Rice University scientists and collaborators at Texas A&M University and University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have found a new way to kill cancer cells by using near-infrared light to make a small dye molecule attached to their membrane vibrate strongly. It is the first time this kind of mechanical molecular action has been used as a potential therapy.
According to new research from Rice University and the University of Nebraska at Omaha, conservative-leaning job applicants indicate being less likely to pursue positions that require personal statements on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), and those negative reactions are not independent of anti-Black racism.
Lake Chad, a large, shallow body of freshwater in North Central Africa, is vitally important to the livelihood of tens of millions of people living in the semi-arid, remote and impoverished region. Over the decades, the area’s inhabitants have adapted to extreme conditions affecting their water resources.
Sherwin Bryant is approaching his new role as director of the Center for African and African American Studies (CAAAS) with energy, enthusiasm and a vision that he said reflects the capacious and thoughtful energy that went into creating the center.
Rice researchers found two machine learning models widely used for immunotherapy research did not correct for bias present in the publicly available data used to train the models, which appears to favor higher-income populations.
Employee and team coaching are all the rage nowadays but are difficult to implement in the health care industry due to the specialized training required for most professions, including surgeries and other skilled medical care.
By combining behavioral and wireless eye tracking and neural monitoring, a team of Rice scientists and collaborators studied how pairs of freely moving macaques interacting in a naturalistic setting use visual cues to guide complex, cooperative behavior.
Though opioid overdose remedies are approved for over-the-counter usage, many Houston pharmacies have not made the life-saving medication available, according to a report from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
The reliability of electricity service in ERCOT, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, has come under increased scrutiny since Winter Storm Uri in February 2021. Increasing demand will create issues, but there are several available “insurance” actions that will likely need to be called upon to ensure long-term reliability, according to a new report from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business welcomed Nancy Rothbard, the David Pottruck Professor of Management and deputy dean at Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Jan. 30 to speak about her research and spend a week with Rice Business faculty.
Rice University’s new WaTER Institute, launched today, aims to address complex water related challenges.
A team of Rice researchers mapped out how flecks of 2D materials move in liquid ⎯ knowledge that could help scientists assemble macroscopic-scale materials with the same useful properties as their 2D counterparts.
Millions of child care providers in the U.S. face the prospect of having to either raise tuition, cut workers’ wages and benefits or downsize their operations as funds from the American Rescue Plan Act phase out. Up to 3 million children could experience a disruption in care nationwide — a “child care cliff,” according to a new report from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Calling out discriminatory behavior is an effective way for white students to help combat racism against Black and Latino science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) students, according to new research from Rice University.
Rice scientists have discovered a first-of-its-kind material, a 3D crystalline metal in which quantum correlations and the geometry of the crystal structure combine to frustrate the movement of electrons and lock them in place.