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Rensselaer Students Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

April 24, 2015 - Five Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute graduate students have been awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships.

Zinc Deficiency Linked to Activation of Hedgehog Signaling Pathway

April 16, 2015 - Zinc deficiency – long associated with numerous diseases, e.g. autism, lung cancer, prostate cancer, and ovarian cancers – can lead to activation of the Hedgehog signaling pathway.

Rensselaer To Host 41st Northeast Bioengineering Conference

April 14, 2015 - The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will host the 41st Northeast Bioengineering Conference (NEBEC) April 17-19. 

Neuromorphic: Rensselaer Researchers To Design the Next-Generation Supercomputer

April 6, 2015 - With support from the Air Force Research Laboratory, researchers at Rensselaer will explore supercomputers that incorporate a highly efficient “neuromorphic” processor, which more closely represents the human brain in its architectural design. 

Protein Folding Expert Named Head of Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

March 30, 2015 - Wilfredo Colón, professor and associate dean of science for research, has been named head of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology in the School of Science, effective April 1, 2015. 

Ascension of Marine Diatoms Linked to Vast Increase in Continental Weathering

March 23, 2015 - A team of researchers, including Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute professor Morgan Schaller, show that continental erosion over the last 40 million years has contributed to the success of diatoms, marine algae that play a key role in the global carbon cycle.

A Mathematical Explanation for the Fermi-Pasta-Ulam System Problem First Proposed in 1953

March 23, 2015 - A team of researchers, led by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute professor Yuri Lvov, has found an elegant explanation for the long-standing Fermi-Pasta-Ulam (FPU) problem, first proposed in 1953, and now considered the foundation of experimental mathematics. 

Rensselaer Appoints Geochemist Morgan Schaller Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences

March 23, 2015 - Morgan Schaller has been appointed as an assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences within the School of Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Schaller joins Rensselaer from Rutgers University.

Rensselaer Professor Francine Berman Nominated to National Council on the Humanities

March 20, 2015 - Troy, N.Y. – President Barack Obama yesterday announced his intent to nominate Francine Berman to be a member of the National Council on the Humanities.  Berman is the Edward P. Hamilton Distinguished Professor in Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

The Science of Magic: Rensselaer and Walt Disney Imagineering Research & Development, Inc. Advance the Frontiers of Cognitive Computing

March 19, 2015 - An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is collaborating with Walt Disney Imagineering Research & Development, Inc., part of the theme park design and development arm of The Walt Disney Company. 

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