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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.   

Researchers improve method to identify aquatic species using environmental DNA

July 18, 2017

Sampling Water

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).

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.

Homemade Poison: Notre Dame Health Experts respond to Health Crisis

July 12, 2017

Brittany Griffith and her husband, David, believed that buying their first house on the near northwest side of South Bend in 2012 marked a huge step toward the American dream. They have since learned that they live in a home and neighborhood with the highest levels of lead poisoning in Indiana.

Eck Institute for Global Health to study Zika in Belize

July 11, 2017

Eck Institute for Global Health to study Zika in Belize

The University has announced a collaboration with Mayo Clinic, the Belize Ministry of Health and the Belize Vector and Ecology Center aimed at strengthening the country’s ability to respond to Zika virus and other arboviruses.

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.”…

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