August 2019

Lung Lining Fluid Key to Elderly Susceptibility to TB Infection

Texas Biomed researchers are unraveling the mystery of why elderly people are more susceptible to developing a tuberculosis infection. Click here to learn more about the study published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases.Today, TB kills more people around the world than any other disease.  We are dedicated to the eradication of the threat of infectious diseases!
New BSL-3 expands research capabilities.
Texas Biomed opening new, state-of-the-art High Containment Laboratory

Our new new Biosafety Level 3 (BSL-3) Laboratory is a 7500 square foot space where scientists work on communicable diseases that are serious and transmittable, but treatable, like tuberculosis. The facility holds several new technologies  including an aerosol biology room to mimic natural paths of infection with pathogens, a PET CT room, a necropsy suite, and a huge autoclave which sterilizes equipment and cages.
The Forum presents a check to support biomedical research.
Forum Raises $200,000+ to Support Science!

As part of a collaboration that started in 1970, the Texas Biomedical Forum presented the Institute with a check for $210,500 this month. The money will be presented to Texas Biomed scientists who apply for pilot grants to support promising projects. These pilot projects often result in multi-million dollar grants in the years to come. The ladies of the Forum raise money by throwing a smashing Gala at The Argyle every May. Thanks for your help, now and always!
     To find out more ways you can help support the cutting-edge research at Texas Biomed, click here.
Outreach Coordinator Alex Wadley, 2019 summer intern Catalina Lopez, Dr. Olena Shtanko, and Lab Technician Kaylee Stanfield
Encouraging Budding Female Scientists
Staff Scientist Olena Shtanko, Ph.D., was a special guest panelist for a group of 60 6th to 12th grade girls interested in science careers at the Girls STEM Summit 2019 at the Scobee Education Center at San Antonio College. Dr. Shtanko shared her experience of being a woman in a STEM career and encouraged the girls to follow their passion and to be bold!
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