Latest Stories in April
Priceline Founder Jay Walker to Discuss the Rise of the Internet Industry—May 1 at NYU
Apr 30, 2012
Jay Walker, founder of Priceline, Walker Digital, and chairman of TEDMED, will be the featured speaker in the next installment of “Inside the Internet Garage,” an interview series on the Internet and its early entrepreneurship, on Tues., May 1, 7 p.m. at 20 Cooper Square, 7th Floor.
International Houses of NYU to Host PEN World Voices Festival
Apr 27, 2012
In all, 100 writers from 25 countries make up the Festival. A subset of noted authors will speak about their books at NYU international houses and the Holmes Bobst Library on May 2-3 as part of the New York City-wide program.
Long-Held Genetic Theory Doesn’t Quite Make the Grade,Biologists Find
Apr 26, 2012
NYU biologists have discovered new mechanisms that control how proteins are expressed in different regions of embryos, while also shedding additional insight into how physical traits are arranged in body plans. Their findings call for reconsideration of a decades-old biological theory, which has been used to explain why a tiger has stripes, among other phenomena.
NYUCN's Dr. Laura Wagner: Study Finds Accreditation Improves Safety Culture at Nursing Homes
Apr 25, 2012
Accredited nursing homes report a stronger resident safety culture than nonaccredited facilities, according to a new study published in the May 2012 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.
NIH Grant Using Genomics to Tailor Oral Cancer Treatment Awarded to Dr. Brian L. Schmidt, NYU College of Dentistry, and Dr. Donna G. Albertson, University of California, San Francisco
Apr 25, 2012
The grant will fund groundbreaking research to customize treatment for oral cancer patients. Drs. Schmidt and Albertson have identified candidate genomic markers in tumors that predict if an oral cancer is likely to spread (metastasize) to the neck
NYU Wagner Students' Mobile App for Classroom Attendance-Taking Wins $15,000 Top Prize in National Public Policy Challenge
Apr 23, 2012
Their "Kinvolved" app lets classroom teachers take attendance quickly and easily, and sends an automatic text message to caretakers of students who are late or absent.