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National Institutes of Health

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2014

    CDC Director Grilled by Congress Over Ebola Mess

    Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, testified before the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Thursday, and boy was it rough. Frieden, previously known as the guy who urged New York's then-Mayor Bloomberg to go after cigarettes, soda sizes and trans-fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2014

    Bad Blood: Chikungunya Kills and it's Coming to a Mosquito Near You

    It started in mid-April with a fever, as if her body were trying to burn itself up. Then 39-year-old Belkys Jimenez developed a pounding headache and pain in her muscles and joints. Her feet and ankles ballooned, and even taking a step became difficult. Jimenez had dealt with hypertension for years, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2014

    Undercover Investigation Reveals Alleged Mistreatment at Monkey Lab

    An undercover investigation of a major primate research lab in San Antonio revealed a pattern of mistreatment of its monkeys, including death, injury, overcrowding, and lack of medical care, according to the Humane Society of the United States. The organization claims that a five-week investigation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2014

    Doctors' Group to A&M: Stop Killing Lambs for Alcohol Study

    For the last 17 years, researchers at Texas A&M have been getting pregnant sheep drunk and dissecting their babies' brains. No, they're not doing it for fun, but to find "preventative and ameliorative strategies" for addressing fetal alcohol syndrome. The National Institutes of Health has dropped ... More >>

  • News

    October 17, 2013

    Health on Hold

    Government shutdown gets personal for one Houston kid.

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2013

    Government Shutdown Gets Personal For One Houston Kid

    For most of us the government shutdown is a bad joke that seems like it will never end, but for 12-year-old Justin Clark and his family, the shutdown that has frozen the works of federal government is a lot closer to a very unfunny hostage situation. Two months ago Justin was diagnosed with Giant A ... More >>

  • Music

    September 19, 2013

    How a Boy Named Horst Became an Internet Sensation Known As Riff Raff

    How a quiet kid from Copperfield morphed into today's most enigmatic rapper.

  • News

    February 28, 2013

    The Ten Weirdest Members of Congress

    Texas claims three of the top spots.

  • Film

    October 4, 2012

    How To Survive A Plague

    David France's stirring history of ACT UP.

  • News

    October 4, 2012

    Retired Lab Chimps Pressed Back Into Service

    A San Antonio lab says primate research is necessary for curing diseases like AIDS and hepatitis. But what progress has really been made.

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    Cover Story: Is Biomedical Testing on Primates Still Necessary?

    On October 24, scientists from around the world will come to San Antonio to discuss how testing on monkeys might one day lead to an AIDS cure. They'll be talking baboons, macaques, and vervets at the 30th Annual Symposium on Nonhuman Primate Models for AIDS, not chimpanzees. Once thought to be the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    Turn Your Browser and Cough: The Top 15 Health Care Web Sites

    Lt. Reginald Barclay was a character on Star Trek: The Next Generation. By trade, he was an engineer, but he was well known on the show for being a massive hypochondriac. On one episode, Dr. Beverly Crusher advised Reg not to look through the Star Fleet medical database anymore because it was causin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Best Riffs Only: Krayolas Going For Tex-Mex Rock & Roll Master's

    ​Krayolas drummer David Saldana is not your average power pop rock and roller. While his resuscitated band continues to draw gobs of press and is grabbing some high profile gigs, Saldana's life is taking him in another direction. "I'm actually getting my Masters in education so I can be a pri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    UTMB Forced to Give PETA Documents on Animal Experiments

    UTMB must hand over more than 1,000 pages, AG says.​Attorney General Greg Abbott has ruled that the UT Medical Branch in Galveston must turn over documents sought by PETA regarding experiments done on animals. A PETA whistleblower alleged in January that animals were used in painful and dead ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    PETA's New Target: UT-Medical Branch in Galveston

    UTMB gets hit by PETA complaints about experiments​PETA, fresh off claiming a victory over NASA about monkey experiments, has a new target in its sights: The University of Texas medical branch in Galveston. PETA has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture alleging "abuse and ... More >>

  • News

    January 7, 2010

    Weed Takes Root

    Marijuana's steady creep toward legalization nationwide.

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2009

    Halloween Countdown Part 1: The Seven Most Cliched Costumes

    Halloween is coming, and that means many, many costuming mistakes will be made by normally sane adults. To help stop this scourge, each Thursday we will be offering tips and analysis of what to avoid, or possibly what to do. It seems that every year Halloween becomes less and less about scaring othe ... More >>

  • News

    June 5, 2008

    There's a Morning-After Drug to Prevent HIV Infection

    The treatment is called post-exposure prophylaxis. So why do so few medical groups in Houston know about it?

  • News

    August 31, 2006

    Monkey Business

    Primates -- destined for laboratory research -- are being brought into a compound in Houston so carefully and quietly that no one knows they're here

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2006

    That's Hotze

    Ray Hafner We can't quite put our finger on it, but something seems shady... So I was just strolling through the Galleria last weekend to pick up some shoes and a Chinese herbal tea infusion set when I spotted this three-story banner ad for the Hotze Health and Wellness Center. "Health and welln ... More >>

  • News

    April 13, 2006

    Horse Flesh

    Texas struggles with what to do with its overabundance of Equus caballus, while Europeans wait with open mouths

  • News

    July 21, 2005

    Doctor Nice

    Steven Hotze uses a warm, easygoing manner to peddle natural hormones to women, at thousands of dollars a pop. So who cares about credentials or documented results?

  • News

    January 6, 2005

    The Halo Challenge

    Master Chief, a weapons-toting super-enhanced human, is the only being who can save the earth. A video gamer from Texas is the world champion at helping him do just that thousands of times over.

  • News

    November 18, 2004

    Ground Zero

    Houston's been the No. 1 city in America in the obesity crisis. But hype doesn't mean help.

  • News

    January 16, 2003

    Gut Reactions

    Plus: Catcher in the Wry, The Brown Brown Vote, Super-Kid Cynics

  • News

    January 2, 2003

    A Figure to Die For

    Community Health Systems cashed in big on the stomach stapling rage. It almost cost Kaye Parsley her life.

  • News

    November 21, 2002

    Over and Out

    Baylor balks at budget questions and boots a new hire

  • News

    August 1, 2002

    Burning Shoe Leather

    The Chron's Marshall is out there reporting, dammit

  • News

    January 3, 2002

    Agent of Doom

    Former enemies unite against the continuing fallout from deadly defoliants of the Vietnam War

  • News

    June 14, 2001

    Blind Faith

    Luke and Rachel Watson have lost most of their sight. They eventually will lose all motor skills. Their parents are losing sleep -- do the adults tell their kids they're dying of Batten disease?

  • News

    September 14, 2000

    Miller's Crossing

    Frozen, cloned or retooled, Miller Quarles plans to live forever. But time is running out.

  • News

    April 20, 2000

    No More Waiting Room

    A mother fights for a therapeutic dive for all who need it

  • 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

    April 1, 1999
  • 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

    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.

  • News

    March 20, 1997

    The Angelides Affair

    A dispute over research fraud has split the faculty at Baylor College of Medicine, and could jeopardize the way universities police scientific misconduct

  • News

    April 25, 1996

    Poor, Proud, But Independent

    Houston's indie record entrepreneurs do it for the love of the music. Of course, they don't mind moving a few units, either.

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