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Full Show: Heart Scanning Innovation, And Houston Cowboy Culture (March 13, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We bring you the latest on a fatal bus accident involving some Houston students. Plus, a shuttered hospital in the Third Ward could soon get new life. Then, we learn about some new research that could help doctors repair damaged tissue after heart attacks. Also, we discuss the history of cowboy and rodeo culture in Houston. And artist Floyd Newsum talks about his career.

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What Happens to Your Body When You’re in a Coma?

Posted on · (Above: American student Otto Warmbier is presented to reporters in Pyongyang, North Korea in Feb. 2016. Warmbier was returned the US in a coma before passing away June 19, 2017. Photo: Kim Kwang Hyon/AP)American college student Otto Warmbier died last week (June 19, 2017) after being returned to the US following his detention in North Korea for […]

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Antibiotic-Resistant ‘Superbug’ Prevalent in Houston

Posted on · (Above: The bacteria K. pneumoniae shown under a microscope. Photo: Public Domain/Wikipedia Commons) A strain of bacteria resistant to antibiotics is more common in Houston than anyone previously realized. That’s according to researchers at Houston Methodist who reported the findings May 16. The strain is called Klebsiella pneumoniae and is what is often referred to as […]

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Gerrymandering Ruling, Superbugs, and Sgt. Pepper: Thursday’s Show (June 1, 2017)

Posted on · Gerrymandering is the process by which congressional districts are drawn in a way that heavily favors one party over the other. Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that North Carolina had violated the Constitution by doing this very thing — drawing district lines according to race. After similar rulings in Alabama and Virginia, could Texas […]

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What Happens When Humans Start Reading — and Altering — Their Own User Manual?

Posted on · (Above: Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, cancer researcher and author. Photo: Deborah Feingold) What happens when a machine begins to read its own instruction manual? No, I’m not talking about Skynet (from the Terminator films) but rather humanity’s rapidly increasing understanding of its genome – the code that makes us who were are. We’ve mapped it and identified genes […]