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Rensselaer Selected for Princeton Review’s 2018 Edition of “Colleges That Pay You Back”

Rensselaer is among the nation’s best colleges and universities for students seeking an outstanding education with great career preparation, according to The Princeton Review.

Professor John Tichy Receives Donald Wilcock Distinguished Service Award

Tribology expert John Tichy, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute professor of mechanical, aerospace, and nuclear engineering, has received the Donald Wilcock Distinguished Service Award from the Tribology Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Ponders a Challenging Future

 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson recently returned from the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the Global Future Councils, which took place Nov. 11-12 in Dubai. The annual meeting brought together more than 700 members of the Network of Global Future Councils to shape a better future.

Exploring the Common Gut Bacteria Bacteroides

With support from a four-year $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, Blanca Barquera, an associate professor of biological sciences, and a team including researchers at Tufts University and Harvard Brigham and Women’s Hospital are examining evidence that Bacteroides can create energy with and without oxygen by using aerobic and anaerobic respiration, an unusual feature among many human gut bacteria. 

Can Environmental Toxins Disrupt the Biological “Clock”?

Can environmental toxins disrupt circadian rhythms – the biological “clock” whose disturbance is linked to chronic inflammation and a host of human disorders? New research findings puts question squarely on the table.

Advancing Personalized Anti-Cancer Drugs

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Albany Medical Center are working together to develop three-dimensional bioprinting and imaging techniques that will generate and analyze tumor models in the laboratory, with the goal of accelerating the development and optimization of personalized anti-cancer drugs.

Understanding Heart Disease

The Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies was buzzing with activity over the summer, with more than 200 undergraduate and graduate students conducting research that will impact the global challenges facing humanity. In the lab of Douglas Swank, associate professor of biological sciences, researchers are using Drosophila (commonly known as the fruit fly) as a model organism to unravel some of the biggest mysteries of the human heart.

Confronting Dementia From Lab to Bedside

To bolster the connections between benchside and bedside, the National Institutes of Health National Institute on Aging has awarded Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute a five-year $1.5 million training grant to support a new Alzheimer’s Disease Clinical and Translational Research Training Program. 

Research Showcase Focuses on Biotechnology and Life Sciences

The fourth annual Rensselaer Research Showcase on August 23 offered government and private sector research partners an opportunity to learn more about insights emerging from research in biotechnology and the life sciences, and the current climate for the biopharmaceutical economy that work supports.

Rensselaer To Welcome Class of 2021

This weekend, 1,682 new students will make their way to Rensselaer to start the next stage of their academic careers.

Bacteria Make Natural Pigment From Simple Sugar

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have shown that four strains of E. coli bacteria working together can convert sugar into the natural red anthocyanin pigment found in strawberries, opening the door to economical natural colors for industrial applications.

Research Uncovers a Novel Mechanism of Common Anesthetic Propofol

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the University of Pennsylvania found that the anesthetic propofol inhibits the activity of kinesins, a class of motor proteins that provides critical services within a cell. 

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