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Driving chemical reactions with light
How can chemical reactions be triggered by light, following the example of photosynthesis in nature? (2019-05-06)
Climate extremes explain 18%-43% of global crop yield variations
Climate extremes, such as drought, heatwaves, heavy precipitation and more are responsible for 18%-43% of variation in crop yields for maize, spring wheat, rice and soybeans. according to a new paper published in Environmental Research Letters. (2019-05-03)
Relationship between root microbiome and nitrogen use efficiency revealed in rice
A collaborative team led by Prof. BAI Yang and Prof. (2019-04-30)
International study suggests that eating more rice could be protective against obesity
Obesity levels are substantially lower in countries that consume high amounts of rice (average 150g/day/person), while counties with lower average rice intake (average 14g/day/person) have higher obesity levels, according to an international study of 136 countries, being presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Glasgow. (2019-04-30)
Elemental old-timer makes the universe look like a toddler
Rice University physicists contributed to the discovery of the longest half-life ever measured in xenon 124. (2019-04-24)
Coal could yield treatment for traumatic injuries
Coal-derived graphene quantum dots, when modified with a polymer, are effective antioxidants. (2019-04-24)
IPOs help communities prosper, new research shows
Companies that go public on the stock market provide an economic boost to the local communities where they're based, according to new research from Rice University's Jones Graduate School of Business. (2019-04-18)
Bioengineers program cells as digital signal processors
Synthetic biologists have added high-precision analog-to-digital signal processing to the genetic circuitry of living cells. (2019-04-18)
Parboiling method reduces inorganic arsenic in rice
Contamination of rice with arsenic is a major problem in some regions of the world with high rice consumption. (2019-04-17)
Rice advances the art of protein blacksmithing
Rice University biological physicists took inspiration from the mighty blacksmith to refine their computational models of how proteins fold. (2019-04-15)
Study: How will tropical mammals react to rising temperatures?
How wildlife will react to climate change is an open question, but one of the first studies to compare the responses of tropical mammals to warmer habitats suggests the answer won't be as simple as 'move to a cooler place.' (2019-04-11)
Rice, Northwestern find new ways to image, characterize unique material
Researchers at Rice and Northwestern have imaged and modeled the unique geometry of 2D borophene, a material that could surpass the promises of graphene for electronic, thermal, optical and other applications. (2019-04-11)
'Deep learning' casts wide net for novel 2D materials
Rice University engineers use 'deep learning' techniques to speed up simulations of novel two-dimensional materials to understand their characteristics and how they're affected by high temperature and radiation. (2019-04-10)
Criminal justice system should be cautious when approaching risk assessment
Imagine a parole board trying to figure out whether a previously convicted person eligible for parole poses a future threat to the community. (2019-04-09)
More than individual landowner issue
Weed species continue to spread and management costs continue to mount, in spite of best management practices and efforts by research and extension personnel who promote them to land managers, said Dr. (2019-04-08)
Rusted root: Weedy rice repeatedly evolves 'cheater' root traits
Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis and the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center used a new imaging technique to reveal a takeover strategy that has worked for weedy rice over and over again: roots that minimize below-ground contact with other plants. (2019-04-04)
Digital device overload linked to obesity risk
If your attention gets diverted in different directions by smartphones and other digital devices, take note: Media multitasking has now been linked to obesity. (2019-04-02)
New 'blue-green' solution for recycling world's batteries
Rice University materials scientists demonstrate an environmentally friendly solution to remove valuable cobalt and lithium metals from spent lithium-ion batteries. (2019-04-01)
Odd reaction creates a stir in the lab
Rice University chemists show how PTFE - aka Teflon - in standard lab stir bars affects a chemical reaction used to reduce nanotubes, skewing the results. (2019-03-29)
3D printed tissues may keep athletes in action
Bioscientists at Rice and the University of Maryland with the Center for Engineering Complex Tissues learn to 3D-print scaffolds that may help heal osteochondral injuries of the sort suffered by many athletes. (2019-03-28)
More bang for the climate buck: study identifies hotspots for adaptation funding
Using a combination of crop models and expertise from farmers and others -- and applying them to our current trajectory of high greenhouse gas emissions -- scientists built a tool to assess climate risk vulnerability to help pinpoint communities in need of support for adaptation and mitigation. (2019-03-27)
Rice cultivation: Balance of phosphorus and nitrogen determines growth and yield
Cluster of Excellence on Plant Sciences CEPLAS at the University of Cologne cooperates with partners from Beijing to develop new basic knowledge on nutrient signalling pathways in rice plants. (2019-03-26)
The sense of water -- and nitrogen: Studies uncover genome-wide responses that limit crop growth
A team of researchers has tested how each gene within the genome of rice--one of the world's most important staple crops--senses and responds to combinations of water and nutrients. (2019-03-26)
Study focuses on link between child feeding and health among Marshallese immigrants
A recent study of child-feeding habits among Marshallese in Arkansas is a step toward lowering rates of obesity, diabetes and heart disease, which affect this population at higher rates than the US population in general. (2019-03-26)
Inclusion of a crop model in a climate model to promote climate modeling
A new crop-climate model provides a good tool to investigate the relationship between crop development and climate change for global change studies. (2019-03-25)
Matter waves and quantum splinters
Physicists in the United States, Austria and Brazil have shown that shaking ultracold Bose-Einstein condensates can cause them to either divide into uniform segments or shatter into unpredictable splinters, depending on the frequency of the shaking. (2019-03-25)
Chemicals induce dipoles to damp plasmons
A Rice University-led study discovers a mechanism by which molecules affect the plasmonic response of gold nanorods. (2019-03-22)
Bacteria bide their time when antibiotics attack
Rice University scientists build a model to predict how long, on average, it takes to eradicate a bacterial infection with antibiotics. (2019-03-21)
Grow a better jawbone in your ribs
Researchers at Rice University and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston develop a technique to grow custom-fit bone implants to repair jawbone injuries from a patient's own rib. (2019-03-18)
Defects help nanomaterial soak up more pollutant in less time
Cleaning pollutants from water with a defective filter sounds like a non-starter, but a recent study by chemical engineers at Rice University found that the right-sized defects helped a molecular sieve soak up more perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) in less time. (2019-03-13)
Rice U. study highlights danger of vitamin B12 deficiency
Using roundworms, one of Earth's simplest animals, Rice University bioscientists have found the first direct link between a diet containing too little vitamin B12 and an increased risk of infection by two potentially deadly pathogens. (2019-03-13)
When green 'fixes' actually increase the carbon footprint
When tech companies move into a city, they often encourage a sustainability mindset. (2019-03-11)
Embryos' signals take multiple paths
Rice University bioscientists uncover details about how embryonic stem cells respond to the collection of signals that direct their differentiation into blood, bone and tissue. (2019-03-07)
Modern beer yeast emerged from mix of European grape wine, Asian rice wine yeast
For thousands of years brewers made beer using specialized strains of the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. (2019-03-05)
Looks matter when it comes to success in STEM, study shows
Demand for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) degrees is on the rise. (2019-03-05)
Step right up for bigger 2D sheets
Small steps make a big difference in the growth of 2D crystals. (2019-03-04)
Ultracold atoms could provide 2D window to exotic 1D physics
Rice physicists propose new vantage point to observe quantum fractionalization. (2019-03-04)
Embryos' signaling proteins go with the flow
Protein signaling in the rapidly differentiating cells of embryos is far more complex than previously thought, as pathways take cues from many other players. (2019-03-01)
Researchers reveal unexpected genome-wide off-target mutations caused by cytosine base editing
A research team led by Professor GAO Caixia of the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences performed a comprehensive investigation of the off-target mutations of BE3, HF1-BE3 and ABE using whole genome sequencing (WGS) in rice, an important crop species. (2019-02-28)
Federal same-sex marriage ruling improved life satisfaction for individuals, study shows
Human Development and Family Studies researchers at the University of Illinois intially wanted to understand how variation in state-level legislation and local community climate regarding same-sex marriage impacts the well-being and life satisfaction of same-sex couples across the US. (2019-02-27)
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