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Asthma research unexpectedly yields new treatment approach for inherited enzyme disease

(NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine) Experiments designed to reveal how a protein protects the lungs from asthma-related damage suggest a new way to treat a rare disease marked by the inability of cells to break down fats, according to a report in EBioMedicine published online Oct. 25.

NYU researchers survey drug use in business bathrooms in NYC

(New York University) This is the first quantitative study of business manager encounters with drug use which suggests overdose recognition and naloxone training, combined with the operation of supervised injection facilities, could save lives.

Data responsibility: a new social good for the information age

+ Claudio, Author provided Stefaan G. Verhulst, New York University As climate change intensifies, catastrophic, record-setting natural disasters look increasingly like the "new normal" - from Hurricane Matthew killing at least 1,300...Show More Summary

Fast-food calorie labeling unlikely to encourage healthy eating, finds NYU study

(New York University) Researchers from New York University show why fast-food menu calorie counts do not help consumers make healthy choices in a new study published in the Journal of Public Policy & Marketing.

More American men with early-stage prostate cancer could opt out of immediate treatment

(NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine) A new report on Swedish men with non-aggressive prostate cancer suggests that a lot more American men could safely choose to monitor their disease instead of seeking immediate radiation treatment or surgery.

Hear the sounds of space in StudioKCAs NASA Orbit Pavilion in Los Angeles

Created in collaboration with Shane Myrbeck of Arup and the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, StudioKCA’s NASA Orbit Pavilion debuted at the World Science Festival at New York University in the summer of 2015. The Huntington invited StudioKCA...Show More Summary

This new tool that allows you to easily visualize 2016 campaign finance data

My New York University colleague Meredith Broussard recently debuted a new website,, that provides tools for visualizing campaign finance data related to the 2016 U.S. election campaign. What follows is a lightly edited transcript of an email conversation we had regarding the website, her motivation for building it, what’s being done with it so […]

Race influences teachers' referrals to special and gifted education, finds NYU study

(New York University) Teacher referrals for special and gifted education testing are subjective and may be swayed by a student's race, finds research published in the journal Social Science Research.

Yearly exposure to chemicals dangerous to hormone function burdens Americans with hundreds of billions in health care costs and lost earnings

(NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine) Annual health care costs and lost earnings in the United States from low-level but daily exposure to hazardous chemicals commonly found in plastic bottles, metal food...Show More Summary

The Department of Defense launches a tech accelerator to solve ‘national security challenges’

The U.S. Department of Defense and New York University are co-hosting a disaster relief-focused hackathon in Brooklyn this weekend to draw attention to the agency’s new technology accelerator, MD5. Described by the DoD as a partnership between the agency, NYU, and a “network of top U.S. Show More Summary

Stripping Down Self-Exposure With Karen Finley And Narcissister In “Baring It”

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What is it like for a woman artist to self-expose? A roundtable at New York University’s Performance Studies Department last week gave some insider insight into the bravery and vulnerability that explicit feminist performance art requires. Moderated...Show More Summary

Treatment shrinks bladder cancer tumors in patients that can't tolerate chemotherapy

(NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine) A treatment harnesses the immune system to shrink tumors in bladder cancer patients that cannot take the most effective chemotherapy.

Race Matters: Study Shows Students Of All Races Prefer Teachers Of Color To White Teachers.

Students Of All Races Prefer Non-White Teachers A sociologist at New York University and his colleague recently discovered that students of all races prefer to be taught by educators of color to white teachers. Hua-Yu Sebastian Cherng and Peter Halpin

Emily Blunt & John Krasinski Team Up for Live Read of 'Good Will Hunting'

John Krasinski waves to some fans while heading out of an event with his wife Emily Blunt on Friday night (October 8) at New York University in New York City. The couple was taking part in a live reading of Good Will Hunting, which John got to direct and cast! PHOTOS: Check out the latest [...]

Hookah Smoking: A Rapidly Emerging Threat to the Health of the Nation's Young Adults

Researchers from New York University's College of Global Public Health and School of Medicine have published a new study on the growing epidemic of hookah use among America's youth and young adults. As reported today in Nicotine & Tobacco Research, the research finds that current waterpipe use has doubled among US adults in a very short time span.

Reactome announces annotation and release of 10,000th human protein

(Ontario Institute for Cancer Research) The European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), the New York University School of Medicine and the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) today announced a major milestone in the Reactome...Show More Summary

Reactome Announces Annotation and Release of 10,000th Human Protein

The European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), the New York University School of Medicine and the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) today announced a major milestone in the Reactome project: the annotation and release of its 10,000th human protein, making it the most comprehensive open access pathway knowledgebase available to the scientific community.

NYU Meyers receives $2.9 million from NSF to develop a holodeck instrument

(New York University) The NYU Holodeck will be developed as a well-integrated software/hardware instrument incorporating visual, audio, and physical (haptics, objects, real-time fabrication) components, providing a compelling opportunity...Show More Summary

Mobile self-care apps for early identification & treatment of lymphedema

(New York University) The development of TOLF was motivated by the request from breast cancer survivors in our prior research where nurse-patient-in-person delivery model was used and guided by the Model of Self-Care for Lymphedema Symptom Management based on our prior research in the figure above. Show More Summary

Ancestor rice of Suriname Maroons traced back to its African origin

(New York University) A team of researchers shows that Suriname black rice is similar to a specific type of black rice that derived from the fields of Mande-speaking farmers in Western Ivory Coast.

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