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For successful long-term spaceflight, bioengineering in the form of gene editing and synthetic biology may be required to overcome our very human limitations. Yet advancements in science and space exploration cannot be disentangled from several important questions. Join this meeting to hear the latest findings in space biology, intertwined with discussions that contextualize their ethical impact.
Targeting the Endocannabinoid System for Treatment of Human Diseases
January 27, 2021
This meeting will focus on the understanding of the physiology and pharmacology of the peripheral Endocannabinoid System. The goal is to illuminate the roles of CB1 and CB2 receptors with regard to possible discovery and development of entirely new classes of drugs for the treatment of inflammatory, immune, fibrotic, and neurologic disorders.
The Youth Vaping Epidemic: From Science to Public Policy
February 10, 2021
The current youth vaping epidemic highlights the urgent need to understand the science and health effects of vaping. This symposium will convene experts from academic, clinical, and public health communities to discuss the science of vaping and related public policy recommendations.
Organizations are continually evolving to build a strong, talented team that will propel their businesses forward while creating a desirable workplace that fosters creativity and innovation. In this webinar you’ll have the chance to hear from PepsiCo on why they’re recruiting talented STEM professionals like you. You’ll also get a glimpse into why your STEM expertise is vital and how you can leverage your STEM skills.
Grantsmanship and the Transition to Research Independence
As university budgets shrink and external funding sources becoming more competitive, the ability to write successful research grants is more important than ever. In this eBriefing, learn strategies for effective grant writing, specifically applied to fellowship applications in biomedical fields.
NewsBuilding Transformative Collaborations to Address Society's Challenges
Now more than ever, it's clear that being able to collaborate across fields and borders is crucial for the advancement of science. Find out how our Members across sectors have built innovative cross-disciplinary teams.
NewsWhat Makes Human Milk Different and How Does it Help Developing Babies?
It is understood that human milk provides benefits to babies as they develop, particularly in its ability to help protect babies from a variety of infections. But what is the mechanism that does the work to help keep babies healthy? Find out in this interview with Academy Member and Vanderbilt University Professor Steven Townsend.
NewsFinding a Common Research Language and a New Approach to Studying Aging
When three scientists working across different disciplines, universities, and continents teamed up as part of the Interstellar Initiative—an international mentorship program for early-career investigators—their first task was finding common ground. Find out how they did it and how their work might contribute to the study of aging.
The Junior Academy introduces exceptional students to an online community where they gain access to best-in-class STEM resources and work together to solve real-world problems. STEM professionals mentor student teams during 60-day innovation challenges sponsored by industry-leading companies via Launchpad, our interactive challenge platform. Students and mentors can participate from anywhere in the world and have multiple challenges a year to choose from. Accepted students and mentors receive free membership to the New York Academy of Sciences!
Available exclusively to our Member community, Member-to-Member Mentoring is a self-directed mentoring program that matches early career scientists and engineers with experienced STEM professionals for advice and coaching.
For 200 years—since 1817—the Academy has brought together extraordinary people working at the frontiers of discovery. Among the oldest scientific organizations in the United States, it has become not only an enduring cultural institution in New York, but also one of the most significant organizations in the global scientific community.
For 2016, the International Year of Pulses, our Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science is looking at the many opportunities provided by pulses—edible seeds like dried, lentils, and chickpeas.
Pulses provide a non-animal source of protein, appear to be healthy for the gut microbiome, and help replenish the soil where they are grown. In this podcast we'll talk to scientists studying the benefits of pulses about their research and also how we might solve the challenge of moving these important foods from millions of small-scale farmers in India and Latin America to consumers worldwide.