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  • Gene May Link Diabetes and Alzheimer’s, CCNY Researchers Find

    In recent years it became clear that people with diabetes face an ominous prospect – a far greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Now researchers at The City College of New York (CCNY) have shed light on one reason why. Biology Professor Chris Li and her colleagues have discovered that a single gene forms a common link between the two diseases.

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  • Environmental Factors Spread Obesity, CCNY-Led Team Reports

    An international team of researchers’ study of the spatial patterns of the spread of obesity suggests America’s bulging waistlines may have more to do with collective behavior than genetics or individual choices. The team, led by City College of New York physicist Hernán Makse, found correlations between the epidemic’s geography and food marketing and distribution patterns.

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  • Tense Film Scenes Trigger Brain Activity, CCNY-Led Team Finds

    Visual and auditory stimuli that elicit high levels of engagement and emotional response can be linked to reliable patterns of brain activity, a team of researchers from The City College of New York and Columbia University reports. Their findings could lead to new ways for producers of films, television programs and commercials to predict what kinds of scenes their audiences will respond to.

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  • CCNY Announces Winner of $50,000 Kaylie Prize for Entrepreneurship

    A hands-free system to help visually impaired people sense their surroundings won $50,000 for a team of five City College of New York students in the Second Annual Kaylie Prize for Entrepreneurship competition.

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  • CUNY Energy Institute Battery System Could Reduce Buildings' Electric Bills

    The CUNY Energy Institute, which has been developing innovative low-cost batteries that are safe, non-toxic, and reliable with fast discharge rates and high energy densities, announced that it has built an operating prototype zinc anode battery system. The Institute said large-scale commercialization of the battery would start later this year.

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  • Technology Eases Migraine Pain in the Deep Brain

    A team of researchers that includes Dr. Marom Bikson, associate professor of biomedical engineering in CCNY’s Grove School of Engineering, has shown that a brain stimulation technology can prevent migraine attacks from occurring.

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  • CCNY Robotics Professor Receives NSF Commercialization Grant

    Dr. Jizhong Xiao, assistant professor of electrical engineering in CCNY’s Grove School of Engineering was awarded a six-month, $50,000 commercialization grant from the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program. Professor Xiao will use the award to assess the commercial readiness of the City-Climber, a mobile robot capable of climbing walls and running along ceilings.

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  • CCNY Art Lecturer Tom Thayer Exhibits in Whitney Biennial

    Tom Thayer, a lecturer in The City College of New York art department, is one of 51 American artists participating in the 2012 Whitney Biennial. The biannual exhibition, which takes place at the Whitney Museum of American Art and runs through May 27, gauges the current state of contemporary art in the United States.

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  • CCNY Professor to Test Monoclonal Antibodies as Ovarian Cancer Diagnostic Reagent

    MabCure Inc., (OTCBB:MBCI) a leading developer of antibody-based technology for the diagnosis and treatment of ovarian, prostate, colorectal and other cancers, has retained the CUNY Center for Advanced Technology (CUNY CAT) to evaluate its monoclonal antibodies against ovarian cancer cells as diagnostic reagents. The work will be performed in the laboratory of Professor Paul Gottlieb of The City College of New York’s Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education.  

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  • The Y Chromosome: Junk or Jewel?

    Dr. David C. Page, Bryson Professor of Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will deliver the 2012 Louis Levine – Gabriella de Beer Lecture in Genetics at The City College of New York 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2012. He will speak in The Great Hall of Shepard Hall, 160 Convent Avenue, New York. The lecture, titled “Rethinking the Rotting Y Chromosome,” is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

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  • Could a NOSH-Aspirin-a-Day Keep Cancer Away?

    The humble aspirin may soon have a new role. Scientists from The City College of New York have developed a new aspirin compound that has great promise to be not only an extremely potent cancer-fighter, but even safer than the classic medicine cabinet staple.

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  • Internet Leads to More Dates, But Not More Relationships

    Thanks to online dating, it is easier than ever for single people to avoid spending Saturday nights alone. However, the Internet hookups aren’t necessarily leading to more lasting relationships, according to City College of New York sociologist Reuben Thomas. Dr. Thomas and a colleague from Stanford University, Dr. Michael J. Rosenfeld, produced groundbreaking research that revealed that today one in five couples meet on line.

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  • Nas, Jay-Z ‘Battle’ Examined at CCNY Hip Hop Conference

    Technology and the deejay, the battle between rappers Nas and Jay-Z, B-girls in a male dominated hip-hop world and a retrospective on graffiti are among the issues to be addressed during the third annual “Is Hip Hop History?” conference. Presented by The City College of New York’s Division of Interdisciplinary Studies, the conference runs February 24-25 at the Center for Worker Education, seventh floor, 25 Broadway, New York.

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  • Five Teams Picked as Kaylie Entrepreneurship Prize Finalists

    Five student teams have been chosen as finalists for The City College of New York’s Second Annual Kaylie Prize for Entrepreneurship. Over the next four months, the teams will refine their business ideas as they compete for the first prize: financial support and housing to work over the summer in a Silicon Valley garage-like environment to further develop their projects, plus a $25,000 cash award from entrepreneur and contest benefactor Harvey Kaylie, CCNY Class of 1960.

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  • Carbonized Coffee Grounds Remove Foul Smells

    For coffee lovers, the first cup of the morning is one of life’s best aromas. But did you know that the leftover grounds could eliminate one of the worst smells around – sewer gas?  

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  • CCNY Team Advances in ‘Parks for the People’ Competition

    CCNY’s Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture is one of nine institutions chosen from a field of 41 to advance to the second round of the “Parks for the People” design studio competition. Graduate landscape architecture students comprise the CCNY team, which will develop plans and designs for the Nicodemus National Historic Site in Nicodemus, Kan., a Reconstruction-era settlement of emancipated slaves, and participate in a jury review this summer.

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  • Poorest Smokers Face Toughest Odds for Kicking the Habit

    Quitting smoking is never easy. However, when you’re poor and uneducated, kicking the habit for good is doubly hard, according to a new study by a tobacco dependence researcher at The City College of New York (CCNY).

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  • Robert Alfano Wins Inaugural Biomedical Optics Award

    A scientific innovator from The City College of New York (CCNY) whose research unites the divergent fields of medicine, biology and high speed laser physics will be honored this month for his pioneering work in biomedical optics by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.

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  • Two CCNY Early-Career Historians Receive NEH Awards

    Dr. Gregory Downs, associate professor of history, and Dr. Emily Greble, assistant professor of history at The City College of New York are recipients of faculty research awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The grants, announced by NEH December 9, will support book projects currently in development.

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  • Sophie Davis Students Teach Patients to Ask Questions of Their Doctors

    For some patients, knowing how to ask questions in a doctor’s office could make a huge difference in their outcomes. A pilot program at The City College of New York’s Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education is teaching future physicians to help patients take charge of their health by querying their medical providers.

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