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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. 

Rensselaer Professor Edmund Palermo Receives NSF CAREER Award

 

Edmund F. Palermo, assistant professor of materials science and engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has won a Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER) from the National Science Foundation (NSF). He will use the five-year, $539,177 award to study “Biomimetic Macromolecules at the Materials-Microbe Interface.”

A Moldable Scaffold for Bone

A team including researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is developing a bioactive foam that can be used to replace skull bone lost to injury, surgery, or birth defect. 

Proteins That Can Take the Heat

Ancient proteins may offer clues on how to engineer proteins that can withstand the high temperatures required in industrial applications, according to new research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science

Graduate Engineering Programs Ranked 39th in the Nation

The graduate programs in engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are once again considered among the best in the United States, according to the U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings released last week. For the third year in a row Rensselaer’s graduate engineering programs have been ranked 39th in the nation.

Biomedical Engineering Graduate Students Receive Spinal Cord Injury Fellowships

Two doctoral students in biomedical engineering at Rensselaer, Anthony D’Amato and Christopher Johnson, have been awarded New York State Department of Health Spinal Cord Injury Research Board Predoctoral Fellowships.

A Blood Test for Autism

An algorithm based on levels of metabolites found in a blood sample can accurately predict whether a child is on the Autism spectrum of disorder (ASD), based upon a recent study. 

Hedgehog, Cancer, and Zinc

A team of researchers led by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will examine the link between zinc deficiency, Hedgehog, and prostate cancer in a new study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). 

50+ Year-Old Protein Volume Paradox Resolved

Research published this week in Nature Communications makes it possible to predict how volume for a given protein will change between the folded and unfolded state. 

Rensselaer Part of Nationwide Effort To Advance Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will be part of a new $200 million public-private partnership to advance U.S. leadership in biopharmaceuticals.

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