Like humans, amoebae pack a lunch before they travel

Some amoebae do what many people do. Before they travel, they pack a lunch.
In results of a study reported today in the journal Nature, evolutionary biologists Joan Strassmann and David Queller of Rice University show that long-studied social am…

Biomedical breakthrough: Blood vessels for lab-grown tissues

Researchers from Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) have broken one of the major roadblocks on the path to growing transplantable tissue in the lab: They’ve found a way to grow the blood vessels and capillaries needed to keep tissu…

Virus killer gets supercharged

A simple technique to make a common virus-killing material significantly more effective is a breakthrough from the Rice University labs of Andrew Barron and Qilin Li.
Rather than trying to turn the process into profit, the researchers have put it …

Poker-faced professions take toll on employees

Employees who have to maintain a neutral disposition while they are on the clock tend to spend more energy to meet that requirement; therefore, they have less energy to devote to work tasks, according to new research from Rice University, the Univer…

K-State research looks at pathogenic attacks on host plants

MANHATTAN, KAN. — Two Kansas State University researchers focusing on rice genetics are providing a better understanding of how pathogens take over a plant’s nutrients.
Their research provides insight into ways of reducing crop losses or developi…

Study probes link between magnetism, superconductivity

HOUSTON — (Dec. 13, 2010) — European and U.S. physicists this week are offering up the strongest evidence yet that magnetism is the driving force behind unconventional superconductivity. The findings by researchers from Rice University, the Max Pl…

India launch of food security report focuses on rice

Mumbai, India — The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the Asia Society launched a new food security report for Asia in Mumbai today, calling for increased investment in rice research.
The report, Never an empty bowl: sustaining f…

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