Ice House

A Ghost (Heart) of a Chance

The Texas Heart Institute's new research into a "ghost heart" — an organ scrubbed clean of all cells — could build a human heart nearly from scratch.

01/23/2017 By Alice Levitt

Inside Out

Body Worlds RX Debuts In Houston at Health Museum

Plastinated human specimens return to Space City, this time demonstrating common maladies.

01/13/2017 By Alice Levitt

Big Business

Johnson & Johnson Expands in the Texas Medical Center with New Center for Medical Devices

As Houston's biotech industry grows, J&J taps Dr. Billy Cohn to head the Center for Device Innovation at TMC.

10/18/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Top Doctors 2016

Close Range: A Quest to Understand and Treat Autism on Both Ends of the Spectrum

“There’s a lot of great evidence to suggest that autism is strongly influenced by genetic factors."

07/18/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Top Doctors 2016

Target Practice: Gene Sequencing and the Fight Against Cancer in Children

Studies like BASIC3 could go a long way toward finding more genetic mutations, and along with that, more tailored drugs.

07/18/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Mosquito Season

Brazilian Researchers Come to Houston Looking for a Zika Cure

Leda Castilho and her team have moved into a top-notch lab space to help tackle the dangerous virus from Houston.

06/27/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Health

Beefing Up to Beat Cancer

For patients at Texas Children’s Hospital, food is the best medicine.

02/05/2016 By Steven Devadanam

Dr. Red Duke

How Dr. Red Duke Saved My Dad

The legendary Dr. Red Duke saved my father'’s life after a brutal stabbing—and saved my life, too.

11/29/2015 By Steven Devadanam

Feature

Close Encounters

The Texas Medical Center’s latest, greatest advance is neither pill nor procedure.

08/04/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Alternative Medicine

Kung Fu Enlightening: The Rise of Qigong

A Chinese practice finds plenty of adherents in the West, including many in Houston’s medical community.

08/04/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Bayougraphy

Cracking Cases With a Genetics Gumshoe

Brendan Lee, a researcher at Baylor College of Medicine, uses patients’ DNA to track down rare diseases.

05/31/2015 Photography by Charles Ford By Jerry Ianelli

HIV/AIDS

For Gay Men, a Ban on Blood Donation Ends, But a Stigma Remains

There will be blood, but whose?

05/31/2015 By Kayla Stewart

Repeat Offender

Decades After Recovery, Polio Strikes Back

The nearly-eradicated disease still has a way of making its presence felt, even years after patients have recovered.

03/09/2015 By Peter Holley

Ice House Interview

Interview: Friends with (Potential) Benefits for Mankind

These Rice University researchers are going viral—but not in the way you think.

09/30/2014 By Catherine Matusow

Bayougraphy

The Place Where Cancer and Conception Meet

Gynecological oncologist Terri Pustilnik gives new meaning to having it all.

12/01/2013 By Peter Holley