University of Houston

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.

Address
4800 Calhoun Road, Houston, Texas 77004 
Website
http://www.uh.edu
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Houston

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Surgery

Stress-free training may enhance surgical skill

University of Houston and Methodist Hospital researchers are reporting in Scientific Reports that the best way to train surgeons is to remove the stress of residency programs and make surgery a hobby. Under relaxed conditions ...

Genetics

New data suggests nicotine while pregnant alters genes

The Akay Lab biomedical research team at the University of Houston is reporting in the journal Nature Scientific Reports that a possible cure for addiction may be found by following the pathways of significantly altered dopamine ...

Pediatrics

Work-family conflict hits home

Researchers have long known that sick children can affect a company's bottom line, as employees are distracted or have to take time off to care for their children. Far less is known about the impact a parent's work life has ...

Health

The keys to advancing research in family medicine

Research is an important component of academic medicine, but many family medicine departments have struggled with barriers ranging from departmental culture to the lack of resources needed to advance the field.

Other

Dissecting digital cadavers

With the click of a button, Vivien Coulson-Thomas removes the cadaver's skin. Another click and she removes muscle to reveal her target—blood vessels. All the while the assistant professor of optometry marvels at the one-touch ...

Medical research

Watching an embryo's neural tube close

In those precious weeks before a woman even realizes she's pregnant, an embryo will have already developed a neural tube, a hollow structure made of cells which will eventually become the brain and spinal cord. Now, with ...

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