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New protein study broadens knowledge of molecular basis for disease

October 14, 2017

Scientists at the University of Notre Dame are one step closer to unraveling the mystery of how intrinsically disordered proteins work, according to new research published in Science.

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Deputy Director of President’s Malaria Initiative to Lead Notre Dame’s Eck Institute for Global Health

October 03, 2017

Bernard Nahlen, currently deputy director of the President’s Malaria Initiative, will join the University of Notre Dame as director of the Eck Institute for Global Health and professor of biological sciences in the College of Science.

Eck Institute for Global Health Continues Partnership with Saint Joseph Medical System

September 25, 2017

Chris Knaub ’17 MS, a recent graduate of the Eck Institute for Global Health’s Master of Science in Global Health program is spending a year as a Global Health Research Associate (GHRA) with Saint Joseph Health System (SJHS). The one-year position is developed through a partnership between University of Notre Dame Eck Institute for Global Health and Saint Joseph Health System.…

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New NIH-funded research to solve problem of drug-resistant malaria

September 20, 2017

University of Notre Dame biologist Michael Ferdig, Ph.D., is leading a new $11.5 million program project (P01) grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Ferdig and his team at Notre Dame are partnering with researchers at the Center for Infectious Disease Research (CID Research) in Seattle and Texas Biomedical Research Institute (TBRI) to better understand the genes in the malaria parasite that are responsible for drug resistance and virulence in order to reduce and ultimately eliminate the often deadly disease.

Eck Institute for Global Health Welcomes Class of 2018

September 11, 2017

The Eck Institute for Global Health welcomes its new class of Master of Science in Global Health students for the 2017-2018 academic year.   The 2018 MS in Global Health class includes 24 students from 16 different undergraduate institutions who have come to Notre Dame to gain a deeper knowledge of the global health challenges facing our world. The master’s program continues to attract dedicated students to the global health field, with students coming from a variety of educational backgrounds and work experiences, including clinical nursing and the Peace Corps.…

New End Point Strategy for Disease Elimination

August 31, 2017

Over 1.2 billion people in the world suffer from the mosquito-borne disease lymphatic filariasis (LF). Notre Dame researchers have developed models that can be used to assess the use of treated table salt as a complementary means, in addition to mass drug administration, toward the elimination of LF.…

2017 Master of Science in Global Health Commencement Exercises

August 23, 2017

The University of Notre Dame’s Master of Science in Global Health program held its sixth commencement exercise on Saturday, July 29, 2017. A diverse cohort of students celebrated the completion of the requirements for the professional degree of Master of Science in Global Health.   The year-long program culminated with a capstone project. Students fulfilled this research requirement in 12 different countries including: Belize, Haiti, India, Kenya, Peru, Thailand, Uganda, Viet Nam, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Zambia and the United States.…

New research suggests climate change could accelerate mosquito-borne disease epidemics

August 01, 2017

Bad news for humans about the spread of mosquito-borne disease as climate change continues to worsen. New research from the University of Notre Dame, recently published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, proposes a new way that climate change could contribute to mosquitos’ capacity to drive disease epidemics. As climate change continues to rise, so could the speed of epidemics of mosquito-borne diseases like dengue and Zika.   …

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Researchers improve method to identify aquatic species using environmental DNA

July 18, 2017

According to a new study, researchers have improved their method of tracking species by using the biological material those organisms leave behind known as environmental DNA (eDNA).

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Notre Dame Research Funding reaches Record-breaking Levels

July 17, 2017

The University of Notre Dame has received $138.1 million in research funding for fiscal year (FY) 2017, surpassing the previous record of $133.7 million set in FY 2015.

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