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Mosquitoes smell you better at night, study finds

Mosquitoes smell you better at night, study finds

In work published this week in Nature: Scientific Reports, a team of researchers from the University of Notre Dame’s Eck Institute for Global Health, led by Associate Professor Giles Duffield and Assistant Professor Zain Syed of the Department of Biological Sciences, revealed that the major malaria vector in Africa, the...

Capt. Carter appointed to assistant dean in the College of Science

Capt. Carter appointed to assistant dean in the College of Science

Captain Clarence (Earl) Carter, USN (Retired) will be joining the College of Science as an assistant dean on September 1. In his new role, Capt. Carter will assume many new duties in the College of Science, including facilities oversight, faculty appointments, assisting the associate deans and department chairs in college-wide efforts,...

Notre Dame and Moi University join research efforts to shed light on breast cancer

Notre Dame and Moi University join research efforts to shed light on breast cancer

Breast cancer is a major health problem worldwide, and the incidence of the disease is rising across Africa. A new joint research effort between the University of Notre Dame’s Eck Institute for Global Health and Harper Cancer Research Institute and a Kenyan doctoral student from Moi University is examining the...

New study explores how dengue virus changes mosquito behavior

New study explores how dengue virus changes mosquito behavior

Biting mosquitoes are not only annoying but can be dangerous, even deadly. A new study involving researchers at the University of Notre Dame explores a potential biological mechanism through which disease virus can alter the behavior of mosquitoes. In a previous study, led by Alexandre Peixoto of Fiocruz in Brazil,...

All the better to see cancer with

All the better to see cancer with

By creating a novel imaging technique, Prof. Amanda Hummon, a colorectal cancer specialist, and Prof. Paul Bohn, an imaging expert, are looking inside tumors with greater clarity than ever before. One of the most vexing challenges in the fight against cancer is the disease’s adaptability: Even if cancerous cells are...

Astronomers utilize Hubble Space Telescope to find source of Magellanic Stream

Astronomers utilize Hubble Space Telescope to find source of Magellanic Stream

University of Notre Dame astronomers Nicolas Lehner and Christopher Howk, along with their collaborators, have used NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope to solve a 40-year mystery on the origin of the Magellanic Stream, a long ribbon of gas stretching nearly halfway around our Milky Way galaxy. The Large and Small Magellanic...

GLOBES moves to the Reilly Center

GLOBES moves to the Reilly Center

The John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values recently announced  that the GLOBES graduate program is now part of the Reilly Center. The move will take place before the start of the Fall 2013 semester and will allow for maximum collaboration between the two entities in the coming...

Undergraduates present summer research findings at symposium

Undergraduates present summer research findings at symposium

On Friday, Aug. 2, undergraduate researchers who spent their summers in laboratories at the University of Notre Dame, University of Michigan, and Ivy Tech Community College, presented their summer research projects at the Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Jordan Hall of Science. Research findings were shared as oral and...

Patricia Clark receives $3.8M NIH collaborative award

Patricia Clark receives $3.8M NIH collaborative award

Patricia L. Clark, the Rev. John Cardinal O’Hara, C.S.C. Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has received a $3.8M award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to lead a pioneering model of collaboration that draws together seven institutions, eight co-PIs and six postdoctoral associates to study macromolecular interactions in living...

Record breaking attendance at the seventh annual Arthropod Genomics Symposium

Record breaking attendance at the seventh annual Arthropod Genomics Symposium

Over 250 scientists from around the world attended the 2013 Arthropod Genomics Symposium and Vector Base Workshop from June 12-15, 2013. This was the first time the Eck Institute for Global Health hosted this annual event of professional scientists and researchers. Presenters included researchers at the forefront of developing genomic approaches to...

Undergraduates from across the country compete in Physics Olympics

Undergraduates from across the country compete in Physics Olympics

Most people think that 2013 was an off year for the Olympics, but not at Notre Dame. Students in the physics section of the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs at Michigan State University, Purdue University, and the University of Notre Dame competed in the Physics Olympics on Monday, July...