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Mayland Chang receives NFL Charities grant to study traumatic brain injury therapies

December 22, 2010

Mayland Chang, a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame, has received a grant from NFL Charities to design and develop therapeutics for the treatment of traumatic brain injury ...

New study examines immunity in emerging species of a major mosquito carrier of malaria

December 21, 2010

In notable back-to-back papers appearing in the prestigioous journal Science in October, teams of researchers, one led by Nora Besansky, a professor of biological sciences and a member of the Eck Institute for Global Health at the University of Notre Dame ...

Eck Institute researchers have strong presence in prestigious journal Science

December 10, 2010

A visible sign of the continuing emergence of the University of Notre Dame as a world-class research university is the increasing number of papers by its researchers that appear in prestigious science journal ...

Notre Dame VectorBase project offers genomic resources

December 09, 2010

Something as simple as whether a disease-carrying mosquito lives primarily inside or outside can affect whether it comes into contact with humans or is exposed to insecticides—and that has implications for disease transmission and control ...

Eck Institute for Global Health Faculty and Students Attend the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

November 02, 2010

Twenty-two representatives from the Eck Institute for Global Health are contributing to the premier forum for tropical medicine and global health this week ...

Genes of mosquito responsible for spread of West Nile virus and lymphatic filariasis sequenced

October 25, 2010

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame’s Eck Institute for Global Health have coauthored a paper recently published in the journal Science that announces the genome sequencing of Culex quinquefasciatus ...

McDowell and Severson Invited Speakers at Brazilian Workshop

October 25, 2010

Mary Ann McDowell, associate professor of biological sciences and David Severson, director of the Eck Institute for Global Health, were invited speakers at a workshop on disease vectors in Recife, Brazil ...

Notre Dame researchers play key role in important new malaria studies

October 22, 2010

University of Notre Dame researchers played a key role in new studies that provide evidence that Anopheles gambiae, which is one of the major carriers of the malaria parasite in Sub-Saharan Africa, is evolving into two separate species with different traits ...

Notre Dame to recognize its heroes of Haiti

October 08, 2010

During the Notre Dame-Pittsburgh football game on Saturday (Oct. 9), the University will recognize a special group of alumni and staff who represented the large Notre Dame contingent who helped with the recovery efforts after the January earthquake in Haiti ...

Notre Dame researcher helps discover "walking" properties of bacteria

October 07, 2010

Talk about a walk on the wild side: University of Notre Dame researcher Joshua Shrout is co-author of a new paper that shows that bacteria are capable of “standing up” and moving while vertical ...

Notre Dame and University of Wyoming scientists genetically engineer silkworms to produce artificial spider silk

September 29, 2010

A research and development effort by the University of Notre Dame, the University of Wyoming, and Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. has succeeded in producing transgenic silkworms capable of spinning artificial spider silks ...

A Finding on Malaria Comes From Humble Origins

September 27, 2010

It has taken 10 years for Dr. Beatrice H. Hahn to build the world’s most comprehensive treasury of great ape dung samples. And now it has yielded an unexpected gem: The most dangerous form of malaria originated in gorillas, not chimps, as had long been believed ...

Notre Dame biologist believes Florida dengue cases merit close attention

August 03, 2010

A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report presents evidence that dengue fever, largely absent from the United States for decades, has reemerged in Florida ...

Silliman named Darcy Distinguished Lecturer in ground water science

July 30, 2010

Stephen E. Silliman, professor of civil engineering and geological sciences at the University of Notre Dame, has been named the 2011 Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecturer by the National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation ...

UN declares clean water a 'fundamental human right'

July 28, 2010

The UN has declared that access to clean water and sanitation is a fundamental human right ...

Notre Dame researchers receive medical technologies grants for Indiana-based initiatives

July 22, 2010

Three University of Notre Dame faculty members—Basar Bilgicer, Bradley S. Gibson, and Paul Helquist—have been awarded grants from the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (Indiana CTSI) ...

Notre Dame biologist Lodge's DNA detections validated by Asian carp capture in Lake Calumet

June 24, 2010

The capture of a bighead carp in Lake Calumet, Ill., on June 22 (Tuesday), is the first capture of a live Asian carp between the electric barrier in the Chicago Area Waterway System (CAWS) and Lake Michigan ...

Katie Washington named 2010 valedictorian

April 07, 2010

Katie Washington, a biological sciences major from Gary, Ind., has been named valedictorian of the 2010 University of Notre Dame graduating class and will present the valedictory address during Commencement exercises May 16 (Sunday) in Notre Dame stadium ...

Nine Faculty Receive Genomics and Bioinformatics Pilot Project Awards

February 08, 2010

The Genomics, Disease Ecology and Global Health Strategic Research Investment Program and the Eck Institute for Global Health have announced the presentation of nine awards to support pilot projects in the areas of genomics and bioinformatics ...