Latest Stories in April
Priceline Founder Jay Walker to Discuss the Rise of the Internet Industry—May 1 at NYU
Apr 30, 2012
Jay Walker, founder of Priceline, Walker Digital, and chairman of TEDMED, will be the featured speaker in the next installment of “Inside the Internet Garage,” an interview series on the Internet and its early entrepreneurship, on Tues., May 1, 7 p.m. at 20 Cooper Square, 7th Floor.
Long-Held Genetic Theory Doesn’t Quite Make the Grade,Biologists Find
Apr 26, 2012
NYU biologists have discovered new mechanisms that control how proteins are expressed in different regions of embryos, while also shedding additional insight into how physical traits are arranged in body plans. Their findings call for reconsideration of a decades-old biological theory, which has been used to explain why a tiger has stripes, among other phenomena.
NYUCN's Dr. Laura Wagner: Study Finds Accreditation Improves Safety Culture at Nursing Homes
Apr 25, 2012
Accredited nursing homes report a stronger resident safety culture than nonaccredited facilities, according to a new study published in the May 2012 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.
NIH Grant Using Genomics to Tailor Oral Cancer Treatment Awarded to Dr. Brian L. Schmidt, NYU College of Dentistry, and Dr. Donna G. Albertson, University of California, San Francisco
Apr 25, 2012
The National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded a two-year grant to Dr. Brian L. Schmidt, professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery at the NYU College of Dentistry, and Dr. Donna G. Albertson, professor at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. The grant will fund groundbreaking research to customize treatment for oral cancer patients. Drs. Schmidt and Albertson have identified candidate genomic markers in tumors that predict if an oral cancer is likely to spread (metastasize) to the neck