Notre Dame will lead a project funded by the National Institutes of Health to better understand the genes responsible for drug resistance and virulence in the malaria parasite in order to reduce and ultimately eliminate the deadly disease. Notre Dame is partnering with researchers at the Center for Infectious Disease Research in Seattle and the Texas Biomedical Research Institute on the project.
A team of astronomers, including several from Notre Dame, studying the unique binary star system AR Scorpii have discovered the brightness of the system has changed over the past decade. The new evidence lends support to an existing theory of how the unusual star emits energy.
Chemical engineers at Notre Dame will contribute their expertise in materials development and modeling to a new research center that will focus on new methods of converting shale gas reserves into chemicals and transportation fuel.
Contrary to numbers released by the U.S. Census Bureau Sept. 12, researchers at Notre Dame and the University of Chicago show that poverty has fallen sharply in the U.S. in recent decades.
Members of the Notre Dame family have made a generous gift to the University to establish the Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Scholarship as part of the Fighting Irish Initiative for student aid. Named in honor of the baseball icon who overcame racism and bigotry throughout his career, the scholarship will be awarded to under-represented, socioeconomically disadvantaged students at the University.
A new study from researchers at Notre Dame and the University of Central Florida shows that programs aimed at reducing early-term elective births have been successful, reducing the number of health complications in mothers and babies.
Research by Idris Adjerid and Corey Angst, IT professors in Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, and Julia Adler-Milstein of the University of California San Francisco shows that when Health Information Exchanges appear in regional markets, there are massive cost savings.
Notre Dame has announced new strategies for strengthening undergraduate residence hall communities, including incentives for seniors to live on campus and a requirement that first-year, sophomore and junior students live on campus for six semesters.
Jeff Harden, an assistant professor in Notre Dame’s Department of Political Science, has won the American Political Science Association’s Virginia Gray Award for the best book on U.S. state politics or policy published in the preceding three calendar years.
Strengthened in faith and resolve from her experience in the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship at Notre Dame, Winifred Otokhina is ready to continue her crusade for sickle cell disease care and awareness back home in Nigeria.