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In 1882, an ambitious Notre Dame student named Albert Zahm built what might have been the first wind tunnel in the United States so that he could study the lift and drag of various wing shapes.
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Anthropology Major's Research Takes Her Around the World

Notre Dame junior Katie Portman spent summer 2015 doing archaeological fieldwork while living on the M.V. Pitsiulak, a 50-foot longliner, off the coast of subarctic Canada. Despite weather issues, engine malfunctions, and permit-related delays, the experience caused her to fall...

Rare Disease Research Symposium: ESTEEM Students Reflect

This past weekend, the University of Notre Dame – in conjunction with the Boler-Parseghian Center for Rare and Neglected Diseases – hosted its annual Rare Disease Conference. This was a two-day event covering both laboratory science and benchtop research discoveries...
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Paul Bohn Receives 2017 ACS Award in Electrochemistry

Paul Bohn, Arthur J. Schmitt Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, has been selected as the winner of the 2017 ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry Award in Electrochemistry. This prestigious award recognizes a scientist...
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Hummon appointed to board of the ASMS

Amanda Hummon, an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and member of the Harper Cancer Research Institute, has been appointed to the board of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) as Member at Large for Publications....
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Notre Dame Researchers Study Potential Cause of Common Birth Defect

 Small ubiquitin-like modifier (SUMO) proteins are small peptides that get added on to other proteins to regulate their activity. While SUMO has many regulatory roles in cells, it is especially important for controlling gene expression during early development. Just a...
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Startup Brings Flowers to Cancer Patients

Flourish3D is a startup company that provides crystal flora to florists and gift shops, with profits going toward research at the Harper Cancer Research Institute. 

Zika: Where are we now?

It’s been one year since the World Health Organization declared Zika a public health emergency. The virus, transmitted through the Aedes aegypti mosquito, has since been declared to be a long-term problem rather than an emergency, but Zika continues to...
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Biocomputing: Imitating the Real Thing to Improve Life

Pinar Zorlutuna and a team of University researchers have created a new type of diode, one that is made entirely of cardiac muscle cells and fibroblasts. Their recently published paper titled “Muscle-Cell-Based ‘Living Diodes’” discusses how using muscle cells as...
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Notre Dame to host 20th Expanding Your Horizons conference

In April, the University of Notre Dame will host the annual Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) career conference. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, EYH is geared toward middle-school girls and includes hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). During the...