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Psych Professor Wins White House Award

Psych Professor Wins White House Award

By Kati Garrity, Staff Writer

February 29, 2016


Filed under News, University News

Todd Gureckis, an associate professor in the Department of Psychology, won the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers for his research on human intelligence.

Virtual Reality Is Basically Just Reality Now, Thanks to This NYU Professor

Virtual Reality Is Basically Just Reality Now, Thanks to This NYU Professor

By Kate Howard, Contributing Writer

February 26, 2016


Filed under News, University News

NYU programmers create a project to allow for human interaction when in Virtual Reality.

A Surprising Amount of Molly Contains Bath Salts, NYU Researchers Find

A Surprising Amount of Molly Contains Bath Salts, NYU Researchers Find

By Kyle Sturmann, Contributing Writer

February 24, 2016


Filed under News, University News

By analyzing molly users' hair samples, NYU researchers found that most molly also contains bath salts.

NYU Researchers Predict an HIV Spike Due to Heroin Use in Colombia

NYU Researchers Predict an HIV Spike Due to Heroin Use in Colombia

By Maria Torres, Contributing Writer

February 17, 2016


Filed under News, University News

NYU researchers predict Colombia will be the next country to experience an AIDS epidemic due to the increased use of heroin.

iPhone a day keeps the doctors away

iPhone a day keeps the doctors away

By Matthew Tessler, Deputy Opinion Editor

April 16, 2015


Filed under Opinion

New Apple software is a positive step towards increasing participants in medical studies.

Professor discusses poverty research

Professor discusses poverty research

By Alex Bazeley, Deputy News Editor

March 25, 2015


Filed under News

Dr. Michal Shimai gave a lecture on her research project to determine if poverty is a collective trauma.

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.

NYU Law announces human rights institute

NYU Law announces human rights institute

By Marita Vlachou, News Editor

February 3, 2015


Filed under News

NYU Law announced plans to launch a new institute for human rights.

Moratorium hurts important research

Moratorium hurts important research

By Tim Bishop, Contributing Columnist

October 30, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Gain-of-function research funding is important for future treatments and should not be cut.

Langone to begin MRSA research

Langone to begin MRSA research

By Darby Cook, Contributing Writer

October 21, 2014


Filed under News

NYU Langone has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to conduct research on MRSA.

Professor named MIT innovator, praised for brain research

Professor named MIT innovator, praised for brain research

By Dhriti Tandon

October 2, 2014


Filed under Features

The Polytechnic School of Engineering’s assistant professor of computer and electrical engineering Jonathan Viventi earned a spot on MIT's "Top 35 Innovators under 35" list of 2014 for his research on electrical signals in the brain.

Study focuses on biomechanics

Study focuses on biomechanics

By Avani Hegde, Contributing Writer

September 15, 2014


Filed under Features

Sonja Molfenter, an Assistant Professor at Steinhardt, explores the differences in swallowing function between women and men which could result in more targeted treatments for swallowing disorders.

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