Research at UH


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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.


Researchers Identify Children with Emotional Behavior Difficulties

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST

By Melissa Carroll:: Research on children orphaned by HIV/AIDS in South Africa may provide insight on how to identify and help children with emotional behavior issues in other areas of the world, which may have limited access to healthcare and further research that could lead to successful interventions.

UH Entrepreneurship Students Ride the WAVVE

Tue, 08 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST

By Jeannie Kever:: A program launched at the Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship in conjunction with the Division of Research is working to help the University's researchers turn their inventions into thriving businesses, while providing a unique academic experience for UH students.

UH Offers Experts on Earthquakes

Tue, 08 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST

By Lisa Merkl:: Given the 8.2-magnitude Chilean earthquake coming on the heels of significant quakes also recently hitting California, Wyoming and Oklahoma within just days of each other, UH professors offer perspective on these sizable geological shakeups.

UH Undergraduates to Present Research at National Conference

Mon, 31 Mar 2014 00:00:00 EST

By Marisa Ramirez:: Ten students will travel to Kentucky to participate in the 2014 National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

CenterPoint, Direct Energy Join UH Electricity Research Project

Wed, 26 Mar 2014 00:00:00 EST

By Jeannie Kever:: Two of the region’s largest energy companies have joined with the University of Houston to form the Electric Power Analytics Consortium, which will focus on data-driven solutions to better predict the number of electric outages due to storms and find new ways to help customers.

The Boy in the Bubble: Examining the Impact of a Famous Case

Wed, 26 Mar 2014 00:00:00 EST

By Jeannie Kever:: James H. Jones, professor of history emeritus at the University of Arkansas, will analyze the ethical isues involved in the decision to place David Vetter in an "isolator" designed to keep him separated from a germ-filled world that posed dangers to a child born without a functioning immune system for the final talk in the UH Ethics in Science Lecture Series.

'The Art of Observation' Explored During 2014 Arts and Medicine Lecture at UH

Thu, 13 Mar 2014 00:00:00 EST

By Mike Emery:: On the surface, the disciplines of dermatology and art might not have much in common. For noted dermatologist John Wolf, the study of art has had a significant impact on how he diagnoses skin maladies. According to Wolf, chair of dermatology at Houston’s Baylor College of Medicine, interpreting works of art has much in common with his clinical observations.

When Big Isn’t Better: How the Flu Bug Bit Google

Thu, 13 Mar 2014 00:00:00 EST

By Marisa Ramirez:: Ryan Kennedy, University of Houston political science professor, and his co-researchers detail new research about the problematic use of big data from aggregators such as Google’s Google Flu Trend (GFT), which was designed to provide real-time monitoring of flu cases around the world based on Google searches that matched terms for flu-related activity.

UH Researcher Strengthens Link Between Quran and Bible

Mon, 10 Mar 2014 00:00:00 EST

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.

New Therapies Targeting Cancer, Alzheimer’s Goal of UH Physicist

Thu, 06 Mar 2014 00:00:00 EST

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.

New Hilton College Study Examines Fresh-Cut Produce Handling Processes

Tue, 04 Mar 2014 00:00:00 EST

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.

Research on Type 2 Diabetes Examines Damage to Hand Function

Thu, 27 Feb 2014 00:00:00 EST

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.

Targeting Metabolism to Develop New Prostate Cancer Treatments

Thu, 27 Feb 2014 00:00:00 EST

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.

UH Moment: Brain Research Provides New Clues into How Memories Form

Tue, 25 Feb 2014 00:00:00 EST

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.

3D Printers Reshape University Teaching and Research

Tue, 25 Feb 2014 00:00:00 EST

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.

How Much Does African Dust Add to Houston’s Pollution?

Mon, 24 Feb 2014 00:00:00 EST

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.

UH Moment: Estrogen Research in Colon and Breast Cancer Treatment and Prevention

Fri, 21 Feb 2014 00:00:00 EST

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.

American Dream: Study Examines Factors that Lead to, Prevent Foreclosure

Mon, 17 Feb 2014 00:00:00 EST

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.

UH Students Use Technology to Boost Performance From the Grid to the Basketball Court

Mon, 17 Feb 2014 00:00:00 EST

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.

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