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Chesapeake Bay region streams are warming
The majority of streams in the Chesapeake Bay region are warming, and that increase appears to be driven largely by rising air temperatures. (2014-12-08)
Research: NFL athletes are seeking unproven stem cell treatments
Some National Football League players have been seeking out unproven stem cell therapies to help accelerate recoveries from injuries, according to a new paper from Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy. (2014-12-04)
Rice could make cholera treatment more effective
Scientists at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne have shown that, though undeniably effective, the current rehydration therapy for cholera could increase the toxicity of the cholera bacterium. (2014-12-04)
Buckyballs enhance carbon capture
Amines bound by buckyballs can absorb carbon dioxide from emissions at industrial plants and at natural gas wells, according to Rice University scientists. (2014-12-03)
Microbullet hits confirm graphene's strength
Rice University scientists use microbullets in experiments to show graphene is 10 times better than steel at absorbing the energy of a penetrating projectile. (2014-12-01)
Cell's skeleton is never still
Computer models developed at Rice University show how microtubules age. (2014-11-24)
Graphene/nanotube hybrid benefits flexible solar cells
Rice University scientists create a graphene/nanotube cathode that may make cheap, flexible dye-sensitized solar cells more practical. (2014-11-17)
Carnegie Institution receives Phase II Grand Challenges Explorations funding
Carnegie announced today that it will receive Phase II funding through Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative created by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that enables individuals worldwide to test bold ideas to address persistent health and development challenges. (2014-11-13)
Study: Disgust leads people to lie and cheat; cleanliness promotes ethical behavior
While feelings of disgust can increase behaviors like lying and cheating, cleanliness can help people return to ethical behavior, according to a recent study by marketing experts at Rice University, Pennsylvania State University and Arizona State University. (2014-11-13)
Rice University program models more detailed evolutionary networks from genetic data
Rice University computer scientists develop software to build more accurate evolutionary networks from genomic data sets. (2014-11-12)
Puree helps kids make smooth transition to vegetables
Adding tiny amounts of vegetable puree to milk and then rice at the time of weaning makes children more likely to eat vegetables, new University of Leeds research shows. (2014-11-12)
ACA health insurance plans differ in cost, coverage and hospital access across Texas
An analysis of more than 100 health insurance plans across Texas offered under the Affordable Care Act shows that plans can differ significantly in premium cost and the number of hospitals included in insurance networks. (2014-11-10)
Next for DARPA: 'Autocomplete' for programmers
A Rice University-led team of software experts has launched an $11 million effort to create a sophisticated tool called PLINY that will both 'autocomplete' and 'autocorrect' code for programmers, much like the autocomplete and spell-check software on today's Web browsers and smartphones. (2014-11-05)
Gardeners of Madagascar rainforest at risk
Rice University researchers explored the role of threatened primates as seed dispersers in Madagascar's biodiverse rainforest to better understand possible consequences of their loss. (2014-11-04)
Rice chemists gain edge in next-gen energy
Rice University scientists create a flexible film with the ability to catalyze the production of hydrogen or be used for energy storage. (2014-11-04)
Texas A&M awarded grant to help reduce obesity, chronic disease
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has been awarded a 'Programs to Reduce Obesity in High-Obesity Areas' grant to support national efforts by the US Department of Health and Human Services to reduce chronic diseases, promote healthier lifestyles, reduce health disparities and control health care spending. (2014-11-03)
Ultracold disappearing act
How can two clumps of matter pass through each other without sharing space? (2014-11-02)
Decoding the emergence of metastatic cancer stem cells
In the first study of its kind, Rice University researchers have mapped how information flows through the genetic circuits that cause cancer cells to become metastatic. (2014-10-31)
'Sticky' ends start synthetic collagen growth
Researchers at Rice University detail how synthetic collagen helices self-assemble into fibers and gels. (2014-10-27)
Rice team sets sights on better voting machine
At the urging of county election officials in Austin, Texas, a group of Rice University engineers and social scientists has pulled together a team of US experts to head off a little-known yet looming crisis facing elections officials nationwide. (2014-10-27)
Baker Institute paper: Data indicate there is no immigration crisis
Is there an 'immigration crisis' on the US-Mexico border? Not according to an examination of historical immigration data, according to a new paper from Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy. (2014-10-22)
Fires in the Egypt River Delta
A NASA satellite has detected a fire in the Egyptian River Delta. (2014-10-20)
Survey: Texans share lessons learned as second enrollment period of ACA health insurance nears
While most Texans used healthcare.gov earlier this year to get information or to enroll in a health insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), larger percentages of Texans found talking to the call center or a navigator was the most helpful. (2014-10-16)
Some rice-based foods for people with celiac disease contain relevant amounts of arsenic
Rice is one of the few cereal grains consumed by people with celiac disease, as it does not contain gluten. (2014-10-16)
Social trust eroded in Chinese product-tampering incident
For about a decade, Chinese consumers weren't getting what they paid for when they purchased Wuchang, a special brand of gourmet rice that has a peculiar scent. (2014-10-14)
New discovery will enhance yield and quality of cereal and bioenergy crops
A team of scientists led by Thomas Brutnell, Ph.D., have developed a new way of identifying genes that are important for photosynthesis in maize, and in rice. (2014-10-13)
Study: Only 58 percent of votes cast on tamper-resistant systems counted
A Rice University study of tamper-resistant voting methods revealed that only 58 percent of ballots were successfully cast across three voting systems. (2014-10-13)
Size of minority population impacts states' prison rates, Baker Institute researcher finds
New research from Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy found that states with a large minority population tend to incarcerate more people. (2014-10-13)
Human papillomavirus vaccines offer public health opportunity for Texas
The state of Texas should create a policy that encourages adolescents to obtain the full series of shots for the human papillomavirus vaccine, according to a new paper from Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy. (2014-10-09)
Managers can boost creativity by 'empowering leadership' and earning employees' trust
Managers can promote creativity in employees by 'empowering leadership' and earning employees' trust, according to a new study by Rice University and American University. (2014-10-08)
Platinum meets its match in quantum dots from coal
Rice University scientists combine graphene quantum dots drawn from common coal with graphene oxide, nitrogen and boron into a catalyst for fuel cells that outperforms platinum. (2014-10-01)
Tropical disease prevalence in Latin America presents opportunity for US
Recently published prevalence estimates of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in five Latin American countries -- Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Venezuela -- could suggest a new direction for United States foreign policy in the region, according to a tropical-disease expert at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy. (2014-09-25)
Indian scientists significantly more religious than UK scientists
Indian scientists are significantly more religious than United Kingdom scientists, according to the first cross-national study of religion and spirituality among scientists. (2014-09-24)
Survey: Costs of ACA health insurance in Texas vary significantly depending on income
The cost of monthly premiums for health insurance plans for Texans under the Affordable Care Act can vary by hundreds of dollars, depending on a person's income and the level of coverage chosen, according to a report released today by the Episcopal Health Foundation and Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy. (2014-09-24)
Study: Biochar alters water flow to improve sand and clay
New research from Rice University and Colorado College could help settle questions about one of biochar's biggest benefits -- the seemingly contradictory ability to make clay soils drain faster and sandy soils drain slower. (2014-09-24)
Nanotubes help healing hearts keep the beat
Patches to heal pediatric heart defects are improved when infused with carbon nanotubes. (2014-09-23)
Immune system is key ally in cyberwar against cancer
Research by Rice University scientists who are fighting a cyberwar against cancer finds that the immune system may be a clinician's most powerful ally. (2014-09-23)
Persian Gulf states have new role to play in Israeli-Palestinian conflict resolution
The shifting regional geopolitics of the Middle East have created new opportunities for the Persian Gulf states to engage in Arab-Israeli conflict resolution, according to a new paper from Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy. (2014-09-17)
Nanoribbon film keeps glass ice-free
Rice University scientists who created a deicing film for radar domes have now refined the technology to work as a transparent coating for glass. (2014-09-16)
Rice rolls 'neat' nanotube fibers
Rice University scientists make 'neat' carbon nanotube fibers with an acid-free process. (2014-09-15)
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