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    • Should payment reform target certain subgroups? 

      Erickson, Kevin (2016-06)
      Should payment reform target certain subgroups? Kevin Erickson, researcher at Baylor College of Medicine and the Houston Veterans Affairs Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety, examines this issue in ...
    • Fabrication of graphene nanoribbons and nanowires using a meniscus as an etch mask 

      Tour, James M.; Abramova, Vera; Slesarev, Alexander (2016-05-31)
      In some embodiments, the present disclosure pertains to methods of preparing graphene nanoribbons from a graphene film associated with a meniscus, where the method comprises patterning the graphene film while the meniscus ...
    • Anode battery materials and methods of making the same 

      Biswal, Sibani Lisa; Thakur, Madhuri; Wong, Michael S.; Sinsabaugh, Steven L.; Isaacson, Mark (2016-05-17)
      In some embodiments, the present invention provides novel methods of preparing porous silicon films and particles for lithium ion batteries. In some embodiments, such methods generally include: (1) etching a silicon material ...
    • The Impact of Right to Try Laws on Medical Access in the United States 

      Rubin, Michelle J.; Matthews, Kirstin R.W. (2016-05)
      State "right to try" laws can give terminally ill patients early access experimental drugs and medical devices — but they arguably make safety and efficacy secondary to speedy access.
    • Converting nanoparticles in oil to aqueous suspensions 

      Wong, Michael S.; Bagaria, Hitesh Ghanshyam; Kini, Gautam Chandrakanth; Ko, Wen Yin Lynn (2016-04-26)
      An improved process for converting an oil suspension of nanoparticles (NPs) into a water suspension of NPs, wherein water and surfactant and a non-surfactant salt is used instead of merely water and surfactant, leading to ...
    • Dixie Baby speedboat on display at Houston Yacht Club 

      Baldridge, Sandra (2016-04-20)
      Dixie Baby won trophies and set records nationwide in the 1920s when owned by HYC member L. A. Layne. Beautifully restored, Dixie Baby honored her home club HYC with a historic visit on April 20, 2016. Three days later she ...
    • Dixie Baby speedboat on display at Houston Yacht Club 

      Baldridge, Sandra (2016-04-20)
      Dixie Baby won trophies and set records nationwide in the 1920s when owned by HYC member L. A. Layne. Beautifully restored, Dixie Baby honored her home club HYC with a historic visit on April 20, 2016. Three days later she ...
    • Bacteria and method for synthesizing fatty acids 

      San, Ka-yiu; Li, Mai; Zhang, Xiujun (2016-04-12)
      There is provided a recombinant bacterium comprising at least one overexpressed acyl-ACP thioesterase gene, and wherein at least one gene from the tricarboxylic acid cycle or glycolysis or both is inactivated. There is ...
    • Patterned graphite oxide films and methods to make and use same 

      Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Pradhan, Bhabendra K.; Gao, Wei (2016-04-12)
      The present invention relates to patterned graphite oxide films and methods to make and use same. The present invention includes a novel strategy developed to imprint any required conductive patterns onto self-assembled ...
    • Conformal coating on nanostructured electrode materials for three-dimensional applications 

      Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Ou, Fung Suong; Shajiumon, Manikoth M.; Gowda, Sanketh R.; Reddy, Arava L. M. (2016-04-12)
      A fabrication process for conformal coating of a thin polymer electrolyte layer on nanostructured electrode materials for three-dimensional micro/nanobattery applications, compositions thereof, and devices incorporating ...
    • Coated fullerenes, compositions and dielectrics made therefrom 

      Barron, Andrew R.; Flood, Dennis J.; Whitsitt, Elizabeth (2016-03-22)
      The present invention relates to coated fullerenes comprising a layer of at least one inorganic material covering at least a portion of at least one surface of a fullerene and methods for making. The present invention ...
    • Injectable hydrogels 

      Mikos, Antonios G.; Kasper, Kurtis F.; Ekenseair, Adam K.; Vo, Tiffany N.; Boere, Kristel W. M.; Touchet, Tyler J. (2016-03-15)
      The present disclosure generally relates to injectable compositions. More particularly, the present disclosure relates to injectable, thermogelling hydrogels and associated methods. In one embodiment, the present disclosure ...
    • Libraries at the hub as the federally funded research wheel turns to open 

      Kipphut-Smith, Shannon; Rozum, Betty; Thoms, Becky (2016-03-15)
      Academic libraries are strong partners in supporting researcher compliance with both funder public access policies and institutional open access policies, and are increasingly involved in research data management activities. ...
    • Composite materials for reversible CO2 capture 

      Tour, James M.; Hwang, Garry Chih-chau; Lomeda, Jay R. (2016-03-15)
      Composite materials for carbon dioxide (C02) capture that include: (1) a mesoporous carbon source; and (2) an in situ polymerized polymer that is associated with the mesoporous carbon source, where the in situ polymerized ...
    • Linked Open Data Modeling for Library Cartographic Resources 

      Durante, Kimberly; Weimer, Katherine Hart; McGee, Marc (2016-03)
      For centuries libraries have cataloged collections of maps, atlases, and geographic data resources using text-based systems such as bibliographies, the card catalog, and the online catalog. These catalogs of metadata, while ...
    • Health Reform Monitoring Survey- Texas, Issue Brief #20: Insured Texans lack clear understanding of their health insurance plans 

      Sim, Shao-Chee; Marks, Elena; Ho, Vivian; Balihe, Philomene (2016-03)
      In September 2015, just before the third open enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) Health Insurance Marketplace was about to open, we surveyed insured Texans ages 18 to 64 to assess their confidence level ...
    • Compression induced stiffening and alignment of liquid crystal elastomers 

      Verduzco, Rafael; Agrawal, Aditya; Chipara, Alin Cristian (2016-02-16)
      In some embodiments, the present disclosure provides methods of strengthening liquid crystal elastomers. In some embodiments, such methods include a step of placing the liquid crystal elastomer in an environment that applies ...
    • Non-contact strain sensing of objects by use of single-walled carbon nanotubes 

      Weisman, Bruce R.; Withey, Paul A.; Bachilo, Sergei M.; Nagarajaiah, Satish; Vemuru, Venkata Srivishnu M. (2016-02-09)
      In some embodiments, the present invention provides methods of detecting strain associated with an object by: (1) irradiating a composition that has been applied to the object, where the composition comprises semiconducting ...
    • Multisample bionanochip platform 

      Mcdevitt, John; Christodoulidies, Nicolaos; Floriano, Pierre N.; Abram, Tim (2016-02-02)
      A bionanochip cartridge for analysis of multiple samples or analytes is provided herein, and the cartridge is dimensioned to take advantage of existing robotic microtiter plate handling equipment. Fluidics are specially ...