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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The SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic Forces Us To Question The Adequacy Of Infectious Disease Research Funding

Disease outbreaks have shaped human history. The infamous plague, caused by Yersinia pestis, has caused multiple pandemics. Influenza, HIV, SARS-CoV, and now SARS-CoV-2 have also left devastation in their wake. The ability of a microorganism to decimate our security, health and...
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Breaking Down Bills with Alex McCoy: H.R.748 – Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act

No doubt you’ve heard of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, sometimes referred to as Trump’s two trillion dollar “economic stimulus” package. Public awareness of this bill has dramatically increased because of media coverage of the recovery rebates...
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UTSA College of Engineering and Science Come Together with UT Health San Antonio to Donate Supplies to Frontline Medical Personnel

COVID-19 has put great stress on health care systems globally. A major area of concern is the dwindling of personal protective equipment reserves in hospitals and emergency clinics due to high demand and backordering in the supply chains. With research labs shutting down,...
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Unknown Pathogenic Agents: When Common Decency Is Better Than Nothing

The pandemic of COVID-19 is a challenging situation for every member of society; we all have our role to play in mitigating the mortality caused by the infection. Medical professionals are at the heart of our efforts to prevent a large number of our population from being lost to...
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GSBS Launches Buddy Connections

GSBS Students, We understand that isolation during the COVID–19 outbreak has become a major concern as more and more people are staying in their homes. During these times, it is important that we all come together to support each other. To this end, the Graduate School of...
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Cancelled Flights, Missed Connections and The Travel Impact COVID-19

Our spring break trip to India was planned months ago. Dr. Sandeep Subramanian from the Department of Physical Therapy was the brains behind this whole thing. Thirteen students were signed up and eagerly awaiting their departure date to travel across the world to visit the...
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Traveling On The Verge Of A Pandemic: A Graduate Student’s Visit to D.C. For Hill Day

Japanese cherry trees were gifted to America by Japan as a sign of friendship in 1912. Planted around Washington D.C., these trees bloom and release their sweet scent for only a few weeks in the Spring. There is no better time to visit Washington D.C. than during this blossoming....
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