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Decoding cement’s shape promises greener concreteDecoding cement’s shape promises greener concrete
Rice scientists develop ‘programmable’ cement particles to attain enhanced properties
Bringing order to disorder is key to making stronger and greener cement, the paste that binds concrete. (December 7, 2016)


Bioscience grants benefit cutting-edge researchBioscience grants benefit cutting-edge research
Gulf Coast Consortia announces Dunn Foundation seed grants to study genome editing, micro-temperatures, blood stem cells and brain function
Four teams of scientists at Rice University and other Gulf Coast Consortia (GCC) institutions have earned research seed grants from the John S. Dunn Collaborative Research Awards, and a fifth group won a grant to support a cancer symposium.  (December 5, 2016)


Pine product offers fresh take on fine chemical synthesisPine product offers fresh take on fine chemical synthesis
Rice, Brigham Young scientists create reagents to simplify production of fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals
The goop from pine trees that contains compounds known as terpenes is used in the manufacture of food, cosmetics and drugs, but it might become even more valuable as a chemical reagent made through a process developed by scientists at Rice University.  (November 28, 2016)


9 Rice faculty on prominent ‘highly cited’ list9 Rice faculty on prominent ‘highly cited’ list
Nine Rice University faculty members have been named to the Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers list for 2016.  (November 18, 2016)


Molecular imaging hack makes cameras ‘faster’Molecular imaging hack makes cameras ‘faster’
Rice scientists’ enhancement adds time element to super-resolution microscopy
A new Rice University technique grabs images of chemical processes that happen faster than most laboratory cameras are able to capture them. (November 17, 2016)


2-D material a brittle surprise2-D material a brittle surprise
Rice researchers finds molybdenum diselenide not as strong as they thought
Scientists at Rice University have discovered that an atom-thick material being eyed for flexible electronics and next-generation optical devices is more brittle than they expected.  (November 14, 2016)


Hunt for Huntington’s cause yields cluesHunt for Huntington’s cause yields clues
Rice scientists analyze repeats in proteins implicated in neurological diseases
Rice University scientists have uncovered new details about how a repeating nucleotide sequence in the gene for a mutant protein may trigger Huntington’s and other neurological diseases.  (November 10, 2016)


Rice expands graphene repertoire with MRI contrast agentRice expands graphene repertoire with MRI contrast agent
Metal-free fluorinated graphene shows no signs of toxicity in cell culture tests
Graphene, the atomically thin sheets of carbon that materials scientists are hoping to use for everything from nanoelectronics and aircraft de-icers to batteries and bone implants, may also find use as contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), according to new research from Rice University. (November 10, 2016)

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