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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Announce a Joint Center for Engineering and Precision Medicine in New York City
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai today announced the creation of the Center for Engineering and Precision Medicine (CEPM), one of the first centers in the nation to bridge engineering and engineering science with medicine. This undertaking will build on a wealth of shared basic research discoveries, explore unique therapeutic innovations in cancer, Alzheimer’s and a myriad of infectious diseases; educate a new generation of biomedical leaders; and develop new technologies and processes that enhance patient outcomes in unprecedented ways.
AAAS Honors Researchers Georges Belfort, Nikhil Koratkar, and Rick Relyea
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society, has elected Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute researchers Georges Belfort, Nikhil Koratkar, and Rick Relyea to the newest class of AAAS fellows, among the most distinct honors within the scientific community.
Closer Look at Unexamined Interactions Could Improve Drug Purification Process
In research published Langmuir, a team led by Steven Cramer, an endowed chair professor of chemical and biological engineering, explored the fundamentals of how different molecules interact with various surfaces during the purification process.
Tracking How the Environment Influences Circadian Rhythms
Having challenged the idea that our environment cannot alter our genetically controlled 24-hour sleep-wake cycle, circadian rhythm researcher Jennifer Hurley has embarked on a new project tracing the mechanism between environmental signals and the circadian clock.
Rensselaer-Designed Experiment Operating Aboard International Space Station
TROY, N.Y. — A novel experiment aimed at studying the mechanics of amyloid fibrils — a type of protein aggregation associated with diseases like diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s — started today aboard the International Space Station (ISS), led by a team at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Cardiac Cell Symmetry Could Unlock Greater Understanding of Healthy Heart Formation
Like many other cells and organs within the body, cardiac cells possess a type of asymmetry that may play an important role in healthy heart formation and could serve as the basis for interventions to prevent congenital heart defects.
Rensselaer-Designed Platform Could Enable Personalized Immunotherapy
An innovative testing platform that more closely mimics what cancer encounters in the body may allow for more precise, personalized therapies by enabling the rapid study of multiple therapeutic combinations against tumor cells. The platform, which uses a three-dimensional environment to more closely mirror a tumor microenvironment, is demonstrated in research published in Communications Biology.
Researchers Solve a Puzzle to Design Larger Proteins
A team including Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute researcher Gaetano Montelione has identified the design principles for creating large “ideal” proteins from scratch, paving the way for the design of proteins with new biochemical functions. The results were published today in Nature Communications.