Medical Research

Texas Lab Criticized Over Handling Of Monkeys For StudyA prestigious laboratory in Texas is under federal investigation after auditors issued a preliminary report saying it did not do enough to prevent the suffering of primates who were infected with a deadly virus for a study of the disease.
Researchers Say Fetal Tissue Remains EssentialThe furor on Capitol Hill over Planned Parenthood has stoked a debate about the use of tissue from aborted fetuses in medical research.
Clinical Trials Provide Hope For Alzheimer's TreatmentsIt's a devastating disease that causes concern for all of us with aging parents: Alzheimer's disease. According to the Alzheimer's Association, one in three seniors in the United States will die with Alzheimer's or dementia.
Experimental Ebola Drug Heals All Animals In Study An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes the treatment might at some point help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa.
NFL Pledges $30Mil For Medical ResearchCommissioner Roger Goodell announced Wednesday the funding to the NIH, which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Alzheimer's Disease Spreads By Jumping Across Brain CellsAlzheimer's disease spreads through the brain like an infection, jumping from one cell to another, according to a new study.
Likelihood Of Infants & Future Obesity StudiedResearchers say there's a new way to tell if infants are likely to become obese later on: Check to see if they've passed two key milestones on doctors' growth charts by age 2.
Layoffs At UT Southwestern DallasOne of the more prestigious medical research centers in Texas is feeling the pinch of state budget cuts. U-T Southwestern Medical Center is laying off 105 employees and eliminating hundreds of positions.