Synthetic collagen promotes natural clotting
The material, KOD, mimics natural collagen, a fibrous protein that binds cells
together into organs and tissues. It could improve upon commercial sponges or
therapies based on naturally derived porcine or bovine-derived collagen now used
to aid healing during or after surgery.
18 Rice students, 10 alums awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
Eighteen current Rice University students (4 graduate students and 1 senior in chemistry) were selected for the 2014 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). Only 2,000 students across the country were offered this fellowship award from the more than 14,000 applicants.
Scalable CVD process for making 2-D molybdenum diselenide
Nanoengineering researchers at Rice University and Nanyang Technological
University in Singapore have unveiled a potentially scalable method for making
one-atom-thick layers of molybdenum diselenide — a highly sought semiconductor
that is similar to graphene but has better properties for making certain
electronic devices like switchable transistors and light-emitting diodes.
Study: Black carbon is ancient by the time it reaches seafloor
A new analysis shows how some black carbon breaks away and
hitches a ride to the ocean floor on passing particles. The study
by scientists from Rice University, the University of California, Irvine, and
the University of South Carolina offers the first detailed analysis of how black
carbon gets into deep ocean sediments, as well as an accounting of the types and
amounts of black carbon found in those sediments.