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Happy Holidays 2016Happy Holidays 2016
 (12/21/2016 12:13:29 PM) Happy Holidays from the BioSciences Staff
Carson and Morgado research use of diabetes drug to treat cancerCarson and Morgado research use of diabetes drug to treat cancer
 (12/5/2016 4:15:21 PM) Rice bioscientist Daniel Carson and alumna Micaela Morgado have identified a drug used now to treat Type 2 diabetes that may someday help beat breast and ovarian cancers
‘Bickering’ flies make evolutionary point‘Bickering’ flies make evolutionary point
 (12/2/2016 9:19:18 AM) Julia Saltz studies how aggression among fruit flies alters social environments.
Bartel highly cited researcherBartel highly cited researcher
 (11/28/2016 2:20:36 PM) Bonnie Bartel, the Ralph and Dorothy Looney Professor of Biochemistry and Cell Biology is one of nine Rice University faculty members named to the Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers list for 2016
2016 Bennett NIH R01 Grant to program gut biome2016 Bennett NIH R01 Grant to program gut biome
 (10/17/2016 2:28:35 PM) The Rice lab led by synthetic biologist Matthew Bennett has received a major National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to develop a library of programmed “plug-and-play” bacteria that live in the gut and respond to molecular triggers delivered through food to fight disease.
Egan_NSF GMO proposalEgan_NSF GMO proposal
 (10/14/2016 3:25:46 PM) Rice scientists lead development of tools to track genetically engineered organisms
Solomon HMNS lecture Oct2016Solomon HMNS lecture Oct2016
 (9/23/2016 10:15:02 AM) Scott Solomon will be will be at the Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS) on October 25th to present his fascinating lecture: Future Humans.
2016 Huxley Fellow Zhu lead author on climate change studyHuxley Fellow Zhu lead author on climate change study
 (9/9/2016 1:15:05 PM)  Huxley Fellow Kai Zhu is lead author on a 17-year experiment that finds present climate near optimal for plant growth in California grasslands
Tao and Zhong receive NIH grant to study how nematodes handle gastrointestinal virusesTao and Zhong receive NIH grant to study how nematodes handle gastrointestinal viruses
 (8/30/2016 2:29:51 PM) Rice University structural biologist Yizhi Jane Tao and geneticist Weiwei Zhong have won a prestigious National Institutes of Health R01 grant to study how the Orsay virus infects a specific worm. Pictured are the Orsay virus shell crystal structure and the nematode it infects.
Rice introduces iBIO initiativeRice introduces iBIO initiative
 (8/8/2016 4:34:38 PM) BioScience faculty members George Bennett and Joff Silberg are leaders in iBIO, an interdisciplinary approach to solving grand challenges through advanced biomanufacturing techniques.
San Jacinto Students part of Rice Summenr Undergraduate Research ProgramSan Jacinto Students part of Rice Summenr Undergraduate Research Program
 (8/1/2016 1:18:48 PM) Three San Jacinto College students take to Rice University labs to research stem cells, zebrafish and heart disease as part of the Rice University Summer Undergraduate Research Program.
Gas sensors ‘see’ through soil to analyze microbial interactionsGas sensors ‘see’ through soil to analyze microbial interactions
 (8/1/2016 12:29:40 PM) In a study in the American Chemical Society’s journal Environmental Science and Technology, the Rice team described using genetically engineered bacteria that release methyl halide gases to monitor microbial gene expression in soil samples in the lab.
Heemskerk receives Branco Weiss FellowshipHeemskerk receives Branco Weiss Fellowship
 (7/25/2016 2:33:45 PM) Rice University postdoctoral research associate Idse Heemskerk has been named one of this year’s winners of the prestigious Society in Science Branco Weiss Fellowship administered by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH).
Shamoo represents Rice at All Things Research 2016Shamoo represents Rice at All Things Research 2016
 (7/18/2016 6:01:42 PM) Rice Vice Provost for Research Yousif Shamoo was one of nine senior research officers from top U.S. universities who participated in All Things Research 2016, a roundtable discussion July 12 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
Edward Nikonowicz will study gene-regulating switch that could advance antibioticsEdward Nikonowicz will study gene-regulating switch that could advance antibiotics
 (7/18/2016 5:44:29 PM) Edward Nikonowicz has been awarded a National Institutes of Health grant to study a gene regulation mechanism that may someday be exploited to help fight bacterial infections.

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