New Notre Dame ideas with potential to improve health and wellness secure funding

Research extends from the most common cause of heart attacks to a rare brain disorder affecting children


The University of Notre Dame’s Advanced Diagnostics & Therapeutics (AD&T) initiative announced the recipients of its 2017 Discovery Fund awards, which provide seed funding to some of the most creative ideas being developed by Notre Dame faculty and their collaborators in areas of biomedical, environmental, and behavioral health.…

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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 few years ago this connection between SUMO and gene regulation was relatively unknown, but now, Notre Dame researchers are exploring how a disruption to the SUMO protein’s ability to regulate embryo development may be linked to congenital heart defects. 

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Notre Dame students on the front lines of medical research

New fellowships enable summer research at New York’s largest health system



Two Notre Dame undergraduate students—Anne Grisoli and Richard Felli—and two graduate students—Katelyn Ludwig and Steve Marczak—spent the summer of 2016 conducting laboratory and clinical research at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in New York. All four are recipients of the inaugural Precision Medicine Research Fellowships

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A Researcher's Take on White House PMI Summit


The announcement from the White House’s Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Summit marks a brighter future for patient care globally. However, we should anticipate that recent advances in precision medicine simply begin our journey down a road that will take time and resolve to complete. From a physiological standpoint humans are very complicated systems and our individual differences have a great impact on our susceptibility to different illnesses and diseases.…

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New awards stimulate cutting-edge biomedical and environmental research at Notre Dame


For a third consecutive year, the University of Notre Dame’s Advanced Diagnostics & Therapeutics (AD&T) initiative announced grant awards for a range of research projects that have the potential to solve significant problems in human and environmental health. The awards foster interdisciplinary research and promote new commercialization activity. Technologies developed through previous grants have been licensed by start-up companies, such as Contect

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Graduate fellowships awarded for biomedical research at Notre Dame



Two students at the University of Notre Dame, each working on distinct technologies that could change the way cancer is understood and diagnosed, have been awarded the 2015/16 Berry Family Foundation Graduate Fellowships in Advanced Diagnostics & Therapeutics. Melinda Lake and Cody Narciso received the fellowships for their high-quality scholarship and the potential that their research could lead to significant improvements in Precision Medicine

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


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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Notre Dame and major New York medical group collaborate on biomedical research

Feinstein Institute for Medical Research

The University of Notre Dame and Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have announced a plan to collaborate on biomedical research projects, student training, joint conferences and other forms of academic exchange.

The Feinstein Institute was founded in 1999 to host the research operations for the North Shore-LIJ Health System. As a leading nonprofit research institute with more than 15,000 patients and volunteers participating in studies each year, this partnership will allow both organizations access to data sets, patient trials and groundbreaking innovations.

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