Bioscience-Medicine

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UT Health San Antonio

The fight against cancer in San Antonio got a multi-million dollar boost Thursday.

 

The Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas – called CPRIT – awarded three UT Health San Antonio projects $3.5 million dollars.

 

Wendy Rigby / Texas Public Radio

Brain health research is a major focus at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Scientists in one lab are working on a new theory about what may cause Alzheimer’s disease and potential ways to treat it.

Wendy Rigby / Texas Public Radio

Only two-thirds of the children in Bexar County are up to date on their immunizations. This is the time of year clinics are flooded with requests for last minute shots before the school year begins.

Wendy Rigby / Texas Public Radio

The key to finding a better way to treat a deadly form of childhood cancer may lie in a tiny fish. An unlikely animal model at UT Health San Antonio is helping scientists figure out how to tackle muscle tumors.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

***This story was updated at 4:00 p.m.

 

Brooke Army Medical Center is reporting two employees have been confirmed with Legionnaires’ disease, and a third is awaiting test results. The cases do not involve hospital patients, but workers on post.

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