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UT Dallas Professor Gets $2 Million To Study Addictiveness Of Pot

Is marijuana addictive? A University of Texas at Dallas professor is preparing to launch a $2 million grant-funded study to get a more conclusive answer to that question.

05/16/2012

(FILE PHOTO) Detail of a person with a malignant melanoma, which is a malignant skin tumor. (credit: American Cancer Society/Getty Images)

New Device Uses Light To Screen For Melanoma

The FDA has approved a first-of-its-kind device, called MelaFind, that makes detailed, digital images of skin growths and uses a computer to analyze them for signs of cancer.

11/02/2011

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North Texas Woman Sees No Silver Lining To Silver Fillings

Millions of Americans have what was once called “silver” fillings. They’re known to contain mercury. While countries like Denmark, Norway and Sweden have banned the fillings, dentists in the United States continue to use them. But one North Texas woman is hoping to change federal policy by telling her story to the Federal Food and Drug Administration.

07/06/2011