New 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 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 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 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 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)
Paul Cherukuri named executive director of IBB
Paul Cherukuri ’08 was appointed executive director of the Rice Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering (IBB) this month.
(August 22, 2016)
Rice faculty make most-cited researchers list
Thirteen current or former Rice faculty appear on a list of most-cited researchers developed for Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2016.
(August 19, 2016)
Annual faculty lecture highlights scholarly life at Rice
Rice’s incoming students were encouraged to embrace the university’s many opportunities for scholarly engagement during the O-Week Faculty Address Aug. 15 in Tudor Fieldhouse. The address featured a discussion from Professor Emilie Ringe who highlighted the growing interest and importance of nanomaterials.
(August 17, 2016)