Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center announced Gerard E. Carrino, Ph.D., MPH, has been named dean of the TTUHSC Julia Jones Matthews School of Population and Public Health.
The Perot family, The Perot Foundation, and The Sarah and Ross Perot, Jr. Foundation have provided a transformative $50 million endowment for UT Southwestern’s Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), among the nation’s elite programs that provide graduates a dual M.D./Ph.D. degree to strengthen the advancement of laboratory discoveries into the clinical arena. Funding will provide a permanent endowment for the Perot Family Scholars Medical Scientist Training Program – one of just 54 M.D./Ph.D. training programs in the country supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
In the aftermath of the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade, Texas Governor Greg Abbott discussed revisiting the 1982 Supreme Court ruling Plyler v. Doe requiring states to provide education to undocumented children. Jaclyn Kelley-Widmer,…
Over 800 coastal researchers and managers will get the chance to explore more than 25 regional tools on display April 26 at the Gulf of Mexico Conference (#GOMCON) in Baton Rouge, La. The Tools Café gives participants a unique opportunity to access some of the newest and best tools for coastal resilience, data management, and conservation while learning about these resources directly from developers who created each tool.
Children previously infected with COVID-19 develop natural circulating antibodies that last for at least seven months, according to a new study led by researchers at UTHealth Houston.
The Gulf of Mexico Alliance has released the Governors’ Action Plan IV for Healthy and Resilient Coasts, signed by the governors of all five Gulf states: Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. This is the fourth in a series of collaborative work plans that identifies priority issues, focus areas, and actions to enhance the environmental and economic health of the Gulf of Mexico.
UT Southwestern Medical Center was recognized as the top health care employer in Texas, one of the top 10 employers across all industries in the state, and among the nation’s Best-in-State employers nationally by Forbes/Statista.
ALBANY, N.Y. (Sept. 2, 2021) — The new Texas ban on all abortions past six weeks of gestation — the most restrictive in the nation — went into effect Sept. 1 after the Supreme Court rejected an emergency application to…
UT Southwestern Medical Center is one of just 15 surgical centers in the world using next-generation augmented reality (AR) in the operating room for shoulder arthroplasty. Shoulder specialist Michael Khazzam M.D., Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, became the first orthopedic surgeon in Texas to use the Food and Drug Administration-approved technique while operating to restore shoulder function.
Argonne and HPE unveiled a new testbed supercomputer that will enable scientists and developers to test and optimize software codes and applications for the forthcoming exascale supercomputer, Aurora.
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $4.15 million to Argonne National Laboratory to support collaborations with industry aimed at commercializing promising energy technologies.
The latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll showed significant differences along party lines on Texans’ attitudes about COVID-19 vaccines: 79% of Democrats report being vaccinated, compared with 47% of Republicans. And about a quarter of Texans (24%) say they are not planning on getting a vaccine.
New research suggests that cooperative strategies for sharing emergency power among households can be 10 to 40 times less costly than running individual gas-powered generators
A team of researchers from universities in California and Texas has found immunization rates for children in Texas for a wide range of diseases, including polio and measles, have dropped steeply during the COVID-19 pandemic.
To offer transport to a high level of specialty care for expectant mothers and their babies, Baylor Scott & White Health has launched the system’s first Central Texas maternal transport team.
Baylor Scott & White maternal nurses staff the team, which also includes pilots, paramedics and EMTs who will facilitate transfers of high-risk obstetrics patients via air and ground transfers from hospitals throughout the region. The maternal transport team began service May 17, transporting patients to and from facilities inside and outside of the Baylor Scott & White Health system.
A new study by University of Kentucky researchers estimates the return to in-person learning in Texas last fall led to at least 43,000 additional COVID-19 cases and 800 deaths within the first two months.
In support of National Hurricane Preparedness Week, the Gulf of Mexico Alliance encourages all Gulf Coast residents to get ready for the upcoming hurricane season. Individuals, families, and communities all have a role to play in reducing their risk from hurricanes and other natural disasters.
Manure improves soil and microbe community
New Brunswick, N.J. (March 9, 2021) – Rutgers University–New Brunswick climatologist David A. Robinson is available for interviews on the seventh snowiest February since 1895 in New Jersey as well as the fourth largest North American snow cover in February in 55…
As the fight against COVID-19 continues, scientists have turned to an unlikely source for a potentially effective treatment: tiny antibodies naturally generated by llamas.
A federal judge issued an injunction late Tuesday evening barring the Biden administration from enforcing a 100-day deportation moratorium. Jaclyn Kelley-Widmer, professor of immigration law and director of Cornell University’s Immigration Law and Advocacy Clinic, says the while the order…
Fossil fuel infrastructure in Texas had to go dark during the unusual deep freeze in the state last week, contributing to a public health and safety crisis affecting millions of Texans and requiring flaring and other processes that will result…
Finance professor and risk management expert Clifford Rossi, who’s held senior executive roles in risk management at several of the largest financial services companies, is available to expand on his assertion that the “Texas energy debacle is a risk management…
Hitendra Chaturvedi is a professor at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and an expert in supply chain strategy, global logistics, entrepreneurship, sustainable supply chains and digitizing supply chains. Chaturvedi can speak to the supply…
Building on the success of the “Embrace the Gulf” 2020 campaign, the Gulf of Mexico Alliance is continuing the initiative this year with a new focus on improving the health of the Gulf. This year’s goal is to turn awareness into action through easy steps that make a difference in coastal communities, habitats, and wildlife.
The University of Delaware’s Disaster Research Center can provide experts on a variety of topics related to the unprecedented winter storm that has caused power outages and wreaked havoc in Texas and other parts of the south central U.S. Tricia…
Plants, animals, and microorganisms contribute to unique ecosystem
Argonne computational resources supported the largest comprehensive analysis of COVID-19 genome sequences in the U.S. and helped corroborate growing evidence of a protein mutation.
Six innovative battery manufacturing projects led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory recently obtained funding through DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
Hurricane Laura is set to make landfall on the coasts of Texas and Louisiana, putting millions in danger of dealing with two crises – a Category 4 storm and a pandemic – at the same time. The looming disaster arrives on…
In a commentary, researchers demonstrate the stark differences in public health strategies from two democratic republics: South Korea and the United States, which have led to alarming differences in cases and deaths from COVID-19. After adjusting for the 6.5 fold differences in populations, the U.S. has suffered 47 times more cases and 79 times more deaths than South Korea.
Dr. Luis Ostrosky, professor of infectious disease at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, co-investigator of first Texas randomized trial for convalescent therapy for COVID-19, is available to discuss latest data and FDA’s hold on the emergency authorization of blood plasma…
A new COVID-19 tracking tool that can tell Texans what is happening in real time in their own communities and anticipate how one person can infect dozens more was recently launched by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).
UCLA & USC study of natural gas flaring finds high risks to babies; researchers found exposure was associated with 50% higher odds of preterm birth compared with no exposure.
With increasing drought conditions in the Texas High Plains, researchers test sorghum and pearl millet as alternatives to corn
As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise in the U.S., a new free research app is hoping to slow the outbreak of the disease by tracking symptoms of millions across the country. To bring the app home to Texans, researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have joined the national research project led by Harvard University.
HARC (Houston Advanced Research Center) announces research analysis to study effects of COVID-19, associated stay-at-home orders, and the subsequent effects on air quality. Specifically, the changes in air quality measuring nitrogen oxides (NOx); benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, xylene (BTEX); and ground-level ozone (O3).
Areas within Texas’ major metropolitan cities where residents are at the greatest risk for hospitalization and critical care due to COVID-19 have been mapped for the first time by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).
A University of Utah-led consortium to improve the design of medical devices welcomes Rice University as its newest partner. The Human Factors MEdical DevIce Consortium (hfMEDIC) serves as a consulting resource for medical device manufacturers looking to improve usability and safety of their products.
Super Tuesday is one of the most important presidential primary events of 2020, with a third of delegates to be determined. Texas and California, states with high proportions of Latino voters, are among the fourteen states that will hold primaries.…
Baylor Scott & White Health opened a new facility designed to promote the community’s health while advancing sports medicine and injury prevention across the region.
How should the United States manage relations with Iran? How will the trade war with China affect the U.S. and global economies? Will the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement benefit American workers? What can be done to improve the situation in Venezuela?
Watch an in-depth, nonpartisan conversation on critical foreign policy challenges facing the winner of the 2020 presidential election. Former government officials from Republican and Democratic administrations will discuss issues central to our national security and answer questions about U.S. policy and America’s role in the world.
Mina Guirguis is a Professor of Computer Science at Texas State University, which he joined in 2006. He directs the Intelligent Security Group. His research is broadly driven by the interplay of security, networks and stochastic control with research contributions…
Researchers identify the top states as having the largest victim monetary losses and number of victims, and their report shows online crime trends in the last four years before 2019 (2015 to 2018) for the six top states with the highest internet crime activity.
Seven percent of Texas abortion patients in the study reported trying to self-manage abortion before coming to a clinic for services.
Women cited cost and long distance to clinics as reasons for choosing to self-manage abortion.
Baylor Scott & White Health, the largest not-for-profit health system in Texas, opened its newest full-service hospital today in Austin. Austin, located at 5251 W. U.S. Highway 290, Austin, TX 78735, becomes the System’s first hospital within Austin city limits. In addition to the hospital, a multi-specialty medical clinic will be located on the same campus as part of a comprehensive model of care.
Changes in soil microbes, soil salinity to be covered in symposium
Cybersecurity: Keeping Information Safe Newswise — Just read the daily headlines to find them — cybersecurity breaches of healthcare organizations both large and small. Even the popular medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy” turned to ransomware when choosing a storyline plucked from…
Researcher to explain findings from an Alaskan boreal forest and a Costa Rican cloud forest
Symposium to cover cross-cutting issues that apply to growers