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Call for proposals: Do you have an idea for innovative cancer research?

Author: Stephanie Healey

Breast cancer research

Undergraduate and graduate students in all colleges across the University are invite to submit a proposal for the 2015 Research Like a Champion Cancer Research Competition.

The three best proposals will receive a $12,500 research award that will provide support throughout the academic year and summer. Funding can be used to support summer student stipends, research supplies, and travel.

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Line up to get your shot!

Author: Samaria O'Brien

David Reed

Vaccine development is incredibly important in the field of cancer research. These innovative new treatments hold great potential for preventing and slowing cancer. Mark Suckow, DVM, director of the Freimann Life Sciences Center and associate research professor of biological sciences, studies the effectiveness of tissue vaccines. These vaccines are harvested from tumor tissue and try to prevent cancer and reduce metastasis. This field is especially interesting for David Reed, an undergraduate student working in Dr. Suckow’s lab this semester.

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Applications for NDnano summer undergraduate research fellowships now open

Author: Provided by NDnano


The Notre Dame Center for Nano Science and Technology (NDnano) has several undergraduate research fellowships available for summer 2015. The NURF program offers motivated undergraduates the opportunity to learn more about a specific area of research in nanoscience or nanoengineering, gain valuable skills inside and outside the lab as part of a faculty-led team, and interact with the other students in Notre Dame's summer research community. Nearly 30 projects are available to choose from.

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Notre Dame, Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center join together to fight sepsis

Author: Arnie Phifer

Precision Medicine logo

The University of Notre Dame and Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center (SJRMC), a member of the Trinity Health system, announced that they are collaborating on research aimed at earlier detection of sepsis in patients. Sepsis, a potentially fatal illness in which the body has a severe inflammatory response to bacteria or other microorganisms, is the leading cause of death from infection in the world and is the costliest condition to U.S. hospitals.

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