Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Medical research

Research focuses on a new frontier in circadian rhythms

A new frontier in the science of circadian rhythms—whose disruption is linked to major diseases like cancer and diabetes—suggests a previously unknown mechanism at work in our daily biological cycle. In a project supported ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Latest research hints at predicting autism risk for pregnant mothers

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute—led by Juergen Hahn, professor and head of biomedical engineering—are continuing to make remarkable progress with their research focused on autism spectrum disorder (ASD). ...

Neuroscience

What your cell phone camera tells you about your brain

Driving down a dark country road at night, you see a shape ahead on the roadside. Is it a deer or a mailbox? Your brain is structured to make the best possible decision given its limited resources, according to new research ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Success of blood test for autism affirmed

One year after researchers published their work on a physiological test for autism, a follow-up study confirms its exceptional success in assessing whether a child is on the autism spectrum. A physiological test that supports ...

Medical research

Exploring the common gut bacteria bacteroides

Probiotic yogurts and pills promise better health, but the bacteria we ingest find a complex and challenging environment when they enter our gut. Food sources shift with every meal we eat, and the threat of pathogens is ever-present. ...

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