Research News en-us Tue, 16 Sep 2014 03:35:17 EDT Tue, 16 Sep 2014 03:35:17 EDT 5 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 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 Brain Structure Could Predict Risky Behavior 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 Long Island’s Eugenics Record Office Focus of Asian/Pacific/American Institute Installation 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 Nearly One in Five New Nurses Leave First Job Within a Year, According to Survey of Newly-Licensed Registered Nurses 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 NYU Study Compares Consequences of Teen Alcohol and Marijuana Use 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 New Research from NYU Finds NYC Teens and Young Adults who Use Prescription Opioids Nonmedically at High Risk for Overdose Study finds young adults maintain identity-based distinctions, placing them at high risk for overdose Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:11:17 EDT Biologists ID Process Producing Neuronal Diversity in Fruit Flies’ Visual System 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 Ecosystems Under Ice: Antarctic Finding Has Implications for Life in Extreme Environments 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 Courant’s Khot Wins Rolf Nevanlinna Prize 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 Our Brains Judge a Face’s Trustworthiness—Even When We Can’t See It 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 Chemists Develop MRI Technique for Peeking inside Battery-like Devices 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 Researchers Identify Brain Mechanism for Motion Detection in Fruit Flies 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 Farmers Market Vouchers May Boost Produce Consumption in Low-income Families 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 Researchers Develop Method for Optimizing Sharing 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 The Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Led by Physicist Blanton, Expands Its Reach 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