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Community research collaboration creates better system for treating trauma patients

Author: Brandi Klingerman

Trauma, or any kind of severe physical injury, continues to be today’s leading cause of death for people 46 and younger in the United States. In 2007, Dr. Scott Thomas and Dr. Mark Walsh of Memorial Hospital in South Bend were looking for a better way to treat trauma patients who arrived in the emergency room (ER) with excessive bleeding. Their search eventually led to a translational research collaboration with the W. M. Keck Center for Transgene Research at the University of Notre Dame and the development of a new method for treating trauma patients.

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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.

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Notre Dame licensee Hsiri Therapeutics enters into agreement for the treatment of mycobacterial diseases

Author: Nick Swisher

University of Notre Dame licensee Hsiri Therapeutics, Inc., with its corporate headquarters located in Media, PA, has entered into a license agreement with Shionogi & Co., Ltd. regarding a collaborative licensing, research and development program to discover and develop novel therapeutics for non-tuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) diseases and tuberculosis (TB).

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Notre Dame researchers collaborate in discovery of potential stroke therapy

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

Mayland Chang and Shahriar Mobashery

A study by researchers at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Missouri at Columbia shows in mice that early administration of a potent compound may increase the window of time in which some stroke patients can receive tPA, a therapeutic that dissolves blood clots.

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Andrew Grose named 2018 valedictorian; Harisa Spahić selected as salutatorian

Author: Sue Lister

Andrew Grose, who will earn a bachelor of science degree in preprofessional studies with a major in Spanish, has been named valedictorian of the 2018 Notre Dame graduating class. Harisa Spahića biochemistry major with minors in anthropology and science, technology and values, is the salutatorian.

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Notre Dame researchers developing renewable energy approach for producing ammonia

Author: Brandi Klingerman

Researchers at Notre Dame are developing a renewable energy approach for synthesizing ammonia, an essential component of fertilizers that support the world’s food production needs. The Haber-Bosch process developed in the early 1900s for producing ammonia relies on non-renewable fossil fuels and has limited applications for only large, centralized chemical plants.

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23 students and alumni win NSF Graduate Research Fellowship awards or honorable mentions

Author: Nora Kenney

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently announced the winners of its 2018 Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), with 12 University of Notre Dame students and alumni winning the highly coveted award from a pool of national competitors. Another 11 received honorable mention. Overall, 23 current or former Notre Dame students earned recognition from the NSF.

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Eighteen undergraduate students receive 2018 Slatt Scholars in Energy Research

Author: Barbara Villarosa

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Eighteen undergraduate students have been awarded 2018 Slatt Fellowships. The Vincent P. Slatt Endowment for Undergraduate Research in Energy Systems and Processes supports undergraduate researchers who are interested in creating better energy systems and devices or strengthening America’s energy future through the development of policies and infrastructure to support new technologies.

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Smallest-scale work in electrochemistry leads to sizable research strides

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

Paul Bohn 250

At a few billionths of a meter, a nanopore is too tiny to see and too tiny to image easily. These miniscule cavities, when created in synthetic materials, are incredibly powerful. One of Notre Dame’s research groups is among the earliest to investigate electron transfer reactions inside nanopores, and therefore was invited to share their insights in a perspective paper published in ACS Central Science.

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