Because he’s literally turning trash into treasure.
Posts written by Lauren Silverman
There are dozens of counties in Texas without even one physician. There are even more without a psychiatrist. In total, more than 3 million Texans don’t have a psychiatrist. So how do you convince young medical school students to become psychiatrists, social workers and psychologists? And to move to places that have more cows than people?
One state lawmaker says a bill to award dollar bills would be a good place to start. Read More
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.
The Americans with Disabilities Act opened up services and opportunities for people with disabilities. Twenty-five years later, tech is trying to catch up. North Texas developers are testing new technologies with the disabled community in mind.Read more at KERA News
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.
*Update on winners below Read More
KERA’s recent Breakthroughs series “Growing Up After Cancer” profiled a North Texas boy named Jude Cobler. He was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia when he was 5 years old. In April, Jude's leukemia relapsed.Read more at KERA News
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.
Some parts of the body repair themselves. Skin, for instance. Bone, even the liver.
Heart muscle does not.
For decades, scientists have tried to understand how to regenerate the tissue that suffers after a heart attack. Recently, researchers at UT Southwestern have uncovered some clues.
In Dallas, the $800 million Clements University Hospital opened to patients in December. Later this summer, the $1.3 billion dollar Parkland Memorial Hospital will open. Dallas Morning News architecture critic Mark Lamster says despite their high-tech gadgets, both hospitals are lacking the human touch.Read more at KERA News
Can any car be turned into a smart car? A Dallas-based startup called Vinli has captured the attention of drivers across the country with a device promising to do just that. We tested it out.