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Water discovered to form column of hydration at surface of DNA

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

Steven Corcelli named ACS Fellow

Scientists have been aware since Watson and Crick first reported the double helix structure of DNA in 1953 that water had an important relationship with the biomolecule. But finally observing the spectroscopic signature of the column of water is a breakthrough with implications for cancer drugs and other biomedical research. Read More

Developing the Gold Standard for Efficient Diagnostics

Author: Brandi Klingerman

Notre Dame researchers are improving the speed and practicality of detecting disease

To detect an illness in the body, common diagnostic tests like the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) are used. Unfortunately, ELISA takes hours to process and requires expert analysis, limiting its benefits for developing countries and those who require immediate results. In order to combat these challenges, Notre Dame researchers have been working to develop an improved test and have recently published a study on a new diagnostic method that uses gold nanoparticles, requires little to no expertise, and provides results in minutes.

Nur 2Nur Mustafaoglu, a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering graduate student and Advanced Diagnostics and Therapeutics (AD&T) Berry Family Graduate Fellow Read More