Research Archives

Women, older adults with college degrees more likely to feel socially isolated during COVID-19

February 18, 2022
Findings of a new study suggest the need for culturally sensitive initiatives to mitigate the effect of social isolation in vulnerable populations

Air pollution can harm pregnancy by affecting gene expression in the placenta

February 16, 2022
Tiny particles in air pollution affect important lipid transport genes in the placenta, showing how exposure may cause conditions like preeclampsia and low birth weight

College students may be less likely to contract COVID-19 than young adults not attending college

February 9, 2022
Rebecca Fischer and Benika Dixon co-author JAMA commentary that extends research about COVID-19 and college athletics

Oral appliances can improve sleep apnea

February 3, 2022
Dental research shows oral appliances offer a more comfortable, convenient treatment for sleep apnea than CPAP devices

Heavy cannabis use by female adults associated with lower incidence of diabetes

February 1, 2022
The study found no association between diabetes and cannabis use for female adults who lightly use cannabis nor for male adults with any level or no use

Is the air quality inside your home worse than in an office building?

January 26, 2022
With more people working from home, a new study examines indoor air quality in office buildings and single-family homes

New method developed to improve accuracy of disease diagnosis

January 25, 2022
Pathology tests are a crucial part of the cancer treatment process. However, many of these tests are subjective, and even trained experts can disagree on results.

Repeated exposure to major disasters has long-term mental health impacts

January 13, 2022
Study finds that Houston residents who experienced two or more hazardous events in the past five years had a reduction in mental health scores

Asthma education program in South Texas shown to improve health outcomes

January 11, 2022
Evaluation of the Healthy South Texas asthma program suggests participation reduced health disparities among children with asthma in a low-income community