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Bench to bedside
Turning discoveries into treatments that save lives

April 2013

by Natalie Gutierrez

Chances are your life is touched by someone in need of health care, whether it is an aging parent, a spouse with heart disease, or a family member with diabetes or cancer.

Researchers at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio work tirelessly, in labs behind the scenes, making innovative discoveries that are translated into better ways to diagnose and prevent disease and life-changing and compassionate care for patients.

The following articles illustrate just a few of the many success stories of bench-to-bedside research, which is the link between basic research and patient care. Health Science Center investigators are world renowned for their landmark breakthroughs that are changing the face of medicine and saving lives every day.

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