Baylor College of Medicine

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2014

    DA Candidates on Weed: Talking Points Over Data Points

    Though marijuana possession remains a jailable crime in Harris County, the law of the land is shifting toward leniency for offenders. Both contenders in the November race for Harris County District Attorney have presented alternatives to convicting those caught with pot. DA incumbent Devon Anderso ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 5, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 23, 2013

    Dengue Fever Has Been in Houston For Years -- You May Commence Panicking

    Just in case you needed a new reason to fear for your life, a Baylor College of Medicine scientist has co-authored a new study showing that a fatal strain of mosquito-carryin' dengue fever has been in Houston for years. High-five! "There was dengue circulating, and we had no idea that it was here ... More >>

  • News

    April 11, 2013

    Police Protection: Speeding While Silent

    HPD policies governing lights, high speeds and sirens are supposedly there to safeguard the public. Tell that to Mattie Etubom.

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    Cover Story: In Officer-Involved Crashes, Is It Ever The Cops' Fault?

    In 2009, a Houston police officer driving 60 miles per hour on a residential road at night, with no lights or sirens, slammed into a car carrying 54-year-old Mattie Etubom, who suffered severe injuries. In 2010, a Houston police officer driving 84 miles per hour on a residential road at night, wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    Female Veterans Needed for PTSD Study

    The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine are seeking female veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder for a study that might hopefully lead to a new medical treatment for the condition. The study is aimed at the role played by a neuropeptide called corticotropin-re ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    Free for All: Art Without a Price Tag

    Houston gets a visit from architect Hermes Mallea who is dropping by Brazos Bookstore on Friday to sign his book Great Houses of Havana: A Century of Cuban Style. The book features wonderful photographs of some of the most beautiful homes in Havana. One shows a courtyard, glowing in the evening lig ... More >>

  • News

    June 2, 2011

    Calling All Sluts

    Time to fight back

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    A Possible Houston Cure For Crack Addiction Runs Into Red-Tape Problems

    Thomas R. Karsten believes he has a vaccine for coke​While a Houston doctor thinks he has found the cure for cocaine addiction, bureaucratic red tape is hindering the vaccine's approval and building doubts for its future success. "My hopes are pretty simple: number one, find some company in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    Health Dept. Roundup

    "You usin' that improperly manufactured utensil to serve food to me?"​Debris, dirty utensils, broken thermometers, contaminated sinks, broken plumbing, dusty vents. Someday a real rain will come and wash all the health code violators off the streets. Until then, check out these excerpts from t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    Chevron Phillips Settles Suit Over Pollution At Baytown Plant, No Thanks To TCEQ

    Chevron-Phillips: The TCEQ wouldn't step in, so local groups did​After years of illegally emitting carcinogens and other toxic pollutants into the air, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company has agreed to a settle a lawsuit against it and clean up its Cedar Bayou plant in Baytown."We can all breathe ea ... More >>

  • News

    July 22, 2010

    Chances Are...

    Popular lesbian bar Chances is done.

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    DeBakey PTA Takes Over Uniform Sales; Students Cry Excuse Me But Foul!

    DeBakey's uniform shirt​DeBakey High School for Health Professions (aligned with the Baylor College of Medicine) is one of the city's toughest schools to get into -- a 2007 report said for every 1,200 applicants, 250 are accepted.Students there are hard-core dedicated in terms of studying, attenda ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 3, 2010

    "How Healing Becomes Killing: Eugenics, Euthanasia and Extermination"

    An expert on Nazi medical practices shows us the stark reality of the Third Reich

  • News

    June 18, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 9, 2009

    The Closing Of UH's Pre-School Is Getting Nasty

    When last Hair Balls looked into the sudden closure of the Human Development Lab, UH's venerable and acclaimed (if ominously named) pre-school, the situation was just starting to simmer. By now the stew over on Wheeler is on full boil. A Save HDLS web site has been created, and parents have proteste ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2009

    Janitors' Nightmare: Study Says Chewing Gum Increases TAKS Scores

    Let there be jubilation in the halls of junior high schools across the land! A crack Baylor College of Medicine research team has found that chewing gum in class improves TAKS math scores.The study centered on 108 math students, aged 13-16, at a low-income, predominantly Hispanic Houston charter sch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2008

    Photoshop Phun At The Baylor College Of Medicine

    The wonders of Photoshop are bountiful -- they let Sooner football fans taunt UT; they allow people to make bold, trenchant analysis of the current socio-political world by showing George Bush in his "Mission Accomplished" flightsuit in unlikely settings; they probably have something to do with lolc ... More >>

  • News

    November 6, 2008

    Donor Babies Search for Their Anonymous Fathers

    All grown up, some children of sperm donors are trying to break through the secrecy that keeps them from knowing their family history

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2008
  • News

    May 19, 2005

    Westward Whoa!

    Stem cell restrictions could send Texas Medical Center researchers fleeing to California

  • News

    May 19, 2005

    Sugar Coated

    This Baylor medical "expert" cashed in on infomercials. Now he's showing how things go better with Coke.

  • News

    April 7, 2005

    Exposed Nerve

    Cyberonics has implanted its pacemaker in thousands of epileptics. It wants to expand to the depression market. Still needed: an accounting of those who died or were injured after receiving its implant.

  • News

    January 29, 2004

    Helping Out a Roomie

    City contracts for a pal turn into rent money for Mark Ellis

  • News

    December 18, 2003

    Wild Kingdom

    The furries are fighting like animals, just for a little respect

  • Calendar

    October 9, 2003
  • News

    January 2, 2003

    Skin Game

    Complaints of lewd conduct come from an ex-stripper

  • News

    August 8, 2002

    Down the Hall

    Lurid sex allegations can't keep Baylor's big-time lobbyist from bouncing back

  • News

    May 2, 2002

    Child Support

    The same extreme measures that saved Sidney Miller at birth also severely disabled her 11 years ago. Texas courts are still trying to determine who should pay for it -- and could set a legal precedent in the process.

  • News

    November 1, 2001

    Bayou City Body Snatchers

    How cold war fears fueled a hot market for Houston's human parts business.

  • Dining

    March 29, 2001

    Side Order of Worms?

    You like fresh salmon? So do marine parasites.

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Bobsledder

    Meg Henderson

  • Dining

    September 7, 2000

    High on Fat

    Lard may be a four-letter word, but you shouldn't treat it as one

  • Dining

    August 10, 2000

    Oh, the Noise, Noise, Noise

    Eating out can be hazardous to your hearing

  • News

    April 13, 2000


    Versed in Science. Some questions pathologist Michael Lieberman can't answer in the lab

  • News

    February 3, 2000

    Drowning on Dry Land

    Rising asthma rates have experts scratching their heads - and children struggling to breathe

  • News

    June 3, 1999

    Immune to Reason

    Hundreds of thousands of Texas children, including 250,000 newborn babies, are routinely vaccinated against hepatits B each year. Why? Good question.

  • News

    October 8, 1998

    Crushing the Opposition

    Baylor and Fulbright & Jaworski -- with the help of a lame duck judge -- see to it that Bonnie Dunbar won't get a chance to tell all in court

  • News

    September 10, 1998
  • News

    September 3, 1998

    Heal Thyself

    Rapid detox leaves a nurse suffering unforeseen side effects

  • News

    August 20, 1998

    Biological Disaster

    Zonagen Inc. took its name from Bonnie Dunbar's groundbreaking research into contraceptive vaccines. Then, when she wasn't looking, the company took her research.

  • Calendar

    August 21, 1997
  • Calendar

    July 10, 1997
  • News

    April 10, 1997

    Bursting the Bubble

    "Bubble Boy" David Vetter was hardly the happy, well-adjusted child portrayed in the media. Thirteen years after his death, his friend Mary Murphy is fighting to tell his story.

  • News

    December 28, 1995

    Stinkin' Diet

    What's that smell? It's Aromatrim, the very latest alternative to sweat

  • Music

    September 14, 1995

    A Band's Dissolve

    Banana Blender Surprise calls it quits or do they?

  • News

    July 20, 1995
  • Calendar

    February 2, 1995
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