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Graphene oxide ‘paper’ changes with strainGraphene oxide ‘paper’ changes with strain
Rice researchers say material is more or less brittle, depending on how hard it’s pulled
The same slip-and-stick mechanism that leads to earthquakes is at work on the molecular level in nanoscale materials, where it determines the shear plasticity of the materials, according to scientists at Rice University and the State University of Campinas, Brazil. (January 19, 2016)


K.C. Nicolaou wins prestigious Wolf Prize in ChemistryK.C. Nicolaou wins prestigious Wolf Prize in Chemistry
Rice chemist recognized for advances in field of chemical synthesis
Rice University organic chemist K.C. Nicolaou has won the Wolf Prize in Chemistry, a prestigious international award that is often a harbinger of future recognition by the Nobel Committee.  (January 15, 2016)


A new twist in genetic switchesA new twist in genetic switches
Rice University theorists reveal a new mechanism of gene regulation
Rice University researchers have a new twist for those clinging to old ideas about a basic biological process. (December 21, 2015)


Antibiotic-infused implants designed to help faces healAntibiotic-infused implants designed to help faces heal
Rice University develops time-released gel for space holders in facial reconstruction
Rice University researchers developing temporary implants for facial reconstruction are incorporating a unique way to deliver time-released antibiotics to ward off infection while a patient heals.  (December 17, 2015)


Rice trio named National Academy of Inventors fellowsRice trio named National Academy of Inventors fellows
Rice University professors Naomi Halas, James Tour and K.C. Nicolaou have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors.  (December 15, 2015)


Rice to enter first international nanocar raceRice to enter first international nanocar race
Five teams will participate in October 2016 event in France
Rice University will send an entry to the first international NanoCar Race, which will be held next October at Pico-Lab CEMES-CNRS in Toulouse, France.  (December 14, 2015)


Obstacles not always a hindrance to proteinsObstacles not always a hindrance to proteins
Rice researchers’ theory finds blocked path sometimes speeds DNA sequence search
Proteins are little Olympians in the games of life, racing around cells to trigger critical processes through interactions with specific genes. Sometimes they’re sprinters, sometimes hurdlers. But they generally find their genetic targets, whatever the obstacles. (December 10, 2015)


Nanotube letters spell progressNanotube letters spell progress
Rice team characterizes, analyzes stiffness of individual branching nanotubes
Never mind the ABCs. Rice University scientists interested in nanotubes are studying their XYΩs.  (December 7, 2015)

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