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An Estrogen Boost Without Traditional Hormone Replacement Therapy?


There used to be a standard treatment for hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause: hormone replacement therapy. But in 2002, studies showed a possible link to cancer and what was once standard practice became a rare prescription. Since then, scientists have been searching for alternative therapies. Recently, a biochemist at UNT Health Science Center found a drug that looks promising.

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More than 60 submissions have been entered in the Connect Ability Challenge. The project is a three-month global software development competition leveraging mobile and wireless technologies to improve the lives of people living with disabilities.

A Tech Challenge To Empower People With Disabilities


The Americans with Disabilities Act opened up services and opportunities for people with disabilities. Twenty-five years later, North Texas developers are testing new technologies with the disabled community in mind.

They’re taking their projects to a national competition with an award of $100,000.

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Brain Recovery Through Cognitive Training Shows Promise


144,000 Texans sustain a traumatic brain injury each year—that’s one every 4 minutes. For those who survive there’s often cognitive and psychological difficulties, like depression or post-traumatic stress disorder. A brain training strategy developed at the Center for Brain Health in Dallas has helped some people, including one North Texas veteran, recover.

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