Rice University today introduced the Rice Biotech Launch Pad, a Houston-based accelerator focused on expediting the translation of the university’s health and medical technology discoveries into cures.
Alaura Ervin, legislative assistant for U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, toured several Rice Neuroengineering Initiative labs and the Ion Aug. 23, learning about the ways Rice is strengthening the workforce. (Photos by Nathan Cook)
A $6.25 million National Institutes of Health grant supports Rice U. engineers optimizing a neural probe array that can record the activity of spinal cord neurons as bodies move and behave. Scientists would also develop an integrated data-processing and stimulation-feedback system.
Rising Rice seniors Maria Hancu, Alex Lin, Ryan Wang and Ruofeng “Charlie” Liu are the latest Owls to win the coveted Goldwater Scholarship, one of the most prestigious honors bestowed each year upon pioneering STEM undergraduates across the country planning to pursue doctoral degrees.
Rice University engineers have developed ultraflexible implantable nanoelectrodes that can administer long-term, fine-grained brain stimulation.
More than 160 leaders in neurotechnology, neuroscience, neuroengineering and neurosurgery attended InterfaceRice 2023, the inaugural conference of the Rice Neuroengineering Initiative, May 18-19.
Taiyun Chi, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Rice University, has won a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award to research the development of a high-performance neural interface and a noninvasive deep-brain-stimulation system.
Rice University bioengineer Jerzy Szablowski has won a prestigious DARPA Young Faculty Award to identify nongenetic drugs that can temporarily enhance the human body’s resilience to extreme cold exposure.
Rice and Houston Methodist have awarded seed grants for research in robotics, imaging, cardiovascular bioengineering, and psychological and behavioral health.
Jerzy Szablowski earns NIH support to research noninvasive reporters that monitor gene therapy in the brain.
Rice neuroengineers created a 3D electrode array that can identify up to 1 million potential synapses in the brain.
Rice neuroengineers and collaborators have created wireless technology to remotely activate brain circuits.
Neuroengineer Jacob Robinson discussed research at U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw’s fourth annual health care summit at Rice.
A wireless neurostimulator a little bigger than a grain of rice can be put in place alongside blood vessels to treat neurological diseases and chronic pain.
The lensless Bio-FlatScope is a small, inexpensive camera to monitor biological activity that can’t be captured by conventional instruments. The device could eventually be used to look for signs of cancer or sepsis or become a valuable endoscopy tool.