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Research at University of Houston
At the University of Houston, faculty and students conduct world-class research through more than 40 research centers and in every academic department. From biomedical sciences to community advancement to arts and human enrichment, UH research regularly breaks new ground and opens doors to new ways of understanding the world.
By Melissa Carroll:: By researching the Quran in Arabic and the four Gospels of the Bible in Aramaic, a language common to most of the Middle East in the 7th century A.D., a University of Houston professor says he has established links between the Quran and the Bible.
By Lisa Merkl:: Working toward new therapies to target cancer and Alzheimer’s, UH physicist Margaret Cheung strives to understand the physics that govern how ordinary matter becomes life-like. Cheung was named a fellow of the American Physical Society.
By Marisa Ramirez:: A grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Food Research Initiative will assist UH researchers to develop food safety processes, training materials and update standard operating procedures for the handling of fresh-cut produce.
By Marisa Ramirez:: Damage to hands is not commonly associated with type 2 diabetes. But new research from the Department of Health and Human Performance found impairments in dexterity and sensory function in the hands of type 2 diabetes patients.
By Lisa Merkl:: A UH scientist is working to develop the next generation of prostate cancer therapies targeted at metabolism. Looking at a cascade of biochemical reactions inside the cell, Daniel Frigo wants to unlock more effective and less harmful treatment alternatives.
By Mike Garrity:: Gregg Roman, an associate professor of biology and biochemistry at the University of Houston, Shixing Zhang, a postdoctoral associate, and a research team from the university’s Biology of Behavior Institute are working to better understand how memories form. They hope to help unlock better ways to treat dementia and improve memory in people.
By Jeannie Kever:: They don’t look much different from any other piece of office equipment, but 3D printers are transforming university teaching and research. Although the concept of 3D printing has been around since the 1980s, advances in the technology – along with reduced costs – have made the printers more practical for everyday use in academia.
By Jeannie Kever:: A University of Houston professor is delving more deeply into how the migration of Saharan dust affects the city’s air pollution levels, especially during the hottest months of the year.
By Mike Garrity:: Armed with National Cancer Institute funding, Cecilia Williams, an assistant professor in the University of Houston’s Biology and Biochemistry Department, is leading single-cell level research aimed at better preventing and treating colon cancer and two types of breast cancer. Williams is studying estrogen hormones and the mechanics of regulatory molecules called nuclear receptors.
By Marisa Ramirez:: For many, homeownership begins with the picket fence, but ends in foreclosure. Researchers from the Hobby Center for Public Policy examined the factors that contribute to Houston foreclosures, and the programs and policies needed to prevent them.
By Jeannie Kever:: Students in the University of Houston’s College of Technology are turning to Facebook, Twitter, blogs and other social media to get out the word about the innovative designs that earned them two spots in the Cornell Cup competition finals.
By Jeannie Kever:: Students in an honors class in nutrition policy at the University of Houston are preparing to take the Food Stamp Challenge, an exercise usually undertaken by religious groups and community activists to draw attention to the pressures faced by the poorest Americans in feeding their families.
By Lisa Merkl:: Aside from the obvious hearts and flowers of Valentine’s Day, February is also the American Heart Association’s “Heart Month.” University of Houston researchers have many innovative projects that delve into heart disease, treatments and prevention.
By Mike Emery:: Researchers at the University of Houston’s Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture are taking a close look at Houston’s neighborhoods. Led by UH architecture professor Susan Rogers, the Community Design Resource Center (CDRC) ventures into Houston communities and identifies areas in need of growth or change.
By Lisa Merkl:: A model developed by professors at the University of Houston and Université de Montréal may hold the key to developing better materials for solar cells. The findings appear in the Jan. 29 issue of Nature Communications.
By Jeannie Kever:: University of Houston researchers have developed a new stretchable and transparent electrical conductor, bringing the potential for a fully foldable cell phone or a flat-screen television that can be folded and carried under your arm closer to reality.
By Melissa Carroll:: In a study titled, “Virtuous or Vitriolic: The Effect of Anonymity on Civility in Online Newspaper Reader Comment Boards,” University of Houston assistant professor Arthur D. Santana at the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication found a significant correlation between anonymity and civility.
By Mike Garrity:: Inside a lab at the University of Houston, one professor is working to improve a promising new treatment for melanoma patients. It’s called adoptive cell therapy. Armed with a grant from the Melanoma Research Alliance, Navin Varadarajan, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, is engineering cutting edge tools and investigating the disease at the single cell level.
By Marisa Ramirez:: Researchers from the UH Hobby Center for Public Policy conducted the annual demographic study of Texas Lottery Players. The entity is required by law to review the demographics of its consumers each year.
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