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Better scaffolds help scientists study cancerBetter scaffolds help scientists study cancer
Rice leads design of 3-D printed materials to learn how tumors proliferate
Testing treatments for bone cancer tumors may get easier with new enhancements to sophisticated support structures that mimic their biological environment, according to Rice University scientists.  (February 8, 2017)


Bacterium from coal mine fire could aid drug targetingBacterium from coal mine fire could aid drug targeting
Bacterium from coal mine fire could aid drug targeting
Chemists scouring Appalachia for exotic microorganisms that could yield blockbuster drugs have reported a unique find from the smoldering remains of a coal mine fire that’s burned for nearly a decade in southeastern Kentucky.  (February 6, 2017)


Cell-tracking agents get a boostCell-tracking agents get a boost
Rice labs improve bismuth-enhanced nanotubes as an X-ray contrast agent
Rice University researchers have synthesized a new and greatly improved generation of contrast agents for tagging and real-time tracking of stem cells in the body.  (January 30, 2017)


Antioxidants get smallAntioxidants get small
Molecular compounds mimic effective graphene agents, show potential for therapies
Treated particles of graphene derived from carbon nanotubes have demonstrated remarkable potential as life-saving antioxidants, but as small as they are, something even smaller had to be created to figure out why they work so well. (January 26, 2017)


Boron atoms stretch out, gain new powersBoron atoms stretch out, gain new powers
Rice simulations demonstrate 1-D material’s stiffness, electrical versatility
Hold on, there, graphene. You might think you’re the most interesting new nanomaterial of the century, but boron might already have you beat, according to scientists at Rice University.  (January 26, 2017)


3 Rice alumni make Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list for 20173 Rice alumni make Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list for 2017
Three Rice University alumni made this year’s Forbes’ 30 Under 30, an honor roll of people under 30 years old who are the “brightest young entrepreneurs, innovators and game changers.” Forbes magazine featured 30 honorees on each of the lists for 20 industries.  (January 11, 2017)


Carbon dots dash toward ‘green’ recycling roleCarbon dots dash toward ‘green’ recycling role
Rice scientists, colleagues use doped graphene quantum dots to reduce carbon dioxide to fuel
Graphene quantum dots may offer a simple way to recycle waste carbon dioxide into valuable fuel rather than release it into the atmosphere or bury it underground, according to Rice University scientists.  (December 16, 2016)


Light provides pull for future nanocatalyst measurementLight provides pull for future nanocatalyst measurement
Rice University photonics lab tests photon-induced force microscopy
Rice University nanophotonics researcher Isabell Thomann uses lasers, light-activated materials and light-measuring nanoscale tips to push the boundaries of experimental nanoscience, but light is providing the pull in her latest study.  (December 14, 2016)

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