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HUMOR: Pre-Med Students Put on Endangered Species List

HUMOR: Pre-Med Students Put on Endangered Species List

By Mai Tran, Contributing Writer

March 5, 2018


Filed under Humor, Uncategorized

Pre-med students are going extinct.

Gene Editing is the Way of the Future

Gene Editing is the Way of the Future

By Henry Cohen, Staff Writer

November 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In the face of such awesome potential, there has understandably been several ethical and practical concerns over CRISPR’s application, and while some are more valid than others, none outweigh the world of good that can be achieved by embracing this technology.

Researchers Inch Closer to Epilepsy Treatment

Researchers Inch Closer to Epilepsy Treatment

By Flavia Sinha, Contributing Writer

September 11, 2017


Filed under News, University News

Researchers at the NYU Desplan Lab discovered the role of seizure-driving cells in brain development.

Stakes Too High to Decline Testing for Diseases

Stakes Too High to Decline Testing for Diseases

By Nadja Zakula, Contributing Writer

September 22, 2016


Filed under Opinion

These scientific advancements, along with the emotional comfort entailed in knowing one’s fate and genetic susceptibility, should encourage one to get tested for adult onset conditions such as Huntington’s.

NYU professor’s research reveals significance of Earth’s movements

NYU professor’s research reveals significance of Earth’s movements

By Dhriti Tandon, Staff Writer

March 5, 2015


Filed under Features

NYU biology professor Michael Rampino explored the correlation between periodic mass extinctions and the earth's movement in the galaxy in his recently published paper.

Darwin lecture looks at evolution of viruses

Darwin lecture looks at evolution of viruses

By Dhriti Tandon, Staff Writer

February 18, 2015


Filed under Features

This year's annual Darwin lecture was hosted by genomicist and author Eugene Koonin. Presented by the Department of Biology, the lecture discussed advancements in the viral evolutionary biology.

Prof explains genetics, Bigfoot

Prof explains genetics, Bigfoot

By Claire Scimeca, Contributing Writer

May 1, 2014


Filed under News

Todd Disotell has traveled all around North America in search of Bigfoot, but yesterday he came to NYU to discuss his research on conservation genetics for primates. The anthropology professor emphasized the power of modern DNA technology in conservation efforts and explained how sequencing DNA o...

‘Genius’ fellowship winner joins staff

‘Genius’ fellowship winner joins staff

April 14, 2014


Filed under News

Ghedin, winner of a MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Fellowship, has joined NYU’s biology department. Additionally, Ghedin will become a member of NYU’s Global Institute of Public Health and the Center for Genomics and Systems Biology as a biomedical researcher. The MacArthur Foundation Fellows...

[VIDEO] Op Ed Live: Science in Core Curriculum

[VIDEO] Op Ed Live: Science in Core Curriculum

April 4, 2014


Filed under Multimedia, Opinion

Staff Columnist Tess Woosley and Sebastian Piombo discuss the state of science education at NYU and throughout the country. Should undergraduates be able to graduate from a liberal arts institution without serious training in science? Has NYU invested enough into its science departments? The film is...

Studies on signaling should not be overweighted

Studies on signaling should not be overweighted

December 10, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Humans are one of the only species with an additional layer of consciousness and rationality above mere instincts that drive behavior. Precisely how much of this layer is real and how much is illusory is a subject of great debate among philosophers and neuroscientists. Nonetheless, we tend to think tha...

NYU welcomes new biology professor

NYU welcomes new biology professor

By Nicole Brown

October 11, 2012


Filed under News

This year, Esteban Mazzoni joined the university staff as a professor in the Department of Biology. Mazzoni is originally from Argentina and received his undergraduate degree in education from the University of Buenos Aires. He received his doctorate degree in Developmental Genetics at NYU while simultaneously...