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Long may you wave, boropheneLong may you wave, borophene
Rice University researchers say 2-D boron may be best for flexible electronics
Though they’re touted as ideal for electronics, two-dimensional materials like graphene may be too flat and hard to stretch to serve in flexible, wearable devices. “Wavy” borophene might be better, according to Rice University scientists. (October 4, 2016)

 

Decoys quietly contribute to genetic networksDecoys quietly contribute to genetic networks
Rice theoretical study has implications for designing molecular therapies
Decoys in DNA may serve a larger purpose than drug designers suspect, according to Rice University scientists. (September 28, 2016)

 

Rice biophysicists model genome mechanicsRice biophysicists model genome mechanics
Rice simulations help explain how genomes take form of 3-D chromosomes
Rice University scientists trying to solve the ultimate puzzle — the architecture of the human genome — have snapped another piece into place.  (September 26, 2016)

 

Graphene nanoribbons show promise for healing spinal injuriesGraphene nanoribbons show promise for healing spinal injuries
Rice scientists develop Texas-PEG to help knit severed, damaged spinal cords
The combination of graphene nanoribbons made with a process developed at Rice University and a common polymer could someday be of critical importance to healing damaged spinal cords in people, according to Rice chemist James Tour.  (September 19, 2016)

 

Asphalt-based carbon-capture material advancesAsphalt-based carbon-capture material advances
Rice scientists improve method to pull greenhouse gas from natural gas streams
A Rice University laboratory has improved its method to turn plain asphalt into a porous material that can capture greenhouse gases from natural gas.  (September 12, 2016)

 

Chemists make strides to simplify drug design and synthesisChemists make strides to simplify drug design and synthesis
Rice, UT Southwestern, Brigham Young scientists develop one-step process for making precursors
A one-step solution to make nitrogen-laden molecular precursors for the preparation of drugs and other bioactive molecules has been discovered by researchers at Rice University, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSWMC) and Brigham Young University.  (September 12, 2016)

 

New tools join breast cancer fightNew 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 instantNanodiamonds 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)

 
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