functional targeted inhibitors of peanut allergens

nwelding   April 10, 2019

Researchers develop first functional targeted inhibitors of peanut allergens In a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers at the University of Notre Dame have effectively prevented the binding of peanut allergens with immunoglobulin E to suppress the allergic reaction to peanuts using a first-in-class design of allergen-specific inhibitors.

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Notre Dame engineers part of consortium proposing US-Mexico ‘energy-water corridor’ in lieu of border wall

staff   March 19, 2019

Notre Dame engineers part of consortium proposing US-Mexico ‘energy-water corridor’ in lieu of border wall Engineering professors at the University of Notre Dame have joined a consortium of 28 scientists, researchers and engineers in a proposal to build an extensive energy- and water-producing industrial corridor along the U.S.-Mexico border as an alternative to a border wall.

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McClarren to receive American Nuclear Society Young Member Research Award

nwelding   March 15, 2019

McClarren to receive American Nuclear Society Young Member Research Award Ryan McClarren, associate professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering, has been selected to receive the Young Member’s Research Award by the Mathematics and Computations Division of the American Nuclear Society.

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Allergic to the cure: Researchers create a new and quicker way to detect platin drug allergies for cancer patients

nwelding   March 15, 2019

Allergic to the cure: Researchers create a new and quicker way to detect platin drug allergies for cancer patients Platins, the most widely used chemotherapeutic drugs, are displaying an alarming rise in drug hypersensitivity reactions much more severe than the watery eyes or runny noses associated with hay fever, which is also a Type 1, immediate hypersensitivity reaction. A Notre Dame-led team has developed a safer way of determining hypersensitivity in patients.

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