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Fed grant backs nanofiber developmentFed grant backs nanofiber development
Rice joins Department of Energy ‘Next Generation Machines’ initiative
Rice University scientists who developed conductive fibers made entirely of carbon nanotubes will enhance their invention with the aid of a grant from the Department of Energy. (May 10, 2017)

 

Rice’s Gustavo Scuseria wins Royal Society of Chemistry awardRice’s Gustavo Scuseria wins Royal Society of Chemistry award
Rice University chemist Gustavo Scuseria won the 2017 Royal Society of Chemistry S F Boys – A Rahman Award. This biennial award from the London-based international organization for chemical scientists recognizes outstanding innovative research in the area of computational chemistry, including both quantum chemistry and molecular simulations. Scuseria will complete a lecture tour in the U.K. to share his research.  (May 9, 2017)

 

Biology’s need for speed tolerates a few mistakesBiology’s need for speed tolerates a few mistakes
Rice scientists find DNA, protein production optimizes for speed over accuracy
Biology must be in a hurry. In balancing speed and accuracy to duplicate DNA, produce proteins and carry out other processes, evolution has apparently determined that speed is of higher priority, according to Rice University researchers.  (May 2, 2017)

 

Opportunities for growth aboundOpportunities for growth abound
Rice students learn science basics by contributing to a startup urban farm
Freshmen in two Rice University classrooms teamed up this spring to make a joyful contribution to Recipe for Success’ Hope Farms in Houston and learn basic scientific method along the way.  (May 2, 2017)

 

Rice vehicle tops all in Nanocar RaceRice vehicle tops all in Nanocar Race
Rice and partner University of Graz run fastest single-molecule car in international event
Rice University chemist James Tour and his international team have won the first Nanocar Race. With an asterisk.  (April 28, 2017)

 

Rice crew revved for Nanocar RaceRice crew revved for Nanocar Race
Nanocar creator James Tour and team take on international competition with single-molecule marvel
Rice University chemist James Tour and members of his international team will meet in Toulouse, France, next week for the first Nanocar Race, a competition between single-molecule cars on a track that can only be viewed through a microscope.  (April 20, 2017)

 

NIH grant funds Center for Engineering Complex Tissues at RiceNIH grant funds Center for Engineering Complex Tissues at Rice
Biomedical technology resource will build a community around biomaterials
Bioengineers at Rice University, the University of Maryland and Wake Forest University have received a $6.25 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to establish the Center for Engineering Complex Tissues (CECT). The center, which will start April 15, will help move tissue engineering from the lab to the clinic by both developing new technologies and serving as a collaborative hub for the fast-growing community of surgeons, biomaterials experts and engineers focused on regenerative medicine.  (April 10, 2017)

 

Rice U. scientists add to theory about Huntington’s mechanismRice U. scientists add to theory about Huntington’s mechanism
Simulations show how protein ‘caps’ influence aggregation of fragments inside neurons
Rice University researchers are starting to understand how protein fragments influence the fiber aggregation suspected as a cause of Huntington’s disease.  (April 10, 2017)

 
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