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May 03, 2016 -- Rice University Nobel Price laureate Robert Curl today issued statements on the recent passing of Sir Harold Kroto, part of the team that discovered the carbon-60 molecule, commonly known as the "buckyball" in 1985. More
May 03, 2016 -- The Spindletop Center today reminded residents of Southeast Texas that May is Mental Health Awareness Month. More
May 02, 2016 -- Guidry News Service recently spoke with Amitesh Agarwal, a researcher at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston who led a study finding that, in most cases, treatments for pulmonary disease are not compromised when patients are treated by advanced practitioners rather than by physicians. More
May 02, 2016 -- University of Houston today announced that Ricardo Sosa, an engineering student at the university, has received a graduate research fellowship from the National Science Foundation to continue his work on kidney stone prevention and treatment. More
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May 02, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that researchers with the university have received $1.8 million in grants to assist NASA in astronaut selection and training for long-term missions. More
April 29, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that Dr. Ben Raimer, senior vice president of Health Policy and Legislative Affairs, has been named a recipient of the 2016 C. Frank Webber, M.D. Award by the Texas Medical Association's Medical Student Section. More
April 28, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that a team of students with the university are refining a program to be used with magnetic nanoparticles to reveal early traces of cancer. More
April 28, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that engineering students have created a simple device that may shield young children from pain related to the removal of a stent after a urinary tract procedure. More w/Video
April 25, 2016 -- The Shriners Hospital for Children in Galveston on Sunday held its 50th Anniversary Legacy of Love Parade. Juan Peña provided photos of the event. More
April 25, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Monday requested the Senate Health and Human Services Committee review the state's response to the Zika virus. More
April 25, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers have found that non-antibiotic therapeutic drugs already on the market may be effective in fighting antibiotic-resistant pathogens. More
April 20, 2016 -- The American Lung Association today released its 2016 "State of the Air" report for Houston, noting that Houston had reduced ozone levels "significantly", but ranks it as the 15th most polluted city. More
April 20, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that a study has found that consuming large amounts of fructose during pregnancy could increase the risk of heart disease in children. More
April 18, 2016 -- New research at Rice University has suggested that actin filaments that control the shape of neuron cells may also be the key to the molecular machinery that forms and stores long-term memories. More
April 15, 2016 -- Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, in honor of National Donate Life Month, recently hosted its first "Celebrating the Gift" event, with heart transplant patients and their families gathering to show appreciation for their organ donors. More
April 14, 2016 -- The Arthritis Foundation will host the 2016 Walk to Cure Arthritis on May 14 in Houston. More
April 14, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that scientists had discovered that a strong force field emitted by a Tesla coil causes carbon nanotubes to self-assemble into long wires, which could provide a means for scalable assembly of nanotubes. More
April 13, 2016 -- Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital has released a statement from the family of Kaori Taylor, the teen who suffered a snakebite at Surfside Beach. More
April 13, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that a new study shows that older men using testosterone therapy were less likely to have complications requiring hospital readmission than those not using therapy. More
April 11, 2016 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with Aaron Gray, a graduate student in the rehabilitation sciences program at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, who has completed research that found oral contraceptives reduce the chances of serious injury in young girls who play sports. More
April 11, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that it has opened the new Jennie Sealy Hospital, located on UTMB's Galveston Campus. More
April 11, 2016 -- Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital on Friday hosted an event to commemorate National Child Abuse Prevention Month. More
April 11, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that scientists have developed a combined electrolyte and separator for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that supplies energy at usable voltages and in high temperatures. More
April 08, 2016 -- The Dr. Marnie Rose Foundation will sponsor the 14th Annual Run for the Rose on Sunday at NRG Park, with proceeds to support pediatric health initiatives at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital and brain cancer research at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. More
April 07, 2016 -- Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center in Houston will offer free oral, head and neck cancer screenings on April 15. More
April 07, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that university bioengineer David Zhang has been awarded two National Institutes of Health grants to develop new diagnostics for finding specific sequences of DNA. More
April 06, 2016 -- The Galveston County Health District has announced that it will participate in National Infant Immunization Week, observed April 16-23, to raise awareness about the importance of childhood immunizations. More
April 05, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that engineers have developed a method to identify the cause of "sour" hydrocarbons, or those with high concentrations of hydrogen sulfide gas, in wells. More
April 04, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers have developed a laboratory engineered antibody that could provide a new treatment against the Junin virus. More
April 04, 2016 -- Clear Lake Regional Medical Center today announced that Dr. John Byrne has been named chief medical officer. More
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