CBIS News and Events

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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.

Tracking the Circadian Clock

In organisms from fungi to humans, the relationship between the genome, proteome, and matalome is heavily influenced by our internal circadian clock, and responds to environmental influences. 

More Than $24 Million Raised for Student Scholarship Support

Rensselaer held its Inaugural Scholarship Gala—and announced that is has raised over $24 million in scholarship support in the last two years—at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City Nov. 17. The Gala raised support for the Institute’s scholarship initiative, Bridging the Gap, and presented its newest honor, the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award, to three recipients—IBM, Howard N. Blitman P.E., Class of 1950, and Curtis R. Priem, Class of 1982.

Rensselaer Team Is Finalist in $2.5 Million Amazon Alexa Prize

A team from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has been selected by Amazon to receive sponsorship for competing in the inaugural $2.5 million Amazon Alexa Prize competition. 

Undergraduate Women Engineers Top 1,000

While Rensselaer celebrated its largest class in history earlier this fall, it also marked another important milestone. For the first time in the Institute’s almost 200-year history, there are more than 1,000 women enrolled in the School of Engineering’s undergraduate programs.

Making Old Bones New Again – From Rensselaer to King’s College

The director of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Center for Biotechnology & Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS) will deliver the inaugural address today in a lecture series at King’s College London that honors a pillar of the biomaterials community.

Global NY Foreign Direct Investment Road Show Visits Rensselaer

On Nov. 3, representatives from 25 foreign countries and territories toured business and academic locations in the Capital Region—including Rensselaer Polytechnic Insitute—as part of an initiative to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) to New York state.

NSF Supports Completion of The Jefferson Project at Lake George Sensor Network

With support from the National Science Foundation, The Jefferson Project at Lake George is poised to complete the most powerful aquatic monitoring sensor network in existence. 

Rensselaer Faculty Members Named to WEF Global Future Councils

Two faculty members have been invited to join the World Economic Forum’s Network of Global Future Councils. Cynthia Collins was selected for the Global Future Council on Biotechnologies, and Heng Ji was selected for the Global Future Council on the Future of Computing.

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