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2011-01-12 12:52:00

Legal education organization to provide survey of recent developments and actions in the energy and environmental legal arenas HOUSTON, Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On February 3-4, 2011, Practising Law Institute (PLI), the nation's largest producer of continuing legal education, will present the First Annual Energy and Environmental Law Institute with the University of Houston Law Center. Legal issues in the energy industry played a pivotal role in U.S. economic and security...

2011-01-11 13:42:27

UH's Jan-Ake Gustafsson publishes key findings in 2 high-impact journals Research with significant implications in the treatment and intervention of cancer and obesity has been published recently in two prestigious journals by University of Houston (UH) biochemist Dr. Jan-Ó¦ke Gustafsson. In an invited review in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, the most-cited biomedical research journal in the world, Gustafsson and his team summarize the most recent results...

2010-11-19 13:47:21

Results published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences University of Houston (UH) physicists are using complex computer simulations to illuminate the workings of a crucial protein that, when malfunctioning, may cause Alzheimer's and cancer. Margaret Cheung, assistant professor of physics at UH, and Antonios Samiotakis, a physics Ph.D. student, described their findings in a paper titled "Structure, function, and folding of phosphoglycerate kinase (PGK) are strongly...

2010-10-26 00:38:04

Research team at UH sees novel changes in retinal anatomy, results published in high-impact journal Some unexpected effects of lead exposure that may one day help prevent and reverse blindness have been uncovered by a University of Houston (UH) professor and his team. Donald A. Fox, a professor of vision sciences in UH's College of Optometry (UHCO), described his team's findings in a paper titled "Low-Level Gestational Lead Exposure Increases Retinal Progenitor Cell Proliferation and Rod...

2010-10-23 01:42:40

'Walking' bacteria, kidney stones addressed in junior faculty members' health-related work Researchers can spend entire careers producing outstanding work but still not see their efforts featured in the pages of Science, one of the world's most prestigious scientific journals. That won't be the case, though, for two junior faculty members in engineering at the University of Houston (UH). Jacinta Conrad and Jeff Rimer, both assistant professors in Cullen College of Engineering's department of...

2010-10-20 13:10:21

The 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics went to the two scientists who first isolated graphene, one-atom-thick crystals of graphite. Now, a researcher with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering is trying to develop a method to mass-produce this revolutionary material. Graphene has several properties that make it different from literally everything else on Earth: it is the first two-dimensional material ever developed; the world's thinnest and strongest material; the best conductor...

2010-10-18 16:05:00

HOUSTON, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Space researchers, physicians, astronauts, and operations experts from around the world will gather April 11-15, 2011, in Houston to discuss the next chapter in human spaceflight at the 18th International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) Humans in Space Symposium. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Hosted by NASA and the University of Houston (UH), the theme...

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2010-09-28 14:21:29

Researchers analyze decade's worth of GPS data for study A large section of northwestern Harris County "“ particularly the Jersey Village area "“ is sinking rapidly, according to a University of Houston (UH) geologist who has analyzed GPS data measuring ground elevation in the Houston area. Some points in Jersey Village are subsiding by up to 5.5 centimeters (about 2 inches) a year, said Shuhab Khan, an associate professor of geology at UH. Khan, along with UH geology professor...

2010-09-21 05:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine announced today the results of their eighth annual survey that ranks the top 25 undergraduate and top 25 graduate entrepreneurship programs in the nation. From the more than 2,000 programs reviewed, the number one school in the undergraduate category is the University of Houston, while Babson College retained its number one ranking in the graduate category. Ranking second and third in the undergraduate...

2010-08-23 07:49:24

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A recent student at the University of Houston (UH) showed that gallbladder cancer might be associated to an elevated exposure of estrogens. "For the first time, we show that the absence of liver X beta receptors, or LXRB, in a complex interplay with estrogens, induces gallbladder cancer exclusively in female mice," Jan-Ó¦ke Gustafsson, Robert A. Welch Professor in the University of Houston's biology and biochemistry department was quoted as...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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