Renowned NYU Scientists Present Latest Research: Joseph LeDoux on Fear and Emotional Memory; Moses Chao on Nerve Cells and Possible Treatment of Spinal Cord Injuries

New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies ( will host “The Human Brain: Cutting Edge Research from NYU,” a presentation of their latest research on the brain by two world-renowned NYU scientists, on Thursday, November 9, 2006, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, at NYU at the Woolworth Building, 4th Floor Auditorium, 10th Floor, 15 Barclay Street (in downtown Manhattan, between Broadway and Church Street).

Presenting will be:

Joseph LeDoux, a neuroscientist and professor of neural science and psychology at NYU’s Center for Neural Science, is known for his pioneering work on the biological underpinnings of memory and emotion, with an emphasis on the study of fear. His latest research shows that our responses to danger are rooted as much in neurology as psychology, thus pointing to new possibilities for the treatment of fears.

Moses Chao is a professor of cell biology and physiology and neuroscience at NYU’s School of Medicine. Dr. Chao’s research team has isolated a naturally occurring small molecule that can help prevent cell death in the nervous system. This research has promising implications for recovery of function in the treatment of such conditions as Alzheimer’s disease or Lou Gehrig’s disease, and spinal cord injuries.

This event is free and open to the public but seating is limited. Please register at or 212 998-7171.

PRESS ONLY: Media coverage is welcome; reporters/editors should contact Ken Brown ( or Carmen Tong (

The School of Continuing and Professional Studies ( is among the 14 colleges and schools that comprise New York University, one of the largest private universities in the United States. Founded in 1934, NYU SCPS each year educates some 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students and enrolls over 44,000 in its non-credit programs. A national leader in adult and professionally-oriented education, NYU SCPS programs include non-degree courses that span more than 125 fields, 14 industry-focused Master’s degree programs, and nine Bachelor’s and six Associate degree programs specially designed for working adults.

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Ken Brown
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