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Study: Bacteria attack lignin with enzymatic tag teamStudy: Bacteria attack lignin with enzymatic tag team
Team from Rice, University of Wisconsin-Madison shows how nature handles lignin
In a study that could point the way to biofuels processes of the future, scientists in collaboration with Rice University's George Phillips, have discovered how two bacterial enzymes work as a team to break apart lignin. (January 6, 2016)


A new twist in genetic switchesA new twist in genetic switches
Rice University theorists reveal a new mechanism of gene regulation
Rice University researchers have a new twist for those clinging to old ideas about a basic biological process. (December 21, 2015)


Antibiotic-infused implants designed to help faces healAntibiotic-infused implants designed to help faces heal
Rice University develops time-released gel for space holders in facial reconstruction
Rice University researchers developing temporary implants for facial reconstruction are incorporating a unique way to deliver time-released antibiotics to ward off infection while a patient heals.  (December 17, 2015)


Rice trio named National Academy of Inventors fellowsRice trio named National Academy of Inventors fellows
Rice University professors Naomi Halas, James Tour and K.C. Nicolaou have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors.  (December 15, 2015)


Rice to enter first international nanocar raceRice to enter first international nanocar race
Five teams will participate in October 2016 event in France
Rice University will send an entry to the first international NanoCar Race, which will be held next October at Pico-Lab CEMES-CNRS in Toulouse, France.  (December 14, 2015)


Obstacles not always a hindrance to proteinsObstacles not always a hindrance to proteins
Rice researchers’ theory finds blocked path sometimes speeds DNA sequence search
Proteins are little Olympians in the games of life, racing around cells to trigger critical processes through interactions with specific genes. Sometimes they’re sprinters, sometimes hurdlers. But they generally find their genetic targets, whatever the obstacles. (December 10, 2015)


Superhydrophobic coating protects without the priceSuperhydrophobic coating protects without the price
‘Green’ project led by Rice, Swansea scientists matches best water repellant
A material made by scientists at Rice University, the University of Swansea, the University of Bristol and the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis is inexpensive, nontoxic and can be applied to a variety of surfaces via spray- or spin-coating. (December 9, 2015)


Nanotube letters spell progressNanotube letters spell progress
Rice team characterizes, analyzes stiffness of individual branching nanotubes
Never mind the ABCs. Rice University scientists interested in nanotubes are studying their XYΩs.  (December 7, 2015)

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