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Spring 2019 Issue
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.

Table of Contents

The Cutting Edge: There’s An App For That

Reported by

Charles Cooper, NYAS Contributor

Researchers are increasingly turning to apps and mobile platforms to better engage with study participants. The challenge for science is getting them to use it.

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Working in the Clouds: The Virtual Lab

Reported by

Carina Storrs, NYAS Contributor

Cloud-based collaboration platforms allow researchers around the world to work
together in large virtual teams regardless of institution affiliation and location.

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Cloudy with a Chance of Lawsuits

Reported by

Alan Dove, PhD, NYAS Contributor

Cloud-based collaboration platforms provide exciting new ways for researchers across the globe to work together but also create new legal challenges over ownership of discoveries.

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Wisdom of the Crowd: Citizen Science in the Digital Age

Reported by

Robert Birchard, NYAS Staff

Smartphone technology is enabling better and more accurate data gathering by amateur science enthusiasts.

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How AI is Reshaping Healthcare

Reported by

Sonya Dougal, PhD, NYAS Staff

AI in healthcare offers both hope and potential challenges for patients.

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Publishing Evolves in a Connected World

Reported by

Ann Griswold, NYAS Contributor

Researchers and funders have choices, and a voice on the future.

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Science and Social Media: #facepalm or #hearteyes?

Reported by

Kari Fischer, PhD, NYAS Staff

Beneath all the negative noise, science can flourish on social media.

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The 2019 Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists in Israel and in the United Kingdom

Reported by

Robert Birchard, NYAS Staff

Meet the rising stars who are receiving recognition for their ground-breaking research.

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Meet the 2018 L'Oréal USA For Women in Science Fellows

The New York Academy of Sciences celebrates five outstanding female scientists who were awarded grants of $60,000 each for their contributions in STEM fields and their commitment to supporting women and girls in science.

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The Power to Heal

Reported by

Hallie Kapner, NYAS Contributor

Senior Scientist and Early-Career Scientist winners are advancing our understanding of the miraculous inner work­ings and remarkable healing powers of stem cells.

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A Mother’s Cancer Inspires a Student Scientist

Reported by

Mandy Carr, NYAS Staff

A Junior Academy student remembers her initial inspiration for pursuing science.

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Students Envision App to Combat Wildfires

Reported by

Mandy Carr, NYAS Staff

Meet The Junior Academy team, who designed an app to track wildfires.

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Junior Academy Alum is Living His Dream

Reported by

Mandy Carr, NYAS Staff

A Junior Academy alumnus recalls how the program influenced his research goals.

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Professional Development: Presenting With Impact

Reported by

Jayne Latz, NYAS Contributor

Public speaking is a key part of professional development. How to make sure you don’t freeze at the big moment.

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Academy eBriefings

Summaries of recent eBriefings.

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Annals Highlights

Recent and upcoming Annals volumes.

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The Challenge and Opportunities for Science in an App-Driven World

Reported by

Jennifer L. Costley and Chenelle Bonavito Martinez, NYAS Staff

The next generation of advances will literally be in the palm of your hand.

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