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2009-07-02 12:45:00

Middle school students who were part of a unique science learning program developed by The University of Texas School of Public Health showed significant increases in interest and achievement scores compared to other students, a recent study found.Results from the study are published in the June issue of the Association of American Medical Colleges' Academic Medicine.  The program, HEADS UP (Health Education and Discovering Science while Unlocking Potential), presents key science...

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2009-06-12 10:25:00

Duo designed health-monitoring system at the Abramson Center, a collaborative effort between University of Houston and the Methodist Hospital Research InstituteThe IShow is for young inventors what "American Idol" is for young performers, and a pair of local researchers has won a coveted spot in the IShow finale in Palm Desert, Calif., this weekend.If their unique health-monitoring device wins at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Innovation Showcase, also known as the IShow, on...

2009-06-11 08:00:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- SeprOx Corporation received a pre-seed commercialization award from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (ETF) presented by Governor Rick Perry at Texas Technology Leadership Day held this past Friday at the Houston Technology Center. SeprOx will receive an initial investment of $250,000 and is eligible to receive up to $1 million in total funding. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090611/DA30680LOGO) "Too often, great ideas are...

2009-06-10 11:00:00

Supply Chain Council -- Global Organization -- Begins in Houston HOUSTON, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Supply Chain Council (SCC) and academic member, University of Houston Center for Logistics and Transportation Policy, College of Technology, announce today their agreement for the Center to house the SCC's first permanent Regional Center of Excellence for the U.S. Gulf Region. This Center will house all of the Certification training for the SCOR(R) Reference (Supply Chain Operations...

2009-05-16 09:39:48

Physics professor at UH uses Air Force grants to create highly conductive nanocompositesIf one University of Houston professor has his way, the inexpensive plastic now used to manufacture CDs and DVDs will one day soon be put to use in improving the integrity of electronics in aircraft, computers and iPhones.Thanks to a pair of grants from the U.S. Air Force, Shay Curran, associate professor of physics at UH, and his research team have demonstrated ultra-high electrical conductive properties...

2009-04-09 16:45:00

Opportunity to revive and lead promising program at crux of decision PHOENIX, April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Grand Canyon University (GCU) today announced that it has hired Russ Pennell, former interim head coach of the University of Arizona basketball team, as its men's basketball head coach. "GCU has had a strong record of success in the past and Russ is the right person to take our basketball program to the next level," said GCU CEO Brian Mueller. Pennell is a familiar face in Arizona sports,...

2009-03-17 11:20:00

While there may be truths, she says, there are competing cultural meaningsHeadlines tell us the nation is getting fatter, and that obesity has become an epidemic. But there is more to the story, according to one University of Houston sociologist.While she acknowledges that there has been a shift in body weight over the years, assistant sociology professor Samantha Kwan looks at obesity from a different perspective.The term obesity was constructed by the medical community, Kwan says. And the...

2009-02-05 18:17:00

Hormones Expert Gustafsson to Lead Center for Nuclear Receptors and Cell Signaling at UH and Methodist HOUSTON, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gov. Rick Perry today announced the awarding of a $5.5 million grant to the University of Houston through the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (ETF). As a result of the ETF grant, UH has recruited a top hormones researcher and his team to carry out laboratory research and to create next-generation pharmaceuticals and medical technologies at a...

2009-01-13 11:39:13

Cloaked in the clouds of emissions and exhaust that hang over the city are clues that lead back to the polluting culprits, and a research team led by the University of Houston is hot on their trails.Investigator Shankar Chellam is heading up the case, which hinges on unique identifiers found in fine particulate matter, a mixture of organic, inorganic or metal material. This material is given off by natural sources, such as sea spray and grassfires, and manmade sources, such as vehicles and...

2008-12-03 10:28:26

U.S. medical and energy experts say they are exploring synergies that have been identified in moving oil and pumping blood. The second annual Pumps & Pipes conference Monday will bring scientists and engineers together at the University of Houston, to discuss the similarities. Organizers said much like moving oil through a pipeline, the heart must pump blood through the body. Both systems need clean, well-functioning pipes (or blood vessels), free of blockages or corrosion, to efficiently...