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Maryjane A. Wurth Named New President of Illinois Hospital Association

...of Science degree from the State University of New York College at Cortland. She is a member of the American Society of Association Executives and the rensselaer County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and is a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Helen Ptochia Foundation for African Fistula ...

Connextions, Inc. Strengthens Technology Capabilities with Addition of Highly Regarded IT Executive

...n (Finance and Entrepreneurial Management) from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York. Connextions is a privately held company and part of the New Mountain Partners II, L.P. portfolio, a private equity ...

Researchers develop light-treatment device to improve sleep quality in the elderly

...ult from a disruption of the body's circadian rhythmsbiological cycles that repeat approximately every 24 hours. In recent years, scientists at rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Lighting Research Center and elsewhere have demonstrated that blue light is the most effective at stimulating the circadian sy...

Healthcare Leader Dr. Gary Gottlieb Keynotes Commencement

...rsity , in New York State. He received a master's degree in Business Administration at the University of Pennsylvania , and a B.S. cum laude from rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York State. Bunker Hill Community College is the largest community college in Massachusetts. The College enroll...

A 'light bulb' moment for people with dementia

...nter at the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center (GRECC), rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Lighting Research Center and GE Consumer & Industri... the amount of useful light," says Mariana Figueiro, assistant professor at rensselaer and program director at Rensselaer's Lighting Research Center."Light is a g...

IPRO Honors Upper Capital Region Health Care Providers

... Rehabilitation Centres The Springs/Capital Living and Rehabilitation Centres The Stanton/Capital Living and Rehabilitation Centres Van rensselaer Manor Nursing Facility VNSA of Schenectady and Saratoga Warren County Public Health Washington County Public Health Wesley Health ...

CorNova Announces Addition of Andrew T. Jay, D.M.D., M.B.A., to its Board of Directors

.... Dr. Jay received his D.M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and his M.B.A. from the Kellogg School at Northwestern. He earned his B.S. from rensselaer Polytechnic Institute . "Adding such an accomplished and experienced venture investor and medical technology analyst to our board is an important...

Study yields clues about the evolution of epilepsy

...eizures and is diagnosed with epilepsy. A study being led by researchers at rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is looking at what could possibly happen in the devel...Neurology , is led by Russell Ferland, an assistant professor of biology at rensselaer within the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies, and his ...

Rosalind Franklin Society asks President-elect Obama to appoint a woman as a third co-chair

...rch Center). They include Shirley Tilghman, renowned biologist and president of Princeton University; Shirley Ann Jackson, physicist and president of rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and first woman to chair the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission; and Maxine Singer who helped break the genetic code and is Pres...

Study suggests human visual system could make powerful computer

...ginated in 1994, scientists have been scrambling to develop successful ways to use genetic code for computation. Now, new research from a professor at rensselaer Polytechnic Institute suggests that if we want to carry out artificial computations, all we have to do is literally look around. Assistant Professo...
Rensselaer in Medical Technology

One Step Closer: Novel Opioid Receptor Compound in Phase I Clinical Trials

...d, professor of chemistry and chemical biology at rensselaer Polytechnic Institute , led a rensselaer team in the discovery of a family of novel opioid ... in a high-tech world," noted Wentland, who joined rensselaer from the pharmaceutical industry in 1994. "Th...
Rensselaer in Biological News

Deadly dose: Rensselaer heparin expert helps uncover source of lethal contamination

Troy, N.Y. -- The mysterious death of patients around the world following a routine dosage of the common blood thinner, heparin, sent researchers on a frantic search to uncover what could make the standard drug so toxic. A researcher at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute was among a small group of s...

Trustee makes donation to start new solar energy research center at Rensselaer

Troy N.Y. Thomas R. Baruch, a member of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Board of Trustees and alumnus of the Class of 1960, has donated a gift that will help to establish a new center at the Institute devoted to bio-energy research. The new center the Baruch '60 Center for Biochemical Solar...

'The Vision Revolution': Eyes are the source of human 'superpowers'

...roughly investigated of the five senses. This is why Changizi, a neurobiology expert and assistant professor in the Department of Cognitive Science at rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has spent the past several years researching, writing, and challenging some of the most basic scientific assumptions about huma...

ONR announces 2009 Young Investigator Award recipients

...ty of Michigan; Dr. Aydogan Ozcan, University of California - Los Angeles; Dr. Tomas Palacios, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Dr. Leila Parsa, rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Dr. Brian Powell, University of Hawaii; Dr. Murray Snyder, United States Naval Academy; Dr. Rene Vidal, Johns Hopkins Universit...

American Chemical Society Weekly PressPac -- April 8, 2009

...: http://pubs.acs.org/stoken/presspac/presspac/full/10.1021/pr800796j CONTACT: Mark D. Platt, Ph.D. Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, N.Y. 12180-3590 Phone: 518-276-3273 Fax: 518-276-4887 Email: plattm@rpi.edu ARTICLE #2 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE...

Rensselaer receives more than $2 million from New York State to fund stem cell research

... Troy, N.Y. Two groups of rensselaer researchers each have received a $1.08 million grant from New York through ...ing these diseases," Ferland said. All research utilizing stem cells at rensselaer must be extensively reviewed by the Institutional Stem Cell Research Oversi...

MIT student develops new innovations to selectively kill cancer cells

... Lemelson-Illinois Student Prize and $30,000 Lemelson-Rensselaer Student Prize will be announced at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, respectively. Following, on March 5th the first $30,000 Lemelson-Caltech Student Prize will be announced at the California Inst...

Researchers isolate protein domain linked to tumor progression

...y of enzymes known as matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs). Now, researchers at rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have shown that creating drugs that inactivate a diff... of the patient," said Andrea Page-McCaw, assistant professor of biology at rensselaer and the corresponding author of the study. Page-McCaw and her colleagues, i...

Study reveals effects of unconscious exposure to advertisements

...d animal. The new research, led by cognitive scientist Mark Changizi of rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, shows why direct exposure to repeated ads initially ...g to obtain it," said Changizi, assistant professor of cognitive science at rensselaer and lead author of the study, which appears in the online version of the jo...

'Gray's Paradox' solved: Researchers discover secret of speedy dolphins

...g-edge flow measurement technology, researchers at rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have tackled the problem and...ogist at the University of California, Santa Cruz; rensselaer undergraduate student Yae Eun Moon; and rensselaer graduate student Erica Sherman. After studying...
Rensselaer in Biological Technology

Fifth Annual SemTech Conference Highlights How Semantics Power Chemistry, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, and Other Life Science Solutions

...aging Taxonomies as Stepping Stones to Semantics" Ivan Herman, World Wide Web Consortium, Ian Horrocks, Oxford University, Deborah McGuinness, rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Michael Smith, Clark & Parsia LLC, and Zhe Wu, Oracle, on "Introducing OWL 2: A Panel and Community Discussion" ...

Fitter frames: Nanotubes boost structural integrity of composites

... Troy, N.Y. A new research discovery at rensselaer Polytechnic Institute could lead to tougher, more durable composite frames for aircraft, watercraft, and automobiles. Epoxy composites are increasi...

No small measure: Origins of nanorod diameter discovered

... Troy, N.Y. A new study answers a key question at the very heart of nanotechnology: Why are nanorods so small? Researchers at rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have discovered the origins of nanorod diameter, demonstrating that the competition and collaboration among various mechanisms o...

Slimmer, stickier nanorods give boost to 3-D computer chips

... Troy, N.Y. Researchers at rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a new technique for growing slimmer copper nanorods, a key step for advancing integrated 3-D chip technology. ...

Light-speed nanotech: Controlling the nature of graphene

... Troy, N.Y. Researchers at rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have discovered a new method for controlling the nature of graphene, bringing academia and industry potentially one step closer ...

Solar power game-changer: 'Near perfect' absorption of sunlight, from all angles

...ses is more absorbing than ever. Researchers at rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have discovered and demonstr...e sky," said Shawn-Yu Lin, professor of physics at rensselaer and a member of the university's Future Chips Cons...r theory, and created a working device," Lin said. rensselaer physics graduate student Mei-Ling Kuo played a key...

Professor-turned-producer learns the movie biz

... Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, as well as director of the ...ellow Molecularium project executive producers and rensselaer professors Linda Schadler and Shekhar Garde, he ca... professor of materials science and engineering at rensselaer with a career-long interest in science education o...

'Nanosculpture' could enable new types of heat pumps and energy converters

...t harvest electricity from heat. Researchers at rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have discovered how to direc... professor of materials science and engineering at rensselaer and director of the university's Center for Future...ked on the project as a postdoctoral researcher at rensselaer and is now a scientist with Laird Technologies in ...

On the boil: New nano technique significantly boosts boiling efficiency

... the old adage "a watched pot never boils" surely never tried to heat up water in a pot lined with copper nanorods. A new study from researchers at rensselaer Polytechnic Institute shows that by adding an invisible layer of the nanomaterials to the bottom of a metal vessel, an order of magnitude less energy ...

Commencement 2008: Student innovation could improve data storage, magnetic sensors

... Troy, N.Y. Paul Morrow, who will graduate from rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on May 17, has come a long way from his days as an elementary school student, pulling apart his mothers cassette player. The ta...
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