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.

Johnny Reyna, MD

San Antonio urologist Johnny Reyna, MD, talks about about what men and the women who love them need to know about a sometimes stealthy disease: prostate cancer.

Wendy Rigby / Texas Public Radio

The state health department has issued a new health alert involving the Zika virus for three more South Texas Counties.

Kinney, Maverick and Val Verde counties along the border with Mexico have been added to 6 others where there’s now routing screening of pregnant women for Zika. Del Rio is the county seat of Val Verde.

Zika is a mosquito-borne virus which can affect babies of infected mothers. It first appeared in Cameron County last year.

Wendy Rigby / Texas Public Radio

A new, more accurate, test for lung cancer is being developed in San Antonio. It’s a screening that could help save the lives of thousands of people who are often diagnosed too late to survive the disease.

Texas Biomedical Research Institute

The most deadly infectious disease on the planet is tuberculosis. Now, some San Antonio scientists are researching a new kind of TB vaccine.

TPR Lifeline: Clinical Genetics Is A Growing Field

Aug 20, 2017
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We all have about 24,000 genes. How those genes are structured and interact can determine our current health and our future health.

Modern medicine includes specialists in this field called Clinical Geneticists. In today’s TPR Lifeline, Bioscience-Medicine reporter Wendy Rigby talks to Baylor College of Medicine’s Scott McLean, MD, about his work at the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio.

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