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Chromosome-folding theory shows promiseChromosome-folding theory shows promise
Rice University researchers seek new understanding of gene regulation, other bio functions
Human chromosomes are much bigger and more complex than proteins, but like proteins, they appear to fold and unfold in an orderly process as they carry out their functions in cells. Rice University biophysicist Peter Wolynes and postdoctoral fellow Bin Zhang have embarked upon a long project to define that order.  (April 28, 2015)

 

Faculty, staff honored for excellence in teaching, mentoring, serviceFaculty, staff honored for excellence in teaching, mentoring, service
Each year Rice honors members of the Rice community who have served the students through outstanding teaching, dedication and service. (April 24, 2015)

 

Rice graduate student, DeBakey High grad wins Soros FellowshipRice graduate student, DeBakey High grad wins Soros Fellowship
Ismael Loera Fernandez chosen in national competition
Rice University graduate student Ismael Loera Fernandez is one of 30 scholars awarded a 2015 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans.  (April 20, 2015)

 

Winners announced for 2015 Rice Undergraduate Research SymposiumWinners announced for 2015 Rice Undergraduate Research Symposium
More than 250 students competed for cash prizes in the annual campuswide Rice Undergraduate Research Symposium April 15. Students in all disciplines had a chance to share their research and design projects with the Rice and Houston communities. (April 17, 2015)

 

Cobalt film a clean-fuel findCobalt film a clean-fuel find
Rice University discovery is efficient at drawing hydrogen and oxygen from water
A cobalt-based thin film serves double duty as a new catalyst that produces both hydrogen and oxygen from water to feed fuel cells, according to scientists at Rice University. (April 15, 2015)

 

Nanotubes with 2 walls have singular qualitiesNanotubes with 2 walls have singular qualities
Rice University lab calculates unique electronic qualities of double-walled carbon nanotubes
Rice University researchers have determined that two walls are better than one when turning carbon nanotubes into materials like strong, conductive fibers or transistors. (April 14, 2015)

 

Engineering’s Alvarez named AEESP FellowEngineering’s Alvarez named AEESP Fellow
Pedro Alvarez, Rice’s George R. Brown Professor and chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been named a 2015 fellow of the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP). (April 13, 2015)

 

21 Rice students, 8 alums earn NSF Graduate Research Fellowships21 Rice students, 8 alums earn NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
Twenty-one current Rice University students and eight Rice alumni at other schools were selected for the 2015 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program.  (April 6, 2015)

 
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