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Researchers isolate biting, non-biting genes in pitcher plant mosquitoes

December 28, 2017

Understanding that divergence, researchers say, is a starting point to determining whether there are non-biting genes in other species that could be manipulated in order to reduce transmission of vector-borne diseases.

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Little Giants: A closer look at a tiny bug with a big role to play

November 30, 2017

Michael Pfrender sits facing a whiteboard in his lab at the Galvin Life Science Center. He's discussing the genomics of Daphia--water fleas, found in every standing body of water in the world--and has a tendency to sketch when he speaks. "You want to see some of them?" he asks. "That's the fun part, right?

Patty Champion Feature

New study finds mycobacteria can sense presence of proteins that cause disease

November 28, 2017

A new study by Notre Dame and Michigan State researchers could help scientists identify how to tone down the ability of mycobacteria to cause disease and help them in treating infection.

Notre Dame to Host Indiana University Professor of Law for Lecture and Discussion

October 25, 2017

Eck Institute for Global Health event to focus 'moral imperative' of access to medicine    The Eck Institute for Global Health will host a 2017-2018 Notre Dame Forum event featuring Fran Quigley, director of the Health and Human Rights Clinic at the Indiana University McKinney School of Law, at 7 p.m. Nov. 2 (Thursday) in the Carey Auditorium in Hesburgh Library.…

Patricia Clark Feature

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.…

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