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    Nanomedicines: Addressing the Scientific and Regulatory Gap

    Organizers: Raj Bawa (Bawa Biotech LLC; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), Scott E. McNeil (Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory – Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research), Stefan Mühlebach (Vifor Pharma Ltd.; University of Basel, Switzerland), Melanie Brickman Stynes (The New York Academy of Sciences), and Melinda Miller (The New York Academy of Sciences)
    Keynote Speaker: Sally Tinkle (Science and Technology Policy Institute, IDA)

    This eBriefing explores regulatory challenges in the nascent field of nanomedicines.

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    Accelerating Translational Neurotechnology: Fourth Annual Aspen Brain Forum

    Keynote Speaker: Robert J. Greenberg (Alfred E. Mann Foundation)

    This eBriefing explores the translation of neurotechnologies into new treatment options for neurological and psychiatric diseases.

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    Annals Reports: (1) Evolutionary Dynamics and Information Hierarchies in Biological Systems: Aspen Center for Physics Workshop and (2) Cracking the Neural Code: Third Annual Aspen Brain Forum

    Edited by Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences editorial staff

    This Annals volume presents a collection of papers stemming from two conferences: (1) Evolutionary Dynamics and Information Hierarchies in Biological Systems: Aspen Center for Physics workshop; and (2) Cracking the Neural Code: Third Annual Aspen Brain Forum.

    Volume 1305

    eBriefing

    Nanotechnologies in Cancer Diagnosis, Therapy, and Prevention

    Keynote Speakers: Omid Farokhzad (Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School) and Ralph Weissleder (Massachusetts General Hospital)

    This eBriefing discusses nanoparticles, which have recently emerged at the forefront of cancer therapies, highlighting their uses in cancer diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

    Annals

    The Implications of a Data Driven–Built Environment

    Edited by Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences editorial staff

    This Annals issue explores how large data sets can be harnessed to improve energy management in the built environment.

    Volume 1295

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    Cost Estimates for Flood Resilience and Protection Strategies in New York City

    Edited by Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences editorial staff

    This Annals volume presents research that assesses the costs of six different flood management strategies to anticipate long-term challenges that New York City will face in preparation for future storm surges.

    Volume 1294

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    Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists 2012

    Edited by Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences editorial staff

    This Annals volume showcases the exceptional talent of winners and finalists of the 2012 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists.

    eBriefing

    Health 2.0: Digital Technology in Clinical Care

    Organizers: Johanne Morne (New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute), Sonja Noring (New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute), Cheryl Smith (New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute), AIDS Institute Social Media Workgroup (New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute), Brooke Grindlinger (The New York Academy of Sciences), and Kerstin Hofmeyer (The New York Academy of Sciences)

    This eBriefing looks at the impact of digital technologies on clinical care, especially for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, exploring eHealth strategies for patient-centered care and clinical decision support.

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    The 8th Gotham-Metro Condensed Matter Meeting: Tapping NYC's Science and Engineering Talent

    Keynote Speakers: KC Huang (Stanford University) and Amir Yacoby (Harvard University)
    Panel Moderator: Seth Pinsky (NYC Economic Development Corporation)

    This eBriefing documents the 8th condensed matter physics conference featuring keynote talks in hard matter and soft matter as well as a special panel discussion, "Generation Tech: Tapping NYC's Science & Engineering Talent," featuring representatives of the new engineering and applied science institutions that are being created in the city.

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    Black Holes and Astrobiology

    Speaker: Caleb Scharf (Columbia University)

    This eBriefing documents a presentation by Caleb Scharf, director of astrobiology at Columbia University, who described the latest science on black holes and gave an update on the search for life on other planets.