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Illustration of an HIV cell entering a host cell via membrane softening

One of the leading epidemics of modern society – the HIV virus and AIDS – is under the microscope at the UH Cullen College of Engineering.

UH Cullen College Engineers Publish National Article on HIV Infection Research
Ph.D student Mehdi Torbati, left, and Dr. Ashutosh Agrawal and are peering into cell nuclei to improve health

Deep within your body there exists donut-shaped objects – many of them, in fact. No, these donuts aren’t from the box of Shipley’s that mysteriously disappeared, despite the fact your diet had just started. These particular donuts are the membranes of the nuclear envelope, which surround and protect the cell’s nucleus, where the all-important genetic material, or DNA, is stored.

Donuts Protect Your DNA

In our University of Houston world, Stuart Long is one of the leading “dual citizens,” having made immense contributions to the Honors College and the Cullen College of Engineering.

Stuart Long Honored With Endowment to Fund Undergrad Research Projects
Flexible glass tape, the basis for building flexible computers

Tired of lugging that heavy laptop in your padded backpack? Here’s an idea: When you’re finished using your laptop, just roll it up, fold it, stick it in your back pocket and bolt. That’s the incredible future being created in a UH Cullen College of Engineering laboratory – a flexible, thin-film transistor (TFT) that may one day make your current laptop a dinosaur.

“Bend” and “Flex” No Longer Just Terms for Exercise, They’ll Soon Describe Your Laptop!

Just as the University of Houston kicks off another fall semester with expectations of record enrollment (more than 43,700 as of Friday), the Princeton Review is highlighting why more students are choosing Houston.

UH Rated Among Best Colleges for Undergraduate Education by Princeton Review
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