Autumn 2011

Autumn 2011
Published two times per year, The New York Academy of Sciences Magazine reports on the activities of the Academy and its Members, and features cover stories, profiles and book excerpts that illuminate cutting-edge issues in science and examine challenges facing the global scientific community.

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Introducing a New Editor

Diana Friedman joins The New York Academy of Sciences Magazine.

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Support System

The Blavatnik Awards' recognition of young scientists has proved critical to their continued success.
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Defying Definition: Elias Zerhouni

Why good science resists characterization.
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A Medical Education Paradigm for the Future

George Thibault and the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation help the Academy push progress.
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Closing the Gap

Translating scientific discoveries into clinical therapeutics is a necessity to deal with rising rates of disease and disability.

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Translational Science on the Big Screen

W. Ian Lipkin contributes to the pandemic thriller Contagion.
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From 'The Valley of Death' to Lifesaving Therapeutics

Academic medical centers play a vital role in promoting translation.
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A Conversation with Napoleone Ferrara

The Genentech Fellow discusses his life's work: from discovering the core angiogenic signaling molecule, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), to creating anti-VEGF therapeutics for wet age-related macular degeneration and cancerous tumors.

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Putting Brain Power Behind Brain Disease

A new partnership between the New York Academy of Sciences and One Mind for Research aims to hasten the translation of Alzheimer's disease and dementia research.

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