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KENS 5: The race to develop a coronavirus vaccine

July 8, 2020

Dr. Jason Bowling, Infectious Diseases, discussed the development of a coronavirus vaccine. Dr. Bowling said we are still a few months out. “We are waiting on more study data where they study more people who are receiving the vaccine or the placebo bas …


Donations needed for virtual silent auction to benefit SECC

July 7, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) will look a little different this year. SECC is the charitable giving campaign for state and higher education employees. This year, a virtual silent auction will be held …


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Data may detect who will have dementia and what type

July 7, 2020

What if, by inputting information about dementia and a patient into a supercomputer and crunching the data, a treatment team could quantify the individual’s risk of developing the disease? And what if, based on the results, the team could diagnose whic …



Campus visits go virtual for future students and residents

July 7, 2020

Innovative efforts to engage and impress future students and residents in a virtual setting are underway.


KENS 5: Mission SA: Military doctor shares first deployment experience treating coronavirus patients in New York

July 7, 2020

A local military doctor’s first deployment was the epicenter of the coronavirus crisis in the U.S. As San Antonio faces a surge in cases, Scott Farber, MD, assistant professor/clinical in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, shares insig …


Phys.org: Study shows great specificity of action by enzymes to correct double-strand DNA breaks

July 7, 2020

James Daley, PhD, of the Long School of Medicine, is first author of research, published June 18 in the journal Nature Communications, that sheds light on a double-strand break repair process called homologous recombination. Joined by senior authors Pa …


KSAT 12: Infectious disease expert: Weather and COVID-19

July 6, 2020

Ruth Berggren, MD, and meteorologist Sarah Spivey discuss how the weather affects the spread of COVID-19.


Consumer Reports: How to stay safe as fireworks besiege neighborhoods in some cities

July 6, 2020

For people with PTSD, fireworks can cause serious anxiety, especially if they’re unexpected. Veterans, for example, may have a strong reaction “to fireworks, because it reminds them of explosions that have occurred in the battlefield,” said Alan Peterson, PhD, professor and chief of the division of behavioral medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. 


Fox 29 San Antonio: Doctors urging social distancing, safety to avoid second holiday weekend surge

July 6, 2020

Doctors in San Antonio are stressing how the next few days will determine what capacity our hospital systems will have in terms of the number of available beds moving forward.


News 4 San Antonio: Doctors urging social distancing, safety to avoid second holiday weekend surge

July 6, 2020

Doctors in San Antonio are stressing how the next few days will determine what capacity our hospital systems will have in terms of the number of available beds moving forward. “Now is not the time to let our guard down,” said Ruth Berggren, MD, an infe …


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