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Should you care about what’s going on down the hall?

Biomedical research is divided into many specialized fields. Unfortunately, a byproduct of this system has been that there is very little cross-disciplinary dialogue between researchers and poses a hindrance to scientific progress. Improving collaboration and discourse between disparate groups will be key to solving our shared problems. Topic-specific conferences can bring researchers together to answer questions from multiple angles. Training in transdisciplinary communication will make fields accessible and encourage collaborations. 

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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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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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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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