Latest University of Houston Stories

2009-12-10 15:30:00

The gases which formed the Earth's atmosphere - and probably its oceans - did not come from inside the Earth but from outer space.

2009-11-03 09:39:45

New test less invasive, more comfortable way to diagnose this serious condition.

2009-09-25 15:13:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Did You Know? Hepatitis B is the second-leading cause of human cancer after tobaccoThe virus that causes hepatitis B is 100 times more easily transmitted than the AIDS virusAsian Americans are 20 times more likely to have the disease compared to the overall U.S.

2009-09-22 05:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review announce the results of their seventh annual survey ranking the top graduate and undergraduate entrepreneurship programs in the nation.

2009-08-18 08:50:54

The University of Houston says it has received a $3.2 million U.S.

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.

2009-07-08 13:20:00

A 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.

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.

2009-06-12 10:25:00

The 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.

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.

Word of the Day
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.