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Deep-diving whales could hold answer for synthetic bloodDeep-diving whales could hold answer for synthetic blood
Study shows how marine mammals pack muscle cells with oxygen-holding protein
The ultra-stable properties of the proteins that allow deep-diving whales to remain active while holding their breath for up to two hours could help Rice biochemist John Olson and his colleagues finish a 20-year quest to create lifesaving synthetic blood for human trauma patients.  (September 25, 2015)


Rice announces $150 million in strategic research initiativesRice announces $150 million in strategic research initiatives
Plan includes campuswide investments, new hires in data science, nanotechnology
Rice University is preparing to invest over $150 million in strategic initiatives aimed at increasing its research competitiveness, establishing a world-renowned program in data sciences and bolstering its position as one of the leading centers for molecular nanotechnology research. (September 21, 2015)


Science provides new way to peer into poresScience provides new way to peer into pores
Rice University lab finds technique to characterize nanoscale spaces in porous materials
Rice University scientists led a project to “see” and measure the space in porous materials, even if that space is too small or fragile for traditional microscopes.  (September 9, 2015)


Researchers find new clue to halting leukemia relapseResearchers find new clue to halting leukemia relapse
Rice, Baylor, MD Anderson team creates molecule that attacks chemo-inhibiting protein
A protein domain once considered of little importance may be key to helping patients who are fighting acute myeloid leukemia (AML) avoid a relapse.  (September 8, 2015)


Rice researchers demo solar water-splitting technologyRice researchers demo solar water-splitting technology
Process uses light-harvesting nanoparticles, captures energy from ‘hot electrons’
Rice University researchers have demonstrated an efficient new way to capture the energy from sunlight and convert it into clean, renewable energy by splitting water molecules.  (September 4, 2015)


For 2-D boron, it’s all about that baseFor 2-D boron, it’s all about that base
Rice University theorists show flat boron form would depend on metal substrates
Rice University scientists have theoretically determined that the properties of atom-thick sheets of boron depend on where those atoms land.  (September 2, 2015)


Rice method opens pathway to new drugs and dyesRice method opens pathway to new drugs and dyes
Rice University chemists work to streamline synthesis of cancer-fighting and other compounds
Rice University scientists have developed a practical method to synthesize chemical building blocks widely used in drug discovery research and in the manufacture drugs and dyes.  (September 1, 2015)


Laser-burned graphene gains metallic powersLaser-burned graphene gains metallic powers
Rice University scientists find possible replacement for platinum as catalyst
Rice University chemists who developed a unique form of graphene have found a way to embed metallic nanoparticles that turn the material into a useful catalyst for fuel cells and other applications.  (August 20, 2015)

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