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With $3 Million NIH Grant Renewal, Mariana Figueiro Pushes the Frontiers of Light Therapy

With the support of a recent $3 million grant renewal from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), Mariana Figueiro is perfecting a treatment she developed for older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias that helps to regulate sleep...
18-Feb-2020 9:50 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Student-Built App Wins Prize in HHS Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Competition

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has awarded a Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute team $15,000 for an app called MortalityMinder, which identifies social conditions contributing to...
12-Feb-2020 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Dennis Shelden Named New Director of the Center for Architecture Science and Ecology

Architect, entrepreneur, and author Dennis Shelden has been named the new director of the Center for Architecture Science and Ecology (CASE) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute — and he is joining the boundary-pushing organization at a critical...
11-Feb-2020 10:20 AM EST Add to Favorites

Water-Conducting Membrane Allows Carbon Dioxide To Transform into Fuel More Efficiently

Methanol is a versatile and efficient chemical used as fuel in the production of countless products. Carbon dioxide (CO2), on the other hand, is a greenhouse gas that is the unwanted byproduct of many industrial processes. Converting CO2 to...
6-Feb-2020 2:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

Engineering a Better World Using Mirrors, Sun, and Steam

Partha Dutta, a professor of electrical, computer, and systems engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, envisions a not-so-distant future where even the most remote parts of the world would have access to clean and renewable energy. His...
5-Feb-2020 12:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Novel Compound is Promising Drug Candidate for Alzheimer’s Disease

As published today in the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Chemical Communications, a novel compound — known as “C1” — uses a novel mechanism to efficiently prevent the enzyme gamma-secretase from producing amyloids, the abnormal proteins that...
3-Feb-2020 2:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

Technology Used in Space Experiments Could Reveal Key Information about Human Health

In an article published recently in Microgravity, a Nature Journal, researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute demonstrate a unique method for studying the mechanisms behind the formation of amyloid fibrils associated with diseases like...
27-Jan-2020 9:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Experts Join Rensselaer-IBM Artificial Intelligence Research Collaboration

Four experts in diverse aspects of artificial intelligence have joined Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as part of the Artificial Intelligence Research Collaboration (AIRC), a recently formed joint initiative of Rensselaer and IBM Research.
22-Jan-2020 4:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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