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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)

 

6 Rice faculty win Simmons mini-collaborative research grants6 Rice faculty win Simmons mini-collaborative research grants
A half-dozen Rice faculty members have been awarded grants from the Virginia and L.E. Simmons Family Foundation Mini-Collaborative Research Fund to work with physicians and scientists at Texas Children’s Hospital and/or Houston Methodist Research Institute on studies ranging from chronic infection and immunotherapy to disease factors in cancer and heart disease.  (November 7, 2016)

 

Light drives single-molecule nanoroadstersLight drives single-molecule nanoroadsters
Rice scientists part of international team demonstrating untethered 3-wheelers
Scientists at Rice University and at the University of Graz, Austria, are driving three-wheeled, single-molecule “nanoroadsters” with light and, for the first time, seeing how they move.  (November 4, 2016)

 
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