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Sema3A maintains corneal avascularity during development by inhibiting Vegf induced angioblast migration.Sema3A maintains corneal avascularity during development by inhibiting Vegf induced angioblast migration.
 (11/10/2014 10:11:48 AM) Chelsey C. McKenna, Ana F. Ojeda, James Spurlin III, Sam Kwiatkowski, Peter Y. Lwigale. Sema3A maintains corneal avascularity during development by inhibiting Vegf induced angioblast migration. Developmental Biology. Volume 391, Issue 2, Pages 241–250 (2014).
EBIO 330 insect biology laboratory course outdoor field experience.EBIO 330 insect biology laboratory course outdoor field experience.
 (11/10/2014 10:04:36 AM) Scott Solomon’s EBIO 330 insect biology lab participates in an outdoor field experience at Cook’s Branch Conservancy
Cindy Farach-Carson receives award honoring women in Health & Medical Science.Cindy Farach-Carson receives award honoring women in Health & Medical Science.
 (11/10/2014 9:57:38 AM) The John P. McGovern Museum for Health and Medical Science honored Cindy Farach-Carson and 22 other local women scientists at their recent Hearts of Gold Gala.
Rice researchers study the risk of extinction of the Madagascar lemurs.Rice researchers study the risk of extinction of the Madagascar lemurs.
 (11/6/2014 4:18:19 PM) Onja Harinala Razafindratsima, and Amy Elizabeth Dunham. Assessing the impacts of nonrandom seed dispersal by multiple frugivore partners on plant recruitment. Ecology. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/14-0684.1]
Species-specific defence responses facilitate conspecifics and inhibit heterospecifics in above–belowground herbivore interactionsSpecies-specific defence responses facilitate conspecifics and inhibit heterospecifics in above–belowground herbivore interactions
 (9/29/2014 12:16:14 PM) Wei Huang, Evan Siemann, Li Xiao, Xuefang Yang, Jianqing Ding. Species-specific defence responses facilitate conspecifics and inhibit heterospecifics in above–belowground herbivore interactions. Nature Communications (2014) doi:10.1038/ncomms5851
Going ViralGoing Viral
 (9/29/2014 12:08:38 PM) Christina Crawford, Beth Beason-Abmayr, Elizabeth Eich, Jamie Scott, and Carolyn Nichol.  Going Viral: Using laptops, flash drives, and YouTube videos to model the structure and function of viruses in the classroom.
Spurlin Doctoral Thesis Defense AnnouncementSpurlin Doctoral Thesis Defense Announcement
 (9/29/2014 12:05:00 PM)
Adrienne Correa quoted in Thresher OpenStax articleAdrienne Correa quoted in Thresher OpenStax article
 (9/29/2014 11:57:19 AM) Adrienne Correa discusses her adoption of OpenStax College’s ‘Biology’ textbook for her class EBIO 124 in a recent Rice Thresher article (click for article).
George Phillips selected as Fellow of the Biophysical SocietyGeorge Phillips selected as Fellow of the Biophysical Society
 (9/29/2014 11:50:08 AM) George Phillips was selected as a 2015 Biophysical Society Fellow for his fundamental contributions to studying protein structure, dynamics and solvation by X-ray diffraction, and for promoting graduate and postdoctoral training in biophysics.
Total Synthesis of Viridicatumtoxin B and AnaloguesTotal Synthesis of Viridicatumtoxin B and Analogues
 (9/29/2014 11:29:37 AM) K. C. Nicolaou, Christopher R. H. Hale, Christian Nilewski, Heraklidia A. Ioannidou, Abdelatif ElMarrouni, Lizanne G. Nilewski, Kathryn Beabout, Tim T. Wang, and Yousif Shamoo. Total Synthesis of Viridicatumtoxin B and Analogues Thereof: Strategy Evolution, Structural Revision, and Biological Evaluation. Journal of the American Chemical Society (2014) 136 (34), 12137-12160.
Crystal structure of a nematode-infecting virusCrystal structure of a nematode-infecting virus
 (9/29/2014 11:21:09 AM) Yusong R. Guo, Corey F. Hryc, Joanita Jakana, Hongbing Jiang, David Wang, Wah Chiu, Weiwei Zhong, and Yizhi J. Tao. Crystal structure of a nematode-infecting virus. PNAS (2014) 111: 12781-12786.
2014 Research Retreat2014 Research Retreat
 (9/26/2014 6:00:43 PM) We welcomed the first year graduate students at the 2014 Research Retreat. (click text for photos)
Modeling putative therapeutic implications of exosome exchange between tumor and immune cellsModeling putative therapeutic implications of exosome exchange between tumor and immune cells
 (9/26/2014 3:27:18 PM) Mingyang Lu, Bin Huang, Samir M. Hanash, José N. Onuchic, and Eshel Ben-Jacob. Modeling putative therapeutic implications of exosome exchange between tumor and immune cells. PNAS (2014) doi:10.1073/pnas.1416745111
Orsay virus structure determined.Orsay virus structure determined.
 (8/20/2014 4:04:44 PM) The Tao and Zhong labs team up with BCM researchers to win the race to find the structure of the Orsay virus that infects nematodes.
2014 BioSciences GSA Symposium and Retreat2014 BioSciences GSA Symposium and Retreat
 (8/20/2014 3:54:24 PM) The BioSciences at Rice Research Symposium and Retreat, sponsored by the Graduate Student Association, will be held at the BRC on August 22 at 8 am.

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