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Imagine if a person with cancer could have an implant placed directly in their tumor to deliver precise doses of medicine to that specific area. Then, when the medicine is gone, the implant dissolves. Researchers from the University of Texas at San Antonio and the Southwest Research Institute are working together to make exactly that.

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Aging Hispanics are concerned they'll face both language and cultural barriers as they seek health care in their later years.

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A San Antonio researcher has gotten a nearly $2 million grant to come up with a vaccine against the fungus that causes valley fever.

Typhus Infections Surging Throughout Texas

Jul 24, 2018
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Galveston County has seen a surge in typhus infections in 2018. There have been 18 cases of murine typhus reported in the county this year and only 16 cases reported in all of 2017.

But typhus is a growing statewide problem.

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Several families divided by the Trump administration's family separation policies have reunited in San Antonio before beginning the next stage of their journey. / Kids and Cars

How could a parent forget their child in the car? That is a question people ask every summer as dozens of children die in hot cars, forgotten by their parents.

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Another big dust storm from Africa is going to blow into Texas this weekend, and it might cause some health problems if you spend too much time outside.

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Researchers in San Antonio have made a breakthrough in autism research using gene editing.

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A particulate that chokes the air wherever you find cars has been linked to the development of Type II diabetes. The particulate is called PM 2.5.

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When most Americans think of tuberculosis, they think of it as an old disease that is no longer a threat. But, Texas Biomedical Research Institute President and CEO Dr. Larry Schlesinger says TB is still making people ill.