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New NIH-funded research to solve problem of drug-resistant malaria

New NIH-funded research to solve problem of drug-resistant malaria
University of Notre Dame biologist Michael Ferdig, Ph.D., is leading a new $11.5 million program project (P01) grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Ferdig and his team at Notre Dame are partnering with researchers at the Center for Infectious Disease Research (CID Research) in Seattle and Texas Biomedical...

The Early Campus: Farms & Forestry

The Early Campus: Farms & Forestry
Strong connections exist between Notre Dame's founding and early life and today's University. While this is especially true of its roots in the Catholic intellectual tradition, it’s also observed in some lesser-known moments in history that show how Notre Dame has carried out its mission as a residential campus where scholars...

New End Point Strategy for Disease Elimination

New End Point Strategy for Disease Elimination
Over 1.2 billion people in the world suffer from the mosquito-borne disease lymphatic filariasis (LF). Notre Dame researchers have developed models that can be used to assess the use of treated table salt as a complementary means, in addition to mass drug administration, toward the elimination of LF.…

Researchers receive $2.9 Million for 5-year Monsoon Study

Researchers receive $2.9 Million for 5-year Monsoon Study
Researchers at the University of Notre Dame are at the forefront of a five-year study to measure oceanic and atmospheric conditions and flow patterns of monsoons across the Indian Ocean, in particular Bay of Bengal, to help improve predictive models. Current models can predict monsoon weather seven to 10 days out....

Celebrate World Environment Day on June 5 with ND Energy and ECI

Celebrate World Environment Day on June 5 with ND Energy and ECI
ND Energy and the Environmental Change Initiative (ECI) are coming together to celebrate #WorldEnvironmentDay on Monday, June 5th.  World Environment Day is sponsored by the United Nations (UN) and encourages worldwide awareness and action for the environment. This year, the host country is Canada, and the theme is Connecting People...

Two bald eaglets born at ND-LEEF in St. Patrick’s County Park

Two bald eaglets born at ND-LEEF in St. Patrick’s County Park
For the first time since claiming a former red-tailed hawk nest in 2015, the bald eagles residing at the University of Notre Dame Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility (ND-LEEF) in St. Patrick’s County Park have fledged two eaglets.   While this is the third season the eagle pair has called ND-LEEF...

The power of computational modeling to combat diseases

The power of computational modeling to combat diseases
For people living in the US, the Zika epidemic of 2016 seemed to have come out of nowhere and to have now almost disappeared. Zika infections and microcephaly in newborns were daily headline news. Now where are we?  Alex Perkins, PhD, Eck Family Assistant Professor in the Department of…

Notre Dame’s Genomics and Bioinformatics Core Facility Acquires New Equipment

Notre Dame’s Genomics and Bioinformatics Core Facility Acquires New Equipment
The new system for high-throughput sequencing supports health and environmental research From cancer to vector-borne diseases, and from drug development to monitoring invasive species, DNA sequencing is vital to the research being done at the University of Notre Dame. To support these research efforts, the Genomics and Bioinformatics Core Facility...