New cancer fighters emerge from lab
The lab of Rice University synthetic organic chemist K.C. Nicolaou has reported the streamlined total synthesis of delta12-prostaglandin J3, a molecule previously claimed to kill leukemic cancer cells.
Rice de-icer gains anti-icing properties
Rice University scientists have advanced their graphene-based de-icer to serve a dual purpose. The new material still melts ice from wings and wires when conditions get too cold. But if the air is above 7 degrees Fahrenheit, ice won’t form at all.
Nanotubes are beacons in cancer-imaging technique
Bathing a patient in LED light may someday offer a new way to locate tumors, according to Rice University researchers.
Cancer cells coordinate to form roving clusters
Two-way communication between cancer cells appears to be key to their becoming motile, clustering and spreading through metastasis, according to Rice University scientists.