Labroots Contest Submissions

This July, we partnered with Labroots.com to launch our first ever Science Writing Contest. The contest was open to all graduate students at UT Health San Antonio. Special congratulations to Erica Osta (1st place winner) and Ayon Bhattacharya (2nd place winner). Here are the...
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COVID-19 UPDATES FOR FALL 2020

All Fall 2020 Lecture courses will be held online. Through December, all lecture courses will be held virtually. Students should contact their course instructors regarding concerns around access or accommodations. Faculty who want to schedule in-person exams must submit requests...
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Inflammation, The Gut Microbiome, And Osteoarthritis: What Is The Link?

We hear daily that what we eat affects our health and the importance of eating “healthy.” Eating healthy is different from person to person as diets are complex but what we eat may actually help in the management of a disease. Various diets have been trending recently such...
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CRISPR: One More Weapon In The Arsenal

Defense Arm of the Microbial Immune System Being native to the bacterial immune system, no one imagined the immense potential of the CRISPR Cas system of the microbes. Limitations in the technology made it difficult for us to explore these proteins of tiny organisms. With the...
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Opposition to vaccines: a global catastrophe

Vaccines are the fundamental reason behind eradicating some of the deadliest diseases in the history: The journey of vaccines and immunizations started in 1796 by Edward Jenner, a country doctor from Berkeley, England who performed the world’s first vaccination by taking pus from...
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COVID-19 and Type 2 Diabetes: Shedding light on an often-neglected approach to saving lives during the pandemic

Are you living up to your healthiest potential? This might be the key to surviving the pandemic. It is no secret that those with the highest risk of hospitalization, intubation, and death from COVID-19 are those with chronic conditions such as type 2 diabetes mellitus, chronic...
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Current progress and challenges of drug development in COVID-19

This article was the 2nd place winner in the Labroots Writing contest. Congrats Ayon! According to WHO situation report published on 2nd July 2020 more than 105 million cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been reported worldwide with a mortality rate of over 5...
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EnventureSA “Inspire” Seminar Series: Dr. Teresa Evans on Aug 12

My name is Carlo and I am a PhD student at UT Health. I am part of an organization called Enventure San Antonio, whose goal is to help accelerate the growth of San Antonio’s biomedical industry by connecting students with the local health&tech community. This semester, we...
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