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Facial Disfigurements Negatively Impact Job Applicants
2011-11-09 11:50:35

[ Watch the Video ] People with birthmarks, scars and other facial disfigurements are more likely to receive poor ratings in job interviews, according to a new study by researchers at Rice University and the University of Houston. "Discrimination Against Facially Stigmatized Applicants in Interviews: An Eye-Tracking and Face-to-Face Investigation" was published online last month in the Journal of Applied Psychology and is one of the first studies to examine how individuals with facial...

2011-09-29 22:50:26

Possible treatment options could result for diabetes, obesity and heart disease Hormone researchers at the University of Houston (UH) have their sights set on providing long-term treatment options for diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular diseases by better understanding estradiol, the most potent naturally occurring estrogen. They now believe that this estrogen hormone is a prominent regulator of several body functions in both females and males. While estradiol is more commonly...

2011-09-09 11:41:48

Pharmacologists study first drug-resistant strain of pneumonia to enter Texas A team of researchers from the University of Houston (UH) and St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital (SLEH) are working to develop improved screening methods to detect a potentially lethal, drug-resistant superbug that has made its way to Texas. Specifically, the research team looked at a multi-drug resistant bacterium called Klebsiella pneumoniae, which is increasingly resistant to most drugs of last resort. Commonly...

2011-08-23 10:25:56

2 studies on estrogen hormones published in Molecular Endocrinology University of Houston (UH) researchers have their sights set on developing possible treatments for breast and colon cancer. In two separate, yet related, studies published in the June and August issues of the journal Molecular Endocrinology, professor Cecilia Williams and her team at the Center for Nuclear Receptors and Cell Signaling (CNRCS) explored the role of estrogen hormones in potentially treating and preventing...

2011-08-17 17:28:00

Event will be held at UH Law Center August 24 to launch American Justice in the Age of Innocence HOUSTON, Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Senator Rodney Ellis, a champion of criminal justice reform, will headline a luncheon hosted by the University of Houston Law Center on August 24 celebrating the publication of American Justice in the Age of Innocence, a book which explores the circumstances surrounding wrongful convictions. Sen. Ellis will discuss legislative reforms...

2011-08-04 15:15:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NBR Worldwide LLC, owner of PBS' Nightly Business Report (NBR), today announced an agreement with HoustonPBS and KUHF Houston Public Radio to open a new Houston bureau. The partnership marks Nightly Business Report's first bureau in Texas and allows the program to provide its viewers with firsthand coverage of the major business stories in Houston, the state of Texas, and beyond. "We are excited to expand into Texas and provide our viewers with up...

2011-07-25 23:32:24

Study could help researchers develop anti-bacterial surfaces Jacinta Conrad, an assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Houston, likens her research into how bacteria move to "tracking bright spots on a dark background." Using a digital camera affixed to a microscope, Conrad and her collaborators videotape hours of moving bacteria. They then analyze these tens of thousands of images to determine exactly how they cross surfaces before forming biofilms,...


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