Fats help tag medical implants as friend or foe
March 14, 2023
Rice University bioengineer Omid Veiseh and collaborators found that lipid deposition on the surfaces of medical implants can play a mediating role between the body and implants, knowledge that could help scientists develop biomaterials or coatings for implants that could reduce malfunction rates.
Lab Notes for Feb. 20, 2023
February 20, 2023
Rice joins neutrino megaproject. Engineering launches energy transition initiative. McHugh lands cancer research grant. Keck Foundation funds quantum research. West named Cottrell Scholar.
Even good gene edits can go bad
October 24, 2022
A Rice lab leads the effort to reveal threats to the efficacy of gene editing, even when it appears to be working.
Bird’s enzyme points toward novel therapies
September 19, 2022
Rice University chemists find a rare genetic pathway that helps mammalian cells become drug factories or sensors by synthesizing noncanonical amino acids. The clues came from an uncommon bird.