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Winter 2013

Winter 2013
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

Got Antibodies?

Seasonal influenza is a strong foe; our bodies its battleground. Can vaccines—our front-line defense—keep us healthy?

From Communism to Cytokines

A renowned microbiologist and Academy patron reflects on his education in Czechoslovakia and his dreams for future innovation.

Predicting Spinoff Success

Universities are fast becoming ground-zero for the commercialization of new technologies based on internal IP.

Crowd-Sourcing to Meet Global Challenges

The Academy spurs global innovation through crowd-sourcing and incentives.

Looking Within

Nobel laureate and Academy Chairman Emeritus Torsten Wiesel maps receptive field properties within the visual cortex, etching a singular vision for his own life.

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