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2015 at UTMB
February 13, 2016 -- Rice University computer scientist Moshe Vardi will speak on Sunday at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science to discuss the societal implications of machines performing most jobs humans currently perform. More
February 12, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that UTMB is collaborating with the Brazilian Ministry of Health to research and develop a Zika virus vaccine. More
February 10, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers have found that a recently-discovered virus is able to spread using a novel mechanism. More
February 10, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that three of the university's faculty members have been selected to participate at a workshop organized by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to discuss the Zika virus. More
February 08, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that bioengineers with the university have found new techniques for precision genome editing that provide improved accuracy and have fewer off-target errors. More
February 08, 2016 -- University of Houston today announced new research shows that conducting drug screenings of patients who suffer from chronic pain increases odds that patients won't return for future treatment. More
February 04, 2016 -- The Galveston County Health District today announced that Kathy Barroso has been named as the district's chief executive officer. More
February 04, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed Dr. John Hellerstedt as director and appointed members to the Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response. More
February 03, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced the winners of funding through the university's Technology Commercialization Program. More
February 01, 2016 -- Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services on Monday confirmed that three additional people have tested positive for Zika virus. More
January 29, 2016 -- The Galveston County Health District today urged those considering travel to take precautions in countries where transmission of the Zika virus, which is spread by mosquitoes, is ongoing. More
January 27, 2016 -- The Harris County Medical Society and Houston Academy of Medicine recently held a celebration to welcome in the new presidents and officers. More
January 25, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that chemists have developed an epoxy of graphene nanoribbons which could serve as an effective means of melting ice on exposed services such as on aircraft wings, wind turbines and transmission lines. More
January 25, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that scientists have made discoveries regarding different strains of deadly flesh-eating bacteria that could result in new treatments for such diseases. More
January 22, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that researchers have found that microwaves, such as those in a standard microwave oven, can be used effectively to decontaminate carbon nanotubes for uses such as drug delivery and solar panels. More
January 22, 2016 -- The Galveston County Health District today announced the launch of a breastfeeding support group for new and expectant mothers. More
January 21, 2016 -- The Harris County Medical Society will present the John P. McGovern Compleat Physician Award to Dr. William Schaffner on Friday. More
January 21, 2016 -- The Houston Academy of Medicine will install Dr. Alan P. Glombicki as president of the academy on Friday. More
January 21, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that collaborative team of researchers have found antibodies that could help provide a single treatment against several types of Ebola. More
January 20, 2016 -- David Marshall, chief nursing and patient care services officer for the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston health system, recently received an Excellence in Nursing Award from Modern Healthcare magazine. More
January 19, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that scientists have found that graphene oxide "paper" changes under strain, making it more or less brittle depending on how hard it is pulled. More
January 19, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that scientists have developed a tool to speed the design of molecular diagnostics that depend on the recognition of pathogen DNA and RNA. More
January 15, 2016 -- Space Center Houston has announced that its new Independence Plaza will open on January 23. More
January 15, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that K.C. Nicolaou, an organic chemist with the university, has been named recipient of the Wolf Prize in Chemistry. More
January 14, 2016 -- The Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council recently honored more than 600 first responders, healthcare providers and government leaders at its awards banquet. More
January 12, 2016 -- The Harris County Medical Society will install neurologist Dr. Kimberly Monday as its 115th president on January 22. More
January 12, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that a new study finds that traumatic brain injury induces mental impairments using mechanisms linked with Alzheimer's disease. More
January 12, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that it has received a $3.87 million grant from the Sealy & Smith Foundation to establish a comprehensive eye and ear center. More
January 11, 2016 -- Memorial Hermann and Victory Breast Diagnostics and Women’s Imaging are joining forces to become the Memorial Hermann Victory Women’s Imaging Center. More
January 11, 2016 -- Harris County Public Health & Environmental Services today reported that a travel-related case of the Zika virus has been confirmed in a traveler who recently returned from Latin America. More
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