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University study investigates northern lake emissions

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University study investigates northern lake emissions

April 9, 2019 0 comments

While most stories about greenhouse gas emissions focus on those from cars, planes and other forms of human consumption, carbon emissions from natural sources, while often neglected in the news, are also important to climate models.

Warren Alpert’s Global Emergency Medicine Program, along with other U.S. institutions, is collaborating with the Ministry of Health in Rwanda.

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Med School helps develop emergency medicine education program in Rwanda

April 5, 2019 0 comments

In a country trying to build one of the world’s best universal healthcare systems, Rwanda has made the University one factor in its strategic plan for healthcare success.

Gabriela Barajas-Gonzalez is a professor at New York University.

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Talk discusses effect of policy, rhetoric on immigrant mental health

April 3, 2019 0 comments

During her talk on immigrant mental health last night, Assistant Professor Gabriela Barajas-Gonzalez, a faculty member in the School of Medicine at New York University, presented a timeline tracking political developments against rising deportation detainment levels.

Researchers link snowline migration to icemelt in Greenland

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Researchers link snowline migration to icemelt in Greenland

April 1, 2019 0 comments

A University study found that the location of the boundary between snow-covered ice and bare ice is the leading factor determining icemelt in Greenland, which is the largest contributor to global sea level rise.

Professor Haneesh Kesari and Weilin Deng GS proved through their research that Van der Waals forces affect minute objects similarly to how gravity affects larger objects; while the forces compete to dominate, van der Waals overcomes gravity in the interactions of extremely small objects.

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Differences in surface roughness can affect how those surfaces stick together

March 21, 2019 0 comments

Two university researchers, Haneesh Kesari, an assistant professor of engineering, and Weilin Deng GS, the lead author of the study, recently discovered that extremely small differences in surface roughness affect adhesion, or the way these surfaces will stick together.

University researchers developed a coating for IV catheters that would  fight potential MRSA and related bacterial infections common in hospital settings. The coating is made up of a drug and a plastic polymer.

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New discovery could prevent common hospital infections

March 15, 2019 0 comments

When life-saving drugs wind through catheters and into the drifting current of the bloodstream, sometimes unwanted and even deadly bacteria tag along, prepared to invade and infect vulnerable immune systems.

University researchers develop tool to identify areas of toxic waste contamination

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University researchers develop tool to identify areas of toxic waste contamination

March 13, 2019 0 comments

A team of two current and one former University researchers has designed a geospatial tool and database that can map and identify likely regions of toxic waste contamination in Rhode Island, with applications in transportation, ecology, policy-making and quality of life, among others.

Study highlights lack of women authorship

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Study highlights lack of women authorship

March 8, 2019 0 comments

After watching the 2016 film “Hidden Figures,” which detailed the lives and work of three black women at NASA in the 1960s, many viewers were left inspired as the film shed greater light on the concealed contributions of women in STEM.

Fulvio Domini’s visual perception lab uses experiments that involve viewing virtual objects on a screen and grabbing real ones to test the brain’s processing of information.

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Visual perception lab challenges common theory on visual streams

March 8, 2019 0 comments

Participants donning thick-lensed stereo glasses grab virtual shapes in front of them, gesturing as if the boxes were real. The subjects place their heads in chin rests to keep their heads from moving, and soon, green and red boxes flash on the screen.

(from left to right) Ayanna Howard '93, danah boyd '00 and Mary Lou Jepsen '96 were named to Forbes Magazine's latest list of Top 50 Women in Tech.

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Alums named to ‘Top 50 Women in Tech’

March 8, 2019 0 comments

The latest list of Top 50 Women in Tech in Forbes Magazine featured three University alums ­­— all of whom challenged structural barriers and drove technological innovation to new heights.