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Academy’s Past: Where It All Began

June 25, 2024

The Lyceum shared its first home with the College of Physicians and Surgeons, not far from the City Hall building that still stands today. Published June 25, 2024 By Nick Fetty From The New York Public Library. The College of Physicians and Surgeons | 3 Barclay Street | January 1817 – April 1817 The story of The New York Academy of Sciences starts where many New York stories have – in downtown Manhattan. It was...

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Innovative New Art Exhibit Showcases the Importance of Coral Reefs

June 13, 2024

Artist Mara G. Haseltine combines ingenuity with practicality to draw attention to environmental issues facing coral reefs. Published June 13, 2024 By Nick Fetty https://vimeo.com/954866011 Art and science come together in a striking new exhibition at The New York Academy of Sciences that celebrates World Oceans Day. The exhibit, entitled “Blueprints to Save the Planet: 1 Coral Reefs: Exploring the ‘Art’ of Sustainable Reef Restoration,” includes a replica of the Rococo Cocco Reef designed by...

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The New York Academy of Sciences and the Leon Levy Foundation Announce the 2024 Leon Levy Scholars in Neuroscience

May 29, 2024

New York, NY, May 29, 2024 — The New York Academy of Sciences and the Leon Levy Foundation announced today the 2024 cohort of Leon Levy Scholars in Neuroscience, continuing a program initiated by the Foundation in 2009 that has supported 170 fellows in neuroscience. This highly regarded postdoctoral program supports exceptional young researchers across the five boroughs of New York City as they pursue innovative neuroscience research and advance their careers toward becoming independent principal...

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Building Trust Through Transparency in Biorisk Management

May 13, 2024

Note: The reflections in this blog are of Dr. Syra Madad and Dr. Filippa Lentzos and do not represent the viewpoints of TAG-RULS DUR, the World Health Organization or The New York Academy of Sciences. Published May 13, 2024 By Syra Madad and Filippa Lentzos First meeting of the Technical Advisory Group on the Responsible Use of the Life Sciences and Dual-Use Research in Geneva on 16-17 April 2024. Photo courtesy of Marc Bader/WHO. In...

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Exploring the Ethics of Human Settlement in Space

April 15, 2024

While there are many scientific and engineering considerations that need to be applied to the human settlement of outer space, author Erika Nesvold argues in her new book that we mustn’t forget about the ethical and social justice dimensions. Published April 15, 2024 By Nick Fetty Astrophysicist Erika Nesvold discussed her recently published book, Off-Earth: Ethical Questions and Quandaries for Living in Outer Space, during the second installment of the Authors at the Academy Series,...

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Innovations in AI and Higher Education

April 12, 2024

From the future of higher education to regulating artificial intelligence (AI), Reid Hoffman and Nicholas Dirks had a wide-ranging discussion during the first installment of the Authors at the Academy series. Published April 12, 2024 By Nick Fetty It was nearly a full house when authors Nicholas Dirks and Reid Hoffman discussed their respective books during an event at The New York Academy of Sciences on March 27, 2024. Hoffman, who co-founded LinkedIn as well...

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Academy Staff Experience 2024 Eclipse

April 10, 2024

As a historic eclipse graced the skies above New York City and other parts of the country on April 8, 2024, staff members with The New York Academy of Sciences were not going to miss out on this rare opportunity. Below are submissions from a handful of Academy staff who documented this historic happening. Sanaz Masserat (center), Event Coordinator, views the eclipse near the 9/11 Memorial in lower Manhattan. She is flanked by Leo R....

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Yann LeCun Emphasizes the Promise of AI

April 8, 2024

The renowned Chief AI Scientist of Meta, Yann LeCun, discussed everything from his foundational research in neural networks to his optimistic outlook on the future of AI technology at a sold-out Tata Series on AI & Society event with the Academy’s President & CEO Nick Dirks while highlighting the importance of the open-source model. Published April 8, 2024 By Nick Fetty Yann LeCun, a Turing Award winning computer scientist, had a wide-ranging discussion about artificial...

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Celebrating Girls and Women in Science in NYC and Beyond

February 10, 2024

The New York Academy of Sciences has been promoting women and girls in science since at least 1877. Those efforts continue today. Erminnie Smith As the world celebrates the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11, The New York Academy of Sciences is proud to reflect on its efforts of making the sciences more accessible for all. The Academy began admitting women as members in 1877, more than four decades before passage of...

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Academy President’s New Book Explores Contemporary Challenges in Higher Education

February 1, 2024

The book details Nicholas B. Dirks’ years in leadership roles at Columbia and Berkeley during an era of vast changes in the culture of academia. Published February 01, 2024 By Nick Fetty Nicholas B. Dirks, President and CEO of The New York Academy of Sciences, reflects on the challenges he encountered and the lessons he learned during his long career in university leadership, from being chair of the Anthropology department at Columbia, to his time...

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July 17, 2024  · 
Factors affecting shared decision‐making concerning menopausal hormone therapy
Contributors: Kanyada Koysombat| Annice Mukherjee| Sandhi Nyunt| Hugo Pedder| Yana Vinogradova| Jo Burgin| Harshida Dave| Alexander N. Comninos| Vikram Talaulikar| Julia V. Bailey| Waljit S. Dhillo| Ali Abbara|
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June 25, 2024  · 
NPCC4: Climate change and New York City's health risk
Contributors: Thomas Matte| Kathryn Lane| Jenna F. Tipaldo| Janice Barnes| Kim Knowlton| Emily Torem| Gowri Anand| Liv Yoon| Peter Marcotullio| Deborah Balk| Juanita Constible| Hayley Elszasz| Kazuhiko Ito| Sonal Jessel| Vijay Limaye| Robbie Parks| Mallory Rutigliano| Cecilia Sorenson| Ariel Yuan|
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June 25, 2024  · 
NPCC4: Climate risk and equity—advancing knowledge toward a sustainable future | Introduction
Contributors: Deborah Balk| Christian Braneon| Robin Leichenko| Richard Moss| Joel Towers|
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June 22, 2024  · 
NAcM‐OPT protects keratinocytes from H2O2‐induced cell damage by promoting autophagy
Contributors: Renxue Xiong| Qingmei Shen| Yujie Li| Shiyu Jin| Tingru Dong| Xiuzu Song| Cuiping Guan|
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June 13, 2024  · 
Global outlook on affordability of biotherapeutic drugs
Contributors: Anurag S. Rathore| Peter J. Gardner| Hemlata Chhabra| Ruchir Raman|
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June 05, 2024  · 
Trajectories of biomedical research leading to Nobel Prize–winning discoveries
Contributors: Wendy J. Burnett| E. Andrew Balas| Vahe Heboyan| Kirstin R. W. Matthews|
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May 29, 2024  · 
Micronutrient‐fortified bouillon as a strategy to improve the micronutrient adequacy of diets in Burkina Faso
Contributors: Katherine P. Adams| Stephen A. Vosti| Jérome W. Somé| Ann Tarini| Emily Becher| Karim Koudougou| Reina Engle‐Stone|
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May 06, 2024  · 
The emotion paradox in the aging body and brain
Contributors: Mara Mather|
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April 09, 2024  · 
Long COVID and post‐acute sequelae of SARS‐CoV‐2 pathogenesis and treatment: A Keystone Symposia report
Contributors: Matthew S. Durstenfeld| Shannon Weiman| Michael Holtzman| Catherine Blish| Resia Pretorius| Steven G. Deeks|
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April 09, 2024  · 
Prairie voles as a model for adaptive reward remodeling following loss of a bonded partner
Contributors: Julie M. Sadino| Zoe R. Donaldson|
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