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Register to Vote in Texas

Calling All Texas Residents - Registration Season is Here!Emma Harrell, Science Policy Coordinator There’s a lot going on in the world and a lot going on in your world. While we are finding ways to take control and shape it into something more beautiful and just, I’m here to give you information on one way …

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The SARS – CoV-2 vaccine: Invisible tools fighting the invisible enemy

Author: Sudha Neelam The invisible tool – Our Immune system As we courageously social distance, embrace the elegance of facial masks, respect the discipline of personal hygiene, the human immune system is enacting its own version of courage, elegance and discipline. Our immune mechanisms are the invisible pillars of strength in this battle against the …

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50 years later: cancer treatment progress report

Despite millions of dollars spent on it and countless hours worked on it, cancer is still one of the primary hazards to humankind. It is so dangerous that WHO listed it as one of the top 10 threats to global health in 2019. So how is it possible that 50 years after moon landing, we still have not cured cancer?

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Bioprinting: Phenomenon or Potential?

Author: Joshuah Gagan I don’t think I am the first person to be astonished by 3D printing. Then again, I’m not sure if I am the second person to be astonished by 3D bioprinting, a phenomenon that has been consistently evolving in the past decade. The launch of such a huge biomedical advance has put …

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TCGA and Working in Big Science: A Medical Student’s Former Journey In Cancer Genomics

Author: Galen Gao Two months ago, I had the opportunity to attend and present two posters at the TCGA Legacy Symposium in Washington, DC. As a sort of final capstone and celebration of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) and the associated Pan-Cancer Atlas, it was an exciting opportunity for me both to showcase my own …

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Protein Detective: Searching for Protections from Neurodegenerative Disease

Author: Sofia Bali This summer SPEaC hosted its very first Science Sketches workshop with Dr. Lisa Dennison, Founder of Science Sketches. The workshop was a few weeks long in which a group of students described their research interests in 2 minute videos. Here is one of the videos made by our student and SPEaC exec …

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Brain Health and Awareness; How your mind can fool you.

UT Southwestern scientist trainees from the Science Policy, Education and Communication (SPEaC) Club presented several demos about the Brain at Bachman Lake Library on January 12, 2019. There was several exciting exciting demonstrations: how neurons signal, where you could model some of the different types of neurons; what the brain looks like, where you could …

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