Houston Matters

Researchers Study How Your Favorite Song Affects Your Brain

Posted on · (Above: A researcher studies brain scans of a patient inside an MRI, in a video from Houston Methodist.)Houston Methodist recently conducted a study concerning music’s effect on the brain. In the study, the subjects were placed in an MRI machine and exposed to various types of pre-selected music and plain speaking, and then a song […]

Houston Matters

Local Researcher Making Breakthroughs on Neurological Disorders

Posted on · Dr. Huda  Zoghbi, professor in the departments of pediatrics, molecular and human genetics, neurology and neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine, has had a roller-coaster life. While in medical school in Beirut, civil war forced her to the U.S. Once arriving here, she received her medical degree as a pediatric neurologist from Meharry Medical College […]

Full Show

Fetal Burial Case, and Breakthrough Prize Winner: Friday’s Show (January 6, 2017)

Posted on · Judge Sam Sparks of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas announced this week he is again delaying his ruling on a new Texas Department of State Health Services edict requiring health care providers to cremate or bury fetal remains. The state argues the rule is in the interest of women’s health and safety. […]

Houston Matters

This is Your Brain on Drugs: Research Reveals More About What Substance Abuse Does to Your Brain

Posted on · We’ve come a long way from the “This is your brain on drugs” PSA where a man breaks an egg into a frying pan and uses that to demonstrate what happens to your brain when you take a harmful substance. How harmful drugs are and what they really do to us is becoming more widely […]

Full Show

Texas City Explosion & Climate Change: Thursday’s Show (April 2, 2015)

Posted on · March 23 marked the 10-year anniversary of the fatal Texas City explosion. Fifteen workers died and about 180 others were injured amid a series of explosions at the BP oil refinery in Texas City. As described in coverage from the Texas Tribune and Houston Chronicle, warnings from the US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board about […]

Houston Matters

What a Sea Snail Can Teach Us About the Side Effects of Chemotherapy

Posted on · Cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy are familiar with potential side effects, including what’s commonly known as “chemo brain” – some struggle to concentrate, or have memory problems during a course of chemotherapy. There are treatments to mitigate such effects, but mostly, patients just have to live with it until their treatment is over. A new study here […]