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Psychedelic drugs could tackle depression in a way that's distinct from antidepressants

When Clark Martin tripped on magic mushrooms for the first time, he was flanked by two researchers in a small room at New York University. An avid sailor, Martin said the first few hours of the experience reminded him of a time he'dShow More Summary

Keith Kloor’s Endearing Love Affair With GMOs

New York University’s adjunct journalism professor has curious ideas about science and reporting

Privacy, please: Why surveiling shoppers can inhibit sales, and how to fix it

(Journal of Retailing at New York University) The authors designed a series of studies and field experiments that tested shoppers' reaction to being watched while shopping and found that when they feel their privacy or freedom of behavior is threatened, they will back off. Simple solutions are available to retailers.

How off-line retailers can fight back

(Journal of Retailing at New York University) For concrete thinkers, product touch is important; for abstract thinkers, not so much. The offline retailer who can mine the wealth of consumer research data available through the internet to pinpoint these concrete thinkers, the authors suggest, can target them with appropriate marketing strategies.

Robotics-based study provides insight into predator-prey interactions

(American Institute of Physics) A research team led by New York University professor Maurizio Porfiri put forth a robotics-based study to control information flow in predator-prey interactions, as well as test the validity of transfer entropy when attempting to understand causal influences of the system. Show More Summary

Researchers pair robotics and information theory to better understand predator and prey relationships

With help from robotic fish, researchers at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering are demonstrating how information theory can offer insight into the cause-and-effect relationships between predator and prey in the animal kingdom.

Partnering cells turn off immune attack on pancreatic tumors

(NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine) Two cell types work together to protect pancreatic tumors from destruction by the immune system. But, blocking this partnership may restore the system's ability to attack these same tumor cells.

Growing cast of lawyers signing up to defend Trump and team

"Any one of those individuals can anticipate that they will be in a position to provide information adverse to any of the other individuals," said Stephen Gillers, a New York University law professor and legal ethics expert. The diverging...Show More Summary

Whose side are you on? Separate lawyers defend Trump, aides

"Any one of those individuals can anticipate that they will be in a position to provide information adverse to any of the other individuals," said Stephen Gillers, a New York University law professor and legal ethics expert. The diverging...Show More Summary

Drug combined with care program better at reducing Alzheimer's symptoms than drug alone

(NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine) Combining a specific care management program with a commonly-prescribed drug for Alzheimer's, memantine, multiplies the medication's ability to improve daily function...Show More Summary

Chicago Tribune Runs Transgender's Vile Attack on America in Defense of Kaepernick

Douglas Goetsch was once a single, cross-dressing poet and a teacher at the University of Iowa, New York University and Western Kentucky. Battling depression and craving femininity, he broke up with his girlfriend and "Jennered" over...Show More Summary

HEALTHCARE EXPERT: Trump says Obamacare is in a 'death spiral,' but here’s how he could be contributing to the chaos

Sherry Glied, Dean of New York University's Robert F Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, and former assistant secretary for planning and evaluation at the Department of Health and Human Services, explains some of the issues inShow More Summary

Here's How to Travel in Ways That Don't Trash the Planet

At the height of my environmentalism, I was vegan. I boycotted Starbucks and planned seminaked bike rides to promote sustainable transportation. I was a junior environmental studies major at New York University, and when I decided to...Show More Summary

NYU and CUNY partner to create VR lab at Brooklyn Navy Yard

New York University's Tandon School of Engineering will develop and operate a new center dedicated to virtual reality and augmented reality at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in partnership with CUNY's Lehman... To view the full story, click the title link.

NYU researchers identify promising target to protect bone in patients with diabetes

(New York University) Utilizing metabolomics research techniques, NYU Dentistry researchers investigated the underlying biochemical activity and signaling within the bone marrow of hyperglycemic mice with hopes of reducing fracture risks of diabetics

A healthcare expert reveals how Trumpcare could hurt you even if you have benefits through your job

Sherry Glied, Dean of New York University's Robert F Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, and former assistant secretary for planning and evaluation at the Department of Health and Human Services, explains how the Senate healthcare bill will affect people who get insurance from their employer. Show More Summary

The Latest: NYU student gets 45 days in jail for bird deaths

The Latest on sentencing for slaughtering seabirds at a Hawaii nature reserve (all times local): 4:20 p.m. A New York University student who graduated from the prestigious Honolulu prep school … Click to Continue »

Study: Preschoolers learn from math games -- to a point

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) What is the best way to help poor schoolchildren succeed at math? A study co-authored by researchers at MIT, Harvard University, and New York University now sheds light on the ways preschool activities may -- or may not -- help children develop cognitive skills.

How often you should wash your bed sheets, according to a microbiologist — and what happens when you don't

We spend more than a third of our lives in bed — but that place can quickly blossom into a "botanical park" of bacteria and fungus, according to New York University microbiologist Philip Tierno. If left for too long, the microscopicShow More Summary

Robert Yang's The Tearoom appeals to censors by swapping cocks for glocks

Two years ago video game developer and New York University professor Robert Yang made a satirical game about the loaded societal anxieties that come with being a gay man in a gym locker room. It was called Rinse & Repeat, and it was a lot more clever than its silly premise of washing a naked man with aviator shades suggested. Show More Summary

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