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July 29, 2016 -- Rice University is among eight institutions chosen to lead a national effort to transform the field of computational molecular sciences to give scientists new tools to tackle problems that are far too complex to solve with today's technology, workforce and capabilities. 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
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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
July 18, 2016 -- The Memorial Hermann Health System was recently named one of the country’s “Most Wired” for the 12th consecutive year in Hospitals & Health Networks' annual survey. More
July 18, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that researchers have developed new gas biosensors that can "see" into soil and allow them to analyze microbial interactions, which could aid in agriculture, wastewater and greenhouse gas studies. More
July 18, 2016 -- The Gulf Coast Center today announced that its Ambulatory Detox Clinic in Galveston is one of only three clinics in Texas that provides detoxification outpatient services. More
July 15, 2016 -- The Memorial Hermann Health System has been nationally recognized for awards in multiple categories by the American Hospital Association for its commitment to quality, employing innovation in palliative and end-of-life care and for improving community health. More
July 15, 2016 -- Rice University on Thursday announced that a new study that finds that a patient's self-rated health is a better predictor of illness and death than standard tests. More
July 14, 2016 -- Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy today announced that a new report finds that almost one-third of Hispanic Texans remain without health insurance. More
July 14, 2016 -- Harris County Public Health on Wednesday confirmed the first case of Zika-related microcephaly in the state. More
July 11, 2016 -- Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy today announced that a paper co-authored by a nonresident scholar at the institute finds that payment reforms in the Medicare program have resulted in a decrease in home-based dialysis. More
July 11, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today issued a news release regarding the availability of quality and safety data of its medical care on its website. More
July 08, 2016 -- Rice University on Thursday announced that researchers are using new methods to study amyloid protein fibrils, which are implicated in the cause of Alzheimer's disease. More
July 07, 2016 -- Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center is partnering with Holocaust Museum Houston to bring "The Butterfly Project", an exhibit of butterflies created by students to commemorate the children whose lives were lost during the Holocaust, at the hospital's Rick Smith Gallery. More
July 05, 2016 -- The United States Department of Health and Human Services today announced the award of approximately $2 million in grants to help reduce lupus-related health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities and disadvantaged populations. More
July 05, 2016 -- Guidry News Services recently visited with University of Texas Medical Branch assistant professor of health economics Sapna Kaul, lead author of a study finding that a certain group of cancer survivors are more likely to smoke than those who have no history of cancer. More
July 01, 2016 -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded Texas $1.5 million as part of $25 million in funding to states, cities, and territories to support efforts to protect Americans from Zika virus infection. More
July 01, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reviewed the state's Zika Virus Preparedness and Response Plan. More
July 01, 2016 -- The Galveston County Health District today announced that all Galveston County beaches are free of beach water advisories for the weekend. More
July 01, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that Executive Vice President and CEO of UTMB's health system, Donna K. Sollenberger, has been named chair-elect of America's Essential Health Hospitals. More
June 30, 2016 -- The Galveston County Health District today issued a news release clarifying recent media reports regarding Vibrio bacteria, also referred to "flesh eating bacteria". More
June 28, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that the university is running a crowd-sourced competition to create 'big data' diagnostic tools for personalized medicine. More
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