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May 26, 2016 -- Clear Lake Regional Medical Center today announced that two of the center's nurses have been listed in Houston's "Top 150 Nurses" by the Houston Chronicle. More
May 25, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that Joan Nichols, a professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, has been selected as a 2016 Piper Professor by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation. More
May 25, 2016 -- Congressman Brian Babin today announced that he voted to approve legislation that "removes federal regulatory barriers" to combating the Zika virus. More
May 23, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that scientists have advanced a graphene-based de-icer to include water-repelling capabilities to prevent ice from forming at low temperatures, as well as removing ice at extreme temperatures when electrical current is applied. More
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May 23, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that researchers have streamlined the synthesis of a molecule that could be used to combat cancer. More
May 20, 2016 -- United States Congressmen Al Green and Gene Green on Friday held a press conference to urge increased federal funding to address the Zika epidemic. More
May 20, 2016 -- The Galveston County Health District has reported that there are no confirmed cases of the Zika virus in the county while increasing its efforts to prepare for the disease. More
May 18, 2016 -- The Texas Health Care Association has reported that a new study estimates care for senior citizens costs about $267 million more than the state pays. More
May 17, 2016 -- Texas Health and Human Services Chief Deputy Executive Commissioner Charles Smith has announced that Heather Griffith Peterson and Kara Crawford are joining the HHSC's executive leadership team. More
May 17, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has announced that Dr. James M. Vanderploeg, professor of Aerospace Medicine in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, has received the 2016 Joe Kerwin Award from the Aerospace Medical Association. More
May 16, 2016 -- Memorial Hermann has announced that eight of its hospitals have received recognition from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association for the high-quality stroke care provided to patients. More
May 16, 2016 -- Scientists at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have genetically engineered the world's first clone of the Zika virus strain. More
May 13, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today announced that he has introduced legislation allocating $1.1 billion in new federal funding to combat the Zika virus. More
May 12, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that new findings from NASA's orbiting Magnetospheric Multiscale mission could assist university physicists and their colleague better predict "space weather", magnetic storms above the Earth that can damage satellites and terrestrial power grids. More
May 12, 2016 -- The Galveston Area Ambulance Authority, the EMS division of the Galveston County Health District, will celebrate National EMS Week, which is observed May 15-21. More
May 10, 2016 -- Rice University on Monday announced that a team of students have created a prototype of a device to monitor the pulse and oxygen levels of a fetus undergoing endoscopic fetal surgery in a mother's womb. More w/Video
May 09, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston will offer free skin cancer screenings on May 21. More
May 09, 2016 -- Memorial Hermann Health System will hold free skin cancer screenings at various cancer centers in May. More
May 06, 2016 -- Hospital Corporation of America on Friday announced the appointment of Troy A. Villareal as president of its Gulf Coast division effective June 20, 2016. More
May 05, 2016 -- The Memorial Hermann Mischer Neuroscience Institute at the Texas Medical Center and the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth today announced the addition of Dr. Joseph Martinez as a neurosurgeon and assistant professor. More
May 05, 2016 -- The League City Regional Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the University of Texas Medical Branch’s League City Campus Hospital. More
May 04, 2016 -- Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston today hosted a visit by the "501st Legion", a Star Wars fan club, coming as characters from the film to meet with patients. More
May 04, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that biochemist and plant biologist Bonnie Bartel has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. More
May 04, 2016 -- The Houston Health Department will visit about 8,000 homes and apartments in neighborhoods surrounding Wheatley, Kashmere and Scarborough high schools beginning Thursday as part of a health assessment. More
May 04, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that the university will embark on a two-year research development program to collaborate with Cuban scientists to better fight infectious diseases, particularly those in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean regions. More
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
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
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