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Ventilator Takes Step Forward
2 months ago

Ventilator Takes Step Forward

Houston-based manufacturer Stewart & Stevenson LLC have signed a licensing agreement with Rice to produce an advanced version of the ApolloBVM ventilator, first prototyped by engineers and students at Rice’s Oshman …
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We Don’t Know: How Amyloid Beta Plaques Affect the Brain
2 months ago

We Don’t Know: How Amyloid Beta Plaques Affect the Brain

A lot of my work involves studying a biomolecule called the amyloid beta protein, which is one of a variety of things in the brain that we think lead to …
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The Other Ellis Island
2 months ago

The Other Ellis Island

Most of the 10,000 Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe who arrived as part of the Galveston Movement between 1907 and 1914 fanned out across Texas and the rest of the …
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Big Beginning
2 months ago

Big Beginning

Filled with rich illustrations, “The Big Bang Book” presents the mystery of how the universe began in a way that’s easy for anyone to understand. It’s a project that was particularly …
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Clues to Healthy Coral
2 months ago

Clues to Healthy Coral

Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. If that sentence sounds familiar, you can thank your English teacher for introducing you to Leo …
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The DNA Zoo
2 months ago

The DNA Zoo

A visit to the Houston Zoo is never complete without seeing the Asian elephants. Methai, Tupelo, Shanti, Tess, Thai, Tucker and Duncan are all members of the zoo’s herd. Between the sunbathing, …
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We Don’t Know: The Health Effects of Legalizing Marijuana
5 months ago

We Don’t Know: The Health Effects of Legalizing Marijuana

As more states legalize marijuana consumption and sales, it creates a major challenge for public health researchers. We don’t know what the full effects of legalization will be or the …
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Being an Effective Ally
5 months ago

Being an Effective Ally

Male allies can play a powerful role in combating chauvinistic behavior toward women, but they can also unintentionally contribute to sexism, a recent study found. “Helping or Hurting? Understanding Women’s …
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When Seconds Count
5 months ago

When Seconds Count

What if you could cut 10 seconds off the response time of that ambulance — the one responding to a family member’s or friend’s emergency? A team of Rice data …
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Faculty Books and Music
5 months ago

Faculty Books and Music

Giedion and America: Repositioning the History of Modern Architecture  Reto Geiser gta Verlag, 2018

While other intellectuals emigrated from Europe to America on the eve of World War II, driven into exile …
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