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Tuesday, May 20, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speakers: Joshua Ginsberg (Wildlife Conservation Society), Alexandra Horowitz (Barnard College), Oscar Pineda-Catalan (American Museum of Natural History), Diana Reiss (Hunter College)
From the pets we love to the rats we hate—the human condition is closely intertwined with animals. These animal experts will discuss the real story of animals from your backyard to the most extreme environments in the world, and what happens when they don't necessarily want you around.
Thursday, March 20, 2014 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Sean F. Brady (The Rockefeller University), Steven Edgar (MIT), Justin Nodwell (University of Toronto), Kang Zhou (MIT)
Secondary metabolites or idiolites play many roles in biological systems, including communication, defense and signaling. This symposium takes a systems biology approach to explore their biological effects and potential benefits for human health.
Monday, November 4, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Speakers: Anirban Banerjee (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH), Carole A. Bewley (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH), Pierre Escoubas (VenomeTech), Bryan Fry (The University of Queensland, Australia), Mandë Holford (Hunter College, CUNY / American Museum of Natural History), Inés Ibañez-Tallon (The Rockefeller University), Baldomero M. Olivera (University of Utah), Mark E. Siddall (American Museum of Natural History), Beatrix Ueberheide (NYU Langone Medical Center)
Panelists: Yvonne M. Angell (Ipsen), Les P. Miranda (Amgen), Hazel H. Szeto (Stealth Peptides Inc.)
Spiders, snakes, scorpions, sea snails and leeches produce over 10 million compounds offering great potential for venom-based drug discovery. This symposium investigates genomic, proteomic, and transcriptomic approaches to harness venom compounds.
Thursday, September 19, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
David Julius (University of California, San Francisco)
This symposium will honor Dr. David Julius, PhD, the recipient of the 2013 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research, in recognition of his role in discovering a mechanism for nociception and thermosensation. Symposium registration is free. Advance registration is required.
Edited by Charles W. Fox
(University of Kentucky) and Timothy A. Mousseau
(University of South Carolina)
This Annals volume features five in-depth review articles of diverse issues in evolutionary biology.
Edited by Alan Kingstone
(University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) and Michael B. Miller
(University of California, Santa Barbara, California)
Scholarly review articles at the forefront of cognitive neuruoscience
Organizers: Manuel X. Duval (Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals; University of New Haven), Thomas B. Freeman (Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals), and Jennifer Henry (The New York Academy of Sciences)
Speakers: Sean F. Brady (The Rockefeller University), Steven Edgar (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Justin Nodwell (University of Toronto, Canada), and Kang Zhou (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
This eBriefing explores a systems biology approach to secondary metabolites and their networks, looking at their biological effects and potential benefits for human health.
Edited by Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
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.
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.