Local ND Student Featured on WTHR

Author: Notre Dame Club of Indianapolis

Kyle Mcavoy

One of our local ND students, Kyle McAvoy, was featured on WTHR last week! Kyle is a rising junior who has spent his summer preparing the Gennesaret Free Clinic's mobile clinic to serve the homeless of Indianapolis as part of the University's Summer Service Learning Program. The mobile clinic was forced to take a year off last year due to the pandemic, but will be providing free, patient-centered health care to a population that is often difficult to reach.…

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Our genes shape our gut bacteria, new research shows

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

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In the study, published recently in Science, researchers discovered that most bacteria in the gut microbiome are heritable after looking at more than 16,000 gut microbiome profiles collected over 14 years from a long-studied population of baboons in Kenya’s Amboseli National Park.

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The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study announces 2021-2022 Undergraduate Research Fellowship class

Author: Kristian Olsen

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The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) has selected 16 Notre Dame students for its 2021-2022 Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program. The students were chosen through a competitive application process and were selected on the basis of their research experience, collaborative potential, and interdisciplinary commitment.…

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Is targeting human cells, rather than the virus itself, key to preventing the next pandemic?

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

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Geoffrey Siwo, research assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, realized there may be a way to develop therapies for new viruses. Rather than target a virus, he is looking at methods to stimulate the natural antiviral defense systems present in all cells and that can work broadly against a wide variety of viruses … known, unknown, and mutant.

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