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US News ranks 4 Rice academic subjects among top 100 globally>

US News ranks 4 Rice academic subjects among top 100 globally

Four academic subjects at Rice University were ranked among the top 100 worldwide in the 2018 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Global Universities.”

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Graphene on toast, anyone?Graphene on toast, anyone?
February 13
The Rice lab of chemist James Tour, which once turned Girl Scout cookies into graphene, is investigating ways to write graphene patterns onto food and other materials to quickly embed conductive identification tags and sensors into the products themselves.

 

Proteins’ fluorescence a little less mysteriousProteins’ fluorescence a little less mysterious
January 24
Rice University scientists have effectively quenched a debate over the mechanism behind a fluorescent biosensor that monitors neurons by sensing changes in voltage.

 

Nanotubes go with the flow to penetrate brain tissueNanotubes go with the flow to penetrate brain tissue
December 19
Rice University researchers have invented a device that uses fast-moving fluids to insert flexible, conductive carbon nanotube fibers into the brain, where they can help record the actions of neurons.

 

MiNT protein a fresh target to attack diseaseMiNT protein a fresh target to attack disease
December 18
A two-faced protein in a chain that regulates iron and other elements in cells could provide a new target to treat cancer, diabetes and other diseases.