The promise of one-dose insulin treatment for type 1 diabetes

Thanks to the glucose-responsive hydrogel engineered by Prof. Matthew J. Webber, type 1 diabetes may soon be managed with a single daily injection—and fewer long-term side effects.

Prof. Matthew Webber and graduate student in his lab
CBE Graduate Student Zeinab Ramshani

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Sihan Yu and Matthew Webber

Researchers develop novel method for glucagon delivery

For children with Type 1 diabetes, the risk of experiencing a severe hypoglycemic episode is especially common — and …

Jennifer Schaefer

Driving change by using new materials in rechargeable batteries

Electric vehicles have been on the roads since 1999. Since that time, nearly 5.4 million hybrid and plug-in models …

Ruilan Guo

Ruilan Guo to join Polymer editorial board

Ruilan Guo, the Frank M. Freimann Associate Professor of Engineering, will join the editorial board of Polymer, an …

Hernan Delgado

Hernan Delgado honored with Notre Dame’s Shaheen Graduate Student Award

Hernan Delgado, a Ph.D. graduate in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has received the Eli J. and Helen Shaheen …

Bill Schneider

William F. Schneider awarded Notre Dame’s James A. Burns, C.S.C., Award for outstanding mentorship of doctoral students

William F. Schneider is the recipient of the James A. Burns, C.S.C., Graduate School Award. The award showcases the …

Congratulations 2021 Ph.D. and M.S. graduates

Congratulations 2021 CBE M.S. and Ph.D. graduates

During the best of times, pursuit of a graduate degree requires you to meet and overcome obstacles along the way. The …

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Fighting to Cure Food Allergies

Food allergies in children are on the rise — and there is no medicine to cure them. Prof. Basar Bilgicer and his team are engineering molecules to create an inhibitor — given as a monthly shot or pill — to prevent an allergic reaction from starting at all.