Rice University Dept. Earth Science

Geochemist Joins International Science Team in Gulf of Corinth

Rice University’s Clint Miller, a postdoctoral geochemist research associate in the Department of Earth, has joined an international team of scientists collecting the first sediment samples ever drilled from the Gulf of Corinth, near Greece.
Daniel Beland

Political Sociologist Authors Textbook on Fiscal Federalism

Political sociologist Daniel Béland, University of Saskatchewan, contributes to a comparative and multidisciplinary perspective on the history, politics, and economics of equalization policy in Canada.
epigenetics

Awards Boost Dementia Research at Exeter

The Complex Disease Epigenetics Group, within the University of Exeter Medical School, received awards totaling more than $250,000 to aid in its cutting-edge genomic research to better understand the causes of dementia.
Ocean Conservation

Institute Spearheads Effort to Protect Atlantic Menhaden

Dr. Ellen Pikitch, executive director of the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science, gathered signatures of more than 100 global scientists on a letter to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission seeking protection of the Atlantic Menhaden's role as prey.
ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics

Robotic Fingertip System Developed for Grasping Delicate Objects

The ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics will publish an abstract in its December 2017 issue detailing a novel fingertip system with a two-layer structure for robotic hands.
IGTRCN

Database Developed to Aggregate Data on Anti-CRISPR Proteins

Insect Genetic Technologies RCN reports on a new, manually created, searchable, and browsable database that scientists (Dong et al.)  constructed that aggregates current data on anti-CRISPR proteins.
Price Lab, Biomedical Engineering at the University of Virginia

Investigator Profile: Richard Price, Ph.D.

Richard Price, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Radiology, and Radiation Oncology at University of Virginia’s Price Lab was recently interviewed by the Focused Ultrasound Foundation.

New Core Innovation Award applications open at University of Massachusetts Center for Skeletal Research

Applications are open for the New Core Innovation Award from the Center for Skeletal Research at Massachusetts General Hospital. The letter of intent is due November 10, 2017.
Rutenbar

Dr. Rob A. Rutenbar of the University of Pittsburgh Honored with 2017 Phil Kaufman Award

Dr. Rob A. Rutenbar of the University of Pittsburgh Honored with 2017 Phil Kaufman Award / Cited for Contributions to Analog Design Automation, Impact on EDA Education