Wearable glucose monitors shed light on progression of Type 2 diabetes in Hispanic adults — ScienceDaily


[ad_1] In one of the first studies of its kind, medical and engineering researchers have shown wearable devices that continuously monitor blood sugar provide new insights into the progression of Type 2 diabetes among at-risk Hispanic/Latino adults. The findings by researchers from Sansum Diabetes Research Institute (SDRI) and Rice University are available online this week […]

How Texas’s deregulated market for power led to exorbitant electric bills


[ad_1] “I felt almost guilty with these people not having electricity that I was complaining about my bill,” she told CNN on Monday. “At the same time, my complaint is: How am I gonna pay this?” Those closely familiar with Texas’s energy market say these power costs are less a bug than a feature of […]

NFL: Kicked out of basketball, Sarah Thomasmade it to the Super Bowl


[ad_1] Sarah Thomas had deliberately loaded it onto her playlist and she became emotional. “You’re broken down and tired of living life on a merry-go-round,” Day sings, “But I promise we’ll take the world to its feet and move mountains.” And another glass ceiling had been shattered. ‘Go out for the boys team’ When she […]

Nation’s top governors under fire as three big states reckon with deadly crises


[ad_1] Governors are being asked to account for the pervasive problems that have been exposed by those events: gaping income equality, food insecurity, an appalling level of health inequity and the inefficiency of the nation’s health care delivery system. Even though governors cannot control the unpredictable path of a novel virus or the severity of […]

Texas power outages: Millions have no electricy as cold snap throttles energy supply


[ad_1] Barbara Martinez said she had been burning firewood to try to heat her suburban Houston home, which had been without power from early Sunday until Tuesday. “We got power for four hours and then it went off again and it stayed off for a few hours, came back for like two hours then went […]

Energy-rich Texas suffers energy nightmare with ongoing power outages


[ad_1] A deep freeze this week in the Lone Star state, which relies on electricity to heat many homes, is causing power demand to skyrocket. At the same time, natural gas, coal, wind and nuclear facilities in Texas have been knocked offline by the unthinkably low temperatures. This situation could have wide-reaching implications as the […]

Winter storm: Texans try to conserve heat, water as plunging temperatures knock out utilities and cell service


[ad_1] Living in north Texas, Dorminy, his wife and their four children are worried what will happen when they need to refill their generator with gas again. There is only one station with any gas left in Watauga, the suburb of Fort Worth where they live, Dorminy said. “Pray for us, this is going to […]

Cities and states begin delaying Covid-19 vaccine distribution because of winter storms


[ad_1] The severe winter weather sparked emergency declarations in at least seven states, including Alabama, Oregon, Oklahoma, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi and Texas. Here are the localities and states that have delayed or postponed vaccine distribution so far: The city postponed vaccine appointments scheduled to take place Tuesday at the Alamodome until Saturday due to the […]

Early, late stages of degenerative diseases are distinct, study shows


[ad_1] Based on thousands of experiments over more than a decade, Rice University biochemists Michael Stern and James McNew believe degenerative diseases as varied as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and muscle atrophy occur in two phases (green and red) marked by distinct alterations in the activity of the signaling pathway proteins TOR, AMPK, Foxo and JNK. In […]

Bisexual adults less likely to enjoy health benefits of education


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Education has long been linked to health—the more schooling people have, the healthier they are likely to be. But a new study from Rice University sociologists found that the health benefits of a good education are less evident among well-educated bisexual adults. “Education and health: The joint role of gender […]

Heart attack damage reduced by shielded stem cells


[ad_1] Samira Aghlara-Fotovat, a bioengineering graduate student at Rice University, with a vial of stem cell-loaded capsules she formulated to repair damage caused by heart attacks. Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University Bioengineers and surgeons from Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) have shown that shielding stem cells with a novel biomaterial improves the cells’ […]

Blood flow recovers faster than brain in micro strokes


[ad_1] Rice neurobiologists show that increased blood flow to the brain is not an accurate indicator of neuronal recovery after a microscopic stroke. The researchers created a custom implant that combines the ability to simultaneously monitor both blood flow and brain activity. Credit: Luan Laboratory/Rice University Increased blood flow to the brain after a microscopic […]