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Malaria kills over one million people around the world every year, mostly young children. And the problem is growing. As the Earth heats up due to global warming, outbreaks of malaria are being reported higher up the coast of South America and Mexico each year. An interdisciplinary team led by researchers from Rensselaer has been working on this global problem.  More >
Malaria parasites
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Undergraduate Research

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At Rensselaer, undergraduates are encouraged to investigate any project that interests them.

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Whether they participate through classes, part-time jobs, or special programs set up for research projects, our students enjoy the perks of working alongside some of the world’s leading researchers.
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Argon Conclusion
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* Rensselaer geochemists are challenging the way scientists view the formation of Earth’s atmosphere and those of our distant neighbors, Mars and Venus. *
Earth's Atmosphere
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Supercomputing Center
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* The newly opened Computational Center for Nanotechnology Innovations (CCNI) is the world’s most powerful university-based computing center. *
CCNI
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Beyond Batteries
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* Researchers have developed a new energy storage device that could be mistaken for a simple sheet of black paper. *
Paper Battery
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Tracing Ancestry
From Anonymous DNA
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* A new computer algorithm can help trace the genetic ancestry of thousands of individuals, without prior knowledge of their background. *
Tracing Ancestry From Anonymous DNA
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Fall 2007 Research News
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Rensselaer Researcher Gets Firsthand View of Behind-the-Scenes Military Technology
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Rich Radke was one of a dozen researchers to participate in the 2007 CS Study Panel, a competitive program that aims to support university research in computer science and related fields.

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* Putting Stem Cell Research on the Fast Track
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Engineers have developed tools to help solve two of the main problems slowing the progress of stem cell research — how to quickly test stem cell response to different drugs or genes, and how to create a large supply of healthy, viable stem cells from only a few available cells.

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A Device To Predict Proper Light Exposure for Human Health
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Scientists are developing a personal device to measure daily light intake and activity, which could allow them to predict optimal timing for light therapy.
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