How cancer turns good cells to the dark side
A new computational study by researchers at the Rice-based Center for Theoretical Biological Physics shows how cancer cells take advantage of the system by which cells communicate with their neighbors as they pass messages to “be like me” or “be not like me.”
The latest fashion: Graphene edges can be tailor-made
Theoretical physicists at Rice University are living on the edge as they study the astounding properties of graphene. In a new study, they figure out how researchers can fracture graphene nanoribbons to get the edges they need for applications.
Hydrogels deliver on blood-vessel growth
Rice chemist Jeffrey Hartgerink, lead author Vivek Kumar and their colleagues have created a new version of the hydrogel that can be injected into an internal wound and help it heal while slowly degrading as it is replaced by natural tissue.
Rice educators offer practical advice for effective teaching
Members of the Rice community gathered Jan. 16 to celebrate pioneering teaching methods and learn from some of the university’s most celebrated educators at the second annual Symposium on Teaching and Learning, hosted by the Center for Teaching Excellence.