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Texas Biomedical Research Institute

In a move that could strengthen San Antonio’s position as a leader in biomedical research, the Texas Biomedical Research Institute announced an expansion Monday – the design and construction of a new biosafety level four lab.

The world’s deadliest pathogens like Ebola are stored and studied in these facilities. Scientists use them to develop vaccines and therapies.

The new level 4 biosafety lab will be funded with public and private money.

Texas Biomed has the only privately-owned BSL-4 lab in the country.

UT Health San Antonio

When it’s a broken bone or a heart attack, you know to seek emergency medical help. But what about those minor household medical problems like cuts, burns and fevers? In today’s TPR Lifeline, Bioscience-Medicine reporter Wendy Rigby asks internal medicine specialist Fred Campbell, MD, of UT Health San Antonio for some practical advice. Here's a transcript of the interview.

Ryan E. Poppe

Republican Rep. Lyle Larson of San Antonio claims Gov. Greg Abbott has vetoed five of his bills as political retribution in yesterday's round of vetoes.


Texas Travel

The Bexar County Appraisal District has received about seventy thousand appraisal protests so far and is expecting a total of one hundred thousand, about the same number as last year.

 

 

 

The protest deadline was May 31st, but the Appraisal District, is still processing mailed in protests. Mike Amezquita is the Chief Appraiser.  He says if homeowners aren’t keeping up with real estate transactions in their neighborhoods, they may not know what their homes are actually worth.

Austin-based grocer Whole Foods is in talks to be acquired by ecommerce giant Amazon for $13.7 billion. According to a statement from Whole Foods, Amazon would acquire the organic grocer in an all-cash deal that would pay $42 per share.

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