Latest Stories in June
U.S. Dept. of Education Awards NYU $4 Million Grant to Train Next Generation of Education Researchers
Jun 30, 2014
NYU's Institute of Human Development and Social Change has received a $4 million grant from the Institute of Education Sciences to train students to conduct research in a range of areas in the field.
NYU/Mount Sinai Beth Israel Researchers Find Herpes Virus Infection Drives HIV Infection Among Non-injecting Drug Users in New York
Jun 27, 2014
The study conducted among drug users entering the Mount Sinai Beth Israel drug treatment programs in NYC found that HIV infection among non-injecting drug users doubled over the last two decades.
Transformed 370 Jay Street to Become Hub of Research and Learning
Jun 26, 2014
NYU has unveiled its plans to turn the long-dormant, City-owned 370 Jay Street in Downtown Brooklyn into a modern, sustainable academic center that will be part of the University’s expanding engineering and applied sciences programs in Brooklyn.
New Jersey Action Coalition Launches LTC Residency Program
Jun 26, 2014
The New Jersey Action Coalition recently announced the creation of one of the first long-term care nurse residency programs for new graduates in the country. The program will prepare nurses to care for a growing geriatric population using a variety of educational resources including the Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) Geriatric Resource Nurse curriculum and the Long-Term Care Geriatric Institutional Assessment Profile benchmarking tool.
To Avoid Interbreeding, Monkeys Have Undergone Evolution in Facial Appearance
Jun 26, 2014
Old World monkeys have undergone a remarkable evolution in facial appearance as a way of avoiding interbreeding with closely related and geographically proximate species, researchers from NYU and the University of Exeter have found. Their research provides the best evidence to date for the role of visual cues as a barrier to breeding across species.
NYU Researchers Find Prior Drug Use is the Greatest Predictor of Ecstasy Use Among U.S. High School Seniors
Jun 24, 2014
A study in the journal Substance Use & Misuse by researchers affiliated with New York University’s Center for Drug Use and HIV Research (CDUHR), examined a national sample of high school seniors to determine who is currently at high risk for ecstasy use.
“Tom Sawyer” Regulatory Protein Initiates Gene Transcription in a Hit-and-Run Mechanism
Jun 23, 2014
A team of genome scientists has identified a “hit-and-run” mechanism that allows regulatory proteins in the nucleus to adopt a “Tom Sawyer” behavior when it comes to the work of initiating gene activation.