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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.

Tracking Climate Change Information With Semantic Web Technology

June 19, 2014 - Tracking data provenance using Semantic Web technology offers a solution for decision makers considering results contained in such science-based documents, argue a group of researchers in a commentary published in the June edition of Nature Climate Change.

Lighting Research Center Authors National Academies Report on New Roadway Lighting Technologies

June 12, 2014 - Lighting Research Center (LRC) scientists John Bullough and Leora Radetsky have co-authored a report entitled "Analysis of New Highway Lighting Technologies."

The Promise and Intrigue of Where Water Meets Air

June 5, 2014 - Troy, N.Y. – Whether it’s a glass of water, a bathtub, or the surface of a lake or ocean, interesting things happen where water meets air. From Benjamin Franklin to Irving Langmuir, scientists have long been interested in the air-water interface.

Rensselaer Researchers Develop Powerful New Protein Engineering Tool for Fighting Toxins and Pathogens

June 3, 2014 - A new protein engineering technique developed at Rensselaer gives researchers a powerful new tool for fighting potentially harmful toxins and pathogens.


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