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Biden Leads President Trump by 41 Points Among Texas Latino Voters

Just hours ahead of the first Presidential debate, a new poll reports that Latino voters in Texas overwhelmingly prefer Democratic nominee Joe Biden to President Donald Trump.

Pandemic Sets Off Future Wave of Worsening Mental Health Issues

Long after a COVID-19 vaccination is developed and years after the coronavirus death toll is tallied, the impact on mental health will linger, continuing to inflict damage if not addressed, according to new research. Michael Zvolensky, University of Houston Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished University Professor of Psychology and director of the Anxiety and Health Research Laboratory/Substance Use Treatment Clinic, has published two papers discussing the psychological, addictive and health behavior issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic from a behavioral science perspective.

UH Center for Mexican American Studies Wins Prestigious Grant

Out of a highly competitive group of global applicants, the University of Houston College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) has won a prestigious COVID-19 Rapid Response Grant awarded by the Social Science Research Council (SSRC).

Examining the History of Policing and Race Relations in Houston

Amid the ongoing national conversation on policing in America, the University of Houston Center for Public History is hosting a virtual panel discussion to examine how past events could lead to effective change in the present. "Black, Brown, and Blue: A Historical Discussion of Policing in Houston," will take place Thursday, Sept. 24, at 3:30 p.m. via livestream.

Older Women with Type 2 Diabetes Have Different Patterns of Blood Use in Their Brains

A University of Houston researcher is reporting that the brains of older women with Type 2 diabetes do not use as much oxygenated blood as those who don’t have the disease. The research is the first to point to changes in blood use in the brain as the primary reason for diabetes-related deficits in motor function. It also furthers the understanding of sensory and motor symptoms as a precursor to developing dementia and Alzheimer’s diseases, both of which are linked to diabetes.