Research News en-us Sun, 01 Feb 2015 01:19:25 EST Sun, 01 Feb 2015 01:19:25 EST 5 NYU Law Launches Robert L. Bernstein Institute for Human Rights NYU School of Law is pleased to announce the launch of the <a href="">Robert... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:17:00 EST Screening & Discussion of Oscar-Winning Vietnam-Era “The Anderson Platoon,” Feb. 23 NYU will host a screening of “The Anderson Platoon,” an Oscar-winning documentary on a Vietnam War army unit led by Lt. Joseph B. Anderson, Jr., followed by a discussion featuring Anderson and NYU historians Marilyn Young and Jeffrey Sammons, on Mon., Feb. 23. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:02:00 EST Scientists Identify New Mechanism to Aid Cells Under Stress A team of biologists from NYU and Harvard has identified new details in a cellular mechanism that serves as a defense against stress. The findings potentially offer insights into tumor progression and neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s — the cell’s inability to respond to stress is a major cause of these diseases. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:00:00 EST Viruses & Their Role in Evolution Focus of Annual Darwin Lecture—Feb. 13 NYU will host Biologist Eugene Koonin for its annual Darwin Lecture, “Unbeknownst to Darwin: The Key Role of Viruses in the Evolution of Life,” on Friday, Feb. 13, 4 p.m. at the Center for Genomics and Systems Biology. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:18:00 EST Clinicians and Researchers at NYU College of Nursing Develop New Assessment Tool to Combat Oral-Systemic Disease Across the Lifespan The Interprofessional Oral Health Grant Team Challenges the Medical Profession to “Put the Mouth Back in the Head” in the American Journal of Public Health Thu, 22 Jan 2015 10:08:53 EST Researchers Reveal How the Mundane Can Be Meaningful --and Remembered It’s not surprising that our memories of highly emotional events, such as 9/11 or the birth of a child, are quite strong. But can these events change our memories of the past? Researchers report that emotional learning can lead to the strengthening of older memories. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:45:00 EST Disruptive Children Benefit From Tailored Classroom Intervention A new study in the journal Early Childhood Research Quarterly finds that kindergartners and first graders with high maintenance temperaments showed less disruptive behavior and more active engagement and on-task behavior in the classroom, thanks to a program that helps teachers, parents, and students recognize and adapt to individual differences. Mon, 12 Jan 2015 10:15:00 EST They See Flow Signals: Researchers Identify Nature of Fish’s “Sixth Sense” A team of scientists has identified how a “sixth sense” in fish allows them to detect flows of water, which helps resolve a long-standing mystery about how these aquatic creatures respond to their environment. Mon, 12 Jan 2015 07:29:00 EST Physicist Blanton on “How to Map the Universe”—Feb. 10 NYU Physicist Michael Blanton will discuss “How to Map the Universe” in a public lecture on Tues., Feb. 10, 5:30 p.m. at NYU’s Jurow Lecture Hall. Fri, 09 Jan 2015 16:29:00 EST Scientists Find Unsuspected Spectroscopy Rules for Rattling Hydrogen It has been taken for granted for over 50 years that the type of spectroscopy widely used to study hydrogen inside materials is not subject to any selection rules. Wed, 07 Jan 2015 08:49:00 EST Do Infants Judge Others’ Language Proficiency? It Depends on Their Own Monolingual infants expect others to understand only one language, an assumption not held by bilingual infants, a study by researchers at NYU and McGill University has found. Wed, 07 Jan 2015 08:16:00 EST Psychology’s Freeman Named to Forbes’ “30 under 30” in Science Jon Freeman, an assistant professor in NYU’s Department of Psychology, has been named to Forbes magazine’s “30 under 30” in the field of science. Mon, 05 Jan 2015 09:41:00 EST Cancer Prevention Guidelines May Lower Risk of Obesity-Linked Cancers Low alcohol consumption and a plant-based diet, both healthy habits aligning with current cancer prevention guidelines, are associated with reducing the risk of obesity-related cancers, a Steinhardt study shows. Mon, 05 Jan 2015 09:30:00 EST Certainty in Our Choices Often a Matter of Time, Researchers Find When faced with making choices, but lack sufficient evidence to guarantee success, our brain uses elapsed time as a proxy for task difficulty to calculate how confident we should be, a team of neuroscientists has found. Their findings help untangle the different factors that contribute to the decision-making process. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:00:00 EST Serious Monkey Business: Linguistic Methods Uncover Sophisticated Meanings and Monkey Dialects The same species of monkeys located in separate geographic regions use their alarm calls differently to warn of approaching predators, a linguistic analysis by a team of scientists reveals. The study reveals that monkey calls have a more sophisticated structure than was commonly thought. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:14:00 EST