News » Archives » March 2014

Notre Dame physicists investigate plasma tool for destroying cancer cells

March 21, 2014 • Categories: News

ptasinska_in_lab

Notre Dame physicists investigate plasma tool for destroying cancer cells

Notre Dame researchers led by Sylwia Ptasinska, assistant professor of physics, have observed significant DNA damage in cancer cells irradiated by atmospheric pressure plasma, a new radiation source. They have recently published their research in the European Physical Journal

ND Physics in the News: A Guide to Lonely Planets in the Galaxy

March 21, 2014 • Categories: News

A Guide to Lonely Planets in the Galaxy

by Nadia Drake, Posted at National Geographic web site on March 12

Rogue planets are homeless worlds. They have neither sunrises nor sunsets, because unlike the planets we’re more familiar with, these lonely worlds aren’t tethered to a star. Instead, they travel in solitary arcs around the Milky Way’s core.…

Do you have a great idea for cancer research?

March 03, 2014 • Categories: News

Research Like a Champion Today

Do you want to help Notre Dame prevent cancer? You can help Notre Dame find the missing pieces to the puzzle.

The College of Science and Harper Cancer Research Institute are sponsoring a new program for students to drive innovation in cancer research. Individual Notre Dame students or groups of students who choose to work in a team (no more than three students per team) may apply. Both undergraduate and graduate students from all colleges are eligible to submit research proposals that look into the causes, treatment and prevention of cancer.