Category: Houston Chronicle

UTMB researcher’s Ebola vaccine starts trial in Sierra Leone

April 15th, 2015 in 2015, Houston Chronicle, Kevin Outterson, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

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Kevin Outterson, School of Law

A clinical trial of an Ebola vaccine developed in part at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston is vaccinating front-line health care workers in Sierra Leone, but researchers face a rapidly closing window to prove their case…

Expert quote:

“It’s kind of this sticky problem. If you don’t have any Ebola cases, you can vaccinate all the people you want, but you don’t know if the fact that they didn’t get it has anything to do with the vaccine.”

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Facebook is threat to marriage, study says

July 8th, 2014 in 2014, College of Communication, Houston Chronicle, James Katz, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

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James Katz, College of Communication

Love and marriage may go together but so do Facebook and divorce, that’s according to a study based on Texas couples…

Expert quote:

“The apparent association between the use of Facebook and other social networking sites and divorce and marital unhappiness in the United States raises troubling questions not only about how we use these tools, but how their use affects marriage. The institution of marriage, already under siege in many quarters, seems to be facing yet further assault from people’s growing enthrallment with social media.”

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Szymanski, Frost, Steketee: New Houston ordinance criminalizes hoarders

April 26th, 2014 in 2014, Gail Steketee, Houston Chronicle, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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While it seems that the authors of this ordinance set out to be sensitive to the complex issues surrounding hoarding disorder, we believe that calling it the Anti-Hoarding Ordinance needlessly stigmatizes those suffering from a mental illness…

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Hospitals turn away applicants who smoke

October 30th, 2012 in 2012, Houston Chronicle, Michael Siegel, Newsmakers, School of Public Health 0 comments

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Michael Siegel, School of Public Health

Smokers beware: Puffing away could reduce chances of landing a job, particularly at a hospital or a health care facility…

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Headliner Jacques Pepin is not resting on his laurels

September 5th, 2012 in 2012, Houston Chronicle, Jacques Pepin, Metropolitan College, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Jacques Pepin, Metropolitan College

Before molecular gastronomy, he was forging his own culinary alchemy…

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Gasoline prices heat up politics

February 25th, 2012 in 2012, College of General Studies, Houston Chronicle, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen 0 comments

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Tom Whalen, College of General Studies

Record gasoline prices for February – including a dime-a-gallon increase this week – continue to fuel a high-octane election year fight for political position and an inside track in the ongoing debate over energy policy…

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Charles Dickens: first pop culture celebrity

February 5th, 2012 in 2012, College of General Studies, Houston Chronicle, Natalie McKnight, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Natalie McKnight, College of General Studies

Colorful caricatures from Charles Dickens’ novels have become fixtures of our 21st-century imagination….

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New map for what to plant reflects global warming

January 25th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Houston Chronicle, Newsmakers, Richard Primack 0 comments

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Richard Primack, College of Arts & Sciences

Global warming is hitting not just home, but garden…

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