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The Voices of Hurricane Harvey
On Tuesday, Jan. 26, the University of Houston Center for Public History is hosting a live, virtual event with Hurricane Harvey survivors, first responders and volunteers who will share their stories from during and after the historic storm. “Resilient Houston: Documenting Hurricane Harvey” begins at 6 p.m.
New Clues Help Explain Why PFAS Chemicals Resist Remediation
Chemicals used in firefighting foam and other products can last for decades in the environment. New research from UH Energy suggests why that happens and new avenues for remediation.
Addressing Concerns About COVID-19 Vaccines, Clinical Trials
With COVID-19 surging across the country and more Americans expressing skepticism over the safety and effectiveness of new vaccines, University of Houston researchers are working in underserved communities to identify solutions for vaccine hesitancy, perceptions of new home-based testing and participation in vaccine clinical trials.
Destination: United States Space Force
Two UH Air Force ROTC cadets are marching toward Cougar history, on a mission to become the first members of Detachment 003 to enter directly into the United States Space Force. Lieutenants Mitchell Montalvo and Christopher Williams were competitively selected to serve in the newest branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Examining Therapeutic Targets for Kidney Disease
A University of Houston medical researcher is using a $1.4 million grant to target a certain protein (suPAR) found elevated in patients with kidney disease. In the past year, the same high serum suPAR levels have also been found to predict kidney and multiple organ failure in hospitalized patients with COVID-19.
UH Technology Programs First in Nation to Earn CILT- Certification
The Supply Chain & Logistics Technology bachelor’s and master’s degree plans at the University of Houston are now accredited by The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT). The programs are the first in the United States to earn this top distinction and to become a global education ambassador for CILT.
Tapping the Brain to Boost Stroke Rehabilitation
Stroke survivors who had ceased to benefit from conventional rehabilitation gained clinically significant arm movement and control by using an external robotic device powered by the patients’ own brains.
A Safer, Less Expensive and Fast Charging Aqueous Battery
Researchers have developed a new battery anode that overcomes the limitations of lithium-ion batteries and offers a stable, high-performance battery using seawater as the electrolyte.
Hotels that Promote Women Perceived as Fairer, Less Discriminatory
New research led by the University of Houston Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management suggests hotel companies that promote a woman over an equally qualified man are perceived as fairer and less discriminatory, creating a stronger organizational culture and higher financial performance.
Machine Learning Boosts the Search for ‘Superhard’ Materials
Superhard materials are in high demand in industry, from energy to aerospace, but finding suitable new materials has largely been a matter of trial and error. Now researchers have reported a machine learning model that accurately predicts the hardness of new materials, speeding the search and allowing scientists to more readily find compounds suitable for use in a variety of applications.
Ignoring CDC Guidelines Leads to Fear, Anger Among Employees
Companies not following the recommended safety protocols set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during the COVID-19 pandemic could have a significant impact on employee trust, loyalty and overall commitment, according to a new study.
Can Early Intervention Prevent Weight Gain in Children with Mental Illness?
A University of Houston pharmacological researcher believes that prescribing the drug Metformin for children and teens as soon as they are diagnosed with mental illnesses, like bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, may save them from gaining an enormous amount of weight.
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