New York University researchers have been named to the Nature Publishing Index Global Top 50, which reflects the primary research papers published as “Articles & Letters” in Nature or in one of Nature’s monthly research journals in 2010.
A complete listing of the Nature Publishing Index Global Top 50, which includes universities and other research institutions, may be found here.
NYU is 29th among universities and research institutions around the globe in articles published by these outlets, which include Nature, Nature Neuroscience, and Nature Nanotechnology, among other publications. U.S. institutions occupy 33 of the top 50 positions.
Articles authored or co-authored by NYU researchers included:
· The creation of “handshaking” particles by NYU physicists that link together based on their shape rather than randomly. Their work marked the first time scientists have succeeded in “programming” particles to join in this manner and offers a type of architecture that could enhance the creation of synthetic materials.
· The discovery by scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center of a sensor in dendritic cells, which protect the immune system, that recognizes HIV, spurring a more potent immune response by these cells to the virus.
· The development by NYU chemists of a DNA assembly line that has the potential to create novel materials efficiently on the nanoscale.
Both overall articles published and the “corrected count” of these articles are listed in the index. Rankings are based on the “corrected count,” which awarded an institution points based the proportion of authors it had for a given study. For instance, an institution received more points if it had two authors for a paper bearing the names of three total authors than it did if it had two authors for a paper with 10 total authors.