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2013-05-22 10:17:41

Rice computational study tracks E. coli cells´ regulatory mechanisms Environment is not the only factor in shaping regulatory patterns – and it might not even be the primary factor, according to a new Rice University study that looks at how cells´ protein networks relate to a bacteria´s genome. The Rice lab of computer scientist Luay Nakhleh reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that when environmental factors are eliminated from an...

Method For Tailoring Optical Processors Unveiled
2013-05-21 14:34:15

Rice University Rice University scientists have unveiled a robust new method for arranging metal nanoparticles in geometric patterns that can act as optical processors that transform incoming light signals into output of a different color. The breakthrough by a team of theoretical and applied physicists and engineers at Rice's Laboratory for Nanophotonics (LANP) is described this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Rice's team used the method to create an...

Combining Synthetic And Natural Toxins Could Disarm Cancer And Drug-resistant Bacteria
2013-02-12 08:22:35

Rice University Cancer researchers from Rice University suggest that a new man-made drug that's already proven effective at killing cancer and drug-resistant bacteria could best deliver its knockout blow when used in combination with drugs made from naturally occurring toxins. "One of the oldest tricks in fighting is the one-two punch -- you distract your opponent with one attack and deliver a knockout blow with another," said José Onuchic of Rice's Center for Theoretical...

How Blood Vessels Regroup After Stroke
2013-02-11 10:53:18

Rice University [ Watch The Video ] By thinking of cells as programmable robots, researchers at Rice University hope to someday direct how they grow into the tiny blood vessels that feed the brain and help people regain functions lost to stroke and disease. Rice bioengineer Amina Qutub and her colleagues simulate patterns of microvasculature cell growth and compare the results with real networks grown in their lab. Eventually, they want to develop the ability to control the way...

Fine Patterns That Combine Single-atom-thick Graphene And Boron Nitride Created By Researchers
2013-01-28 08:00:21

Rice University Rice University scientists have taken an important step toward the creation of two-dimensional electronics with a process to make patterns in atom-thick layers that combine a conductor and an insulator. The materials at play — graphene and hexagonal boron nitride — have been merged into sheets and built into a variety of patterns at nanoscale dimensions. Rice introduced a technique to stitch the identically structured materials together nearly three years...

2013-01-22 23:04:06

Rice University Named Best Program by Students; MIT Ranked Highest for Overall Value Englewood, NJ (PRWEB) January 22, 2013 Want to know which b-schools rate highest among current and recent students? Graduate Programs, the online guide to graduate schools for prospective graduate students, today released its rankings of the Top 25 Business School programs according to student ratings and reviews posted on Graduateprograms.com. The rankings are solely based on the surveys based on a 10...

2013-01-12 05:02:40

Gimmal will once again be the exclusive sponsor of the IT Award. Houston, TX (PRWEB) January 11, 2013 Gimmal, the world´s leading provider of enterprise information governance solutions built on Microsoft SharePoint, announces its continued support for the Rice Business Plan Competition. Headquartered in Houston, TX, Gimmal supports non-profit organizations dedicated to education and the community, through sponsorships and in-kind donations. The Rice University Business Plan...

2013-01-03 18:11:18

Rice University researchers show short laser pulses selectively heat gold nanoparticles Plasmonic gold nanoparticles make pinpoint heating on demand possible. Now Rice University researchers have found a way to selectively heat diverse nanoparticles that could advance their use in medicine and industry. Rice scientists led by Dmitri Lapotko and Ekaterina Lukianova-Hleb showed common gold nanoparticles, known since the 19th century as gold colloids, heat up at near-infrared wavelengths...

Molecular Probe May Help In Understanding Parkinson's
2012-12-18 07:55:12

[ Watch the Video: Rice University Opens New Window on Parkinson´s Disease ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists at Rice University have found a new way to look inside living cells to see the insoluble fibrillar deposits associated with Parkinson's disease. Two laboratories at the university helped lead to the spectroscopic technique that could be a valuable tool for fighting the disease. The team wrote in the Journal of the American Chemical...

2012-12-17 14:24:54

Rice University theory predicts formation of conductive sub-nano ℠wires´ in two-dimensional materials A new material structure predicted at Rice University offers the tantalizing possibility of a signal path smaller than the nanowires for advanced electronics now under development at Rice and elsewhere. Theoretical physicist Boris Yakobson and postdoctoral fellow Xiaolong Zou were investigating the atomic-scale properties of two-dimensional materials when they found to their...