Research News http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/research/research-news.html en-us Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:06:37 EDT Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:06:37 EDT 5 Researchers Identify Brain Mechanism for Motion Detection in Fruit Flies http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/07/28/researchers-identify-brain-mechanism-for-motion-detection-in-fruit-flies.html A team of scientists has identified the neurons used in certain types of motion detection—findings that deepen our understanding of how the visual system functions. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:30:00 EDT http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/07/28/researchers-identify-brain-mechanism-for-motion-detection-in-fruit-flies.html Farmers Market Vouchers May Boost Produce Consumption in Low-income Families http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/07/24/farmers-market-vouchers-may-boost-produce-consumption-in-low-income-families.html Vouchers to buy fresh fruits and vegetables at farmers markets increase the amount of produce in the diets of some families on food assistance, according to research led by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:00:00 EDT http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/07/24/farmers-market-vouchers-may-boost-produce-consumption-in-low-income-families.html Researchers Develop Method for Optimizing Sharing http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/07/21/researchers-develop-method-for-optimizing-sharing.html NYU Politics Professor Steven Brams and his colleague Julius Barbanel, a mathematician at Union College, have developed a new method for sharing items desired by two parties—ranging from cake to land—in such a way that neither feels shortchanged. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:15:00 EDT http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/07/21/researchers-develop-method-for-optimizing-sharing.html The Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Led by Physicist Blanton, Expands Its Reach http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/07/15/the-sloan-digital-sky-survey-led-by-physicist-blanton-expands-its-reach.html The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) has launched a major program of three new surveys, adding novel capabilities to expand its census of the Universe into regions it had been unable to explore before. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:00:00 EDT http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/07/15/the-sloan-digital-sky-survey-led-by-physicist-blanton-expands-its-reach.html Early Humans’ Adaptability to Changing Environment Offers New Insights into Evolution http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/07/03/early-humans-adaptability-to-changing-environment-offers-new-insights-into-evolution.html A new analysis concludes that the ability of early humans to adjust to changing conditions ultimately enabled the earliest species of Homo to vary, survive, and begin spreading from Africa to Eurasia, marking a reconsideration of the evolutionary factors that drove these changes. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 14:00:00 EDT http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/07/03/early-humans-adaptability-to-changing-environment-offers-new-insights-into-evolution.html U.S. Dept. of Education Awards NYU $4 Million Grant to Train Next Generation of Education Researchers http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/06/30/us-dept-of-education-awards-nyu-4-million-grant-to-train-next-generation-of-education-researchers.html NYU's Institute of Human Development and Social Change has received a $4 million grant from the Institute of Education Sciences to train students to conduct research in a range of areas in the field. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 08:00:00 EDT http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/06/30/us-dept-of-education-awards-nyu-4-million-grant-to-train-next-generation-of-education-researchers.html NYU Bests All of North America in Global Computer Programming Contest http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/06/26/nyu-bests-all-of-north-america-in-global-computer-programming-contest.html A team of NYU computer science students topped all other North American schools at the World Finals of the ACM Intercollegiate Programming Contest, held this week in Russia. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 09:00:00 EDT http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/06/26/nyu-bests-all-of-north-america-in-global-computer-programming-contest.html To Avoid Interbreeding, Monkeys Have Undergone Evolution in Facial Appearance http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/06/26/to-avoid-interbreeding-monkeys-have-undergone-evolution-in-facial-appearance.html Old World monkeys have undergone a remarkable evolution in facial appearance as a way of avoiding interbreeding with closely related and geographically proximate species, researchers from NYU and the University of Exeter have found. Their research provides the best evidence to date for the role of visual cues as a barrier to breeding across species. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 08:00:00 EDT http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/06/26/to-avoid-interbreeding-monkeys-have-undergone-evolution-in-facial-appearance.html Three NYU Faculty Receive Awards from Pew Charitable Trusts http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/06/24/three-nyu-faculty-receive-awards-from-pew-charitable-trusts.html Three NYU faculty have been selected to receive awards from the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Philadelphia-based non-profit announced today. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:15:00 EDT http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/06/24/three-nyu-faculty-receive-awards-from-pew-charitable-trusts.html “Tom Sawyer” Regulatory Protein Initiates Gene Transcription in a Hit-and-Run Mechanism http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/06/23/tom-sawyer-regulatory-protein-initiates-gene-transcription-in-a-hit-and-run-mechanism.html A team of genome scientists has identified a “hit-and-run” mechanism that allows regulatory proteins in the nucleus to adopt a “Tom Sawyer” behavior when it comes to the work of initiating gene activation. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 15:00:00 EDT http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/06/23/tom-sawyer-regulatory-protein-initiates-gene-transcription-in-a-hit-and-run-mechanism.html Humans & Monkeys of One Mind When It Comes to Changing It, NYU & Stanford Researchers Find http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/06/19/humans-monkeys-of-one-mind-when-it-comes-to-changing-it-nyu-stanford-researchers-find-.html Covert changes of mind can be discovered by tracking neural activity when subjects make decisions, researchers from New York University and Stanford University have found. Their results offer new insights into how we make decisions and point to innovative ways to study this process in the future. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/06/19/humans-monkeys-of-one-mind-when-it-comes-to-changing-it-nyu-stanford-researchers-find-.html As Economy Declines, African Americans Appear “Blacker,” NYU Study Shows http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/06/09/as-economy-declines-african-americans-appear-blacker-nyu-study-shows.html When the economy declines, African Americans are more likely to be seen as “Blacker” and to bear stereotypical features, according to a new study by NYU psychology researchers. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:00:00 EDT http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/06/09/as-economy-declines-african-americans-appear-blacker-nyu-study-shows.html Village’s Burger Joint Supersizes Work of NYU Scientists For Month-Long Art Show http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/06/03/villages-burger-joint-supersizes-work-of-nyu-scientists-for-art-show.html Is it an art or is it a science? Many have pondered this question, but often without satisfying conclusions. Now, NYU scientists and the Village’s Burger Joint have teamed up to offer their answer to this age-old question: an art show that enlarges microscopic data into compelling images. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 13:00:00 EDT http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/06/03/villages-burger-joint-supersizes-work-of-nyu-scientists-for-art-show.html Nano-Platform Ready: NYU, University of Melbourne Scientists Use DNA Origami to Create 2D Structures http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/06/02/nano-platform-ready-scientists-use-dna-origami-to-create-2d-structures.html Scientists at NYU and the University of Melbourne have developed a method using DNA origami to turn one-dimensional nano materials into two dimensions. Their breakthrough offers the potential to enhance fiber optics and electronic devices by reducing their size and increasing their speed. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 07:00:00 EDT http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/06/02/nano-platform-ready-scientists-use-dna-origami-to-create-2d-structures.html Journalism’s Fagin Wins New York Public Library Prize for “Toms River” http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/05/29/journalisms-fagin-wins-new-york-public-library-prize-for-toms-river.html Dan Fagin, a professor in the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, has won The New York Public Library's Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism for "Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation". Thu, 29 May 2014 14:30:00 EDT http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/05/29/journalisms-fagin-wins-new-york-public-library-prize-for-toms-river.html