CBIS News and Events

News & Events

NIH Funds Molecular-Level Exploration of Heart Muscle

Biologist Douglas Swank is working to unravel some of the biggest mysteries of the human heart with help from an unexpected source – the tiny Drosophila, commonly known as the fruit fly.

Making Old Bones New Again

A new study from biomedical engineers at Rensselaer is the first to demonstrate how the compound PTB can dissolve the sugary impurities within bone tissue that cause our femurs, fibulas, and other bones to become more fragile with age.

Peter Tessier Named Richard Baruch Professor

Protein engineering expert Peter Tessier has been named the Richard Baruch M.D. Career Development Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Researchers Develop New Method of Fatty Acid Production

A team of researchers led by metabolic engineer Mattheos Koffas has developed a technique to more efficiently produce large quantities of the fatty acids that form the basis of compounds used in biofuels, medicine, and commodity chemical production.

3-D Printed Tissues Advance Stem Cell Research

Tissue engineering and vascular biology expert Guohao Dai has won a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER) from the National Science Foundation.

What Data Science Needs

To meet its potential for driving discovery and knowledge acquisition, data science must address the key challenges posed by “Big Data,” assert Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professors James Hendler and Peter Fox in a commentary appearing in the June edition of the journal Big Data.

Powerful New Protein Engineering Tool for Fighting Toxins and Pathogens

A new protein engineering technique developed at Rensselaer gives researchers a powerful new tool for fighting potentially harmful toxins and pathogens.

Launching a Lifetime of Discovery

In 2007, Kinsley French arrived at Rensselaer as a freshman with an interest in science and research. In intervening years, she has racked up a slew of accomplishments.

Xing Wang, Expert in Bio-Nanotechnology, Joins Rensselaer

Xing Wang, a biochemist investigating the bio-nanotechnology potential of DNA and RNA, has been appointed as an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Rensselaer.

Researchers To Unveil Green Wall Prototype

On Monday, May 12, a green wall, two panels of densely packed plants, will hang on a wall in the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS).

Biochip Mimics Liver To Make Drug Discovery Faster, Easier

A team of researchers has developed a new type of biochip that emulates the metabolism of a human liver.

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