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Asphaltene Analysis Takes a Giant Step
Rice University researchers have developed an easy and accurate technique to detect and quantify the amount of asphaltene precipitated from crude oils, which bedevils the oil industry by clogging wells and flow lines. Francisco Vargas, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, is quoted. ECN Mag (This article also appeared in Domain-B and Science Newsline.)
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Who Made these Covers and What Are They Doing Here?
Michael Wong, professor and chair of chemical and biomolecular engineering and of chemistry, is quoted about the significance and creation of cover images.
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MD Anderson, Rice Study Reveals Ovarian Cancer Related Metastasis Supplied by Abdominal Stem Cells
New research from Rice University and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center shows how ovarian tumors co-opt a specific type of adult stem cell from abdominal tissues to fuel their growth. The study in the journal Cancer Research suggests new treatment options for metastatic tumors. Deepak Nagrath, assistant professor in chemical and biomolecular engineering, and graduate student Bahar Salimian are quoted.
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Chemical engineers compete for Ultimate Field Trip
Three juniors in chemical and biomolecular engineering at Rice University have resolved to experience the Ultimate Field Trip.

Gonzalez appointed in Fall 2014 to Board of Reviewing Editors (BoRE) of Science Magazine
Professor Ramon Gonzalez was appointed in Fall 2014 to the Board of Reviewing Editors (BoRE) of Science Magazine

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