Developing an “on and off” switch for breast cancer treatment

Developing an “on and off” switch for breast cancer treatment

A current cancer therapy is using T-cells and genetically engineering them to kill cancer, but these cells, known as CAR-T cells, have been known to attack off-target sites while completing their job. In order to counteract this negative effect, Notre Dame...

NDnano announces 2018 Seed Grant Program recipients

NDnano announces 2018 Seed Grant Program recipients

Nine faculty members from the University of Notre Dame’s College of Engineering and College of Science have been awarded four grants through the Center for Nano Science and Technology (NDnano) Seed Grant Program. 

NDnano announces new center director

NDnano announces new center director

Alan Seabaugh, Frank M. Freimann Professor of Electrical Engineering, has been named the director of the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Nano Science and Technology (NDnano). As the new director, he will lead a center that supports more than seventy...

Researchers to study the impact of toxic properties on the environment

Researchers to study the impact of toxic properties on the environment

More advanced manufactured materials are being produced in the 21st century, including, for example, engineered nanoparticles whose exact impact on the environment and human health are unknown, but whose effects could be quite negative. To better understand such threats, researchers...

The Rise of Nanotechnology Research at Notre Dame

The Rise of Nanotechnology Research at Notre Dame

Notre Dame’s nanotechnology research efforts date back to the 1980s. In the three decades since, research at the University’s Center for Nano Science and Technology (NDnano) has grown and evolved in a forward-thinking and distinctive way.

Notre Dame Imaging Facility to host 4th Annual Microscopy Workshop

The event will feature presentations from faculty across the region, including Purdue University and the University of Michigan, and focus on highlighting new trends of in-situ and high-resolution electron microscopy for nanotechnology, materials, and biosciences.

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...

Eli Lilly Faculty Fellowship Provides Drug Discovery Experience

Diabetes is a metabolic disease in which the body has an inability to produce enough insulin. In the United States alone, it is estimated that the illness affects nearly 30 million diagnosed and undiagnosed people, and treatment often includes patients...

Fighting for Better Cancer Detection

In the United States alone, there are nearly 240,000 breast cancer diagnoses each year, and one in eight women will develop breast cancer at some point in her lifetime. To date, mammograms are the best diagnostic technology for breast cancer. A...

Annual Research Funding at Notre Dame Tops $128 Million

The University of Notre Dame has received $128 million in research funding for fiscal year 2016 — the second highest in its history. In fiscal year 2015, the University’s research funding was its highest of all time, reaching $133 million.

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Nanoparticles with a Big Environmental Impact

Consider that a human hair is anywhere from 60,000 to 80,000 nanometers in size. A plasmonic nanoparticle, which is a nanoparticle made of noble metals like gold and silver, at their largest are just 100 nanometers, but pack a big...