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Event to Focus on Cancer Research

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

Beatrice Knudsen

Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI) Research Day Monday, April 23 will gather cancer researchers from the University of Notre Dame and Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend (IUSM-SB) in an afternoon of exchange and discussion. A keynote address by Beatrice Knudsen, M.D., Ph.D., will discuss “Tissue Banking for Genomic Research and Personalized Medicine.”

All events for Research Day will take place in Raclin-Carmichael and Harper Halls at IUSM-SB where the cancer research institute is headquartered. Notre Dame and IUSM-SB faculty and research staff who are currently engaged in cancer research or who are interested in forming cancer-related research partnerships are encouraged to attend. Undergraduate, graduate and medical students and post-doctoral fellows and staff also are welcome.

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Golfers support NPC research through Parseghian Classic at Pebble Beach Resorts

Author: Marissa Gebhard

Pebble Beach Golf Links

Golfers are teaming with the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation and the University of Notre Dame to find a treatment or cure for Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC) disease, a rare and fatal neurodegenerative disease that primarily strikes children before and during adolescence. Proceeds raised from the Parseghian Classic golf fundraiser at Pebble Beach Resorts on June 22-24 will fund NPC research at Notre Dame and other institutions.

“Notre Dame researchers are at the forefront of NPC research and their advances in the understanding of this disease give hope to all NPC children and their families,” says Cindy Parseghian, who co-founded the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation just two months after three of her four children were diagnosed with NPC.

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Team of scientists wins grant to research tuberculosis diagnostics

Author: Sarah Craig

Jeff Schorey

University of Notre Dame Professor Jeff Schorey, associate director of the Eck Institute for Global Health and a member of the Center for Rare and Neglected Diseases, is part of a team of researchers who received one of 10 new Grand Challenges in Global Health (GCGH) Grants from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to identify biomarkers for the diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB).

TB is one of the world’s deadliest infectious diseases with an estimated 9 million individuals diagnosed and 1.6 million deaths every year. This makes TB the second leading cause of death by an infectious agent, behind only HIV. In 1993, the World Health Organization declared TB a global emergency. This realization has resulted in a significant push to develop new treatment and prevention strategies.

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Bengal Bouts participants aid in concussion research

Author: William G. Gilroy

82nd Annual Bengal Bouts

The University of Notre Dame’s annual Bengal Bouts student boxing tournament’s longtime mantra is “Strong bodies fight, that weak bodies may be nourished.”

The unusual mantra is fitting for an unusual competition whose ticket sale proceeds benefit Holy Cross Missions in Bangladesh, part of the ministry of the Congregation of Holy Cross, Notre Dame’s founding religious community.

However, this year a large number of Bengal Bouts boxers are going even further to do good by volunteering to participate in post-bout concussion testing.

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