Wednesday, September 18, 2013 | 5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Moderator: Orla M. Smith (Science Translational Medicine)
Panelists: Amanda Boxtel (Ekso Bionics), Grégoire Courtine (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, EPFL), Nathan Harding (Ekso Bionics)
Join us for a discussion of cutting-edge technologies that may revolutionize spinal cord injury rehabilitation and treatment. Included in the discussion is a live demonstration of a wearable robot (or exoskeleton) that enables people with lower-extremity paralysis or weakness to stand and walk. We will present perspectives from an innovator, a researcher, and a patient, who will share their insights on how these new technologies benefit the public now and in the future to come.
September 18 - 20, 2013
Explore innovative models for advancing the translation of novel neurotechnologies, such as neurostimulation, brain-computer interfaces, and neuron replacement therapies, into diagnostic tools and treatments for neurological and psychiatric disease.
Thursday, May 23, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speakers: Steve Ettlinger (Author), Dwight Eschliman (Photographer), J. Kenji Lopez-Alt (Serious Eats)
Moderator: Dan Pashman (Journalist)
Whether it's mined from deep in the earth or grown on a farm, the ingredients in modern food have to come from somewhere. Join us as we learn just where some of the ingredients in your favorite snacks come from and just how combining certain elements can lead to either a food fantasy or fatal fare! Part of the Science and the Seven Deadly Sins Series.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Ivan Oransky (Reuters Health), Harold Garner (Virginia Tech), Morton Meyers (SUNY Stony Brook)
From publish-or-perish to the race for ever-decreasing research dollars, scientists are under pressure to produce new scientific findings. Has the competitive culture of science gone too far? Join us as we try to unweave the web of scientific envy. Part of the Science and the Seven Deadly Sins Series.
Monday, April 29, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Academy's Anthropology Section is the crossroads for four-field anthropology in the greater New York area.
Monday, April 15, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speakers: Bruce Kingma (iSchool and Whitman, Syracuse University), Rajit Manohar (Cornell NYC Tech), James Spencer (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
This conference will examine programs in NY State’s universities which are building the professional infrastructure needed to support NY's innovation economy and will explore future public partnerships on human capital development.
Edited by George R. Uhl
(National Institutes of Health, Baltimore, Maryland)
The fifth installment of this Annals series presents scholarly reviews on clinical, molecular, pharmacologic, imaging, genetic, and therapeutic aspects of addiction.
Organizers: Fritz François (New York University School of Medicine), Mekbib Gemeda (New York University Langone Medical Center), Jo Wiederhorn (Associated Medical Schools of New York), Sonya Dougal (The New York Academy of Sciences), and Brooke Grindlinger (The New York Academy of Sciences)
In this eBriefing, explore ways to incorporate health disparities research and preventative care approaches into the medical school curriculum, attract trainees to health inequity research, and improve the recruitment of minority medical students.
Edited by the editorial staff of Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
A collection of works from the best and the brightest—finalists and winners of the 2011 Blavatnik Awards.
Keynote Speaker: David B. Allison (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
Perhaps the most disturbing facet of the rise in obesity worldwide is the rise in childhood obesity. This eBriefing features researchers, physicians, teachers, and other professionals at the front lines of the childhood obesity epidemic who met in Bimghamton, NY to discuss this alarming public health problem.
September 10, 2010
Can we all be wise old owls? Science journalist Stephen Hall and neuroscientist Andre Fenton dissect what we call wisdom, from the neurons in our brain, to the social constructs behind it.
Neuroscientist Richard Restak thinks with the right mental exercises, our brains can be much better. Today he teams with writer Susan Orlean to talk about our brainy potential.
With our economy a shambles and our environment threatened, is there any reason to be optimistic about the future? Matt Ridley says there's scientific proof to say we should be.
Biologist Stewart Firestein and world-renowned perfumer Christophe Laudamiel team up to tackle the science of smell.
Translational Medicine Initiative
The Translational Medicine Initiative represents a three-year partnership between the New York Academy of Sciences and the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation to support the translation of basic science research into clinical applications.
Learn more at www.nyas.org/TransMed.