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2016 Bennett NIH R01 Grant to program gut biome2016 Bennett NIH R01 Grant to program gut biome
 (10/17/2016 2:28:35 PM) The Rice lab led by synthetic biologist Matthew Bennett has received a major National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to develop a library of programmed “plug-and-play” bacteria that live in the gut and respond to molecular triggers delivered through food to fight disease.
Egan_NSF GMO proposalEgan_NSF GMO proposal
 (10/14/2016 3:25:46 PM) Rice scientists lead development of tools to track genetically engineered organisms
Solomon HMNS lecture Oct2016Solomon HMNS lecture Oct2016
 (9/23/2016 10:15:02 AM) Scott Solomon will be will be at the Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS) on October 25th to present his fascinating lecture: Future Humans.
2016 Huxley Fellow Zhu lead author on climate change studyHuxley Fellow Zhu lead author on climate change study
 (9/9/2016 1:15:05 PM)  Huxley Fellow Kai Zhu is lead author on a 17-year experiment that finds present climate near optimal for plant growth in California grasslands
Tao and Zhong receive NIH grant to study how nematodes handle gastrointestinal virusesTao and Zhong receive NIH grant to study how nematodes handle gastrointestinal viruses
 (8/30/2016 2:29:51 PM) Rice University structural biologist Yizhi Jane Tao and geneticist Weiwei Zhong have won a prestigious National Institutes of Health R01 grant to study how the Orsay virus infects a specific worm. Pictured are the Orsay virus shell crystal structure and the nematode it infects.
Rice introduces iBIO initiativeRice introduces iBIO initiative
 (8/8/2016 4:34:38 PM) BioScience faculty members George Bennett and Joff Silberg are leaders in iBIO, an interdisciplinary approach to solving grand challenges through advanced biomanufacturing techniques.
San Jacinto Students part of Rice Summenr Undergraduate Research ProgramSan Jacinto Students part of Rice Summenr Undergraduate Research Program
 (8/1/2016 1:18:48 PM) Three San Jacinto College students take to Rice University labs to research stem cells, zebrafish and heart disease as part of the Rice University Summer Undergraduate Research Program.
Gas sensors ‘see’ through soil to analyze microbial interactionsGas sensors ‘see’ through soil to analyze microbial interactions
 (8/1/2016 12:29:40 PM) In a study in the American Chemical Society’s journal Environmental Science and Technology, the Rice team described using genetically engineered bacteria that release methyl halide gases to monitor microbial gene expression in soil samples in the lab.
Heemskerk receives Branco Weiss FellowshipHeemskerk receives Branco Weiss Fellowship
 (7/25/2016 2:33:45 PM) Rice University postdoctoral research associate Idse Heemskerk has been named one of this year’s winners of the prestigious Society in Science Branco Weiss Fellowship administered by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH).
Shamoo represents Rice at All Things Research 2016Shamoo represents Rice at All Things Research 2016
 (7/18/2016 6:01:42 PM) Rice Vice Provost for Research Yousif Shamoo was one of nine senior research officers from top U.S. universities who participated in All Things Research 2016, a roundtable discussion July 12 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
Edward Nikonowicz will study gene-regulating switch that could advance antibioticsEdward Nikonowicz will study gene-regulating switch that could advance antibiotics
 (7/18/2016 5:44:29 PM) Edward Nikonowicz has been awarded a National Institutes of Health grant to study a gene regulation mechanism that may someday be exploited to help fight bacterial infections.
Sex-specific responses to climate change in plants alter population sex ratio and performance.Sex-specific responses to climate change in plants alter population sex ratio and performance.
 (7/1/2016 11:34:39 AM) Tom Miller is part of a study that finds sex-specific responses to climate change in plants alter population sex ratio and performance.
Coral Reefs ChallengedCoral Reefs Challenged
 (6/20/2016 2:19:00 PM) Adrienne Simoes Correa, a marine biologist at Rice University, explains "coral bleaching" and what can be done in this Houston PBS interview.
Origin matters for species interactionsOrigin matters for species interactions
 (6/15/2016 1:39:07 PM) Research from the Volker Rudolf lab finds that the early life experiences of individual animals can have wide-reaching impacts on distribution of species.
Rice Researcher Part of Reef Health StudyRice Researcher Part of Reef Health Study
 (6/8/2016 9:54:49 AM) BioSciences research Adrienne Simoes Correa in co-author of  a study published in Nature Communications, based on one of the longest and largest studies of coral reef health ever undertaken.  The study was featured on NSF Discovery and Rice NewsOne of the longest and largest studies of coral reef health ever undertaken - See more at: http://news.rice.edu/2016/06/07/coral-reefs-fall-victim-to-overfishing-pollution-ocean-warming-2/#sthash.jLvZ8xai.dpuf

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