Medical Technology

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2014

    Why Don't We Know Yet Exactly What Happened When Our Ebola Patient Zero Appeared?

    The commenters are already whetting their knives on Stephen Young's piece here a bit earlier reporting that Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price has raised the issue of racism in the treatment of Ebola Patient Zero, Thomas Eric Duncan, at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. But maybe we coul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2014

    In a Dallas Courtroom, It's Big Pharma vs. Women over Vaginal Mesh

    Few people outside of public health advocates and consumer groups used to pay much attention to the Food and Drug Administration's confusing, shadowy process for approving medical devices to the market. When patients find themselves suffering after a surgery that was supposed to help them -- like, s ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 13, 2014
  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    Last Shot: The Questions I'm Tired of Answering About Cancer

    [Editor's Note: Longtime concert photographer Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV Colon Cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events for our sister paper OC Weekly on top of other freelance work and working a day job at a hospital, of all places ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    Dallas Interfaith Group to State Lawmakers: Expand Medicaid Now

    Dallas Area Interfaith held a news conference this morning at Temple Emanu-El, where more than a dozen faith leaders from the Dallas area gathered to support Medicaid expansion. Since Friday, 60 clergy members from Catholic, Protestant and Jewish congregations have signed a letter calling on state l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    Rick Perry, Stem Cell Therapy and the Battle Between Medical Freedom and Opportunism

    ​The Texas Medical Board is putting off until April a vote on how to regulate adult stem cell therapy, which involves using tissues from one's own body rather than controversial stem cells cultivated from human embryos. We don't blame 'em. This issue is thornier than a Texas mesquite thicket, ... More >>

  • Music

    June 16, 2011

    Bootsy Collins

    Friday, June 17,at the Palladium Ballroom

  • Calendar

    March 10, 2011
  • Blogs

    January 17, 2011

    So You Want to Participate in UT-Dallas's Tinnitus Trials? The Good News and Bad News.

    ​Almost as soon as we published that very popular post about University of Texas at Dallas researchers' efforts to silence that high-pitched problem known as tinnitus, readers began leaving comments and sending e-mails in which they all asked the same question: How can I  participate in the f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    The DARPA Initiative: SMU, DOD Partner Again, This Time on Prosthetics That Feel

    ​SMU and the Department of Defense are already partners on that paper-thin camera straight outta 1984 by way of Minority Report. Now the Hilltop sends word of its latest DOD partnership -- a $5.6-mil Neurophotonics Research Center that'll be run by Marc Christensen, electrical engineering chair in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2008

    Turns Out, the Failed Superconducting Super Collider Was Kinda Super

    How the SSC never became the world's largest skate park remains a mystery to science. It's been forever since the words "Superconducting Super Collider" were heard around these parts. Fifteen years ago Congress axed the project due to escalating costs -- what was supposed to run about $4 billion wou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2007

    Boning Up in Fort Worth, Baby

    A man from Weatherford has filed suit today against Meditronic -- "the global leader in medical technology [for] alleviating pain, restoring health and extending life for millions of people around the world" -- claiming the damnedest thing: "body-snatching." The full release is after the jump, but t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2007

    Wounded Soldier, Healing Warrior

    In 1967, Allen Clark received his first pair of artificial legs, after having them amputated following a mortar attack in Vietnam. Next month, Army veteran Allen B. Clark will celebrate the 40th anniversary of his “alive” date. On June 17, 1967, Clark was serving as a combat medic in a Special ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 10, 2007

    Sappy Feet

    We thought shoes kept dirt out

  • News

    April 19, 2007

    Stemming the Tide

    Texas' stance on stem cell research could have economic effects

  • Music

    April 12, 2007


    Tuesday, April 17, at Rubber Gloves, Denton

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2007

    A New Report Says That Texas' Ignoring Stem Cell Research is Just Bad Business

    As other states are becoming more aggressive in promoting stem cell research, Texas is falling behind, and if something isn't done to change that, the state will lose both scientists and the support services they generate. So says a new report, which will be released tomorrow. The economic impact st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2007

    Religious Right Still Righting Texas Liberals' Many Wrongs

    Terri Leo doesn't like the gays. Or maybe she just doesn't get them. Got a little time to kill this morning? Good, because the Texas Freedom Network Education Fund has just issued its latest report on the religious right's influence on Texas government, God's Lawgivers? Carrying the Water for the Re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2006

    This T.O., We Like

    T.O. Souryal, head doc for the Mavs, has a heart--and a defibrillator, if your heart needs one. Till I read this this morning, I had no idea some 5,000 to 7,000 kids in the U.S. die each year from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) each year. That sucks. But Dr. T.O. Souryal, a radio talk-show host and the ... More >>

  • News

    May 26, 2005

    Life, Death and Money

    Will Texas pony up bucks to lead in stem cell research? Pro-lifers hope not.

  • News

    October 17, 2002

    Race With a Killer

    A Dallas doctor believes he holds a miracle treatment for a disease that maims and kills children. Proving it will take another miracle.

  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002

    Best Bite

    Fangtastic Fangs

  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002
  • News

    February 14, 2002

    The Next Breast Thing

    Build a better fake boob, and women will beat a path to your door, along with the occasional lawsuit

  • Music

    July 16, 1998

    Cuba libre

    Marc Ribot and his Prosthetic Cubans are Habana good time

  • News

    December 8, 1994

    Supine science

    Research subjects push back the frontiers of space by hitting the sack