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Researcher Publishes Paper on Engineered Antibody that Targets Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Almost 19,000 new cases of acute myeloid leukemia and 10,500 deaths from the blood and bone marrow cancer could strike Americans this year, according...

Almost 19,000 new cases of acute myeloid leukemia and 10,500 deaths from the blood and bone marrow cancer could strike Americans this year, according to the American Cancer Society. Chemotherapy, when used as primary treatment, is successful in about 65 percent of patients with the cancer, and remission rates vary depending on patients’ individual characteristics, according to the organization.

Houston Chronicle: UH study measures babies' brain signals as start of autism research
A Cullen College professor and his students made headlines in the Houston Chronicle today for their research measuring babies’ brain waves through a...

A Cullen College professor and his students made headlines in the Houston Chronicle today for their research measuring babies’ brain waves through a $6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

VIDEO: Professor Teams Up With Local Artist to Study Aesthetic Experiences in the Brain
It’s rare to find science and art so inextricably tied together. It’s rarer still to find yourself playing the role of scientist, artist and art...

It’s rare to find science and art so inextricably tied together. It’s rarer still to find yourself playing the role of scientist, artist and art observer all at the same time.

Conference selects post-doc’s paper on tuberculosis granulomas
Tuberculosis granulomas, which are collections of immune cells and bacteria, can aggregate in the human lung when people inhale Mycobacterium...

Tuberculosis granulomas, which are collections of immune cells and bacteria, can aggregate in the human lung when people inhale Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the harmful bacteria that cause tuberculosis.  Immune responders, such as T-cells and macrophages, attempt to form granulomas by surrounding and containing the bacteria.

University of Houston Receives IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and Computing
University of Houston Receives IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and ComputingAward Marks Site of 1987 Discovery of High Temperature...

University of Houston Receives IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and Computing
Award Marks Site of 1987 Discovery of High Temperature Superconductivity

EEWeb.com Profiles ECE Chair
Most Cullen College students recognize Dr. Badri Roysam walking down the hall. After all, Roysam is the chair of the electrical and computer...

Most Cullen College students recognize Dr. Badri Roysam walking down the hall. After all, Roysam is the chair of the electrical and computer engineering department and a popular face in the engineering complex at the University of Houston.

Baby See, Baby Do? UH Research Targets Youngest Subjects
In research aimed at determining how babies and toddlers begin to understand the actions of others, a University of Houston research team is studying...

In research aimed at determining how babies and toddlers begin to understand the actions of others, a University of Houston research team is studying brain activity triggered by playtime interactions.

The study involves children from six months to 24 months old

UH Creates Mehta Family Engineering Research Center
The Mehta family has provided support to establish the Mehta Family Engineering Research Center on the ground floor of the University of Houston’s...

The Mehta family has provided support to establish the Mehta Family Engineering Research Center on the ground floor of the University of Houston’s new Multidisciplinary Research and Engineering Building.

Research Aims for Better Understanding of Microvascular Diseases
New technologies being developed by a University of Houston researcher to produce three-dimensional models of tissue and whole organ microstructures...

New technologies being developed by a University of Houston researcher to produce three-dimensional models of tissue and whole organ microstructures offer the promise of better diagnosis and treatment for a variety of diseases.

Shell Oil Company Commits $3.5 Million to UH
Shell Oil Company is contributing $3.5 million to the University of Houston in support of the new Multidisciplinary Research and Engineering Building...

Shell Oil Company is contributing $3.5 million to the University of Houston in support of the new Multidisciplinary Research and Engineering Building and other educational initiatives.

IBM Fellow and Engineering Alumnus to Give Talk on Big Data Analytics
Watson, a computer program named for IBM’s founder, defeated the two best human players on “Jeopardy!” one of the most challenging game shows of all...

Watson, a computer program named for IBM’s founder, defeated the two best human players on “Jeopardy!” one of the most challenging game shows of all time, in 2011, marking a significant milestone in the advancement of big data analytics.

Undergraduate Research Day 2014!
This year's Undergraduate Research Day will take place Thursday, October 9th at 4 p.m. in the Rockwell Pavilion at the M.D. Anderson Library at the...

This year's Undergraduate Research Day will take place Thursday, October 9th at 4 p.m. in the Rockwell Pavilion at the M.D. Anderson Library at the University of Houston main campus.

Out of the 150 undergraduate researchers showcasing their posters and oral presentations, 20 will be undergraduates from the UH Cullen College of Engineering.

Researchers Improve Power Grid Reliability During Hurricanes With NSF Award
Two professors with the UH Cullen College of Engineering were awarded nearly $250,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to improve the...

Two professors with the UH Cullen College of Engineering were awarded nearly $250,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to improve the resilience and reliability of the U.S. electricity grid in response to hurricanes and other major weather events.

College in Mourning After Passing of ECE Professor Emeritus
The University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering is mourning the passing of Liang C. Shen, Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer...

The University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering is mourning the passing of Liang C. Shen, Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Shen died Sunday, September 21 at his home in Houston.

Engineering Professor Earns Grants to Develop Device-to-Device Communication
Signals from smart phones are routed through base transceiver stations when they communicate, regardless of their proximity to their destinations....
Zhu Han

Signals from smart phones are routed through base transceiver stations when they communicate, regardless of their proximity to their destinations. Signals from phones belonging to friends calling or texting in the same room must find distant base stations before they connect, just as signals from friends’ phones located in opposite corners of the city must find base stations.

ECE Brain-Machine Interface Expert Teams Up with Artist at Menil Collection
Jose Luis “Pepe” Contreras-Vidal, professor of electrical and computer engineering at the Cullen College, is widely known in the medical community...
Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal (right) demonstrates his non-invasive brain-machine interface exoskeleton in 2013.

Jose Luis “Pepe” Contreras-Vidal, professor of electrical and computer engineering at the Cullen College, is widely known in the medical community for his work on thought-controlled robotic exoskeletons. Now he is taking his work out of the hospital – and into an art museum.

VIDEO: Woodlands High Student Helps With NIH Study in ECE Professor's Lab
The U.S. is facing a critical shortage of highly-trained STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) workers. According to a 2012 report...

The U.S. is facing a critical shortage of highly-trained STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) workers. According to a 2012 report from the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), the U.S. must produce more than 34 percent more STEM graduates each year in order to remain a global leader in science and technology.

Professor Developing New Technologies for Detecting Subsea Oil Spills With DOI Award
The U.S. Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement has awarded electrical and computer engineering assistant...
Wei-Chuan Shih

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement has awarded electrical and computer engineering assistant professor Wei-Chuan Shih with nearly $900,000 over two years to investigate new sensing techniques for detecting oil spills and hydrocarbon leaks in subsea oil and gas operations.

UH Receives $3.3 Million Grant to Promote Women in STEM Fields
The University of Houston was awarded a $3.29 million grant over five years from the National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE to increase the number...

The University of Houston was awarded a $3.29 million grant over five years from the National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE to increase the number and success of women faculty in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

ECE Professor Developing Sodium-Ion Batteries With NSF Award
Last June, Texas Gov. Rick Perry drove an electric car made by Tesla Motors in front of the Texas State Capitol Building in Austin – a symbolic...
Yan Yao

Last June, Texas Gov. Rick Perry drove an electric car made by Tesla Motors in front of the Texas State Capitol Building in Austin – a symbolic gesture meant to signify his intention of convincing Tesla executives to build their more than $4 billion battery factory right here in the Lone Star State.

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