Why Humans Have Sex
April 23, 2010
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To understand mechanisms that govern innate and adaptive immune responses in infection, neurodevelopment, and inflammatory diseases, this 2-day symposium will convene researchers across the spectrum of immunology to discuss basic immunological questions with the ultimate goal of identifying novel therapeutic strategies for autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, infection, and cancer.
Session topics include immune system homeostasis, long-term consequences of inflammation, neuroimmunology, immunological memory, and systems immunology.
This conference will convene multi-sector scientists and clinicians working in basic, translational and clinical immunotherapy research to discuss emerging research and its potential for clinical application. It will feature keynote presentations by world-renowned leaders in the field, Nobel laureate Dr. James Allison (University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center), Dr. Kristin Hege (Bristol Myers Squibb), Dr. Robert D. Schreiber (Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis), and Dr. Jedd D. Wolchok (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)
What is consciousness? Why are humans seemingly wired for these transcendent and meaning-making experiences? What happens to consciousness upon physical death? Are there common features in the variety of altered states of consciousness? This special one-day event features a notable group of international experts in neuroscience and resuscitation medicine, psychedelics, mystical and near-death experience research, the history of comparative religion and mythology, along with a first-hand account of a near-death experience.
Join the New York Academy of Sciences and Johnson & Johnson for a series of engaging and insightful webinars with extraordinary scientists whose discoveries have made a profound impact on human health.
A look at challenges and opportunities in food and nutrition science research.
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.
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.
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.
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 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists celebrate the achievements of extraordinary young scientists and engineers and accelerate innovation through unrestricted funding.
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.
Professor Nicholas Dirks marks his two-year anniversary with a look at how the Academy is fulfilling its mission in new ways.
The Innovators in Science Award recognizes a promising Early-Career Scientist's and an outstanding Senior Scientist's contributions to science in the therapeutic areas of Neuroscience, Regenerative Medicine, Rare Diseases, Gastroenterology, and Oncology, and is intended to support their commitment to innovative research.
This volume of Ann NY Acad Sci contains a perspective article on emergency preservation and resuscitation for cardiac arrest from trauma; two reviews, including one on calcium supplementation during pregnancy and maternal and offspring bone health; and eight original research articles, including one on individuality and function of chemical signals during conflict resolution of a mammal, and another on the priming effects of empathy on neural processing associated with firsthand pain perception.
As the New York Academy of Sciences continues into its third century, Nicholas Dirks is at the helm of an extraordinary organization with a talented staff, a global community of more than 20,000 Members, and a network of top-echelon leaders in science, industry, academia, government and public policy. Bringing all these people together, the Academy is taking on COVID-19 and other world-wide challenges with the best solutions that science, technology, and bright minds can offer.
April 23, 2010