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US News ranks 4 Rice academic subjects among top 100 globally>

US News ranks 4 Rice academic subjects among top 100 globally

Four academic subjects at Rice University were ranked among the top 100 worldwide in the 2018 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Global Universities.”

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Nanoshells could deliver more chemo with fewer side effectsNanoshells could deliver more chemo with fewer side effects
November 8
Researchers investigating ways to deliver high doses of cancer-killing drugs inside tumors have shown they can use a laser and light-activated gold nanoparticles to remotely trigger the release of approved cancer drugs inside cancer cells in laboratory cultures.

 

Chromosome organization emerges from 1-D patternsChromosome organization emerges from 1-D patterns
October 31
The DNA in a human cell is 2 yards long and wraps around millions of bead-like histone proteins to fit inside the cell’s nucleus. Researchers at Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine showed that examining the chemical state of these proteins makes it possible to predict how an entire DNA chromosome will fold.

 

Nanotube fiber antennas as capable as copperNanotube fiber antennas as capable as copper
October 23
Fibers made of carbon nanotubes configured as wireless antennas can be as good as copper antennas but 20 times lighter, according to Rice University researchers. The antennas may offer practical advantages for aerospace applications and wearable electronics where weight and flexibility are factors.

 

Discovery lights path for Alzheimer’s researchDiscovery lights path for Alzheimer’s research
October 19
 A probe invented at Rice University that lights up when it binds to a misfolded amyloid beta peptide — the kind suspected of causing Alzheimer’s disease — has identified a specific binding site on the protein that could facilitate better drugs to treat the disease.