This month, NYU researchers found that a single dose of the hallucinogenic drug psilocybin (or "magic mushroom") reduced depression and anxiety in 80% of cancer patients, showed that there are at least two brain networks—not a single "central executive"—active in processing information in working memory, and concluded that emotional "hangovers" are real.
A pair of Tandon engineers mapped all the shadows in New York City—building by building, block by block.
A study at NYU Langone found that the combination of two new drugs that harness the immune system was safe and effective in destroying cancer cells in patients with recurrent Hodgkin lympohoma. The drugs decreased tumor size or spread to some degree in all 19 patients after 3 months of treatment.
NYU's Jean-Rémi King used magnetoencephalography to sketch out how the brain encodes and briefly stores images that we don't even know we've seen.
Three Center for Cybersecurity students won a digital voting system design challenge with Votebook, a model for blockchain-supported elections that is secure, scalable, and consistent with current voter behavior and expectations of privacy.
Research by the Institute for the Interdisciplinary Study of Decision Making showed that it's a decrease in gray matter in the brain's posterior parietal cortex that makes older people risk averse.