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Natural bacterial proteins may prove viable alternatives to antibiotics

March 20, 2018

Tiny proteins found in the genomes of some types of bacteria are effective weapons against a wide range of other bacteria, opening the door for the development of new therapies in the age of antibiotic resistance, according to new research at the University of Notre Dame.

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Mapping the burden of cholera in sub-Saharan Africa

March 02, 2018

Sean Moore, a research assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and the Eck Institute for Global Health, has coauthored a paper mapping the incidence of cholera in Africa, a critical step in the World Health Organization’s goal of reducing cholera deaths by 90 percent over the next decade.

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Biophysicist Patricia Clark awarded $1.1M Keck grant for protein folding study

March 01, 2018

Results from this medical research grant could shed new light on how deadly bacterial infections spread.

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Eck Institute for Global Health hosts inaugural regional global health case competition

February 14, 2018

Earlier this month, the Eck Institute for Global Health hosted the Inaugural Regional Global Health Case Competition on the University of Notre Dame campus. The event was based on the Emory Global Health Case Competition…

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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?

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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.…

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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.

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