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UTHSC plays key role in COVID vaccine research

Posted on 2/18/21

About 30 years ago, Michael Whitt, Ph.D., developed what now is a series of surrogate viruses to check the effectiveness of vaccines without having the dangerous ones in the lab. What Whitt developed allows pharmaceutical companies and labs to test for immune response without using live, dangerous viruses, including SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus. By Jane Roberts, […]

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On-demand transit, the wave of the future?

Posted on 2/18/21

Lauren Crabtree, with Downtown Memphis Commission, puts on her seatbelt while grabbing a ride from Groove On-Demand on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021 in Downtown Memphis. Crabtree, who doesn’t own a car and is getting married next weekend, needed to pick up her wedding shoes near the Crosstown Concourse area   By Blake Fontenay, Daily Memphian

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Downtown Memphis Offers Plenty of Romantic Date Options

Posted on 2/11/21

Downtown Memphis, Tennessee, is an eclectic area that allows couples with diverse preferences to plan exciting dates. Outdoor lovers can enjoy the area’s many parks while music fans can find live blues playing on the famous Beale Street. Restaurants in downtown Memphis serve up a wide variety of cuisine, and couples can satisfy their intellectual […]

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Pre-World War II Housing Types are the Perfect Solution for Today’s Downtown/Medical District

Posted on 2/3/21

Memphis, Tenn., February 1, 2021. Malone Park Commons (MPC) makes historic housing types new again. The rental community, when fully built, will include 35 units with a diverse mix of building types that were common prior to World War II. Sometimes referred to as “Missing Middle” housing, Downtown stakeholders see the new Greenlaw Addition development […]

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New on-demand public transit service Groove On-Demand launches in Downtown

Posted on 2/3/21

MATA, Downtown Memphis Commission, Memphis Medical District Collaborative see role for Via’s flexible technology to expand access to transit in the Downtown Core.   Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA), the Downtown Memphis Commission, and the Memphis Medical District Collaborative will launch Groove On-Demand, a dynamically-routed on-demand public transit service on February 10. In partnership with […]

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