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Janssen Award Symposium Spotlights Robert Langer, Biomaterials Pioneer and Beloved Mentor

March 6, 2024

Published March 06, 2024By David Freeman Self-boosting vaccines. Regeneration of diseased tissues and missing limbs. Organs on a chip. Such life-saving advances in biotechnology—some already in existence and others in the works--took the spotlight on February 8, 2024, when thousands of attendees around the world gathered online for the Paul Janssen Award Symposium in honor of Robert S. Langer, ScD, a renowned chemical engineer and entrepreneur best known for his pioneering work in drug delivery...

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The Adventures of the Nutritional Kingdom Project

February 27, 2024

Winner of the Junior Academy Challenge – Spring 2023 “Healthy Snacks” Team members: Natalie O. (Team Lead) (United States), Lara K. (Jordan), Connie H. (United States), Mariem M. (Egypt), Ibrahim S. (United States), Amena S. (Jordan) Mentor: Leticia Mendoza-Martínez (Mexico) Childhood obesity has become a major public health issue around the world. In the United States alone, 1 in 5 children is overweight or obese– a particularly prevalent issue in the Hispanic community, where lack...

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An App to Improve Health for Underserved, Rural Communities

December 21, 2023

Meet the winning team from the Fall 2022 Junior Academy Challenge, “Public Health Impacts of Climate Change.” Published December 21, 2023 In Fall 2022, 42 international teams of high school students participated in a Junior Academy Challenge to find innovative solutions for the multiple impacts of climate change on human health. The winning team, MiHealth — comprised of Betsy D. (United States, Team Lead), Joanna A. (United States), Mehmet A. (United States), Grace Chenxin L....

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Takeda and The New York Academy of Sciences Announce 2024 Innovators in Science Award Winners

December 5, 2023

2024 Award Celebrates Outstanding Research in Cancer Immunology Winners Discovered Novel Connections Between the Immune System and Cancer Recipients Each Receive Unrestricted USD 200,000 Awards OSAKA, Japan, and CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, December 5, 2023 – Takeda (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) and The New York Academy of Sciences today announced the winners of the 2024 Innovators in Science Award for their excellence in, and commitment to, innovative science that has significantly advanced the field of research in cancer immunology. Each...

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Neuroscience and Music VII: Connecting with Music Across the Life Span

November 10, 2023

Continuing a long-running collaboration between Ann NY Acad Sci and the community of scientists in the cross-domain fields of neuroscience and music, this collection presents papers invited from participants of the 2021 Neurosciences and Music conference in Aarhus, Denmark, organized by the Mariani Foundation. Several previous collections of papers have been published in Ann NY Acad Sci, including volumes 1423, 1337, 1252, 1169, 1060, and 999. See https://nyaspubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/toc/10.1111/(ISSN)1749-6632.neuroscience-music-vii.

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Cooley’s Anemia

November 10, 2023

The papers in this virtual issue were invited from speakers of the Eleventh Cooley's Anemia Symposium, held at The New York Academy of Sciences on October 17-20, 2022. The symposium brought together basic scientists, clinical investigators, and clinicians to review and discuss recent research for thalassemia syndromes. Several previous Annals issues have presented papers from past Cooley's Anemia Symposia, all in collaboration with The New York Academy of Sciences. See https://nyaspubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/toc/10.1111/(ISSN)1749-6632.cooleys-anemia.

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Evolution and Epigenetics

October 13, 2023

The 2022 symposium entitled "How Evolution Learnt to Learn - Epigenetics of Experienced Context" and this virtual issue follow on published volumes of previous symposia: Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. Vol. 1178 (Natural Genetic Engineering and Natural Genome Editing) in 2008, Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. Vol. 1341 (DNA Habitats and Its RNA Inhabitants) in 2014, and Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci Vol. 1447 (Evolution -- Genetic Novelty/Genomic Variations by RNA-Networks and Viruses) in 2018. The symposia were...

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Getting Out the Facts on Public Health

October 5, 2023

All-Girl Team Wins Junior Academy Challenge Combating Public Health Misinformation. Collaborating across borders, U.S.-based student Angel and Asmaa from Jordan won New York Academy of Sciences’ Junior Academy Innovation Challenge with a text-based campaign designed to combat online misinformation and provide young people with accurate facts about public health issues. The two participants were part of an all-female STEM team that also included participants from Lebanon and Oman. Angel, aged 15, who lives in upstate...

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Adolescent Women Nutrition in Colombia and Vietnam

October 2, 2023

Adolescent and young women face grave nutritional challenges, but limited evidence exists on solutions to improve their diets. Supported by Fondation Botnar, Action-Research was done over three years (2020-2022) in secondary cities of Colombia (Medellin) and Vietnam (Thai Nguyen) to identify nutrient deficits in the diets of adolescent and young women; elaborate food-based recommendations to improve their nutritional status using Optifood linear programming; and engage respondents in incorporating suggested recommendations in their diet using a...

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WHO Action Plan on Anemia

September 21, 2023

This collection of papers brings together reviews based on the WHO Global Action Plan on the prevention and management of anemia. The virtual issue is edited by Maria Nieves Garcia-Casal. See https://nyaspubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/toc/10.1111/(ISSN)1749-6632.who-action-plan-on-anemia.

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Annals

November 02, 2023  · 
An integrated review of music cognition and rhythmic stimuli in sensorimotor neurocognition and neurorehabilitation
Contributors: Laura Emmery| Madeleine E. Hackney| Trisha Kesar| J. Lucas McKay| Michael C. Rosenberg|
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September 29, 2023  · 
Effect of an action‐research nutrition intervention on the Global Diet Quality Score of Colombian adolescents
Contributors: Sandra L. Restrepo‐Mesa| Nathalia Correa Guzmán| Víctor Calvo| María Cristina Giraldo Quijano| Carolina Hernández Álvarez| Gilles Bergeron|
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September 26, 2023  · 
On the evolution of epigenetics via exaptation: A developmental systems perspective
Contributors: David S. Moore|
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August 24, 2023  · 
The neurobiology of vocal communication in marmosets
Contributors: Dori M. Grijseels| Brendan J. Prendergast| Julia C. Gorman| Cory T. Miller|
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August 19, 2023  · 
Characterizing affiliative touch in humans and its role in advancing haptic design
Contributors: James H. Kryklywy| Preeti Vyas| Karon E. Maclean| Rebecca M. Todd|
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August 17, 2023  · 
Validation of the NOVA score for the consumption of ultra‐processed foods by young women of Medellín, Colombia
Contributors: María Camila Correa‐Madrid| Nathalia Correa Guzmán| Gilles Bergeron| Sandra L. Restrepo‐Mesa| Gustavo Cediel|
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August 17, 2023  · 
Exploring the potential of meeting adolescent girls’ nutrient needs in urban Colombia using food‐based recommendations
Contributors: Frances Knight| Sabrina Kuri| Claudia Damu| Carla Mejia| Nathalia Correa Guzmán| Gilles Bergeron| Sandra L. Restrepo‐Mesa|
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August 15, 2023  · 
Neuromodulators and neuroepigenetics of social behavior in ants
Contributors: Matan Sorek| Shelley L. Berger|
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August 12, 2023  · 
Neurovascular segregation of the retinal nerve fiber layer in glaucoma
Contributors: Ai Ping Yow| Jacqueline Chua| Bingyao Tan| Rachel Chong| Monisha E. Nongpiur| Preeti Gupta| Ecosse Lamoureux| Rahat Husain| Leopold Schmetterer| Damon Wong|
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August 11, 2023  · 
The Global Diet Quality Score is associated with nutrient adequacy and depression among Vietnamese youths
Contributors: Phuong Hong Nguyen| Lan Mai Tran| Nga Thu Hoang| Megan Deitchler| Mourad Moursi| Gilles Bergeron|
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