Notre Dame researchers have discovered a compound that accelerates diabetic wound healing, which may open the door to new treatment strategies.
Jay LaVerne, professional specialist in 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.
Emily Mediate, a 2015 Notre Dame graduate, has been selected to the American Rhodes Scholar Class of 2016. A native of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Mediate was one of 32 Rhodes Scholars selected from a pool of 869 candidates who had been endorsed by their colleges and universities. She is Notre Dame’s 17th Rhodes Scholar and will commence her studies at Oxford University in October 2016.
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 from Notre Dame suggests that WHO’s recommendations for elimination are not enough.
In the lead-up to the 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 Nov. 17 by the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN).
A new technological solution developed by researchers from Notre Dame is aimed at enhancing the physical health, vitality and brain fitness of seniors residing in independent living communities. Unlike many available apps for seniors that merely track data, this app, developed by the University’s Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science and Applications, creates a personalized socio-ecological construct around the senior.
Notre Dame has entered into a partnership with the Posse Foundation, a nationwide college access and youth leadership development program, to offer full-tuition scholarships to select students from the New Orleans area.
When team members are motivated toward promoting the benefits of others, they are higher-performing and stay in their teams for a longer period, according to a new study by Jasmine Hu, assistant professor of management in Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, and Robert Liden of the University of Illinois at Chicago
Scientists from Notre Dame, Rice University, the University of Iowa and Michigan State University have observed three species of wasps evolving into three new species, an intriguing case of rapid evolution in action.
It has long been known that among humans (and some other species as well), males who cooperate amicably with their female mates in raising and nurturing offspring often have lower testosterone levels than their more aggressive and occasionally grumpy counterparts. But two Notre Dame anthropologists are looking beyond the nuclear family for such effects.
The Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development and Marya Lieberman have won a USAID Development Innovation Ventures award to improve global health. Lieberman, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, will expand her Paper Analytical Device (PAD) research in Kenya.
Kraig Beyerlein, an assistant professor of sociology at Notre Dame, is lead author of a study that finds police are less likely to show up at protests involving religious actors or organizations—unless the protesters are fundamentalist Christians.
A new National Bureau of Economic Research working paper authored by Daniel Hungerman, associate professor of economics at Notre Dame, and graduate student Kevin Rinz provides the first study of how school choice programs affect the finances of private schools and the affordability of a private education.
The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE) has long been a strong area of research at Notre Dame. But with significant University investment in faculty hiring plus the development of a new 220,000-square-foot research building that will support some areas of research in CBE, the department has entered a significant growth period.
Global human development advocate Amina Mohammed will receive this year’s Ford Family Notre Dame Award for Human Development and Solidarity at a campus ceremony at noon Nov. 16 in the Hesburgh Center Auditorium.