Rice crew revved for Nanocar Race
Rice University chemist James Tour and members of his international team will meet in Toulouse, France, next week for the first Nanocar Race, a competition between single-molecule cars on a track that can only be viewed through a microscope.
NIH grant funds Center for Engineering Complex Tissues at Rice
Bioengineers at Rice University, the University of Maryland and Wake Forest University have received a $6.25 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to establish the Center for Engineering Complex Tissues (CECT). The center, which will start April 15, will help move tissue engineering from the lab to the clinic by both developing new technologies and serving as a collaborative hub for the fast-growing community of surgeons, biomaterials experts and engineers focused on regenerative medicine.
Rice U. scientists add to theory about Huntington’s mechanism
Rice University researchers are starting to understand how protein fragments influence the fiber aggregation suspected as a cause of Huntington’s disease.
Mikos lab aids new push for regenerative medicine
Rice University bioengineers led by Antonios Mikos will take part in a five-year, $20 million effort to apply advanced manufacturing techniques to regenerative medicine.