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The Importance of Strain in Kinesin-14 Motor Proteins

October 6, 2015 - 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. 

Rensselaer and Mount Sinai Team Up To Earn Prominent Role in New NIH Program in Environmental and Children’s Health

October 5, 2015 - To support its groundbreaking work in the emergent field of “exposomics,” the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded two grants to research teams from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Delicious Design Solution

September 18, 2015 - Most people see food and clothing as distinct entities that help support human life. Nancy Diniz, assistant professor of architecture at the Rensselaer Center for Architecture, Science, and Ecology (CASE), views them as intertwined. 

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Agree To Jointly Promote Adoption of High Performance Computing by American Industry

September 16, 2015 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Rensselaer are combining decades of expertise to help American industry and businesses expand use of high performance computing. 

Application of New Spectroscopy Method To Capture Reactions in Photosynthesis

September 14, 2015 - A new spectroscopy method is bringing researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) closer to understanding – and artificially replicating – the solar water-splitting reaction at the heart of photosynthetic energy production.  

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

September 4, 2015 - 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.

The Role of Fresh Water Lakes and Reservoirs in the Global Carbon Cycle

September 3, 2015 - Understanding the role of lakes and reservoirs in the global carbon cycle is central to the work of Kevin Rose, who recently joined the faculty at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). 

Christian Wetzel Appointed Associate Dean of School of Science

August 26, 2015 - Physicist Christian Wetzel has been appointed associate dean of science for research and graduate programs in the School of Science.  

Researchers Investigate a Non-Invasive Test for Surgical Site Infections in Orthopedic Implants

August 25, 2015 - 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. 

Suvranu De Named J. Erik Jonsson ’22 Distinguished Professor of Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

August 19, 2015 - Computational mechanics expert Suvranu De has been named the J. Erik Jonsson ’22 Distinguished Professor of Engineering at Rensselaer. 


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