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New avenues found for treatment of pathogen behind diseases including fasciitis, toxic shock syndrome

Author: William G. Gilroy

Scanning electron micrograph of red blood cell hemolysis by the Streptolysin S producing Group A Streptococcus. Credit: Shaun Lee, Dustin Higashi

One bacterial pathogen is responsible for a range of diseases, from pharyngitis and impetigo to more severe diagnoses such as toxic shock syndrome and necrotizing fasciitis (flesh eating disease), a serious bacterial skin infection that spreads quickly and kills the body’s soft tissue. The pathogen, known as Group A Streptococcus, remains a global health burden with an estimated 700 million cases reported annually, and more than half a million deaths due to severe infections. Read More

HCRI Addresses Barriers to Cancer Care

Author: Angela Cavalieri

Investigators in the Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI) are dedicated to conducting innovative and integrative research that confronts the complex challenges of cancer.  Our programmatic structure fosters multi-disciplinary cancer research by promoting interactions among research groups with distinct expertise and by training young scientists to work across scientific fields. Read More

Thomson Reuters Names Four Notre Dame Faculty among the Top 1 Percent of Highly Cited Scholars

Author: Nina Welding

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The Thomson Reuters’ Highly Cited Researchers list identifies the top 1 percent of the almost 9 million scholars and scientists who publish their academic findings every year [accounting for more than 2 million journal papers]. Four Notre Dame faculty members — Bertrand Hochwald and J. Nicholas Laneman from the College of Engineering and Timothy Beers Read More

Harper Cancer Research Institute Members Lobby for Palliative Care

Author: Jenna Bilinski

On Tuesday January 19, members from the Harper Cancer Research Institute at Notre Dame, traveled to the Indiana State Capitol for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) Lobby Day. Advocates from across our state, gathered together to lobby for Senate Bill 272, Improving Quality of Life for Patients. Read more... Read More

Schultz joining Features Panel of Analytical Chemistry

Author: Rebecca Hicks

Zachary Schultz

Zachary Schultz, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has accepted an invitation to join the Features Panel of the journal Analytical Chemistry. This appointment is for a three-year term beginning in 2016. Read More

Physicists offer theories to explain mysterious collision at Large Hadron Collider

Author: Gene Stowe

Image from CERN of the CMS detector illustrates one of the proton collisions that may have produced a mysterious particle

Physicists around the world were puzzled recently when an unusual bump appeared in the signal of the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator, causing them to wonder if it was a new particle previously unknown, or perhaps even two new particles. The collision cannot be explained by the Standard Model, the theoretical foundation of particle physics. Read More

Schultz joining Features Panel of Analytical Chemistry

Author: Rebecca Hicks

Zachary Schultz

Zachary Schultz, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has accepted an invitation to join the Features Panel of the journal Analytical Chemistry. The Features Panel suggests scientists and topics to be covered in the journal’s Feature, Perspective, and Review articles. This appointment is for a three-year term beginning in 2016. Read more... Read More

Annual Graduate Physics Students conference a success

Author: Shelly Goethals

GPS poster session

The Graduate Physics Students 2015 Annual Conference was held in December. The first day of the event featured research talks by six students: Chris Seymour, “Commissioning of the St. George Recoil Separator;” Gary Uppal, “A Spatial Model for Bacteria Interaction and Evolution;” Michael Skulski, “Further Exploration of the 33S(α,p)36Cl Reaction Cross Section;” Rodolfo Capedevilla, “A Search for Light Stops in a Gauge Extension of the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model;” Vu Nguyen,  “Inversion of Diffusion on Networks;” and Tyler Anderson, “Measurement Campaign for Astrophysically Relevant 36Cl Production Cross Sections.” Read More