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November 23, 2015

New finding offers hope for diabetic wound healing

Mayland Chang

University of Notre Dame researchers have discovered a compound that accelerates diabetic wound healing, which may open the door to new treatment strategies.

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November 20, 2015

New Notre Dame-Eli Lilly & Co. Faculty Fellowship Program in Drug Discovery Announced

Faculty researchers with an interest in the drug discovery process from across the University are invited to apply to spend a period of at least two to three months embedded within the chemistry program at Eli Lilly & Co. in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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November 20, 2015

Research Like a Champion Today

The University of Notre Dame is full of brilliant students with innovative ideas that one day could change the world. Unfortunately, some ideas never get beyond the planning stage due to lack of funding.

That’s where a unique opportunity comes in. 

Research Like a Champion

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November 19, 2015

Hummon receives ACS Rising Star Award

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Amanda Hummon, the Husking Foundation, Inc. Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has received a 2016 Rising Star Award from the American Chemical Society’s Women Chemists Committee. Hummon will accept the award at the national American Chemical Society (ACS) meeting in San Diego in March. 

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November 19, 2015

The Changing Image of Cancer Research:  Cancer Engineering Wins at CABTRAC

As a collaboration between 50 academic institutions nationwide and the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Training Branch, the Cancer Biology Training Consortium (CABTRAC) brings together leaders in cancer research dedicated to training the next generation of cancer researchers, in part through NCI-sponsored training grants… Read more

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November 19, 2015

Warren Family Research Center for Drug Discovery and Development partners with Retrophin and the Grace Wilsey Foundation

The Warren Family Research Center for Drug Discovery and Development at the University of Notre Dame has established a research collaboration with Retrophin, Inc. and the Grace Wilsey Foundation to focus on developing treatment for NGLY1 deficiency.    …

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November 19, 2015

Environment of tumors impacts metastasis, study finds

Siyuan Zhang

If a tumor is like a seed, the soil around it plays a significant role in its growth, a new study finds.

According to the study’s results, the microenvironment of a tumor cell has significant impact on cancer metastasis. This discovery by Siyuan Zhang at Notre Dame and a team at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has focused attention on fighting cancer in the tumor cell’s microenvironment.

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November 19, 2015

Breast cancer researcher studies antioxidant connection

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When it comes to fighting cancer, the enemy of our enemy could be our friend, according to a University of Notre Dame researcher.

As studies continue to suggest antioxidants could actually help cancer cells grow, the research of Zachary Schafer, the Coleman Foundation Associate Professor of Cancer Biology, can help explain why.

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November 19, 2015

Researchers use nanotechnology to fight breast cancer

 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease and the importance of early detection. Researchers at the University of Notre Dame are conducting innovative research aimed at improvements in early detection by molecular imaging.

Professors Ryan K. Roeder and Tracy Vargo-Gogola are combining their expertise in biomedical engineering and cancer biology, respectively, through the Harper Cancer Research Institute, a partnership between Notre Dame and the Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend, to improve the accuracy of mammography for diagnosing breast cancer.

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November 19, 2015

Director's Message, Fall 2015

Director’s Message, Fall 2015

Summer passed quickly, but before we delve into fall activities, I’d like to highlight some of our summer happenings at Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI). Earlier this summer, we welcomed the local community to our first HCRI Open House. Visitors were able to learn about advances in research from our scientists and trainees as well as to participate in a silent auction with proceeds benefiting Notre Dame Coaches vs.

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