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Researchers Use Light to Manipulate Mosquitoes

June 19, 2017

Anopheles 250

Scientists at the University of Notre Dame have found that exposure to just 10 minutes of light at night suppresses biting and manipulates flight behavior in the Anopheles gambiae mosquito, the major vector for transmission of malaria in Africa, according to new research published in the journal Parasites and Vectors.

The power of computational modeling to combat diseases

May 26, 2017

For people living in the US, the Zika epidemic of 2016 seemed to have come out of nowhere and to have now almost disappeared. Zika infections and microcephaly in newborns were daily headline news. Now where are we? 

Alex Perkins, PhD, Eck Family Assistant Professor in the Department of

Explore Notre Dame Research during the Alumni Reunion on June 2

May 24, 2017

During the Alumni Association’s annual reunion event, Notre Dame Research will host an open house from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the first Friday of June.

Notre Dame Graduate: Improving our Community

May 05, 2017

Notre Dame alumna Katherine Merritt ’14, MS ’16, is well on her way to improving our community health system through her work and dedication to behind the scenes research and analysis of population health-based initiatives.

“I am interested in using what I have learned at Notre Dame and applying it by giving back to the South Bend community,” says Merritt. “I am passionate about population health and thankful to have the opportunity to learn from and work with people directly impacting healthcare for all of us.”…

Notre Dame Faculty and Students Support Efforts to Tackle Lead in South Bend

May 02, 2017

“Lead is in dust and soil; it’s all around us,” states Dr. Heidi Beidinger-Burnett, Assistant Professor at the Eck Institute for Global Health. “Some areas are worse than others. Because we cannot eliminate lead from our living environments, we need to learn how to limit exposure, especially in our children.”…

Funding scientific research fuels job creation

April 26, 2017

Sparking Economic Growth

Notre Dame researchers have contributed both to the local and national economies through government-funded grants.

GBCF acquires new equipment

April 25, 2017

illumina NextSeq 500 Sequencing System

The new equipment supports a broad range of applications that can sequence millions of DNA fragments.

Notre Dame Student Team Competes in International Competition

April 19, 2017

After the wake of two devastating civil wars in the 1990’s and 2000's, and the Ebola epidemic in 2014 which left more than 3,600 Liberian children orphans, the Liberian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (LMHSW) recognized the critical mental health problem in their country, especially among Liberian youth. Imagine you work for a consulting firm that has been asked for a proposal to address this problem. You must develop an interdisciplinary approach built on evidence-based strategies to improve mental health education and reduce stigma associated with mental illness. Most importantly, you only have a week to prepare. Every spring, Emory University hosts a competition where a similar fictional challenge based on real situations is undertaken by undergraduate and graduate students. This year, a team of six University of Notre Dame students, with funding, coaching, and support from the Eck Institute for Global Health

Nitesh Chawla named recipient of 1st Source Bank’s 2017 Commercialization Award

April 19, 2017

Nitesh Chawla

Chawla received the award, which carries a $20,000 cash prize, for innovating a new data science software, Aunsight, allowing data scientists and business analysts to deliver on the business value proposition of big data analytics.

Nine students receive USAID funding

April 10, 2017

Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development

The funding will be used to address pressing global development challenges through research abroad.

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