Enventure San Antonio – Engaging UT Health San Antonio Trainees and the Scientific Community

EnventureSA is an organization committed to the acceleration of San Antonio’s biomedical industry – empowering and connecting tomorrow’s leaders to the local life-science community. Even in this work-from-home era, EnventureSA is working to serve the needs of San Antonio’s...
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A graduate student’s life adapting to the new routine on campus amidst: COVID19

Returning to the campus after the brief shutdown, has been different. I won’t say it has been scary or awkward but different and intimidating to some extent. The entire team of UT Health San Antonio has been working very hard to make new policies, implementing safety and hygienic...
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Do Masks Really Help Reduce The Spread of Coronavirus?

Wearing a mask in public has become a mandate in many cities and states across the U.S. And as many craft individuals flock to Etsy to fulfill this demand, others wonder the efficacy of donning a mask to prevent infection. Recently, a company called Smart Air performed an...
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Questions Amid COVID-19: FAQ’s Answered By A Microbiologist

With so much information going around about COVID-19, it’s often hard to parse out the facts from the noise. Based on what is currently known, here we will demystify and answer some frequently asked questions about coronavirus, its impacts on human health and what comes next....
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What Is Herd Immunity And What Does It Mean For COVID-19?

INDIVIDUAL IMMUNITY Immunological memory is the ability of the immune system to quickly and specifically recognize a previously encountered antigen (i.e. a pathogen-derived epitope) and initiate a directed immune response. Generally, secondary, tertiary and subsequen...
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Coping with the stress of social distancing as a graduate student

Being a fifth year Ph.D. student, I had extensive timeline and professional plans for the next few months that revolved around completing my Ph.D. and the future after that. When COVID-19 pandemic prompted, causing non COVID related labs to be shut down and all the events being...
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7 Commonly Asked Questions About COVID-19

 1) Why should we care? COVID-19 is a pandemic with no current vaccines and drugs. 2) Why social distancing? Because one can be asymptomatic and still spread the disease. At least, one out of four patients have been reported to be asymptomatic (some studies suggest 50 percent)....
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As COVID-19 Unfolds: What We Know And Where Are We Headed!

About Coronaviruses: Coronaviruses are enveloped +ve sense RNA viruses, with spike like projections on their surface giving them crown like appearance under the electron microscope; hence the name coronavirus, they range from 60 nm-140 nm in diameter. Four genera found: α, ...
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