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Illuminating Ovarian Cancer Surgery

One in 77 women will develop ovarian cancer in her lifetime.  Because ovarian cancer has no defined symptoms, most women will be diagnosed at a late stage of the disease where metastatic lesions are found dispersed throughout the abdomen. Ovarian...

Of Synergy and Science

Change sometimes happens slowly, then all at once. 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...

4 Ways to Cultivate Intellectual Wellness

“One of the secrets of life is to keep our intellectual curiosity acute”  – William Lyon Phelps In our modern lives, there are so many things to keep track of: making healthy meals, being physically active…

ND-LEEF Science Sunday to take place on Sept. 25

The Notre Dame Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility (ND-LEEF), a unique environmental research collaboration between the University of Notre Dame and St. Patrick’s County Park, will host its fourth annual Science Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, September 25, 2016. 

Notre Dame Researchers receive Collaborative Indiana CTSI Awards

University of Notre Dame faculty to conduct research together with Indiana University and Purdue University From left to right: Joel Boerckel and Zhangli Peng The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (Indiana CTSI) recently announced multiple recipients of the Collaboration...

Notre Dame researchers find transition point in semiconductor nanomaterials

Collaborative research at the University of Notre Dame has demonstrated that electronic interactions play a significant role in the dimensional crossover of semiconductor nanomaterials. The laboratory of Masaru Kuno, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and the condensed matter theory group...

Annual research funding at Notre Dame tops $128 million

The University of Notre Dame has received $128 million in research funding for fiscal year 2016 — the second highest in its history. In fiscal year 2015, the University’s research funding was its highest of all time, reaching $133 million....

Powering and empowering Tanzania with gravity lights

In the summer of 2015, the unimaginable challenges that arise when power is suddenly lost mid-surgery in a rural Tanzanian hospital became a stark and all too familiar reality for Notre Dame physics-in-medicine major Luke Maillie. The desperate need, shared...

Notre Dame students on the front lines of medical research

Two Notre Dame undergraduate students—Anne Grisoli and Richard Felli—and two graduate students—Katelyn Ludwig and Steve Marczak—spent the summer of 2016 conducting laboratory and clinical research at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in New York. All four are recipients of...

Uncovering a new pathway to halting metastasis

Metastasis, the process by which cancer cells leave the primary tumor and spread to other sites in the body, is responsible for more than 90 percent of cancer deaths. Thus, there is a significant need to improve the therapeutic options...

Reinterpreting the fossil record on jaws

Scientists use the fossil record to make judgments on the physiology and behavior of species. But are those interpretations correct? New research from a team of researchers led by Matthew Ravosa, professor of biology and concurrent professor of both aerospace...

Identifying Effective Treatments for Colon Cancer

In recent years researchers have begun to understand that the development of colon cancer, which is the second most common cancer in the United States, can impact the genome and cause protein changes within cancer cells. This knowledge has brought...

Henry Flis

Henry Flis, retiree of Building Services, died on Tuesday, Aug. 2. Viewing will be from 3 until 8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 7 at St. Joseph Funeral Home on Mayflower Road in South Bend. Funeral services will be at 1...