Monthly Archives: September 2013

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Vital Signs: The Cellular Switch – A New Weapon Against The Worst Of Brain Tumors


It’s the most aggressive and rapid growing form of brain tumors. But researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified a protein called RIP 1  that may slow down glioblastomas. Dr. Amyn Habib, an Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics, is senior author of the study in Cell Reports. In this installment of KERA’s Vital Signs, he explains how the protein works.

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Sandra Luz is leading the training for about a dozen North Texas navigators -- the in person assistors who will help thousands across the state sign up for health insurance on the new federally run marketplace.

Texas Navigators Gear Up To Guide You Through The Health Insurance Marketplace


Need help figuring out which health insurance plan on the marketplace is right for you? That’s where the Texas “navigators” come in. These in person assisters will help thousands across North Texas sign up for health insurance. Meet Sandra Luz, one navigator leading a team in Dallas.

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OMG, A Look Behind GMOs


In the world of food science and health, it doesn’t get much more controversial than genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Unless you’re looking to drum up a debate, it’s not a topic I would bring up at a big dinner party. Everyone seems to have a different take on the benefits and drawbacks of GMOs. A new documentary screening this weekend in Dallas, called “GMO OMG,” explores the concerns of farmer and consumers worldwide.

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Pushing Aside Politics, Houston Moving Forward With Obamacare


Since the state of Texas isn’t providing any money or staff to help people sign up for Obamacare, cities like Houston are tapping federal funds and city coffers. KUHF’s Carrie Feibel reports Enroll America is part of a coalition of organizations trying to get the word out about the health insurance marketplace scheduled to open Oct. 1.

Houston Gears Up For Obamacare, Despite GOP OppositionTwo high-profile Texans are fighting the Affordable Care Act. Gov. Rick Perry has loudly dismissed the law, and fellow Republican Sen. Ted Cruz took to the Senate floor this week to rail against it at length – 21 hours and 19 minutes to be exact.

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Limits To The Price Of Health Insurance In Texas


We still may not know how much health insurance plans purchased through the federal marketplace will cost, but we do know there are some limits. Under Obamacare, insurance premiums can only increase by 10 percent from one year to the next. Veronica Zaragovia of KUT News explains how the new federal regulations will impact health insurance rates in Texas.

How Federal Regulations Will Affect Health Insurance Costs in TexasBy October 1, we should know how much health insurance plans purchased through the new federal marketplace will cost. Texas has declined to implement the

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