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

May 28, 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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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

Published February 1, 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 as EVP and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences also at Columbia, and then as chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, in...

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The Junior Academy of The New York Academy of Sciences Announced as Silver Anthem Winner in Education or Literacy Platform for the Third Annual Anthem Awards

January 30, 2024

New York, NY, January 30, 2024 – The New York Academy of Sciences announced today that its highly regarded Junior Academy has been named the Silver Anthem Winner in Education or Literacy Platform in the Third Annual Anthem Awards. Launched by The Webby Awards in 2021, the Anthem Awards honors mission-driven work of people, companies, and organizations worldwide. This year’s Anthem Award Winners were selected from a pool of over 2,000 submissions from 44 countries by the International...

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Prestigious Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in the UK to bestow £480,000 to nine scientists across the UK

January 17, 2024

The 2024 Awards recognise scientific advances driven by researchers who have: Used new research in RNA structure to improve crop resilience Detected water and other life-signalling molecules from planets beyond the solar system Designed new enzymes never before seen in nature or a lab Encoded photons with information in new ways that enable the possibility for high-capacity quantum communication networks for the first time Heriot-Watt University in Scotland and the John Innes Centre in Norwich,...

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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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The Junior Academy of The New York Academy of Sciences Honored as a Finalist in the Education, Art, & Culture category for the Third Annual Anthem Awards

December 5, 2023

New York, NY, December 5, 2023 – The New York Academy of Sciences announced today that its highly regarded Junior Academy has been named a Finalist in the Education, Art, & Culture category in the Third Annual Anthem Awards. The Anthem Awards, launched by The Webby Awards in 2021, honors the purpose and mission-driven work of people, companies, and organizations worldwide. “The New York Academy of Sciences is thrilled that our esteemed Junior Academy was...

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Prehistoric Sloth-Like Creatures May Have Roamed the US, said Academy President 200 Years Ago

November 28, 2023

An Annals article and lecture given by Samuel L. Mitchill in 1823 presented paleolithic research suggesting that the territory of the Megatherium americanum may have extended farther north than scientists had previously thought. Published November 28, 2023 By Nick Fetty An illustration of what the Megatherium americanum may have looked like.Image by Nobu Tamura. Licensed via CC BY-SA 4.0.No changes were made to the original work. Massive sloth-like creatures may have been roaming the land...

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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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The Sciences

November 10, 2023

Articles, news, and commentary on scientific developments of social and cultural interest. "A continuing feast for the mind and the eye," The Sciences magazine was a unique forum for examining issues in all areas of science. Winner of seven National Magazine Awards, The Sciences was published from 1961 to 2001. Beginning in 2023, content in the spirit of The Sciences is now being commissioned for publication as a special front-half section of Ann NY Acad...

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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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July 27, 2023  · 
Automated behavioral scoring: Do we even need humans?
Contributors: Will Kenkel|
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July 21, 2023  · 
Rethinking education, rethinking society
Contributors: Philip Kitcher|
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July 03, 2023  · 
Nonalcoholic liver disease: Epidemiology, risk factors, natural history, and management strategies
Contributors: George Agyapong| Farzaneh Dashti| Bubu A. Banini|
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July 01, 2023  · 
Effects of sleep disturbance on trauma‐focused psychotherapy outcomes in posttraumatic stress disorder: A systematic review
Contributors: Sarah A. Bottari| Erin R. Trifilio| David M. Janicke| Eric C. Porges| Ronald A. Cohen| Michael S. Jaffee| John B. Williamson|
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May 25, 2023  · 
Holistic Evaluation of Language Models
Contributors: Rishi Bommasani| Percy Liang| Tony Lee|
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May 17, 2023  · 
Integrating and coordinating programs for the management of anemia across the life course
Contributors: Alison Mildon| Daniel Lopez de Romaña| Maria Elena D. Jefferds| Lisa M. Rogers| Jenna M. Golan| Mandana Arabi|
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May 08, 2023  · 
On the origin and nature of nongenetic information in eumetazoans
Contributors: Nelson R. Cabej|
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April 15, 2023  · 
Diagnosing anemia: Challenges selecting methods, addressing underlying causes, and implementing actions at the public health level
Contributors: Maria Nieves Garcia‐Casal| Omar Dary| Maria Elena Jefferds| Sant‐Rayn Pasricha|
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April 05, 2023  · 
Progress in vaccine development for infectious diseases—a Keystone Symposia report
Contributors: Jennifer Cable| Barney S. Graham| Richard A. Koup| Robert A. Seder| Katalin Karikó| Norbert Pardi| Dan H. Barouch| Bhawna Sharma| Susanne Rauch| Raffael Nachbagauer| Mattias N. E. Forsell| Michael Schotsaert| Ali H. Ellebedy| Karin Loré| Darrell J. Irvine| Emily Pilkington| Siri Tahtinen| Elizabeth A. Thompson| Yanis Feraoun| Neil P. King| Kevin Saunders| Galit Alter| Syed M. Moin| Kwinten Sliepen| Gunilla B. Karlsson Hedestam| Hedda Wardemann| Bali Pulendran| Nicole A. Doria‐Rose| Wan‐Ting He| Jennifer A. Juno| Sila Ataca| Adam K. Wheatley| Jason S. McLellan| Laura M. Walker| Julia Lederhofer| Lisa C. Lindesmith| Holger Wille| Peter J. Hotez| Linda‐Gail Bekker|
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