The University of Houston, (UH) was founded in 1927 in Houston, Texas. Today, UH has more than 36,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university has 12 academic colleges and more than 40 research institutes and centers. Notable academic and research departments include, space commercialization, superconductivity, biomedical engineering, petroleum exploration and engineering and virtual technology.
Chemists developing materials to detect, repel E. coli
A University of Houston (UH) chemist who is developing materials for detecting and repelling E. coli has published papers in two high-impact journals this month.
Evolutionary biology experiment may one day help with chronic diseases
Working to better predict general patterns of evolution, a University of Houston (UH) biologist and his team have discovered some surprising things about gene mutations that might one day make it possible to predict the progression ...
Physicists study behavior of enzyme linked to Alzheimer's, cancer
University of Houston (UH) physicists are using complex computer simulations to illuminate the workings of a crucial protein that, when malfunctioning, may cause Alzheimer's and cancer.
Nuclear receptors reveal possible interventions for cancer, obesity
Research with significant implications in the treatment and intervention of cancer and obesity has been published recently in two prestigious journals by University of Houston (UH) biochemist Dr. Jan-Ake Gustafsson.
Geologists find parts of Northwest Houston sinking rapidly
A large section of northwestern Harris County - particularly the Jersey Village area - is sinking rapidly, according to a University of Houston (UH) geologist who has analyzed GPS data measuring ground elevation in the Houston ...
University of Houston nanotech company wins Goradia Innovation Prize
C-Voltaics, the nanotechnology company started by a University of Houston researcher, has been named the grand prize winner of this year's Goradia Innovation Prize.
Unexpected findings of lead exposure may lead to treating blindness
Some unexpected effects of lead exposure that may one day help prevent and reverse blindness have been uncovered by a University of Houston (UH) professor and his team.
University of Houston launches first nanotech company
Out of the test-tube, onto your jeans? How about your patio deck? A researcher from the University of Houston has turned his nanotechnology research into reality, launching a nanotech manufacturing company in the University's ...
UH students develop prototype device that translates sign language
Too often, communication barriers exist between those who can hear and those who cannot. Sign language has helped bridge such gaps, but many people are still not fluent in its motions and hand shapes.
Using own skin cells to repair hearts on horizon
A heart patient's own skin cells soon could be used to repair damaged cardiac tissue thanks to pioneering stem cell research of the University of Houston's newest biomedical scientist, Robert Schwartz.