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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...

2010-07-29 13:20:00

SAN ANTONIO, July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Charles W. Matthews, former general counsel of Exxon and Exxon Mobil Corporation, has been named to the board of directors of Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc., the financial holding company of Frost, as a Houston director. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20030109/CFRLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030109/CFRLOGO) Matthews spent his entire career at Exxon, the world's largest energy company, joining the company's...

2010-07-15 02:57:06

UH geologist says future searchers should focus on particular areas While prospectors and geologists have been successful in finding diamonds through diligent searching, one University of Houston professor and his team's work could help improve the odds by focusing future searches in particular areas. Kevin Burke, professor of geology and tectonics at UH, and his fellow researchers describe these findings in a paper titled "Diamonds Sampled by Plumes from the Core-Mantle Boundary," appearing...

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2010-07-08 08:00:00

Joseph Stalin's Rise to Power: Facts More Intriguing Than Fiction - UH Professor Personalizes Stalin's Crimes in New Book Based on Soviet Archives More than 57 years after the death of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin, scholars continue to uncover long-hidden truths about his rise to absolute power and the reign of "Great Terror" that took more than a million lives and exiled many millions more. University of Houston (UH) professor Paul Gregory, Cullen Distinguished Chair of Economics, has...

2010-06-25 15:55:26

Jan-Ó¦ke Gustafsson investigates 'wireless connections' in the brain Many diseases of brain function, such as epilepsy and schizophrenia, are caused by problems in how neurons communicate with each other. A University of Houston (UH) researcher and his team are analyzing these commands and connections in an attempt to prevent those diseases. Dr. Jan-Ó¦ke Gustafsson, Robert A. Welch Professor in UH's biology and biochemistry department,...

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2010-05-28 09:16:44

Scalable devices inspired by nature exhibit customizable optical properties suitable for applications ranging from highly sensitive sensors and detectors to invisibility cloaks Imagine creating novel devices with amazing and exotic optical properties not found in Nature"”by simply evaporating a droplet of particles on a surface. By chemically building clusters of nanospheres from a liquid, a team of Harvard researchers, in collaboration with scientists at Rice University, the University...

2010-05-13 09:15:00

HOUSTON, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Houston Technology Center (HTC), a business accelerator and the largest business incubator in Texas, is unveiling the Goradia Innovation Prize to be awarded to early stage companies that have commercialized, or are close to commercializing, innovative technology within the Gulf Coast region. This major innovation prize will be announced by Walter Ulrich, president and CEO of HTC at their 7th annual gala, which takes place this evening at the Omni Hotel....

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2010-05-06 13:29:59

Fingertip monitor holds promise for more easily measuring risk Two University of Houston professors are working to help keep your heart beating stronger and longer simply by monitoring the temperature of your fingertip. VENDYS, a device mechanical engineering professors Stanley Kleis and Ralph Metcalfe helped develop, is allowing doctors to monitor how changes in blood flow affect finger temperature to measure an individual's risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). In a paper recently...

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2010-04-26 12:55:50

A new form of platinum that could be used to make cheaper, more efficient fuel cells has been created by researchers at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and the University of Houston. The process, described in the April 25th issue of Nature Chemistry, could help enable broader use of the devices, which produce emissions-free energy using hydrogen. "This is a significant advance," said scientist Anders Nilsson, who conducts research at the Stanford Institute for...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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