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2011-06-24 13:11:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday, a press conference to kick off this year's program will include Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, senior representatives from the University of Houston, representatives from the Houston Independent School District and the North Forest Independent School District, local directors from Halliburton, and other partners. The 2011 Summer Youth Impact Program is being hosted by the University of Houston and serves to mentor...

2011-06-03 00:02:24

Tim Cooper provides better understanding of environmental 'fitness' in Science magazine study Working to better predict general patterns of evolution, a University of Houston (UH) biologist and his team have discovered some surprising things about gene mutations that might one day make it possible to predict the progression of chronic disease. UH evolutionary biologist Timothy Cooper and his colleagues describe their findings in a paper titled "Negative Epistasis Between Beneficial Mutations...

2011-06-02 15:49:01

New method marks advance in efforts to develop a replacement for silicon in high-performance electronics University of Houston researchers have developed a method for creating single-crystal arrays of the material graphene, an advance that opens the possibility of a replacement for silicon in high-performance computers and electronics. The work by UH researchers and their collaborators is featured on the cover of the June issue of Nature Materials. Graphene is a one-atom-thick layer of carbon...

2011-05-26 13:37:11

3-year longitudinal study involves 200 middle school teachers and 20 H.I.S.D. schools After 17 years of researching traumatic stress with war-afflicted populations (veterans and civilians) and job stress in the medical profession, Teresa McIntyre, a research professor in the department of psychology and the Texas Institute for Evaluation, Measurement and Statistics (TIMES), at the University of Houston (UH), decided to study another high risk occupation, middle school teachers in seventh and...

2011-05-03 16:30:00

HOUSTON, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas, P.C. (PKF Texas) is pleased announce Kenneth Guidry, CPA, President, has been recognized by the University of Houston C.T. Bauer College of Business Accountancy and Taxation Department with the 2011 Outstanding Alumni Award. "It is an honor to work with alumni like Kenneth who validate everything we do at the Bauer College," said Latha Ramchand, Dean of the Bauer College of Business. "The opportunity to connect with...

2011-04-21 09:55:00

NORCROSS, Ga., April 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- UHS-Pruitt Corporation is excited to announce the redesign of its website. The new layout leads viewers through options individual to their needs and to solutions that meet their healthcare requirements. Modernized design and fresh content are aimed at giving providers, patients, and families' greater access to information so they may make informed decisions concerning their health or the health of their loved one. Once users visit...

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2011-03-23 07:25:00

Team effort between UH, Michigan State may lead to strategies to reduce antibiotic resistance In a study that literally analyzed competing bacteria fighting it out to the death, a University of Houston (UH) researcher and his colleagues identified evolutionary 'winners' and 'losers.' Continuing research to understand the basis of these fates may become a useful tool is designing roadblocks to antibiotic resistance. In collaboration with scientists at Michigan State University (MSU), UH...

2011-03-07 09:56:00

HOUSTON, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) (sportswriters.net) has announced that its annual basketball awards will be presented at an 8 a.m. breakfast celebration on Friday, April 1, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. The event, to be held the morning before the national semifinals of the NCAA Final Four, will be co-hosted by the University of Houston Lettermen's "H" Association (uhletterwinners.com) and...

2011-02-11 19:09:04

Pharmacy, engineering professors at UH combine efforts to speed drug development Eliminating tens of thousands of manual lab experiments, two University of Houston (UH) professors are working toward a method to cut the development time of new antibiotics. While current practices typically last for more than a decade, a computerized modeling system being developed at UH will speed up this process. Vincent Tam, associate professor of clinical sciences, and Michael Nikolaou, professor of...

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2011-01-21 09:53:24

Rigoberto Advincula publishes key findings simultaneously in 3 high-impact journals Monitoring everything from explosives to tainted milk, materials for use in creating sensors for detection devices have been developed by a University of Houston (UH) chemist and his team. The findings recently appeared simultaneously in three journals. "There are many dangerous substances, pollutants and infectious bacteria we are constantly exposed to," said Rigoberto Advincula, a highly cited materials...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.