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Fifth annual Notre Dame Day will launch April 22

Author: Notre Dame News

The 29-hour live broadcast from Duncan Student Center will feature inspiring and entertaining Notre Dame stories from around the world through interviews, performances and appearances by celebrity guests. Read More

Multi-university collaboration developing platform to improve research reproducibility

Author: Brandi Klingerman

From engineering to biology, there is at least some concern of whether or not a given study’s results can be reproduced and therefore utilized in another study. To overcome this challenge, computational scientists from five research universities, including the University of Notre Dame, are developing a cyberinfrastructure and supporting tools that allow researchers to conduct and track their work – including data and methodologies – in a reproducible way. Read More

Enzyme in bacteria initiates repair of cell walls damaged by antibiotics

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

Shahriar Mobashery

Beta-lactam antibiotics, including penicillin, are one of the most widely used class of antibiotics in the world. Though they’ve been in use since the 1940s, scientists still don’t fully understand what happens when this class of drugs encounters bacteria. Now, researchers at the University of Notre Dame have elucidated how an enzyme helps bacteria rebound from damage inflicted by antibiotics not strong enough to immediately kill the bacteria on contact. Read More

Harper Cancer Research Institute hosts 7th Annual Cancer Research Day

Author: Brandi Klingerman

On April 9, faculty, students, staff, and the public are invited to attend the Harper Cancer Research Institute’s seventh annual Cancer Research Day. This flagship event highlights cancer research at the University of Notre Dame as well as other local cancer organizations. Read More

New Hope for the Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Author: Sarah McCafferty

In America, more than a million people suffer from diabetic foot ulcers.

In Latin, SalvePeds means “saving feet.” 

And in SalvePeds, a new IDEA Center startup managed and marketed by a team of graduate students at the University of Notre Dame, patients may soon have a more effective option to treat diabetic foot ulcers and prevent some of the 100,000 amputations the condition necessitates every year. Read More