Director of LRC Develops Treatment for Alzheimer’s

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 and

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Record Grant for Scientists to Study Light and Health

The US-based National Institute on Aging is giving $3.8 million to top researcher Dr. Mariana Figueiro, professor and director at the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York state. The institute wants Figueiro to probe if

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New Website from LRC: Lighting Patterns for Healthy Buildings

To assist lighting designers and specifiers in selecting quality lighting that supports healthy living. Lighting affects peoples’ visual, circadian, and perceptual systems. A 24-hour lighting scheme, first proposed by Mariana Figueiro in 2008 for older adults, augments lighting design by

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LIGHTING RESEARCH CENTER ISSUES RESPONSE TO AMA REPORT ON LED LIGHTING BY MARK REA AND MARIANA FIGUEIRO OF THE LRC

Recently the American Medical Association (AMA) has produced a document cautioning the public about In-Ga-N based LEDs used as sources of illumination. The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has received a large number of requests for an

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