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Eck Institute for Global Health hosts "Access to Affordable Medicines" panel

May 17, 2018

Last month, the Eck Institute for Global Health (EIGH) hosted an expert panel to discuss and explore the barriers and opportunities related to access to affordable medicines. The panel featured Fran Quigley, JD, director of the Health and Human Rights Clinic at Indiana University McKinney School of Law, Bart Peterson, JD, Chair of the IU Center for Global Health/AMPATH Development Board, and Dr. Bob Ripley, PharmD, Chief Pharmacy Officer at Trinity Health. The panel was a timely event in light of the publication of “Making Medicines Affordable: A National Imperative” by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in November 2017. …

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All are welcome to attend the 2018 S.T.E.M. event during Reunion week

May 16, 2018

The College of Engineering, College of Science, and Notre Dame Research are jointly celebrating the Alumni Association’s Annual Reunion with an event on Friday, June 1, 2018. The festivities will be held in the new McCourtney Hall and will feature fun S.T.E.M. themed food, drinks, and participatory activities.  

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Dengue virus transmission dominated by those with undetected infection, study finds

May 07, 2018

People showing virtually no symptoms are likely the primary source of dengue fever, according to new research published in PLOS Pathogens. Nearly 400 million people each year are infected with dengue virus, which is transmitted through mosquitoes. 

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Master of Science in Global Health Students Begin Capstone Research Projects

May 03, 2018

What a difference 9 months can make! Especially when you are in the University of Notre Dame’s Master of Science in Global Health program: a one-year intensive global health training program, focused on research and science.

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Eck Institute for Global Health Affiliated Undergraduates Present Research at Annual Meeting of the Minds Conference

April 30, 2018

The 13th annual Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Meeting of the Minds conference was held in April at Boston College. This conference celebrates the importance of undergraduate research and provides an opportunity for sharing of ideas and collaboration.

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Study reveals how bacteria communicate in groups to avoid antibiotics

April 27, 2018

This communication was found to vary across the colony and suggests that this bacterium may develop protective behaviors that contribute to its ability to tolerate some antibiotics.

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Lead-tainted soil among targets as students gear up for annual day of service in South Bend

April 10, 2018

On April 14, students from Notre Dame and other local colleges and universities will help spread mulch, rehabilitate homes, paint fire hydrants and lay bricks, among other tasks, as part of Back the Bend, an annual service event.

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Survival strategy: How one enzyme helps bacteria recover from exposure to antibiotics

April 10, 2018

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame focused on an enzyme in gram-negative bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a pathogen that causes pneumonia and sepsis.

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Natural bacterial proteins may prove viable alternatives to antibiotics

March 20, 2018

Tiny proteins found in the genomes of some types of bacteria are effective weapons against a wide range of other bacteria, opening the door for the development of new therapies in the age of antibiotic resistance, according to new research at the University of Notre Dame.

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Mapping the burden of cholera in sub-Saharan Africa

March 02, 2018

Sean Moore, a research assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and the Eck Institute for Global Health, has coauthored a paper mapping the incidence of cholera in Africa, a critical step in the World Health Organization’s goal of reducing cholera deaths by 90 percent over the next decade.

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