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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.

San Antonio’s Texas Biomedical Research Institute has been awarded a grant of more than 11 million dollars from the National Institutes of Health to study drug resistance in the malaria parasite.  

Ryan Poppe / Texas Public Radio

As President Trump was addressing the United Nations General Assembly for the first time Tuesday, elected officials, business leaders, and students held their own summit at the state capitol to discuss various aspects of diplomacy and foreign relations.  


Wendy Rigby / Texas Public Radio

Infertility can be heartbreaking for many couples struggling to have their own biological children. Some scientists at the University of Texas at San Antonio are trying to understand the mystery of male infertility. And they’re conducting their research one cell at a time.

Ryan Poppe / Texas Public Radio

The start of the 2018 election cycle is just around the corner and Democrats remain silent on who will be at the top of their ticket.  Political experts believe the party may now be frantic to find a candidate for the job.


Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital

The first successful living donor kidney transplant took place in 1984. Since that time, more than 50,000 people have had one of their two kidneys removed and implanted in someone who needed that organ to live.

In today’s TPR Lifeline, Bioscience-Medicine Reporter Wendy Rigby talks with Adam Bingaman, MD, of Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital in San Antonio about the need for more kidney donors.

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