Cell membrane proteins give up their secrets
HOUSTON - Rice University scientists have succeeded in analyzing transmembrane protein folding in the same way they study the proteins' free-floating, globular cousins.Rice theoretical biologist Peter Wolynes and his team at the university's Center for Theoretical Biological Physics (CTBP) have applied his energy landscape theory to proteins that are hard to view because they live and work primarily inside cell membranes.
(July 16, 2014)
Technological advances have put us on the edge of a new industrial revolution. The program explores how technology will redefine the culture of work
Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor and professor of public policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and Susan Hassler, editor in chief of IEEE Spectrum magazine, are joined by engineers, scientists, and futurists from MIT, Carnegie Mellon, Rice University, and the Institute for the Future to give listeners insights into how technology will redefine work in the not too distant future.
(June 25, 2014)
Breaking Cancer’s Social Network
Eshel Ben-Jacob is taking cues from the collective intelligence of bacteria to learn how to interrupt communication between cancer cells. The physicist and senior scientist at Rice's Center for Theoretical Biological Physics tells how this strategy could turn the disease against itself. The creativity in Ben-Jacob's ground-breaking approach to cancer research has its corollary in the "bacterial art" he creates - beautiful and intricate images of the very bacterial strains he studies.
(June 23, 2014)
Rice physicist honored by Brazilian government
José Onuchic, the Harry C. and Olga K. Wiess Chair of Physics, was recognized by the Brazilian government May 28 with a Diaspora Award. The award recognizes Brazilian citizens living abroad who have excelled in the areas of science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship and contributed to building a positive image of Brazil abroad and the advancement of Brazilian competitiveness.
(June 10, 2014)
Rice, MD Anderson lead leukemia crowd-source project
A Rice University bioengineer is leading an international competition to improve the analysis of genetics and proteomics to help leukemia patients.Amina Qutub, an assistant professor of bioengineering at Rice's BioScience Research Collaborative (BRC), is scientific lead on this year's ninth annual DREAM challenges, an online, crowd-source challenge to the systems biology community.
(May 21, 2014)
K2I Announces ERIT Awards
The Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology (K2I) at Rice University has awarded almost $173,000 in seed funding to six projects through its 2013/2014 Enriching Rice through Information Technology (ERIT) program.
(May 6, 2014)
Campus Conversations with the President: Swarm robotics
Robots for everyone.That's James McLurkin's dream, and as the director of a Rice University robotics lab, he's creating an inexpensive and sophisticated robot called the "R-one" to make the dream a reality.
(April 29, 2014)