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Rice expands graphene repertoire with MRI contrast agentRice expands graphene repertoire with MRI contrast agent
Metal-free fluorinated graphene shows no signs of toxicity in cell culture tests
Graphene, the atomically thin sheets of carbon that materials scientists are hoping to use for everything from nanoelectronics and aircraft de-icers to batteries and bone implants, may also find use as contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), according to new research from Rice University. (November 10, 2016)

 

6 Rice faculty win Simmons mini-collaborative research grants6 Rice faculty win Simmons mini-collaborative research grants
A half-dozen Rice faculty members have been awarded grants from the Virginia and L.E. Simmons Family Foundation Mini-Collaborative Research Fund to work with physicians and scientists at Texas Children’s Hospital and/or Houston Methodist Research Institute on studies ranging from chronic infection and immunotherapy to disease factors in cancer and heart disease.  (November 7, 2016)

 

Light drives single-molecule nanoroadstersLight drives single-molecule nanoroadsters
Rice scientists part of international team demonstrating untethered 3-wheelers
Scientists at Rice University and at the University of Graz, Austria, are driving three-wheeled, single-molecule “nanoroadsters” with light and, for the first time, seeing how they move.  (November 4, 2016)

 

Model expands landscape for signaling protein mutationsModel expands landscape for signaling protein mutations
Rice University scientists develop computational tool to aid synthetic, systems biologists
Protein pairs that control stimulus response in bacteria maintain a sensitive balance between interaction specificity and promiscuity, according to Rice University scientists. (October 31, 2016)

 

Onuchic wins $1.4M NSF grant for biomolecule studyOnuchic wins $1.4M NSF grant for biomolecule study
José Onuchic, co-director of Rice’s Center for Theoretical Biological Physics, has won a five-year National Science Foundation grant for nearly $1.4 million to continue his lab’s study of relationships between the structures and functions of biomolecules. (October 28, 2016)

 

Wolynes elected to Indian National Science AcademyWolynes elected to Indian National Science Academy
Rice theoretical chemist receives rare international honor
Rice University chemist Peter Wolynes has been elected a Foreign Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy, an honor bestowed on fewer than 100 scholars worldwide. (October 24, 2016)

 

Smashing metallic cubes toughens them upSmashing metallic cubes toughens them up
Rice scientists fire micro-cubes at target to change their nanoscale structures
Scientists at Rice University are smashing metallic micro-cubes to make them ultrastrong and tough by rearranging their nanostructures upon impact. (October 20, 2016)

 

Study explains strength gap between graphene, carbon fiberStudy explains strength gap between graphene, carbon fiber
Rice University researchers simulate defects in popular fiber, suggest ways to improve it
Carbon fiber, a pillar of strength in materials manufacturing for decades, isn’t as good as it could be, but there are ways to improve it, according to Rice University scientists. (October 19, 2016)

 
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