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Graphene nanoribbons show promise for healing spinal injuriesGraphene nanoribbons show promise for healing spinal injuries
Rice scientists develop Texas-PEG to help knit severed, damaged spinal cords
The combination of graphene nanoribbons made with a process developed at Rice University and a common polymer could someday be of critical importance to healing damaged spinal cords in people, according to Rice chemist James Tour.  (September 19, 2016)


Asphalt-based carbon-capture material advancesAsphalt-based carbon-capture material advances
Rice scientists improve method to pull greenhouse gas from natural gas streams
A Rice University laboratory has improved its method to turn plain asphalt into a porous material that can capture greenhouse gases from natural gas.  (September 12, 2016)


Chemists make strides to simplify drug design and synthesisChemists make strides to simplify drug design and synthesis
Rice, UT Southwestern, Brigham Young scientists develop one-step process for making precursors
A one-step solution to make nitrogen-laden molecular precursors for the preparation of drugs and other bioactive molecules has been discovered by researchers at Rice University, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSWMC) and Brigham Young University.  (September 12, 2016)


New tools join breast cancer fightNew tools join breast cancer fight
International team finds existing drug may halt tumor growth, points way toward more effective treatments
An international team including Rice University researchers has discovered a way to fight the overexpression of a protein associated with the proliferation of breast cancer.  (September 12, 2016)


Nanodiamonds in an instantNanodiamonds in an instant
Rice-led team morphs nanotubes into tougher carbon for spacecraft, satellites
Superman can famously make a diamond by crushing a chunk of coal in his hand, but Rice University scientists are employing a different tactic. (September 6, 2016)


3-D graphene has promise for bio applications3-D graphene has promise for bio applications
Rice-led team welds nanoscale sheets to form tough, porous material
Flakes of graphene welded together into solid materials may be suitable for bone implants, according to a study led by Rice University scientists.  (September 2, 2016)


ACS recognizes buckyball discoveryACS recognizes buckyball discovery
The American Chemical Society has presented Rice University the Citation for Chemical Breakthroughs Award in recognition of the discovery of carbon 60, or the buckyball, at Rice in 1985. Buckyball co-discoverer Robert Curl accepted the award Aug. 21 at the ACS annual meeting in Philadelphia along with Matteo Pasquali, chair of the chemistry department.  (August 26, 2016)


Map helps maximize carbon-capture materialMap helps maximize carbon-capture material
Rice University scientists study efficiency of adsorbents for natural gas sweetening
A careful balance of the ingredients in carbon-capture materials would maximize the sequestration of greenhouse gases while simplifying the processing – or “sweetening” – of natural gas, according to researchers at Rice University. (August 22, 2016)

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