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March 14, 2019
Liwen Chen, a doctoral student in the department of chemical and biological engineering at Rensselaer, recently won the prestigious Frank J. Padden Jr. Award from the 2019 American Physical Society March Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. The award is given to a graduate student for “Excellence in Polymer Physics Research.” She received this honor after presenting […]
Doctoral Student Honored at 2019 American Physical Society Meeting
March 11, 2019
Pingkun Yan, co-director of Rensselaer’s Biomedical Imaging Center, recently received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Bench-to-Bedside award grant with his NIH collaborator Dr. Brad Wood for their research focused on improving cancer detection through ultrasound imaging. Right now, Yan said, ultrasound imaging is the most commonly used tool for interventional procedures. It is easy […]
NIH Grant to Support Cancer Detection Research
March 5, 2019
More than a dozen Rensselaer undergraduate students, from the Nuclear Engineering Program, recently received $7,000 annual scholarship awards funded by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission in recognition of their educational excellence. Li (Emily) Liu, associate professor of mechanical, aerospace, and nuclear engineering at Rensselaer, said the 18 awards are part of a continuous effort by […]
Rensselaer Students Receive U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Awards
March 1, 2019
The tuberculosis bacteria—Mycobacterium tuberculosis—infects more than 2 billion people each year. Some will develop full-blown tuberculosis, while others, although infected, never develop symptoms of the disease. The population is divided among people who are resistant, susceptible, and super susceptible, and no one is exactly sure why. With a grant from the National Institutes of Health […]
Grant Awarded To Understand Tuberculosis Susceptibility
February 28, 2019
The healthy development and looping of the heart depends on the chirality, or “handedness,” of cells, according to research at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Chirality is a property of asymmetry that is identifiable when objects, like right and left hands, are mirror images of each other. Cells in the body also display chirality, but researchers are […]
Healthy Heart Development and Chirality of Cells



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