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cellular troubles

Company behind Rick Perry's controversial stem cell treatment dukes it out with lab partners

By Tyler Rudick

Celltex Theaputics — the Houston-area biotech firm that provided Rick Perry with stem cells for his 2011 back surgery — is on shaky ground once again as it struggles with key business p ...


Medicine or Politics?

Rick Perry fights for "moral" stem cells at controversial conference, criticizes the FDA's meddling

By Tyler Rudick

Never one to shy away from a battle, Gov. Rick Perry took to the podium at a controversial stem cell conference on Friday to discuss a topic close to his heart. Giving the keynote speech f ...


Science Battle

Controversial Sugar Land stem cell lab to fight FDA warning: Rick Perry's boys not backing down

By Tyler Rudick

Celltex Therapeutics — the Sugar Land company involved in governor Rick Perry's controversial stem-cell procedure in 2011 — has been issued a stern warning from the Food a ...


jan. 13

Links we love today: Cover songs and collabos, TV writers on Twitter, an Olympian horse and more

By Samantha Pitchel

Assistant Editor Samantha Pitchel reads everything so you don’t have to. Here are the links she (and we) loved today: Thirteen facts about Friday the 13th (also fact: there are ...


Have a safe tan

FDA prepares new rules to label sunscreens for best protection

By Jennifer Walden

Friendly Texans who sit by the pool or beach applying sunscreen, you have been led to believe by sunscreen companies that you are being shielded from the sun’s harmful rays. Well, here's ...


Smoking can kill you — or save your social life

FDA's graphic new anti-smoking labels no match for Blu Cig's social smoking device

By Fayza A. Elmostehi

Who needs to go out and make friends when you've got cigarettes to do that job for you? While the FDA bends over backwards debuting graphic new cigarette labels to turn you off smoking, ele ...


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