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3-way Genetic Switch Revealed For Cancer Metastasis
2013-10-24 09:00:34

Cancer researchers from Rice University have deciphered the operating principles of a genetic switch that cancer cells use to decide when to metastasize and invade other parts of the body.

2013-10-16 09:08:08

Scientists at Rice University are enhancing the natural antioxidant properties of an element found in a car’s catalytic converter to make it useful for medical applications.

Mix Of Nanoribbons And Polymer Has Potential For Cars, Soda And Beer
2013-10-11 10:53:53

A discovery at Rice University aims to make vehicles that run on compressed natural gas more practical. It might also prolong the shelf life of bottled beer and soda.

2013-10-03 23:24:13

More than one thousand middle school girls, parents, educators to attend Sally Ride Science Festival at Rice University in effort to ignite interest in STEM studies, careers. Houston,

2013-09-26 17:55:29

Outreach programs that build relationships between families and schools may reduce the number of students who change schools for reasons other than grade promotion.

2013-09-03 10:26:41

In the perceptual condition known as synesthesia, unrelated sensory experiences such as color are triggered by ordinal stimuli such as numbers, letters and months of the year.

Proteins Blocked In Diabetes Treatments Connected To Lower Incidence Of Cancer In Patients
2013-08-20 09:05:47

Two proteins have been identified as prime suspects in the proliferation of breast cancer

2013-08-15 20:49:33

A Rice University laboratory has improved upon its ability to determine molecular structures in three dimensions in ways that challenge long-used standards.

Biophysicists Zoom In On Pore-forming Toxin
2013-08-15 09:08:14

A new study by Rice University biophysicists offers the most comprehensive picture yet of the molecular-level action of melittin, the principal toxin in bee venom.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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