Research News Highlight

The Gift of Movement: Improving Brain Surgery for Parkinson's Disease Patients

Struggling to climb out of bed each morning after a restless night’s sleep with stiffness that, at times, slows movement to a standstill is a reality for many Americans. Compounded by uncontrollable muscle movements, basic tasks such as bathing, dressing and eating become arduous efforts that take twice as long as they once did. This is an overly simplistic portrait of the challenges experienced by individuals with Parkinson’s disease.

PHOTOS: 2015 Undergraduate Research Day

The Office of Undergraduate Research’s 11th annual Undergraduate Research Day took place on Thursday, October 22nd in the Rockwell Pavilion, M.D. Anderson Library and the Honors College. At the event, over 175 undergraduate students from 11 University of Houston colleges showcased their research with poster and oral presentations.

Professor Honored with ISMR Pierce Award in Affinity Technology

Richard Willson, Huffington-Woestemeyer professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering
at UH Cullen College, is recipient of the 2015 Pierce Award in Affinity Technology from the International Society of Molecular Recognition. Willson plans to travel to Puerto Vallarta this month to collect the award and present a lecture at the biennial ISMR Affinity Conference.

Professor Earns Grant to Explore Programmable Biological Organisms

Biological organisms can be re-engineered for singular purposes, such as production of biofuels, chemicals or pharmaceuticals, while computers are constructed to perform different and diverse tasks with simple downloads of new applications or software updates. An engineering professor at the University of Houston wants to marry the two concepts.

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