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U of M, UTHSC collaboration selects COVID research projects to fund    

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A collaboration between local universities has selected pandemic-related research projects to fund. In July, the University of Memphis (U of M) and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) announced a joint effort to facilitate SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 research projects. August 5: EurekAlert! August 6: The Medical News


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VERU-111 Suppresses Key Cytokines Responsible for Severe Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome in COVID-19

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Veru Inc. (NASDAQ: VERU), an oncology and urology biopharmaceutical company with a focus on developing novel medicines for the management of prostate cancer, today announced that it has confirmed in an in vitro study that VERU-111 has anti-inflammatory action against the key cytokines involved in the cytokine storm triggered by the SARS-CoV-2 infection.   August… Read More


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Starlard-Davenport awarded nearly $1 million for sickle cell research 

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A new research project that could impact and expand the discovery of new treatment options for sickle cell patients has received significant federal funding. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute awarded nearly $1 million to Athena Starlard-Davenport, PhD, assistant professor of Genetics, Genomics, and Informatics in the UTHSC College of Medicine, for her project… Read More


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Executive dean of UTHSC College of Medicine discusses COVID-19 impact on Shelby County

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On Tuesday, Shelby County added 207 new coronavirus cases bringing the total number of cases here in the county to just over 22,000. Dr. Scott Strome, the executive dean of the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center joined us Tuesday to discuss the impact of the virus in Shelby County.… Read More


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Infection rate spikes in Haywood County

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A University of Tennessee Health Science Center study using Harvard University data shows Haywood County has the highest percentage of new, daily COVID-19 cases by population in the Memphis metro area. Also: WMC-TV  


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Shelby Co. health officials optimistic despite large spike in COVID-19 cases

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“We are seeing a slight slowdown in the case count as well as in the hospitalizations,” said Dr. Amik Sodhi, UTHSC Critical Care Physician. UTHSC Critical Care Physician and Chief Medical Officer for the COVID-19 overflow hospital in Memphis, Dr. Amik Sodhi, says she hopes the positive trends continue and the overflow site can remain… Read More


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Chief medical officer of Memphis COVID-19 overflow hospital working to prepare for potential activation

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The $51.3 million alternative care facility remains on standby but Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s Unified Command Group could send word to open it at any time if the region’s hospitals become overwhelmed. The facility’s chief medical officer said as we move into late summer and fall that good hand hygiene, social distancing, and mask wearing… Read More


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Haushalter: goal is to have ‘tripwires’ ready tomorrow

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Alisa Haushalter, Shelby County Health Department director, said the goal is to have coronavirus tripwires ready by tomorrow afternoon. She said this will be a good way to let the public know that if we reach certain thresholds, actions will be taken.