NTI Makes the Evening News in Story about Funded Research

A San Antonio T.V. station ran a story tonight about Dr. Joel Baseman, professor and chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Texas Health Science Center, who was recently awarded a $190,000 NTI grant to study how a common pathogen sickens ICU patients on ventilators.

In the KENS 5 story, Baseman says the inflammatory response created by the toxin narrows the airway and compromises lung functioning. Eventually, he believes that new therapies can be developed to increase survival of patients at risk of contracting the infection.

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