UCLA-led team of scientists discovers why we need sleep
Prolonged sleep deprivation can lead to severe health problems in humans and other animals. But why is sleep so vital to our health? A UCLA-led team of scientists has made a major advance in answering  this question and has shown for the first time that a dramatic change in the purpose of sleep occurs at the age of about 2-and-a-half.Before that age, the brain grows very rapidly. During REM sleep, when vivid dreams occur, the young brain is busy building and strengthening synapses — the structures that connect neurons to one another and allow them to communicate.“Don’t wake babies up during REM sleep...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 18, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

UTHealth joins trial to test antibodies and other experimental outpatient COVID treatments
(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) A study on the effectiveness of multiple treatments, including laboratory-made antibodies, at preventing mild COVID-19 from advancing to severe illness in the outpatient setting is underway by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

UTEP partnership receives federal grant to combat opioid abuse in West Texas counties
(University of Texas at El Paso) The consortium will implement prevention, treatment and recovery services for substance use disorders, including opioid use disorders, in Texas Public Health Service Region 10, which includes Hudspeth, Culberson, Presidio, Brewster and Jeff Davis counties. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New study from MD Anderson and BridgeBio's Navire Pharma shows SHP2 inhibition overcomes multiple therapeutic-resistance mechanisms in lung cancer
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) New preclinical research from MD Anderson and Navire finds a novel drug targeting SHP2 can overcome multiple paths of therapeutic resistance in lung cancer. Navire will launch a clinical trial of SHP2 inhibitors by the end of 2020. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 14, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Innovative approaches to stabilizing bridges, highway slopes
(University of Texas at Arlington) A civil engineering professor at The University of Texas at Arlington has received a two-year, $987,140 contract from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to investigate the use of recycled plastic pins to repair deep-seated failures on embankments and the areas around highway bridges. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Antibody test developed for COVID-19 that is sensitive, specific and scalable
(University of Texas at Austin) An antibody test for the virus that causes COVID-19 is more accurate and can handle a much larger number of donor samples at lower overall cost than standard antibody tests currently in use. In the near term, the test can be used to accurately identify the best donors for convalescent plasma therapy and measure how well candidate vaccines and other therapies elicit an immune response. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 11, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Phone calls create stronger bonds than text-based communications
(University of Texas at Austin) New research from The University of Texas at Austin suggests people too often opt to send email or text messages when a phone call is more likely to produce the feelings of connectedness they crave. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Combination immunotherapy benefits subset of patients with advanced prostate cancer
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) esults from a Phase II trial led by researchers at MD Anderson Cancer Center suggest that a combination of ipilimumab (anti-CTLA-4) plus nivolumab (anti-PD-1) can generate durable responses in a subset of patients with advanced prostate cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 10, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

COPD program decreases 30-day hospital readmission, may increase mortality
(University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston) The 30-day readmission rate for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease has decreased but the mortality rate has increased. Hospitals, in seeking to avoid financial penalties by reducing readmissions, may inadvertently affect minority and disadvantaged patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Thermal imaging enhances engineers' understanding of breast tumors
(University of Texas at Dallas) New research performed at The University of Texas at Dallas and published June 22 in Nature Research's Scientific Reports takes a critical step toward making digital infrared thermal imaging more useful for monitoring breast cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

MD Anderson and Astex Pharmaceuticals announce strategic collaboration to accelerate clinical evaluation of therapies for patients with leukemia
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Astex Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., based in Tokyo, Japan, today announce a strategic collaboration agreement aimed at accelerating the clinical evaluation of Astex's pipeline of products for patients with certain types of leukemia, including myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The collaboration will combine MD Anderson's clinical trials infrastructure and expertise with Astex's clinical pipeline p...
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 8, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

UT Health San Antonio unveils plans for $400M research hospital
UT Health San Antonio plans to begin construction in spring 2021 on the University of Texas Health Specialty and Research Hospital, a 144-bed facility in the heart of the South Texas Medical Center. The project is expected to cost between $400 million and $430 million and take roughly three years to complete, expanding the institution’s role in medical research and its stature in comprehensive cancer care. UT Health San Antonio President Dr. William Henrich said the project, which has been in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

UT Health San Antonio unveils plans for $400M research hospital
UT Health San Antonio plans to begin construction in spring 2021 on the University of Texas Health Specialty and Research Hospital, a 144-bed facility in the heart of the South Texas Medical Center. The project is expected to cost between $400 million and $430 million and take roughly three years to complete, expanding the institution’s role in medical research and its stature in comprehensive cancer care. UT Health San Antonio President Dr. William Henrich said the project, which has been in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 4, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

UT Health San Antonio plans to build $400M research and specialty hospital
UT Health San Antonio plans to begin construction in spring 2021 on the University of Texas Health Specialty and Research Hospital, a 144-bed facility in the heart of the South Texas Medical Center. The project is expected to cost between $400 million and $430 million and take roughly three years to complete, expanding the institution’s role in medical research and its stature in comprehensive cancer care. UT Health San Antonio President Dr. William Henrich said the project, which has been in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

UT Health San Antonio plans to build $400M research and specialty hospital
UT Health San Antonio plans to begin construction in spring 2021 on the University of Texas Health Specialty and Research Hospital, a 144-bed facility in the heart of the South Texas Medical Center. The project is expected to cost between $400 million and $430 million and take roughly three years to complete, expanding the institution’s role in medical research and its stature in comprehensive cancer care. UT Health San Antonio President Dr. William Henrich said the project, which has been in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 4, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

Roger Unger, Endocrinologist and Authority on Diabetes, Dies
The University of Texas Southwestern scientist studied the roles of glucagon and insulin in regulating blood glucose, leading to several successful treatments. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - September 4, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Post-COVID syndrome severely damages children's hearts
(University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio) Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) appears even after asymptomatic cases of COVID-19, a case review confirms, and in some children damages the heart to the extent that the children will need long-term monitoring and interventions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

MD Anderson and Xencor enter strategic collaboration to advance investigational XmAb ® drug candidates
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Xencor, Inc. today announced a strategic collaboration to study investigational treatments for patients with a variety of cancer types. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 3, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Advancing the study of traumatic brain injuries
(University of Texas at Arlington) The Office of Naval Research has awarded a grant to Ashfaq Adnan, professor of mechanical engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington, to acquire equipment for nanoscale damage analysis of brains. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CAPPA scholars honored by Texas Society of Architects
(University of Texas at Arlington) Two University of Texas at Arlington architecture educators recently won 2020 Honor Awards from the Texas Society of Architects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

White House Announces Nationwide Network of AI, QIS Research Institutes
On August 26, 2020, the White House, the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Department of Energy (DOE) announced more than $1 billion in awards for the establishment of twelve new artificial intelligence (AI) and quantum information science (QIS) research and development (R&D) institutes nationwide. NSF, in partnership with U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), the U.S. Department of Homeland’s Security Science and Technology Directorate, and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration, will invest $140 million ov...
Source: Public Policy Reports - September 1, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

UTSA to cap Alamodome capacity at 11,000 football fans due to Covid
The University of Texas at San Antonio has unveiled its plan for 2020 home football games at the Alamodome, which will include a cap on stadium attendance at just over 11,000 fans — or 17% of the venue's 65,000-seat capacity. The plan also includes several physical distancing measures and other safety protocols and follows all state and local health directives, focusing on risk-mitigation strategies to protect fans, athletes, coaches and staff. “Our goal is to provide t he safest game-day experience… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

UTSA to cap Alamodome capacity at 11,000 football fans due to Covid
The University of Texas at San Antonio has unveiled its plan for 2020 home football games at the Alamodome, which will include a cap on stadium attendance at just over 11,000 fans — or 17% of the venue's 65,000-seat capacity. The plan also includes several physical distancing measures and other safety protocols and follows all state and local health directives, focusing on risk-mitigation strategies to protect fans, athletes, coaches and staff. “Our goal is to provide t he safest game-day experience… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 1, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

UTA nursing: A national Center of Excellence
(University of Texas at Arlington) The University of Texas at Arlington's nursing program is one of 17 nationwide to be named a 2020 NLN Center of Excellence by the National League for Nursing (NLN), which also awarded scholarships to two deserving UTA students. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Center for BrainHealth's Adolescent Reasoning Initiative named Nonprofit Team of the Year
(Center for BrainHealth) The Center for BrainHealth ® , part of The University of Texas at Dallas, was honored this week when its Adolescent Reasoning Initiative was named Nonprofit Team of the Year at the third annual Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Using technology to self-manage diabetes results in healthy lifestyle choices
Following a study looking into how adults living with Type 2 diabetes use technology to self-monitor lifestyle and health behaviors, researchers from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio found that technology-assisted self-monitoring was safe and effective in generating positive health outcomes. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 28, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Researchers explore how retail drone delivery may change logistics networks
(University of Texas at Dallas) Three UT Dallas researchers found that last-mile delivery networks will become more decentralized and the delivery speed of the drones will increase as the technology matures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ClearCam exemplifies promise of new kind of startups in Austin
The $2.6 million friends-and-family funding round closed in July by medical device startup ClearCam Inc. is a harbinger of Austin ’s nascent health care startup scene. ClearCam is the first company spun out of the University of Texas at Austin as a collaborative effort between the engineering school and Dell Medical School. The startup is well on its way toward a successful exit by acquisition, said Doug Stoakley, ClearCam' s co-founder, president and chief operating officer. “We went from an… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mike Cronin Source Type: news

Lung cancer trial of RET inhibitor selpercatinib achieves durable responses in majority of patients with RET gene fusions
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) For patients with non-small cell lung cancers marked by RET gene fusions, the targeted therapy selpercatinib was well tolerated and achieved durable objective responses, or tumor shrinkage, in the majority of patients in a Phase I/II trial. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study: Student debt may hurt chances at full-time employment
(University of Texas at Arlington) A recently published study led by The University of Texas at Arlington says that student debt may hurt students' chances of securing full-time employment due to added pressure in their job search. Ariane Froidevaux, assistant professor of management in the College of Business, is first author of 'Is Student Loan Debt Good or Bad for Full-Time Employment Upon Graduation From College?' in the Journal of Applied Psychology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study: Heavy rainfall flooded lakes and rivers on ancient Mars
(Natural News) Early Mars had heavy rains that filled and flooded lakes and rivers, suggests a study published in the journal Geology. Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) said that precipitation levels reached up to 520 feet per rainfall. Water collected in lakes and river valleys that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

International project to delve into the mysteries of brain connections
(University of Texas at Austin) Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin will lead an ambitious new project with 10 other US institutions and global partners that has significant implications for understanding human brain health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 19, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Two UTA faculty members honored with UT System awards
(University of Texas at Arlington) Two University of Texas at Arlington faculty members--Stephanie Rasmussen, associate professor of accounting in the College of Business, and Ericka Robinson-Freeman, associate professor in practice in the School of Social Work--have earned the UT System Board of Regents Outstanding Teaching Award. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why doesn't Ebola cause disease in bats, as it does in people?
(University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston) A new study by researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston uncovered new information on why the Ebola virus can live within bats without causing them harm, while the same virus wreaks deadly havoc to people. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Police officers face multifaceted, compounding stressors that can lead to adverse events
(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) Repeated exposure to high-stress calls for service and ongoing exposure to stress without relief were two of the contributing factors that could lead law enforcement officers to become susceptible to adverse events while performing their duties, according to a new study published in BMC Public Health by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Targeted therapy combination effective for patients with advanced cholangiocarcinoma and BRAF mutations
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) In a Phase II trial led by MD Anderson researchers, a combination targeted therapy acheived a 51% overall response rate in patients with cholangiocarcinoma and BRAF V600E mutations. This is the first prospective study for this group of patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 17, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Thousands of Seattle 'flu' cases may have been coronavirus
University of Texas, Austin research suggests that for every two cases of flu there was one of coronavirus. Of the 9,000 people they think had COVID-19 in Seattle, a third were likely children. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study shows frequently used serology test may not detect antibodies that could confirm protection against reinfection of COVID-19
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) Two different types of detectable antibody responses in SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) tell very different stories and may indicate ways to enhance public health efforts against the disease, according to researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein receptor binding domain (S-RBD) are speculated to neutralize virus infection, while the SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid protein (N-protein) antibody may often only indicate exposure to the virus, not protections against reinfection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Early spread of COVID-19 appears far greater than initially reported
(University of Texas at Austin) Patients with undiagnosed flu symptoms who actually had COVID-19 last winter were among thousands of undetected early cases of the disease at the beginning of this year. In a new paper in The Lancet's open-access journal EClinicalMedicine, epidemiological researchers from The University of Texas at Austin estimated COVID-19 to be far more widespread in Wuhan, China, and Seattle, Washington, weeks ahead of lockdown measures in each city. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 12, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Combination therapy improves survival outcomes for patients with acute myeloid leukemia
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) A combination regimen of venetoclax and azacitidine was safe and improved overall survival (OS) over azacitidine alone in certain patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), according to the Phase III VIALE-A trial led by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientist to resurrect water fleas from U.S. nuclear fallout zone
(University of Texas at Arlington) A researcher of The University of Texas at Arlington could soon uncover the evolutionary effects of nuclear testing by resurrecting decades-old crustaceans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 12, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Maternal obesity and the risk of early-onset hypertensive disorders of pregnancy
(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) Pregnant obese women were more at risk of experiencing early and late-onset hypertensive disorders, and that risk progressively increased in women with higher body mass indexes (BMI), according to a study led by researchers at UTHealth. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 May Never Go Away — With Or Without A Vaccine
The virus might eventually behave more like the common cold, according to Vineet Menachery, a coronavirus researcher at the University of Texas Medical Branch.(Image credit: Silvio Avila/AFP via Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lulu Garcia-Navarro Source Type: news

Mesothelioma T-Cell Therapy Shows Early Effectiveness in Trial
A mesothelioma clinical trial involving genetically modified T cells has opened to considerable acclaim, shrinking tumors in the first five patients who were treated. The phase I portion of the clinical trial is designed to define the safety profile and optimal dosage level of TC-210, a novel immunotherapy targeting mesothelin, a cell-surface protein often overexpressed in several cancers. While T cell modifications in the laboratory are proving safe and well tolerated, the initial signs of consistent efficacy became an early bonus in phase I. Four of the patients treated had mesothelioma. The fifth had ovarian cancer. All...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 4, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

New Members Appointed to NSB
On July 20, 2020, President Donald Trump appointed new members to the National Science Board (NSB) — the governing body of the National Science Foundation (NSF). NSB advises Congress and the Administration on issues in science and engineering. The four new appointees to the 24-member Board will serve six-year terms: Sudarsanam Suresh Babu: Governor’s Chair of Advanced Manufacturing at the University of Tennessee/Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Aaron Dominguez: Provost and Professor of Physics at the Catholic University of America Darío Gil: Director of IBM Research Melvyn Huff: Lecturer at the Univ...
Source: Public Policy Reports - August 3, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Coronavirus is Placing College Sports on Hold, Putting Students, University Budgets, and Entire Towns At Risk
On college football Saturdays, tiny Clemson, South Carolina (pop. 17,000), turns into a city of 150,000 when fanatics pour into downtown and swarm Memorial Stadium, home of the Tigers. Some don’t even have a ticket to the game, but they come with money to burn. “It’s well north of $2 million in economic impact per game,” says Susan Cohen, president of the Clemson Area Chamber of Commerce. Hotels sell out rooms at $400 a night; some shops bring in 50% of their year’s revenue during the seven home-game weekends. Add in massive broadcasting contracts and apparel deals that enrich schools directly...
Source: TIME: Health - August 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mark Kreidler / California Healthline Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Researchers uncovered the Zika virus mutation responsible for quick spread, birth defects
(University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston) A multidisciplinary team from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has uncovered a Zika virus mutation that may be responsible for the explosive viral transmission in 2015/2016 and for the cause of microcephaly (babies with small heads) born to infected pregnant women. The study is currently available in Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Implementation of social distancing policies correlates with significant reduction in SARS-CoV-2 transmission
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) According to researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, the implementation of social distancing policies corresponded with significant reductions in transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and reduced community mobility, both in the U.S. and globally, providing evidence that social distancing is a useful tool in preventing further spread of COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Re-engineering antibodies for COVID-19
(University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center) Catholic University of America researcher uses 'in silico' analysis to fast-track passive immunity (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rena Bizios to receive the BioMedSA Award for Innovation in Healthcare and Bioscience
(University of Texas at San Antonio) BioMedSA, the non-profit corporation founded in 2005 to promote and grow San Antonio's leading industry, healthcare and bioscience, will present its 2020 BioMedSA Award for Innovation in Healthcare and Bioscience to Dr. Rena Bizios, the Lutcher Brown Endowed Chair in the UTSA Department of Biomedical Engineering. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 30, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news