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Nanotubes go with the flow to penetrate brain tissueNanotubes go with the flow to penetrate brain tissue
Rice scientists, engineers develop microfluidic devices, microelectrodes for gentle implantation
Rice University researchers have invented a device that uses fast-moving fluids to insert flexible, conductive carbon nanotube fibers into the brain, where they can help record the actions of neurons. (December 19, 2017)


MiNT protein a fresh target to attack diseaseMiNT protein a fresh target to attack disease
Rice, UCSD team produces first structure of protein that balances forces in cells’ mitochondria
A two-faced protein in a chain that regulates iron and other elements in cells could provide a new target to treat cancer, diabetes and other diseases. (December 18, 2017)


A dab of water aids carbon captureA dab of water aids carbon capture
Rice advances asphalt-based filter to sequester greenhouse gas at wellhead
Rice University scientists have found a way to make their asphalt-based sorbents better at capturing carbon dioxide from gas wells: Just add water. (December 11, 2017)


Researchers advance technique to detect ovarian cancerResearchers advance technique to detect ovarian cancer
Rice, MD Anderson use fluorescent carbon nanotube probes to achieve first in vivo success
Researchers at Rice University and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have refined and, for the first time, run in vivo tests of a method that may allow nanotube-based probes to locate specific tumors in the body. Their ability to pinpoint tumors with submillimeter accuracy could eventually improve early detection and treatment of ovarian cancer. (November 30, 2017)


Borophene shines alone as 2-D plasmonic materialBorophene shines alone as 2-D plasmonic material
Rice scientists calculate flat boron capable of visible plasmon emissions
An atom-thick film of boron could be the first pure two-dimensional material able to emit visible and near-infrared light by activating its plasmons, according to Rice University scientists. (November 20, 2017)


Rice University scientists named AAAS FellowsRice University scientists named AAAS Fellows
Plant biologist Janet Braam, biophysicist José Onuchic to be honored in February
Rice University professors Janet Braam and José Onuchic have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science. (November 20, 2017)


Math gets real in strong, lightweight structuresMath gets real in strong, lightweight structures
Rice researchers use 3-D printers to turn century-old theory into complex schwarzites
Rice University engineers are using 3-D printers to turn structures that have until now existed primarily in theory into strong, light and durable materials with complex, repeating patterns. (November 16, 2017)


Joseph Cohen’s ‘Looking at a flower’ exhibition to open at Rice Nov. 16Joseph Cohen’s ‘Looking at a flower’ exhibition to open at Rice Nov. 16
Following a monthslong Rice Public Art residency in the Weisman research laboratory of Rice University’s Department of Chemistry, Houston-based artist Joseph Cohen will present his findings and resulting artworks in a solo presentation, “Looking at a flower,” at the BioScience Research Collaborative (BRC). (November 13, 2017)

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