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August 22, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that researchers have developed a "map" of how changes in porous carbon materials and the conditions in which they're synthesized affect carbon capture, which could maximize sequestration of greenhouse gases while simplifying the processing or "sweetening" of natural gas. More
August 22, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers have demonstrated a treatment as effective in protecting nonhuman primates against Ebola Sudan four days following exposure to the virus. More
August 17, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that the university has received a nearly $1.5 million grant to provide doses of the HPV vaccine to young mothers during checkups for their newborn children. More
August 17, 2016 -- The Clear Lake Regional Medical Center recently received the Mission: Lifeline Silver Receiving Quality Achievement Award for its efforts to implement improvement measures for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. More
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August 17, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that a team from the Rice 360 Institute for Global Health has received grant funding for a low-cost, rugged syringe pump. More w/Video
August 12, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed Christopher R. Frei and Edward E. Yosowitz to the Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response. More
August 11, 2016 -- Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Dr. Nicholas “Nick” Baucum, Dr. Mark Bronson and Gus Ramirez to the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners for terms to expire on February 1, 2021. Additionally, Governor Abbott has named Bronson as presiding officer. The board is responsible for regulating the practice of chiropractic. More
August 11, 2016 -- The Galveston County Health District today announced that a third travel-related case of Zika virus has been confirmed in the county. More
August 09, 2016 -- Clear Lake Regional Medical Center today announced that it has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 10 best hospitals in Texas. More
August 09, 2016 -- Rice University today launched the iBIO initiative, which will focus on advancing biomanufacturing techniques to solve various challenges. More
August 09, 2016 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with Ramkumar Menon, a University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston research professor who has conducted a study that found a pregnant woman may deliver early if she has higher concentrations of a common plastic chemical in her system. More
August 09, 2016 -- Harris County Public Health today confirmed the first Zika-related death in Texas, reporting that an infant with birth defects, who died shortly after birth, tested positive for the virus. More
August 08, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that chemical engineers have developed a new process for making pure levoglucosan, a naturally occurring but rare organic compound. More w/Video
August 04, 2016 -- The Galveston County Health District today confirmed a second travel-related case of the Zika virus in the county. More
August 04, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers have found that the common Culex mosquito does not carry the Zika virus. More
August 02, 2016 -- Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner today renewed calls for state and federal support to combat the Zika virus. More
August 02, 2016 -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today awarded $720,000 to Texas to establish and maintain information-gathering systems to rapidly detect microcephaly, a birth defect associated with the Zika virus. More
August 01, 2016 -- The Memorial Hermann Health System today hosted an event to launch a campaign recognizing the 40th anniversary of Memorial Hermann Life Flight. More
August 01, 2016 -- The Galveston County Health District today reported that a travel-related case of the Zika virus was confirmed in a county resident. More
July 29, 2016 -- Rice University on Friday announced that the university has been selected as one of eight institutions to participate in the Molecular Sciences Software Institute, a program funded by the National Science Foundation to develop computational tools for scientists to solve problems too complex for today's technology and workforce. More
July 28, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch today announced that researchers have recommended several drugs already on the market for clinical studies as a treatment for the Zika virus. More
July 26, 2016 -- Molina Healthcare, Inc. and Memorial Hermann Health Plan, Inc. on Tuesday jointly announced that Molina Healthcare of Texas, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Molina Healthcare, has entered into an agreement with Memorial Hermann to enhance access to safe, high-quality care for Medicaid, Medicare and CHIP recipients in the greater Houston area. More
July 25, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that scientists with the university have published a paper finding that "ultra-flat circuits", electrical components built from two-dimensional materials such as graphene, will have unique properties. More
July 25, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that a new study finds that, in terms of treatment, Texans are no better off in one city versus another for treating cancer. More
July 21, 2016 -- The University of Houston has posted a news release about a National Institute of Health-funded study that seeks to determine the precise ways inadequate sleep in childhood produces elevated risk for emotional disorders in later years. More
July 21, 2016 -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today announced that it will award $1.5 million to Houston to fight the Zika virus. More
July 21, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers have found evidence directly connecting the Aedes aegypti mosquito with Zika transmission in the Americas. More
July 19, 2016 -- Rice University on Monday announced that researchers have unveiled a new method for uniting light-capturing photonic nanomaterials and high-efficiency metal catalysts. More
July 19, 2016 -- The Galveston County Health District will host a low-cost pet vaccination and registration event on Saturday. More
July 19, 2016 -- The Galveston County Health District today issued a news release reminding parents to make sure their children are up-to-date with state required immunizations before the new school year begins. More
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