News - 18 Mar 2014
The term a “brighter future” might be a cliché, but in the case of ultra-small probes for lighting up individual proteins, it is now most appropriate. Researchers at the U.S....
News - 22 Jan 2014
Rice University scientists have created a way to fine-tune a process critical to the pharmaceutical industry that could save a lot of time and money.
A combination of the Rice technique that...
News - 31 Dec 2013
By the time they're two, most children have had respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and suffered symptoms no worse than a bad cold.
But for some children, especially premature babies and...
News - 20 Apr 2013
A dye-based imaging technique known as two-photon microscopy can produce pictures of active neural structures in much finer detail than functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI, but it requires...
News - 25 Jan 2011
Despite the sophistication and range of contemporary microscopy techniques, many important biological phenomena still elude the precision of even the most sensitive tools.
The need for refined...
News - 10 Jan 2011
Theo Odijk, you win. The professor of biotechnology at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands has a new best friend in Rice University's Matteo Pasquali.
Together with collaborators...
News - 15 Nov 2010
The twisting, ladder-like form of the DNA molecule—the architectural floor plan of life—contains a universe of information critical to human health.
Enormous effort has been invested in...
News - 3 Jun 2010
Internationally renowned chemical biologist Dr. Carolyn Bertozzi, whose research is applied worldwide in the biopharmaceutical industry, has achieved extraordinary success for her pioneering...
News - 30 Apr 2010
All life on earth is threatened by chaos. In this sense, a cell is like a ship which could at any moment sink in a sea of chaos. It must constantly consume energy to maintain the same level of order...
News - 29 Jan 2010
Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have created smart nanoprobes that may one day be used in the battle against cancer to selectively seek out and destroy tumor cells, as well as...