By Laurie Fickman:: A pilot program, led by UH to increase access to electric vehicles, targets ownership in low-income communities in Houston and brings together METRO, commercial EV charging companies, rideshare partners and the community.
By Sally Strong:: University of Houston researchers join specialists around the world in developing MUSES, an open-source cyberinfrastructure tool that will determine equations of state in fields of nuclear physics, gravitational wave astrophysics and heavy-ion physics. Once completed, MUSES will be an important scientific resource for generations to come.
By None:: The University of Houston and the University of Houston Law Center have received the 2021 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine for the sixth consecutive year.
By Sara Tubbs:: The University of Houston will host the global conference “Innovations in Arts and Health: Collaborating for Medical Humanities, Professional Development and Community Health” in January 2022.
By Laurie Fickman:: Using computational models and atomic force microscope experiments, researchers at the University of Houston and Rice University have identified a possible “Achilles’ heel” in the frustration of amyloid beta peptides as they dock to the fibrils that form plaques in patients with Alzheimer’s. The frustrated steps could open a window for drugs able to cap the fibril ends, preventing further aggregation.
By Laurie Fickman:: The University of Houston College of Nursing is opening the doors of its Nursing Health Clinic, a new nurse-managed facility in Midtown that will meet the health needs of homeless people. The clinic will begin seeing clients Sept. 13 in the Abraham Center of St. Paul's United Methodist Church.
By Laurie Fickman:: University of Houston biomedical engineer Nuri Firat Ince, who reduced the time to find the brain’s seizure onset zone, has now received $3.7 million to translate his work into creating a next-generation device that can stop epileptic seizures before they begin.
By Sara Tubbs:: As the nation prepares to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, the University of Houston is planning events to honor the victims of 9/11. On Friday, Sept. 10, the UH community and the public are invited to attend a series of events hosted by UH Veteran Services that will begin at 8 a.m. and continue throughout the day.