Long School of Medicine
Scientists laid out the framework for a new COVID-19 drug design that blocks the virus from replicating and disabling human proteins crucial to the immune response.
Dr. Alvaro Moreira, Neonatology, is quoted in this National Geographic story regarding a study by his team on “super antigens” that are tied to a mysterious COVID-19 syndrome in children, following the coronavirus inhabiting the gut; see link at “early signs” in the third paragraph. Read the story.
Dr. Kate Lathrop, Medical Oncology/Mays Cancer Center, speaks to audiences of KSAT 12 TV during this Breast Cancer Awareness month, stressing the safety of doctors’ office visits and the importance of routine mammograms during the pandemic. Read and watch the story.
Dr. Waridibo Allison, Infectious Diseases, is quoted in this story about a WebMD survey that shows despite the CDC recommendation that every baby boomer be screened for hepatitis C that many aren’t. Read the story.
Jennifer Potter, PhD, MPH, and the $12 million grantt she received to fight the opioid epidemic, are mentioned in this story. Dr. Potter is a professor of psychiatry, vice dean for research in the School of Medicine and associate vice president for South Texas Public Health Initiatives. Read the story.
Dr. Jason Bowling, Infectious Diseases, weighs in on when we might see a COVID-19 vaccine by breaking down the steps in vaccine development. Read and watch the interview.