Glowing viruses allow San Antonio researchers to track how COVID-19 spreads in real time
A team of scientists at Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio is doing such important work with the viruses that cause COVID-19 that hundreds of other teams worldwide are requesting to use their research.
Blood clots more likely in people with COVID-19 infections than vaccines, study shows
Research from Oxford University in England has new data regarding the rate of blood clotting cases in COVID-19 patients and vaccine recipients. The study, which has not been peer-reviewed yet, shows that the particular blood clot which was studied is eight to ten times more common in people who experience a COVID-19 infection than in people who were inoculated. Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" to explain the latest development.cbsnews.com
Replacing ventilator with tracheotomy could help COVID-19 patients heal faster, UT Health study finds
SAN ANTONIO – Having enough ventilators early on during the COVID-19 pandemic was a huge issue for cities and states, but then came the complications from using them so much. You have something that’s now foreign inside your body,” he says of the tubing used for ventilation. Dr. Moreira’s research looked at 17 clinical trials and three-thousand patients around the world who suffered from critical illnesses like trauma and cancer. He evaluated whether choosing a tracheotomy early on instead of a ventilator for those who needed help breathing might have an impact on survival and recovery rates. Now the procedure has been modified with so that any aerosols from the patient can be contained during a tracheotomy.
UT Health San Antonio breaks ground on new $430 million hospital
SAN ANTONIO – The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio broke ground Monday on a new $430 million multi-speciality and research hospital. According to UT Health officials, the hospital will be used for “research and treatment of cancer and other complex diseases that disproportionately impact the people of South Texas. Dr. William L. Henrich, president of UT Health San Antonio, welcomed academic, civic and community leaders from The University of Texas System, the city of San Antonio and Bexar County. UT Health officials said once completed, the center will deliver the most advanced precision-based care and the latest targeted therapies possible. Also on KSAT:Q&A: Medical director for University Health gives insight on COVID-19 vaccine and pregnancyUniversity Health establishes COVID-19 vaccine registry for seniors 80 and olderAdMetro Health to make 30,000 COVID-19 vaccine appointments available Thursday
UTSA researchers uncover evidence that COVID-19 virus could enter human brain
SAN ANTONIO – A University of Texas at San Antonio research team wanted to know if the virus that causes COVID-19 could enter the brain. Jenny Hsieh, a professor in the Department of Biology at UTSA, led the research to test the team’s questions. She said researchers took human stem cells and created brain organoids, or tiny brains, in a lab. “Organoids are really small, three-dimensional brain-like tissue grown in a petri dish, and they resemble the developing human brain,” Hsieh said. Hsieh said UTSA researchers collaborated with scientists from the Texas Biomedical Institute, who are growing the live virus.
Traumatic brain injuries and criminals: Changing perceptions and saving lives
DENVER, Colo. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – When you hear the words traumatic brain injury, or TBI, you think of professional football players. This new research is completely changing how people are thinking about the criminal justice system and the people in it. Professor Kim Gorgens says 97% of women in the criminal justice system have been exposed to violence and abuse. Marchell knows exactly where he would be without professor Gorgens' research. Professor Gorgens' research began with 4,500 inmates and probationers.
Study: Pet owners have an influence on their dogs personality
The study revealed dog owners have great influences over their traits. Researchers say dogs can change their personalities depending on their owner’s personality or mental state. They say owners who have a happy relationship with their pet, tend to have a dog who’s more active and exciting. Researchers found dogs' personalities changed over time based on the quality of their relationships with their owners. The study also revealed a dog’s age had a profound effect on its personality.
Witte Museum unearths $250,000 grant to help collect, maintain fossils
Witte Museum unearths $250,000 grant to help collect, maintain fossilsPublished: August 31, 2020, 12:49 pmThere are excavations going on throughout the year, and now, thanks to a new grant, the Witte Museum will be able to find so much more.
Could dogs help in the detection of COVID-19? Studies suggest its possible
According to a couple of recent studies, there is substantial evidence that dogs could detect a person infected by COVID-19 by sniffing out his or her odor. Dogs, by nature, have this superpower, if you will, to use their sense of smell in unique ways. Having said that, its not a total shock that dogs could possibly sniff out and detect COVID-19 in someone, but still, really cool, right? Three different types of detection dogs were used, including explosive-detection dogs, search-and-rescue dogs and colon cancer-detection dogs. Its important to note that, researchers were not aiming to provide evidence that all dogs are able to detect COVID-19, rather that well-trained dogs might be capable.
Breakthroughs in prostate cancer treatment
Breakthroughs in prostate cancer treatment New research into the treatment of prostate cancer could bump survivor rate by 30 percent over the next decade. Dr. David Agus joins the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts to discuss promising aspects of the research.cbsnews.com