Bioscience-Medicine

Bioscience-Medicine news from Texas Public Radio reporters.

Texas Public Radio is supported by contributors to the Bioscience-Medicine News Desk, including Xenex Disinfection Services, the John and Rita Feik Foundation, the John and Susan Kerr Charitable Foundation, the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Jean Cheever and San Antonio Technology Center.  Additional support comes from Cappy and Suzy Lawton and InCube Labs.

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Tuberculosis is responsible for more deaths than any other infectious disease worldwide, according to the American Society for Microbiology.


Carson Frame / TPR News

In a dedication ceremony Wednesday, the national veterans organization SoldierStrong donated a robotic exoskeleton to the South Texas Veterans Healthcare System. The suit, made by Ekso Bionics, will help inpatients at the Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center relearn how to walk after severe injury.

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The healthcare and bioscience sector is one of San Antonio's leading industries. In 2015, the industry had a $37 billion impact on the San Antonio economy and employed more than 1 out of 6 people with jobs in the city.

Wendy Rigby / Texas Public Radio

You’ve probably noticed it in grocery stores and restaurants…a trend toward healthier food offerings with fewer calories, less fat and less sugar. As part of the changing food scene in America, chefs in training are learning how to make dishes that are good for you taste good.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

We don’t think much about malaria in the United States, but worldwide, the parasite transmitted by mosquitoes infects more than 200 million people.

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