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2013-02-12 20:18:04

New Study Advances Leading-Edge Field of Optogenetics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and UC Berkeley A new study from engineers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the University of California, Berkeley, pairs light and genetics to give researchers a powerful new tool for manipulating cells. Results of the study, published in the journal Nature Methods, show how blue light can be used as a switch to prompt targeted proteins to accumulate into large clusters. This process of...

2013-01-30 12:29:33

TROY, N.Y., Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced it will provide a modified version an IBM Watson system to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, making it the first university to receive such a system. The arrival of the Watson system will enable new leading-edge research at Rensselaer, and afford faculty and students an opportunity to find new uses for Watson and deepen the systems' cognitive capabilities. The firsthand experience of working on the system...

Pinpointing The Origin Of Bone Fractures
2012-12-11 16:33:48

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Engineering Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Pinpoint the Origin of Bone Fractures A new study from engineering researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute shows, for the first time, how the little-understood protein osteocalcin plays a significant role in the strength of our bones. The findings could lead to new strategies and therapeutics for fighting osteoporosis and lowering the risk of bone fracture. Funded by the U.S. National...

Boosting Heat Transfer With Nanoglue
2012-12-04 20:34:42

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute A team of interdisciplinary researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has developed a new method for significantly increasing the heat transfer rate across two different materials. Results of the team´s study, published in the journal Nature Materials, could enable new advances in cooling computer chips and lighting-emitting diode (LED) devices, collecting solar power, harvesting waste heat, and other applications. By sandwiching a layer of...

2012-12-03 21:07:12

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Develop Antibodies With Improved Ability for Preventing Formation of Toxic Protein Particles Linked to Diseases Including Alzheimer´s and Parkinson´s Antibodies developed by researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are unusually effective at preventing the formation of toxic protein particles linked to Alzheimer´s disease and Parkinson´s disease, as well as Type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. The onset of...

2012-06-04 06:20:17

Hajela Joined Rensselaer in 1990 and Served in a Number of Roles, Including Acting Provost Since Jan. 1 TROY, N.Y., June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Prabhat Hajela, an experienced academic and administrative leader, has been appointed provost of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, effective July 1, 2012, it has been announced by Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson. A professor of aerospace engineering and vice provost at Rensselaer, Hajela has served as acting provost since...

2012-04-06 11:04:17

A group of US researchers has quantified the amount of radiation obese patients receive when undergoing routine medical scans. Results published today, 6 April, by IOP Publishing in the journal Physics in Medicine & Biology, have shown that, when undergoing a CT scan, a forced change of operation parameters for obese patients results in an increase of up to 62 per cent in organ radiation exposure compared to lower weight patients. The researchers, from Rensselaer Polytechnic...

2012-04-02 21:02:00

New 'cell graphs' developed at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute link tissue structure to its corresponding biological function Computer scientists and biologists in the Data Science Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a rare collaboration between the two very different fields to pick apart a fundamental roadblock to progress in modern medicine. Their unique partnership has uncovered a new computational model called "cell graphs" that links the structure of...

2012-02-17 00:33:52

New study from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute shows men and women faculty retained at same rate; But median retention rate for all university professors is only 11 years Attracting and retaining the world's brightest students is on the mind of every university official. But a new, unprecedented study in the journal Science suggests leaders in higher education face an understated, even more pressing challenge: the retention of professors. The good news, said Deborah Kaminski of...

2012-02-16 06:05:00

TROY, N.Y., Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 13th International Symposium on the Science and Technology of Lighting (LS13) -- an elite forum of scientists and engineers sharing the most recent research and development in the science and technology of light sources, lighting systems, and their key application fields -- will take place June 24-29 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The event is hosted by the Rensselaer Lighting Research Center (LRC), the world's leading...