National Institutes of Health

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    August 7, 2014

    Texas Researcher Might Have Some Treatments for Ebola, Needs Money

    Ever since a doctor from Fort Worth became one of two Americans recently infected with the Ebola virus on a mercy trip in Liberia, the Western public has developed a renewed interest in the rare disease, often described as incurable. For researchers like University of Texas virologist Dr. Thomas G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2013

    Ted Cruz and John Cornyn Now Hinting at a Government Shutdown if Dems Don't Defund Obamacare

    House Republicans have now voted 39 times to repeal Obamacare. On a certain level, their persistence is admirable in the same way that I admire the way my dog never stops believing that this will be the time that he finally catches that squirrel. One's esteem is diminished only slightly by the fact ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2013

    TCU Researchers Conclude that Absent Fathers Turn Women into Sluts

    Human sexuality is a complex beast, its expression influenced by an intricate tangle of psychology, biology, emotion and social norms, all tempered by personal experience. Sexual behavior is certainly much too complicated to be boiled down to a single factor. Unless you're a college-age girl whose f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2013

    New Study Says Vegetarians Live Longer, But at What Cost?

    We thought we'd take a break from writing about fried meats to mention that a new study just came out about the health benefits of a vegetarian diet. Spoiler: Vegetarian diets are good for you, which is probably not a surprise. What is surprising is that there are numbers to back it up now: over a s ... More >>

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    February 28, 2013
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    December 13, 2012

    Another UT Southwestern Employee Says He Was Fired for Reporting Animal Abuse

    Donna Pulkrabek says she was pushed out of her job at UT Southwestern in May after reporting mistreatment of laboratory animals even though, as manager of the school's Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), that was her job. According to a lawsuit filed by Pulkrabek, she had raised co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    I Hate Lance Armstrong

    Is it just me, or is there a great big hole in the Lance Armstrong story? When do we start talking about him as the one of the world's biggest dope pushers? When does Lance Armstrong's name get tied to child drug addiction? See also: Lance Armstrong Will Step Down as Chairman of Livestrong Not rig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    Top Scientists Are Fleeing Rick Perry's "Politically Driven" Cancer-Fighting Program

    When it comes to funding cancer research, no entity other than the federal National Institutes of Health draws from a deeper well than the The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. Since the taxpayer-funded agency's creation in 2007, backed by Governor Rick Perry and Lance Armstrong, it ... More >>

  • Film

    October 4, 2012
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    August 16, 2012

    Your Government Says It's OK to Spray You With Poison. Anybody See a Problem?

    Great. So tonight the government sprays us with piperonyl butoxide. To reassure us, the TV news last night shows us a guy from the company doing the spraying who tells us just not to worry. I say worry. The airplanes tonight will be spraying us with a compound called "Duet" You have heard already ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    UT-Dallas Researchers' Potential Tinnitus Cure Rings Loudly in Scientific Community's Ears

    ​First I'd ever heard of tinnitus was when Who guitarist Pete Townshend announced the ringing in his ears had gotten so bad he might have to hang up his Fender Eric Clapton Stratocaster for good. Then I became a music critic, stood too close to too many stages and speakers for too many years, and ... More >>

  • News

    January 7, 2010
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    April 12, 2007

    Needle Point

    This morning down in Austin, the Senate Committee on Health & Human Services is set to hear public testimony on Senate Bill 308 -- which, for those not keeping score at home, is the legislation proposed by Sen. Bob Deuell (R-Greenville) that would legalize needle-exchange programs in Texas. (Deuell, ... More >>

  • News

    January 6, 2005

    Have Gun, Will Travel

    How far can a video-game champ go? Ask Matt Leto.

  • News

    October 28, 2004

    Delayed Pain

    Plus: Viva la Alcaldesa!; Donkey Kong

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003

    Best Pork Piece

    Smith & Wollensky

  • News

    October 26, 2000


    Our Stars, Frankenfoods, Mr. Know-It-All

  • News

    June 22, 2000

    From Russia, with bugs

    Scientists from the former Soviet Union's top-secret biological weapons lab join with Dallas researchers to fight a common enemy: the deadly Ebola virus

  • News

    April 6, 2000

    Beggars' banquet

    Dallas' matrons of charity find that ostentation is out and value is in when it comes to raising money

  • News

    June 3, 1999

    Unacceptable Risk

    Texas health officials say that mandatory childhood vaccinations against hepatitis B will prevent the spread of life-threatening illness. But which is riskier--the disease or the vaccine?

  • News

    May 6, 1999

    Bad trip

    As anguished Plano watched heroin pick off its children one by one, a cry went up for police to do anything to stop the deadly plague. Months later, some parents say they went too far.

  • News

    March 5, 1998

    The war over Gulf War Syndrome

    Dallas doctors believe they've solved the mystery of sick veterans, but find themselves in "a bloody scientific war" where they are branded charlatans

  • News

    October 2, 1997

    Trendy health

    The booming field of alternative medicine goes under the microscope in Dallas

  • News

    August 21, 1997

    Payback Time

    How two hacked-off Cowboys scored on Channel 5 and Marty Griffin

  • News

    July 6, 1995


    Ray Audette hunts with a hawk and eats like a caveman. He says his meaty diet stopped his hair from falling out, cured his diabetes--and will make you healthy too

  • News

    December 8, 1994

    Supine science

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