Scientists Engineer Synthetic DNA to Study “Architect” Genes
Building artificial Hox genes enables researchers to see how cells learn their location in the body
The Quest for a Better Sunscreen
How Cancer Drug Research Led Chemistry Professor Marcus Weck to Patent a Sunscreen Ingredient That Provides Longer-Lasting Protection
Women in Science Receive Less Credit for Their Contributions
Study first to use new dataset to show gender differences in scientific attribution
Local Economic Data Encourages Legislators to Open Emails—But Only Democrats
Randomized study shows that including data for legislators on the local economic impact of an issue can encourage engagement, but it varies by party
NYU’s Mind, Ethics, and Policy Program Will Address Questions Surrounding Non-Human Minds
NYU's “Mind, Ethics, and Policy Program" will conduct pioneering research on the nature and intrinsic value of non-human minds, including those of animals and artificial intelligences.
Neuroscientists Find New Factors Behind Better Vision
The size of our primary visual cortex and the amount of brain tissue we have dedicated to processing visual information can predict how well we can see, a new study shows.
Wither the Health Savings Account?
Sherry Glied of NYU finds the two-decade-old HSA may have outlived its usefulness, in research article.
Online Sentiment about Vaccines Previews Later Vaccination Rates, New Twitter Study Finds
Sentiments toward COVID-19 vaccines, whether positive or negative, previews subsequent vaccination rates, finds a study of related Twitter posts.
Large Arena, Small Sodas
NYU research at Barclays Center explores impact of temporary soft-drink size limits
Neoliberal Policies, Institutions Have Prompted Preference for Greater Inequality, New Study Finds
Neoliberalism has resulted in both preference and support for greater income inequality over the past 25 years, shows a new study by a team of psychology researchers.