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    • Synthesis of short chain fatty acids from bacteria 

      San, Ka-yiu; Han, Songi (2016-07-12)
      The present invention relates to an engineered bacteria for producing short chain fatty acid with the overexpression of a long chain (>C12) acyl-ACP thioesterases (long-TE) and a short chain (≦C12) acyl-ACP thioesterases ...
    • Addressable SiOX memory array with incorporated diodes 

      Tour, James M.; Yao, Jun; Lin, Jian; Wang, Gunuk; Palem, Krishna (2016-07-05)
      Various embodiments of the resistive memory cells and arrays discussed herein comprise: (1) a first electrode; (2) a second electrode; (3) resistive memory material; and (4) a diode. The resistive memory material is selected ...
    • Nanocomposite oil sensors for downhole hydrocarbon detection 

      Tour, James M.; Hwang, Chih-chau; Lu, Wei; Ruan, Gedeng; Tomson, Mason B.; Kan, Amy; Wang, Lu; Wong, Michael S.; Kini, Gautam; Hirasaki, George J.; Miller, Clarence (2016-06-28)
      Various embodiments of the present disclosure pertain to nanocomposites for detecting hydrocarbons in a geological structure. In some embodiments, the nanocomposites include: a core particle; a polymer associated with the ...
    • Cross antennas for surface-enhanced infrared absorption (SEIRA) spectroscopy of chemical moieties 

      Brown, Lisa V.; Zhao, Ke; Halas, Nancy J.; Nordlander, Peter J. (2016-06-21)
      A device for Surface Enhanced Infrared Absorption (SEIRA) that includes at least one pair of metallic antennas deposited on a substrate, wherein the pair of metallic antennas are collinear. The length, width, and height ...
    • Offering Infographic Short Courses to Meet Students' Interest 

      Zhao, Jane (2016-06-15)
      A library student survey done in spring 2015 at Rice University shows that both undergraduate students and graduate students are most interested in taking library short courses on creating infographics and data visualization. ...
    • Dynamic strain hardening in polymer nanocomposites 

      Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Carey, Brent Joseph (2016-06-07)
      The present invention provides methods of strengthening composites. In some embodiments, such methods generally comprise a step of applying a dynamic stress to the composite in order to increase at least one of the stiffness ...
    • Should payment reform target certain subgroups? 

      Erickson, Kevin (2016-06)
      Should payment reform target certain subgroups? Kevin Erickson, researcher at Baylor College of Medicine and the Houston Veterans Affairs Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety, examines this issue in ...
    • Fabrication of graphene nanoribbons and nanowires using a meniscus as an etch mask 

      Tour, James M.; Abramova, Vera; Slesarev, Alexander (2016-05-31)
      In some embodiments, the present disclosure pertains to methods of preparing graphene nanoribbons from a graphene film associated with a meniscus, where the method comprises patterning the graphene film while the meniscus ...
    • Anode battery materials and methods of making the same 

      Biswal, Sibani Lisa; Thakur, Madhuri; Wong, Michael S.; Sinsabaugh, Steven L.; Isaacson, Mark (2016-05-17)
      In some embodiments, the present invention provides novel methods of preparing porous silicon films and particles for lithium ion batteries. In some embodiments, such methods generally include: (1) etching a silicon material ...
    • The Impact of Right to Try Laws on Medical Access in the United States 

      Rubin, Michelle J.; Matthews, Kirstin R.W. (2016-05)
      State "right to try" laws can give terminally ill patients early access experimental drugs and medical devices — but they arguably make safety and efficacy secondary to speedy access.
    • Implications of construction method and spatial scale on measures of the built environment 

      Strominger, Julie; Anthopolos, Rebecca; Miranda, Marie L (2016-04-28)
      Abstract Background Research surrounding the built environment (BE) and health has resulted in inconsistent findings. Experts have identified the need to examine methodological ...
    • ITD assembler: an algorithm for internal tandem duplication discovery from short-read sequencing data 

      Rustagi, Navin; Hampton, Oliver A; Li, Jie; Xi, Liu; Gibbs, Richard A; Plon, Sharon E; Kimmel, Marek; Wheeler, David A (2016-04-27)
      Abstract Background Detection of tandem duplication within coding exons, referred to as internal tandem duplication (ITD), remains challenging due to inefficiencies in ...
    • Converting nanoparticles in oil to aqueous suspensions 

      Wong, Michael S.; Bagaria, Hitesh Ghanshyam; Kini, Gautam Chandrakanth; Ko, Wen Yin Lynn (2016-04-26)
      An improved process for converting an oil suspension of nanoparticles (NPs) into a water suspension of NPs, wherein water and surfactant and a non-surfactant salt is used instead of merely water and surfactant, leading to ...
    • Dixie Baby speedboat on display at Houston Yacht Club 

      Baldridge, Sandra (2016-04-20)
      Dixie Baby won trophies and set records nationwide in the 1920s when owned by HYC member L. A. Layne. Beautifully restored, Dixie Baby honored her home club HYC with a historic visit on April 20, 2016. Three days later she ...
    • Dixie Baby speedboat on display at Houston Yacht Club 

      Baldridge, Sandra (2016-04-20)
      Dixie Baby won trophies and set records nationwide in the 1920s when owned by HYC member L. A. Layne. Beautifully restored, Dixie Baby honored her home club HYC with a historic visit on April 20, 2016. Three days later she ...
    • Patterned graphite oxide films and methods to make and use same 

      Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Pradhan, Bhabendra K.; Gao, Wei (2016-04-12)
      The present invention relates to patterned graphite oxide films and methods to make and use same. The present invention includes a novel strategy developed to imprint any required conductive patterns onto self-assembled ...
    • Conformal coating on nanostructured electrode materials for three-dimensional applications 

      Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Ou, Fung Suong; Shajiumon, Manikoth M.; Gowda, Sanketh R.; Reddy, Arava L. M. (2016-04-12)
      A fabrication process for conformal coating of a thin polymer electrolyte layer on nanostructured electrode materials for three-dimensional micro/nanobattery applications, compositions thereof, and devices incorporating ...
    • Bacteria and method for synthesizing fatty acids 

      San, Ka-yiu; Li, Mai; Zhang, Xiujun (2016-04-12)
      There is provided a recombinant bacterium comprising at least one overexpressed acyl-ACP thioesterase gene, and wherein at least one gene from the tricarboxylic acid cycle or glycolysis or both is inactivated. There is ...
    • Systematically probing the bottom-up synthesis of AuPAMAM conjugates for enhanced transfection efficiency 

      Figueroa, Elizabeth R; Stephen Yan, J.; Chamberlain-Simon, Nicolette K; Lin, Adam Y; Foster, Aaron E; Drezek, Rebekah A (2016-03-31)
      Abstract Background Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) have shown great promise as scaffolds for gene therapy vectors due to their attractive physiochemical properties which include ...