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Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies Celebrates 10 Years at Rensselaer

August 27, 2014 - The Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS) will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a symposium on the intersection of engineering, biomedicine, and healthcare on Sept. 10.

Landmark Report on the State of Lake George Water Quality Reveals Threats, Will Guide Strategic Vision for the Future

August 15, 2014 - A major new report—The State of the Lake: Thirty Years of Water Quality Monitoring on Lake George—details three decades of continuous monitoring that found Lake George to be in “remarkably good condition.”

NIH Funds Rensselaer Scientist’s Molecular-Level Exploration of Heart Muscle

August 12, 2014 - Biologist Douglas Swank is working to unravel some of the biggest mysteries of the human heart with help from an unexpected source – the tiny Drosophila, commonly known as the fruit fly.

AMOS at Rensselaer Ranks 1st Among Supercomputers at Private American Universities

August 4, 2014 - The AMOS petascale supercomputing system at Rensselaer clocks in at a top peak processing speed of 1048.6 teraflops, making it the most powerful supercomputer at a American private university.

Making Old Bones New Again

July 31, 2014 - A new study from biomedical engineers at Rensselaer is the first to demonstrate how the compound PTB can dissolve the sugary impurities within bone tissue that cause our femurs, fibulas, and other bones to become more fragile with age.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Researchers Develop New Method of Fatty Acid Production Via Dynamic Regulation

July 22, 2014 - A team of researchers led by metabolic engineer Mattheos Koffas has developed a technique to more efficiently produce large quantities of the fatty acids that form the basis of compounds used in biofuels, medicine, and commodity chemical production.

3-D Printed Tissues Advance Stem Cell Research

July 22, 2014 - Tissue engineering and vascular biology expert Guohao Dai has won a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER) from the National Science Foundation.

Chang Ryu Named Director of Polymer Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Acting Head of Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

July 17, 2014 - Polymer materials expert Chang Ryu has been named acting head of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and director of Polymer Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. 

NYSERNet Announces New Board Chairs

June 25, 2014 - NYSERNet announced at its recent Board meeting that John E. Kolb, Vice President and CIO at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), has been selected as the Board Chair of the parent company NYSERNet.Net.

What Data Science Needs

June 23, 2014 - To meet its potential for driving discovery and knowledge acquisition, data science must address the key challenges posed by “Big Data,” assert Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professors James Hendler and Peter Fox in a commentary appearing in the June edition of the journal Big Data.

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