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Tuberculosis Vaccine Could Assist Future COVID-19 Vaccine Development
A University of Houston computational biologist is reporting that the Tuberculosis vaccine, which could be associated with a reduced number and/or severity of COVID-19 cases, could assist future COVID-19 vaccine development.
Risk of Overactive Bladder Associated with Medications for Dementia
A study from the University of Houston College of Pharmacy, evaluating the risk of overactive bladder as a side effect of cholinesterase inhibitor drugs taken for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, finds that one drug – Donepezil – increases the risk of the distressing side effect.
TikTok Content Highlights Flaws in Sexual Education According to New Paper
Teenagers and young adults who turn to TikTok for sexual education may be vulnerable to misinformation, according to an article co-authored by University of Houston Law Center Research Assistant Professor Leah Fowler of the Health Law & Policy Institute.
Federal Pandemic Loans Were Welcome (But Unequal) Lifelines Across Austin area
Many businesses owe COVID-era survival to low-interest loans from the federal Paycheck Protection Program. That safety net, however, did not equally cover all Austin neighborhoods suffering through the pandemic economy. A study from the UH Hobby School of Public Affairs looks at the numbers.
New Study from the UH Law Center Finds Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Lending Industry Advertising
The study published in the Emory Law Journal indicates the payday lending industry often targets Black and Latino communities in advertising their products, while the mainstream banking industry targets white consumers.
Breakthrough Identification of Proteins Necessary for Muscle Regeneration
A researcher at the University of Houston College of Pharmacy has identified the proteins necessary for efficient regeneration of skeletal muscles after acute injury and in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) clearing the way for drug development for skeletal muscle diseases.
Beautiful in Blue: Artist Muna Al-Bader Connects Cultures with New Mural at UH
Qatari artist Muna Al-Bader painted a new mural on the University of Houston campus. "Cultural Bonds" illustrates 50 years of cultural ties and strong diplomatic relations between the United States and Qatar. The piece will be on view outside the UH College of Technology building through Nov. 2022.
Anti-Gay Slurs Not Targeted Just at Gay Men
A new study suggests that using anti-gay slurs may serve a status-protecting function for heterosexual men: When their masculinity is threatened, they may be more likely to punish other heterosexual men by calling them the f-word.
UH Energy Webinar: Houston’s View of Electric Vehicles
On Dec. 15, UH Energy and EVolve will host a webinar on how Houstonians view electric vehicles.
UH Researchers Among World’s Most Highly Cited
Three University of Houston researchers have been recognized as the “world’s most influential researchers” for ranking in the top 0.1% of highly cited papers. The recognition comes from Clarivate, a global leader in providing insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation.
Using Soap Operas to Inform Hispanics about Dementia
Aspiring writers from across Houston competed in a one-day creative script writing “hackathon” hosted by the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication to raise awareness about brain health in the Hispanic community.
Two University of Houston Inventors Named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors
Two University of Houston professors have been named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors. Alex Ignatiev, professor emeritus of physics and Ganesh Thakur, Distinguished Professor of Petroleum Engineering and director of Energy Industry Partnership, have both received this highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors.
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MLK Commemorative Celebration featuring Ashley Blaine Featherson-Jenkins
Ashley Blaine Featherson-Jenkins is joining the Center for Diversity and Inclusion in celebrating the life and legacy of minister and civil rights activist, Martin Luther King Jr. Featherson-Jenkins is an actress, singer, and producer who currently stars in the critically acclaimed Netflix Original Series, DEAR WHITE PEOPLE. This year’s theme is The Journey to Justice: Moving Beyond Diversity.
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