The University of Notre Dame has opened the application period for its annual competition for Naughton Fellowships. The competitive fellowships provide funding for PhD, Masters, or undergraduate students with an aptitude for the STEM disciplines to complete research or study in Ireland or at Notre Dame.
More than 1 billion people in tropical and subtropical countries are at risk for lymphatic filariasis (LF), also known as elephantiasis. The World Health Organization has set a goal to eliminate LF in vulnerable countries through mass drug administrations, an effort that has seen dramatic results. However, a new study suggests that WHO’s recommendations for elimination are not enough.
In the lead-up to 21st meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP 21), 10 countries have come from behind to make marked progress in their ability to withstand the shocks and stresses of climate change, while five are distinctly less resilient, according to data released Tuesday (Nov. 17) by the University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN).
Over the last five years, the 10 countries that have made the biggest jump on the ND-GAIN Country Index to become better climate adapters are Cote d’Ivoire, Laos, Georgia, The Philippines, Russia, Poland, Rwanda, Mongolia, Guinea and the Solomon Islands.
Scientists have observed three species of wasps evolving into three new species, an intriguing case of rapid evolution in action.
Jay LaVerne, professional specialist in the University of Notre Dame’s Radiation Laboratory and a concurrent research professor of physics, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in honor of his efforts toward advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished.
LaVerne’s research concerns the examination of the energy loss, charge and other properties of ionizing radiation and to elucidate the fundamental radiolytic decomposition of molecules and the subsequent kinetics of the reactive transients.
University of Notre Dame researchers have discovered a compound that accelerates diabetic wound healing, which may open the door to new treatment strategies.
Recently, science students gathered at the Jordan Hall of Science for the annual Fall Undergraduate Research Fair on October 29 to learn about getting involved in undergraduate research at Notre Dame, around the country, and around the world. The fair began with an information session on undergraduate research opportunities in chemistry, followed by student poster presentations and another information session on internships.
The Warren Family Research Center for Drug Discovery and Development at the University of Notre Dame has established a research collaboration with Retrophin, Inc. and the Grace Wilsey Foundation to focus on developing treatment for NGLY1 deficiency. …
University of Notre Dame astronomer Timothy Beers and his Galactic Archaeology group, which includes Notre Dame astronomers Daniela Carollo and Vinicius Placco, have led an international team of researchers that have produced the first chronographic (age) map of the halo of the Milky Way galaxy.
The Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) and Professor Marya Lieberman have won a USAID Development Innovation Ventures award to improve global health.