Gas sensors ‘see’ through soil to analyze microbial interactions
Rice University researchers have developed gas biosensors to “see” into soil and allow them to follow the behavior of the microbial communities within.
‘Rivet graphene’ proves its mettle
Nanoscale “rivets” give graphene qualities that may speed the wonder material’s adoption in products like flexible, transparent electronics, according to researchers at Rice University.
Amyloid probes gain powers in search for Alzheimer’s cause
A metallic molecule being studied at Rice University begins to glow when bound to amyloid protein fibrils of the sort implicated in Alzheimer’s disease. When triggered with ultraviolet light, the molecule glows much brighter, which enables real-time monitoring of amyloid fibrils as they aggregate in lab experiments.
Proteins put up with the roar of the crowd
It gets mighty crowded around your DNA, but don’t worry: According to Rice University researchers, your proteins are nimble enough to find what they need.