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San Antonio Business Journal: Demystifying clinical trials and their impact

March 22, 2016

Clinical trials can transform health care outcomes. They can impact greatly the cost of health care having significant consequence on survival, quality of life, and new treatments and interventions for disease management. The clinical trial process of complex interactions between physicians, scientists and researchers, patients, and other members of the health care system work together […]


Slate Magazine: GOP’s Planned Parenthood demagoguery is damaging health care

March 22, 2016

When Republicans threatened to shut down the government in order to deprive Planned Parenthood of its funding this past fall—making demagogic hay out of the false accusation that the women’s health care provider was selling “baby parts”—it wasn’t hard to predict that women’s access to vital services was about to take a blow. Six months later, though, […]


San Antonio Business Journal: San Antonio gets refund from former German biotech firm

March 22, 2016

Cytocentrics has taken an unusual step: The biotech company has returned a portion of the incentive money it was granted by the city less than a year ago to relocate its operations from Rostock, Germany. The good-faith gesture comes as Cytocentrics seeks to advance its ion channel research and product development efforts in the Alamo City. […]


Match Day 2016

KSAT 12: Match day for future medical residents

March 21, 2016

Students from the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio learned March 18 where they will do their medical residency training. KSAT photojournalist Josh Sanders caught up with the students and captured the moment they learned what their future holds. Watch the full story at KSAT 12



Healio: Opportunities for healthy diet, activity drive intentions, behaviors

March 21, 2016

Patients having feasible opportunities for maintaining healthy diet and physical activity is clinically and meaningfully associated with their intentions, actual behaviors and their BMI, according to data published in the Annals of Family Medicine.  In addition, the researchers found that primary care physicians should assess their patients’ opportunities as part of any effort to help […]


KUT Radio: How Texas’ fetal tissue laws are helping Zika researchers

March 21, 2016

Believe it or not, Texas is not among a short list of states that prohibits fetal tissue research. Advocates and researchers say that’s a good thing, because Texas is among a list of states that would be affected if the Zika virus makes it into the U.S. mosquito population. Listen to the full story at KUT Radio