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Notre Dame global health leaders attend American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene meeting

Author: Brandi Klingerman

Eck Institute for Global Health

From Saturday, October 28 through Thursday, November 1, members of the University of Notre Dame research community will travel to New Orleans, LA for the annual American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) meeting. Of the over 40 Notre Dame faculty, researchers, and students in attendance, many will be presenting their research through lectures, presentations, and posters. 

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Notre Dame releases climate vulnerability assessment of more than 270 US cities

Author: Jessica Sieff

Dome In Fall

Researchers at Notre Dame have completed a two-year assessment of the current climate risks of more than 270 U.S. cities. The result is the Urban Adaptation Assessment, an open-source, free measurement and analysis tool that explores a city’s ability to adapt and readiness for adaptation to climate change.

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Physics Machine Shop an invaluable resource to researchers

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

Physics Machine Shop

Physicists at the University of Notre Dame are developing groundbreaking devices, but many of their inventions begin as raw materials that are shaped, cut, tooled, engraved, and soldered with precision in the Physics Machine Shop. The shop's open house will be from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24.

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Washington Post reporter says engaging stories are the way to share science

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

Amy Ellis Nutt

“All around us there are voices of denial, which make not only elucidating the truth difficult, but put our health, our economy, our way of life and what we value in that life, in danger,” The Washington Post neuroscience reporter Amy Ellis Nutt told an audience in September.

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New study reveals surprising effects of mutations in proteins

Author: Teresa L. Johnson

Jeffrey Peng

Predicting how mutations in proteins alter their ability to function is critical to understanding what drives health and disease in humans. A new study in Structure, Cell Press by scientists at the University of Notre Dame and their colleagues demonstrates how a minor mutation can have far-reaching effects on a protein, playing a role in the onset of different diseases.

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Summer undergraduate research meaningful for several who conducted work on campus

Author: Alexandra Park

Summer Undergraduate Research

Several undergraduate students from the University of Notre Dame's College of Science spent their summers on campus conducting research on topics including medicine, ecology, physics and mathematics. Their enthusiasm and dedication toward their projects embodied the spirit of using scholarship and creative endeavor to advance scientific understanding of the world.

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