Research News http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/research/research-news.html en-us Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:25:26 EDT Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:25:26 EDT 5 Classroom Intervention Helps Shy Kids Learn http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/09/22/classroom-intervention-helps-shy-kids-learn.html A program that helps teachers modify their interactions with students based on an individual’s temperament helps shy children to become more engaged in their class work, and in turn, improves their math and critical thinking skills. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:15:00 EDT http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/09/22/classroom-intervention-helps-shy-kids-learn.html Chemistry’s Walters Recognized by American Chemical Society http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/09/22/chemistrys-walters-recognized-by-american-chemical-society.html Marc Walters, an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry, has been named by the American Chemical Society (ACS) to the 2014 class of ACS Fellows. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 07:00:00 EDT http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/09/22/chemistrys-walters-recognized-by-american-chemical-society.html Fighting Parents Hurt Children’s Ability to Recognize and Regulate Emotions http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/09/17/fighting-parents-hurt-childrens-ability-to-recognize-and-regulate-emotions.html Exposure to verbal and physical aggression between parents may hurt a child’s ability to identify and control emotions, according to a longitudinal Steinhardt study. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:00:00 EDT http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/09/17/fighting-parents-hurt-childrens-ability-to-recognize-and-regulate-emotions.html Courant's Majda Recognized for Pioneering Research in Applied Mathematics http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/09/16/courants-majda-recognized-for-pioneering-research-in-applied-mathematics.html Andrew Majda, a professor in the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, has been awarded the International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics’ Lagrange Prize for 2015. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:00:00 EDT http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/09/16/courants-majda-recognized-for-pioneering-research-in-applied-mathematics.html NYU Researchers Report Puerto Ricans Who Inject Drugs, both in the Northeast U.S. and in Puerto Rico, Among Latinos at Highest Risk of Contracting HIV http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/09/11/nyu-researchers-report-puerto-ricans-who-inject-drugs-both-in-the-northeast-us-and-in-puerto-rico-among-latinos-at-highest-risk-of-contracting-hiv.html Study calls for the development of a coordinated, multi-region effort across these locations as an important component in efforts to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/09/11/nyu-researchers-report-puerto-ricans-who-inject-drugs-both-in-the-northeast-us-and-in-puerto-rico-among-latinos-at-highest-risk-of-contracting-hiv.html Brain Structure Could Predict Risky Behavior http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/09/09/brain-structure-could-predict-risky-behavior.html Some people avoid risks at all costs, while others will put their wealth, health, and safety at risk without a thought. A team of scientists, including researchers at NYU’s Center for Neural Science, has found that the volume of a part of the brain in the parietal cortex could predict where people fall on the risk-taking spectrum. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:45:00 EDT http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/09/09/brain-structure-could-predict-risky-behavior.html Long Island’s Eugenics Record Office Focus of Asian/Pacific/American Institute Installation http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/09/08/long-islands-eugenics-record-office-focus-of-asianpacificamerican-institute-installation-.html New York University’s Asian/Pacific/American Institute transports visitors to the epicenter of American eugenics research and propaganda with its 2014-15 installation, “Haunted Files: The Eugenics Record Office,” an immersive re-imagining of the now-defunct Long Island facility. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 15:00:00 EDT http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/09/08/long-islands-eugenics-record-office-focus-of-asianpacificamerican-institute-installation-.html Nearly One in Five New Nurses Leave First Job Within a Year, According to Survey of Newly-Licensed Registered Nurses http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/09/08/nearly-one-in-five-new-nurses-leave-first-job-within-a-year-according-to-survey-of-newly-licensed-registered-nurses.html Turnover of registered nurses (RNs) is an important and widely used measure in analyzing the health care workforce. It’s used to project the job market for nurses (based on availability of jobs) and can also be considered an indicator of whether a health care organization has a good working environment. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 10:48:00 EDT http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/09/08/nearly-one-in-five-new-nurses-leave-first-job-within-a-year-according-to-survey-of-newly-licensed-registered-nurses.html NYU Study Compares Consequences of Teen Alcohol and Marijuana Use http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/09/02/nyu-study-compares-consequences-of-teen-alcohol-and-marijuana-use-.html The study found that for high school seniors, alcohol consumption led to unsafe driving and compromised relationships with peers, while marijuana consumption was found to compromise relationships with authority figures Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:51:13 EDT http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/09/02/nyu-study-compares-consequences-of-teen-alcohol-and-marijuana-use-.html New Research from NYU Finds NYC Teens and Young Adults who Use Prescription Opioids Nonmedically at High Risk for Overdose http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/09/02/new-research-from-nyu-finds-nyc-teens-and-young-adults-who-use-prescription-opioids-nonmedically-at-high-risk-for-overdose.html Study finds young adults maintain identity-based distinctions, placing them at high risk for overdose Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:11:17 EDT http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/09/02/new-research-from-nyu-finds-nyc-teens-and-young-adults-who-use-prescription-opioids-nonmedically-at-high-risk-for-overdose.html Biologists ID Process Producing Neuronal Diversity in Fruit Flies’ Visual System http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/08/28/biologists-id-process-producing-neuronal-diversity-in-fruit-flies-visual-system.html NYU biologists have identified a mechanism that helps explain how the diversity of neurons that make up the visual system is generated. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/08/28/biologists-id-process-producing-neuronal-diversity-in-fruit-flies-visual-system.html Ecosystems Under Ice: Antarctic Finding Has Implications for Life in Extreme Environments http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/08/20/ecosystems-under-ice-antarctic-finding-has-implications-for-life-in-extreme-environments.html Scientists have confirmed that the waters and sediments of a lake that lies 2600 feet beneath the Antarctic ice sheet support “viable microbial ecosystems,” a finding that has implications for life in other extreme environments both on Earth and planets elsewhere in the solar system. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/08/20/ecosystems-under-ice-antarctic-finding-has-implications-for-life-in-extreme-environments.html Courant’s Khot Wins Rolf Nevanlinna Prize http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/08/13/courants-khot-wins-rolf-nevanlinna-prize.html Subhash Khot, a professor in NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, has been awarded the Rolf Nevanlinna Prize for 2014 for his formulation and analysis of the Unique Games Conjecture. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/08/13/courants-khot-wins-rolf-nevanlinna-prize.html Our Brains Judge a Face’s Trustworthiness—Even When We Can’t See It http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/08/05/our-brains-judge-a-faces-trustworthinesseven-when-we-cant-see-it.html Our brains are able to judge the trustworthiness of a face even when we cannot consciously see it, a team of scientists has found. Their findings shed new light on how we form snap judgments of others. Tue, 05 Aug 2014 16:30:00 EDT http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/08/05/our-brains-judge-a-faces-trustworthinesseven-when-we-cant-see-it.html Chemists Develop MRI Technique for Peeking inside Battery-like Devices http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/08/01/chemists-develop-mri-technique-for-peeking-inside-battery-like-devices.html A team of chemists from NYU and the University of Cambridge has developed a method for examining the inner workings of battery-like devices called supercapacitors, which can be charged up extremely quickly and can deliver high electrical power. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:00:00 EDT http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/08/01/chemists-develop-mri-technique-for-peeking-inside-battery-like-devices.html