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Partial Fix Found In Mice For Genetic Disease

In a promising step against a genetic disease that causes deafness and gradual loss of vision, scientists have partly restored hearing with a single injection to young mice.

02/09/2013

Head Of $3B Texas Cancer Effort Asks To Resign

The executive director of a troubled $3 billion cancer-fighting effort in Texas has submitted his resignation letter amid escalating scrutiny over the management of the nation’s second-biggest pot of cancer research dollars.

12/11/2012

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Researchers: Row, Row, Row Your Boat Saving Lives

It turns out a children’s song may be a lifesaver when it comes to Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Researchers at UT Southwestern are using a nursery rhyme to help local fire departments improve how they perform CPR.

06/29/2012

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Flame Retardant Found In Foods At Dallas Supermarkets

A new study from researchers at the University of Texas School of Public Health has revealed that flame retardant chemicals were found in many samples taken from popular North Texas food items.

06/01/2012

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Clock Ticking With New Plan To Fight Alzheimer’s

The clock is ticking: The first National Alzheimer’s Plan sets a deadline of 2025 to finally find effective ways to treat, or at least stall, the mind-destroying disease.

05/15/2012

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Families Urge Action As U.S. Drafts Alzheimer’s Plan

Dementia is poised to skyrocket as the baby boomers age — and it’s a budget-busting disease for Medicare, Medicaid and families. Now the Obama administration is developing the first National Alzheimer’s Plan.

09/12/2011

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Study Shows Cell Phones Alter Brain Activity

Hundreds of millions of Americans have a cell phone. But are they safe? A new study, showing changes in the brains of cell phone users, is fueling concerns about the effect of the phones on people’s health.

CBSDFW.COM–02/23/2011

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Study: Spacing Babies Close May Raise Autism Risk

Close birth spacing may put a second-born child at higher risk for autism, suggests a preliminary study based on more than a half-million children.

CBSDFW.COM–01/10/2011