Use of PFAS in cosmetics ‘widespread,’ new study finds

Use of PFAS in cosmetics ‘widespread,’ new study finds

Many cosmetics sold in the United States and Canada likely contain high levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a potentially toxic class of chemicals linked to a number of serious health conditions, according to new research from the University...
Eck Institute for Global Health to study Zika in Belize

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

Researchers Use Light to Manipulate Mosquitoes

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...
Tuberculosis: The Disease of Antiquity

Tuberculosis: The Disease of Antiquity

Jeff Schorey, a world-renowned expert with pioneering work on the role of exosomes in infectious diseases, has been studying mycobacterial disease for almost two decades.

Three Notre Dame faculty elected to AAAS section committees

Christine M. Maziar will serve as member-at-large on the Societal Impacts of Science and Engineering section committee, Agustin Fuentes will serve as Chair-elect on the Anthropology section committee and Richard Taylor will serve as Council Delegate on the Pharmaceutical Sciences...

Zika: Where are we now?

Professors in Notre Dame’s Department of Biological Sciences and members of the Eck Institute reflect on the outbreak, the challenges presented by the virus and the work yet to be done to help health professionals and key decision makers protect...