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.

Wendy Rigby / Texas Public Radio

Some San Antonio scientists are developing a new drug that could help save the lives of women whose breast cancer comes back. Recurrent tumors are common and often deadly. This new agent is showing great promise.

A noisy centrifuge, a carefully controlled incubator, a bench full of busy scientists working on cancer cell lines -- all can be found in a lab is where basic science and medical need intersect.

Cristian Sandoval / Earn A Bike

An innovative program to inspire healthy living involves kids and bicycles. Earn A Bike is a San Antonio non-profit that’s tacking the childhood obesity problem in a unique way, providing a fun piece of fitness equipment to people who might never be able to buy a bike on their own. Bioscience-Medicine reporter Wendy Rigby talked to Cristian Sandoval, the founder and executive director of Earn A Bike.

Wendy Rigby / Texas Public Radio

It’s a big week in Texas. Starting today, more than 600 new laws approved by state legislators and signed by Governor Greg Abbott go into effect.

Elizabeth Allen / University Health System

A pregnant Rockport woman who had to flee Hurricane Harvey never imagined she’s be delivering her child in San Antonio.

A University Health System nurse working one of the shelters where Shanika Jones was staying realized she was going into labor.

That’s when she brought her to University Hospital where Zakaiya Grace was born Wednesday evening.

Wendy Rigby / Texas Public Radio

Life-saving blood given by South Texas donors in San Antonio was shipped to the Coastal Bend on August 29, 2017.

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