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Med Students Helping Med Students

Posted on · Medical students at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston get some help in their struggle to get their education back on track. Rod Rice reports their peers at the UT Medical School in Houston held a Hurricane Ike Relief Drive.

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A Heart Without a Pulse

Posted on · Another step in the development of artificial hearts is being helped by a nearly three million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health. The Texas Heart Institute is going to continue work on a pulse-less total artificial heart. Capella Tucker reports.

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Federal Grant Funds Study on Wireless Health Monitoring

Posted on · Rice University, the Methodist Hospital Research Institute and an East End non-profit are participating in a study of in-home health management and next-generation wireless networks. The one and a half million dollar grant by the National Science Foundation will examine ways to provide novel, low-cost personalized health monitoring to people with chronic diseases.