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iGEM offers unique student experienceiGEM offers unique student experience
 (10/14/2015 2:08:45 PM) Rice University and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) recently fielded the first transcontinental team in the history of the International Genetically Engineered Machine competition (iGEM) in Boston.
Research points to possible fungal control for leaf-cutter antsResearch points to possible fungal control for leaf-cutter ants.
 (10/9/2015 11:00:01 AM) Research points to possible fungal control for leaf-cutter ants.
20151009 Amina Qutub, Dan Wagner, and Jacob Robinson collaboration.20151009 Amina Qutub, Dan Wagner, and Jacob Robinson collaboration.
 (10/9/2015 10:56:28 AM) Amina Qutub, Dan Wagner, and Jacob Robinson collaborate to study how neurons form networks to help injured brains heal themselves.
Deep divings whales could hold answers for synthetic blood.Deep divings whales could hold answers for synthetic blood.
 (9/25/2015 3:59:34 PM) The manuscript on the role of apoglobin stability in expression of holomyoglobin, authored by Premila Samuels, Lucian Smith, George Phillips, and John S. Olson, was among the five most viewed this quarter on the Journal of Biological Chemistry website.
Ecological review finds little proof of cheating among cooperating species.Ecological review finds little proof of cheating among cooperating species.
 (9/23/2015 4:51:22 PM) A newly published ecological review finds little proof of cheating among cooperating species. Rice University evolutionary ecologist Emily Jones was a co-lead author of the study and part of a research team working under the auspices of the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Rice - HKUST joint iGEM team.Rice - HKUST joint iGEM team.
 (9/14/2015 3:49:37 PM) Students from Rice and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) will make history at the annual iGEM competition as the first team to feature students from two institutions on opposite sides of the world.
Modified bacteria become a multicellular circuitModified bacteria become a multicellular circuit
 (9/14/2015 3:45:34 PM) Rice University researchers, from left, synthetic biologist Matthew Bennett and graduate students Andrew Hirning and Ye Chen, have created multicellular circuits by programming bacteria to alter gene expression in an entire population. Photo by Jeff Fitlow.
Benjamin Toscano is the recipient of a Beckman Award.Benjamin Toscano is the recipient of a Beckman Award.
 (8/17/2015 5:11:10 PM) Benjamin Toscano in the Rudolf Lab is one of the 2015 Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows Award Recipients.
Researchers strategize to outsmart bacteria.Researchers strategize to outsmart bacteria.
 (8/10/2015 5:08:34 PM) Kathryn Beabout is the lead author of a Rice University study on antibiotic resistance. 
Biosciences faculty member to co-author UN report.Biosciences faculty member to co-author UN report.
 (8/10/2015 5:05:01 PM) A United Nations panel has selected Rice University ecologist Amy Dunham as a lead author for a report on evaluating relationships of biodiversity, ecosystem services and human livelihoods in Africa.
2015 IBB Girls STEM engagement initiative.2015 IBB Girls STEM engagement initiative.
 (8/10/2015 5:01:55 PM) The IBB Girls STEM Initiative cardboard canoe regatta was featured on NPR - click to listen to the report on the radio website.
BioSciences degree programs are highly ranked.BioSciences degree programs are highly ranked.
 (8/10/2015 4:58:20 PM) BioSciences degree programs rank 7th and 8th in U.S. according to College Factual.
Egan evolution study.Egan evolution study.
 (6/16/2015 9:16:24 PM) Evolution study finds massive genome shift in one generation.
Coral reefs at HMNS.Coral reefs at HMNS.
 (6/16/2015 9:13:08 PM) Rice BioSciences helps celebrate World Ocean Day at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.
Natasha Kirienko wins CPRIT award.Natasha Kirienko wins CPRIT award.
 (6/16/2015 9:09:31 PM) Natasha Kirienko is the recipient of a grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) designed to recruit new faculty to Texas research institutions.

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