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  1. Tropical disease prevalence in Latin America presents opportunity for USRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 24 | EurekAlert!

    Recently published prevalence estimates of neglected tropical diseases in five Latin American countries - Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Venezuela - could suggest a new direction for United States foreign policy in the region, according to a tropical-disease expert at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy. Dr. Peter Hotez, the fellow in disease and poverty at the Baker Institute, outlined his insights in a new editorial, "The NTDs and Vaccine Diplomacy in Latin America: Opportunities for United States Foreign Policy," published in the open-access journal PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases .

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  2. Nanotubes Help Healing Hearts Keep The BeatRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 25 | RedOrbit

    Image Caption: A scanning electron microscope image of a pediatric heart patch invented at Rice University and Texas Children's Hospital shows the patch's bioscaffold, with pores big enough for heart cells to invade. Credit: Jacot Lab/Rice University Carbon nanotubes serve as bridges that allow electrical signals to pass unhindered through new pediatric heart-defect patches invented at Rice University and Texas Children's Hospital.

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  3. New app offers relief for hay fever sufferersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 25 | PhysOrg Weblog

    ... study, published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, found ... (Medical Xpress)-Research by Rice University scientists who are fighting a cyberwar against cancer finds that the immune system may be a clinician's most powerful ally. ...

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  4. The life and premature death of the Apollo ProgramRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 25 | Examiner.com

    ... in its scope and its vision. Kennedy repeated his call for landing a man on the moon during a speech made at Rice University in Houston on September 12, 1962. He repeated the themes of the Cold War competition with the Soviets, adding references to ...

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  5. Biochar alters water flow to improve sand and clayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 25 | Science, Industry and Business

    As more gardeners and farmers add ground charcoal, or biochar, to soil to both boost crop yields and counter global climate change, a new study by researchers at Rice University and Colorado College could help settle the debate about one of biochar's biggest benefits -- the seemingly contradictory ability to make clay soils drain faster and sandy soils drain slower. The study, available online this week in the journal PLOS ONE , offers the first detailed explanation for the hydrological mystery.

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  6. New pediatric heart-defect patches help healing hearts keep the beatRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 25 | Medical News Today

    Carbon nanotubes serve as bridges that allow electrical signals to pass unhindered through new pediatric heart-defect patches invented at Rice University and Texas Children's Hospital. A team led by bioengineer Jeffrey Jacot and chemical engineer and chemist Matteo Pasquali created the patches infused with conductive single-walled carbon nanotubes.

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  7. Costs of ACA health insurance in Texas vary significantly depending on incomeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 24 | Science Daily

    The cost of monthly premiums for health insurance plans for Texans under the Affordable Care Act can vary by hundreds of dollars, depending on a person's income and the level of coverage chosen, according to a report. The cost of monthly premiums for health insurance plans for Texans under the Affordable Care Act can vary by hundreds of dollars, depending on a person's income and the level of coverage chosen, according to a report released today by the Episcopal Health Foundation and Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy.

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  8. Immune system is key ally in cyberwar against cancerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 23 | Science Daily

    ... immune system to see how we might turn the tables on cancer," said a co-author of a the study. Research by Rice University scientists who are fighting a cyberwar against cancer finds that the immune system may be a clinician's most powerful ally. ...

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  9. the Servant of Two Masters to Play at Rice University, 11/14-22Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 24 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... mayhem. Director Christina Keefe is Professor in the Practice and the Director of the Theatre Program at Rice University. Recent directing credits include "Bound" for the Houston Grand Opera 's East + West Series and Rice University's outdoor ...

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  10. Berkman, the student, makes field trip to Minute MaidRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 24 | Houston Astros

    When Astros director of decision sciences Sig Mejdal, who oversees the club's analytics department, invited some Rice University students to come to Minute Maid Park on Sunday for a presentation on analytics, he had no idea about the star pupil who would walk through the door. Former Astros slugger Lance Berkman, who helped the Cardinals win a World Series in 2011 when Mejdal and general manager Jeff Luhnow were in St. Louis, was among a group of about two dozen students who came to the ballpark on a field trip.

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  11. Houston charity to get new headquarters in prime spotRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 24 | Business Journal

    ... are: Three Square Design Group as architect; Bury for civil, landscape, structural and MEP engineering; Rice University School of Architecture in conjunction with Agency-Agency for schematic design; and The Weitzman Group , which handled ...

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  12. Will Obama's anti-ISIS coalition hang in there?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 24 | The Daily Star

    ... the coalition will be in terms of staying together. That's a big question," said Djerejian, director of Rice University's Baker Institute. Five Arab nations Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Bahrain and Qatar joined in or supported ...

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  13. Indian scientists significantly more religious than UK scientistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 24 | PressReleasePoint

    ... ted from a sampling frame of nearly 50,000 scientists and compiled by undergraduate and graduate students at Rice University through an innovative sampling process. The

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  14. Study: Biochar alters water flow to improve sand and clayRead the original story

    Wednesday Sep 24 | PressReleasePoint

    As more gardeners and farmers add ground charcoal, or biochar, to soil to both boost crop yields and counter global climate change, a new study by researchers at Rice University and Colorado College could help settle the debate about one of biochar's biggest benefits - the seemingly contradictory ability to make clay soils drain faster and sandy soils drain slower. Biochar is ground charcoal that's added to soil to both boost crop yields and counter global climate change.

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  15. Obama forges anti-IS coalition, but will it hang together?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 24 | The Nation

    ... the coalition will be in terms of staying together. That's a big question," said Djerejian, director of Rice University's Baker Institute. Five Arab nations - Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Bahrain and Qatar - joined in or supported ...

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  16. Work-life balance: Kid-friendly digsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 24 | Nature

    ... strollers that can be donated to a local mother when leaving the country. Carrie Masiello, a geochemist at Rice University in Houston, Texas, says that when her son Owen was young, she and her husband, a biochemist at Rice, travelled less often for ...

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  17. Obama forges anti-ISIL coalition, but will it hang together?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 24 | Daily Times

    ... the coalition will be in terms of staying together. That's a big question," said Djerejian, director of Rice University's Baker Institute. Five Arab nations - Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Bahrain and Qatar - joined in or supported ...

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  18. Big Data And Full-Genome Analysis Not All They're Cracked Up To BeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 24 | Scientific Blogging

    Walter Gilbert won the Nobel Prize in 1980 in Chemistry for his contribution to sequence DNA, or "determination of base sequences in a nucleic acid". Mohit Kumar Jolly , researcher at Rice University and contributor to The Conversation, interviewed him at the 2014 Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting.

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  19. Survey: Costs of ACA health insurance in Texas vary significantly depending on incomeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 24 | PhysOrg Weblog

    The cost of monthly premiums for health insurance plans for Texans under the Affordable Care Act can vary by hundreds of dollars, depending on a person's income and the level of coverage chosen, according to a report released today by the Episcopal Health Foundation and Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy. The report found Texans earning about $17,000 a year were offered free premiums on some ACA Marketplace health insurance plans because of federal tax credits.

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  20. Tocquigny to Launch First-Ever MOOC Designed to Increase Higher Education Online EnrollmentRead the original story

    Wednesday Sep 24 | Freshnews

    ... techniques to generate conversion to application for students. Clients such as Regent University and Rice University have both tapped Tocquigny in the past month to launch new campaigns aimed at generating applicants and lifting donor engagement. ...

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