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2009-08-18 08:50:54

The University of Houston says it has received a $3.2 million U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant to study how toxins affect embryonic development. Researchers, in collaboration with the Texas A&M Institute for Genomic Medicine and Indiana University, will explore how chemicals such as arsenic, lead, mercury, benzene and carbon monoxide affect human health. The primary aim of the three-year grant is to contribute to a more reliable chemical risk assessment that will provide clues...

2009-07-28 08:51:27

Much like humans, materials are capable of some pretty remarkable things when they're placed under pressure. In fact, under the right conditions, materials can even produce electricity.Driven by the vision of our society one day being basically self-propelled, a team of University of Houston scientists has set out to both amplify and provoke that potential in materials known as piezoelectrics, which naturally produce electricity when literally subjected to strain. The goal is to use...

2009-07-08 13:20:00

New phase of long-term environmental engineering research project expected to yield unique data, insightsA long-term environmental research project being conducted at the University of Houston may offer important information about the effects of Hurricane Ike on pollution levels and help regulators determine whether existing fish-consumption advisories remain appropriate.With this year's storm season under way, the UH engineering team's project is entering a new phase as participants collect...

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...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.