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Notre Dame mosquito researcher weighs in on Zika

August 23, 2016

The Zika zone is expanding in Florida as Miami Beach sees a huge increase in cases and money is running out to help study and fight Zika. Congress has not yet passed a bill to fund it. Now, a Notre Dame researcher is weighing in. Researchers at Notre Dame are starting to look into Zika. They already study the mosquito species called Aedes aegypti -- the primary global mosquito transmitter of a number of viruses around the planet. including Zika.…

This paper-based device can spot poor-quality medicines

August 23, 2016

WASHINGTON: Scientists have developed a simple, inexpensive paper-based device which can identify poor-quality or degraded medications within minutes.…

Uncovering a new pathway to halting metastasis

August 19, 2016

Metastasis, the process by which cancer cells leave the primary tumor and spread to other sites in the body, is responsible for more than 90 percent of cancer deaths. Thus, there is a significant need to improve the therapeutic options for patients who suffer from metastatic disease. New research from the laboratory of Zachary T. Schafer, associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, Coleman Foundation Collegiate Chair of Cancer Biology and researcher in the Harper Cancer Research Institute, could lead to these new therapies.

Notre Dame Partnership Widens Research Enterprise

August 18, 2016

The University of Notre Dame Eck Institute for Global Health has partnered with AIDS Free World, an international advocacy organization, to address health problems affecting the global poor.

Bringing academic tools to life: Notre Dame graduate students help South Bend neighborhoods

August 08, 2016

As a former resident of South Bend, Dr. Naomi Penney was familiar with the vast needs and limited resources community members had to address community neighborhood improvement projects. For years she worked Diana Hess, Executive Director of the Neighborhood Resources Connection (NRC), who mentored her through the intricacies of managing a community support system. Penney currently teaches for the University of Notre Dame’s Master of Science in Global Health program at the Eck Institute for Global Health and has unique collegiate resources to work toward solutions, including graduate student researchers. Thus, by putting the two together and working with Hess’s leadership, an answer for South Bend residents was on the horizon.…

Notre Dame graduates receive send-off from global health leader

August 05, 2016

On Saturday, July 30, 2016, the University of Notre Dame’s Master of Science in Global Health program held its 5th Commencement exercise, graduating 21 students with the professional degree of Master of Science in Global Health.  The year culminated with a capstone project in which students fulfilled their research requirement in 10 different countries including Belize, Ecuador, India, Mexico, Moldova, Peru, Thailand, Uganda, the United States, and Zambia.…