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VWR supports Notre Dame Research to detect Low-Quality Medicines in Kenya

June 22, 2016

In partnership with the Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD), Professor of Chemistry Marya Lieberman and her research team have received support from VWR , a leading global independent provider of product and service solutions to laboratory and production customers.

DoD grant funds pursuit of novel insecticides to fight Zika, other diseases

June 08, 2016

A collaboration among faculty in the Eck Institute for Global Health and the Warren Family Research Center for Drug Discovery and Development is investigating new ways to kill the mosquitoes that carry the Zika virus, dengue fever, and other dangerous diseases. Mary Ann McDowell, an associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, and co-principal investigator Zain Syed, an assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, recently received a two-year Department of Defense (DoD) grant for $418,000 to pursue compounds identified during McDowell’s previous large insecticide development project funded by the DoD. Both faculty are members of the Eck Institute for Global Health. Bruce Melancon, a research assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Warren Center, is collaborating in the work.…

Entomologist Nicole L. Achee helps write Gene Drives Report

June 08, 2016

University of Notre Dame medical entomologist Nicole L. Achee is a member of committee convened to summarize the scientific discoveries related to gene drives and considerations for their responsible use. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health asked the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to convene the committee.