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At the Crossroads: Examining the Intersections of Science and Art

To celebrate the launch of Art_X@Rensselaer, a panel discussion on "(Bio)Designing the Future of Medicine" was held Nov. 3, 2015 in the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS) Auditorium, the third in a series of events highlighting the new initiative.

Circadian Clocks – The Rhythm of Life, From Microbes to Humans

The sleep/wake cycle of our circadian rhythm is a familiar concept, but less well known is that a circadian clock – a series of molecular events – can be found in nearly every living cell, from microbes to humans. 

Panel discussion on “(Bio)Designing the Future of Medicine” Nov. 3

To celebrate the launch of Art_X@Rensselaer, members of the campus and community are invited to the third in a series of events highlighting the new initiative on Nov.3. 

Rensselaer Professor Steven Cramer Wins American Chemical Society Award

Steven Cramer, the William Weightman Walker Professor of Polymer Engineering at Rensselaer has received an American Chemical Society award in Separations Science and Technology.

The Importance of Strain in Kinesin-14 Motor Proteins

New research shows that a single conserved mechanism governs the movement of two structurally distinct variants of kinesin-14 – a class of molecular motors that moves materials and facilitates chromosomal separation within cells. 

NIH Awards $1.3 Million for Spinal Cord Injury Research to Ryan Gilbert

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $1.3 million to Ryan Gilbert, associate professor of biomedical engineering at Rensselaer, to support research that could give hope to the thousands of Americans who sustain life-changing spinal cord injuries each year.

A Non-Invasive Test for Surgical Site Infections in Orthopedic Implants

Researchers led by Rensselaer Professor Eric Ledet, will investigate whether small wireless sensors incorporated into orthopedic implants could be used to detect surgical site infections. 

Researchers Optimize Proteins To Fold Faster With Less Energy

Linking computation with experimentation, researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) have shown that proteins can be engineered to fold more quickly and achieve greater stability by optimizing surface charges.

Biologist Lee Ligon Awarded Science & Technology Policy Fellowship

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) biologist Lee Ligon has been awarded a Science & Technology Policy Fellowship through the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). 

IBM Makes Lake George World's Smartest Lake

Over 60 researchers, including ones from IBM and Rensselaer Polytechnic, are turning Lake George into a sea of sensors. http://www.informationweek.com/big-data/big-data-analytics/ibm-makes-lak...

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