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Mosquitoes smell you better at night, study finds

August 30, 2013

In work published this week in Nature: Scientific Reports, a team of researchers from the University of Notre Dame’s Eck Institute for Global Health, led by Associate Professor Giles Duffield and Assistant Professor Zain Syed of the Department of Biological Sciences, revealed that the major malaria vector in Africa, the Anopheles gambiae mosquito, is able to smell major human host odorants better at night ...

Researchers identify new drug target for treating jet lag and shift work disorders

August 30, 2013

University of Notre Dame researchers, as part of a collaborative effort, have identified a protein that potentially could be a target for drugs that that would help people recover faster from jet lag and better adjust their circadian rhythms during rotational shift work. The study appears in the Aug. 29 issue of the journal Cell ...

Notre Dame and Moi University join research efforts to shed light on breast cancer

August 29, 2013

Breast cancer is a major health problem worldwide, and the incidence of the disease is rising across Africa ...

New study explores how dengue virus changes mosquito behavior

August 26, 2013

Biting mosquitoes are not only annoying but can be dangerous, even deadly. A new study involving researchers at the University of Notre Dame explores a potential biological mechanism through which disease virus can alter the behavior of mosquitoes ...

Haiti Program's Summer Newsletter

August 02, 2013

Thanks to Fr. Tom Streit, CSC, & Dr. Marie Denise Milord at the Haiti program for supporting the MSGH students. view the Haiti Program's summer newsletter here…