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Will heart cells help solve our most complex problems?

nwelding • Date: August 21, 2018

Beating heart cells used to build bio oscillators

As part of a new study, researchers at the University of Notre Dame aim to create a more optimal computer network for solving complex problems — using heart cells.

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Cancer Cells Thrive in Stiff Tissue, According to New Study

nwelding • Date: May 3, 2018

Scientists studying tumor growth and metastasis at the University of Notre Dame fabricated a human tissue model to examine how cancer cells interact with connective tissue in the breast. Their recently published study suggests that stiffer breast tissue creates an environment more prone to cancer.

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Notre Dame Researchers Receive Prestigious National Science Foundation Awards

nwelding • Date: May 17, 2017

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has recognized ten University of Notre Dame faculty members — including four from the College of Engineering — for their excellence in research with Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards.

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Biocomputing: Imitating the Real Thing to Improve Life

nwelding • Date: January 27, 2017

Pinar Zorlutuna and a team of University researchers have created a new type of diode, one that is made entirely of cardiac muscle cells and fibroblasts. Their recently published paper titled “Muscle-Cell-Based ‘Living Diodes’” discusses how using muscle cells as the diode components is ideal for cell-based information processing.

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