News from The City University of New York

  • CUNY Students Add 10 More NSF Graduate Fellowships

    April 12, 2016 | The University

    CUNY students this month captured 10 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships, bringing to 80 the number of students and alumni who have won the nation’s most prestigious federal grant for graduate research in the sciences over the past five years.

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  • No first language

    April 11, 2016 | The University

    Gita Martohardjono’s own language story guides her research By Greg Uyeno April 11, 2016 Indonesian. German. Italian. English. French. These are the languages spoken by Gita Martohardjono, director of the Second Language Acquisition Lab at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center. She studies how the languages we know affect the languages we learn […]

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  • Moms play key role in how well we age

    April 8, 2016 | The University

    By Drs. Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz April 8, 2016 While human babies are dependent on their parents for years, research shows that how we will age as adults begins in the womb. You know a pregnant woman’s habits can affect her newborn’s health. But did you know it also can influence how an offspring […]

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  • Study finds PrEP under-prescribed

    April 8, 2016 | The University

    April 8, 2016 Out of a pool of more than 1,000 gay and bisexual men, a new UK study found that only 83 — fewer than one in 10 — reported PrEP use, Reuters reports. But 42 percent of those who do use it said they had not skipped a single dose in the previous […]

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  • Key to Herbal Remedy’s Success May Be in the Bacteria

    April 8, 2016 | The University

    Juzen-taiho-to, also known as shi quan da bu tang, is one of the most popular herbal formulas in China and Japan and is used in the West by practitioners of traditional Asian medicine. New research suggests the remedy’s immune-boosting effects are due, at least in part, to bacteria that grow on the roots of one of the formula’s component herbs.

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  • Tandon Develops Hybrid Molecule for Breast Cancer Treatment

    April 8, 2016 | The University

    About one in eight women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer in their lifetimes. While death rates have gone down since the early 1990s, breast cancer still results in the second most deaths among women of any type of cancer, behind lung cancer. So far in 2016, researchers at NYU Langone’s Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center and the Tandon School of Engineering have made serious strides in researching the disease.

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  • Statement from Chancellor James B. Milliken on Governor Cuomo’s Nominations to the CUNY Board of Trustees

    April 8, 2016 | The University

    I commend Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on his nominations of two outstanding and distinguished New Yorkers to the Board of Trustees of The City University of New York.

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  • CUNY Awards Science and Engineering Scholarships To 20 NYC High School Students

    April 7, 2016 | The University

    Twenty New York City high school students – representing bright and promising future scientists and engineers – have been awarded prestigious scholarships to The City University of New York.

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  • Immune-boosting formulation in Chinese herbal remedies comes from bacteria growing on Angelica roots

    April 6, 2016 | The University

    April 6, 2016 Juzen-taiho-to, also known as shi quan da bu tang, is one of the most popular herbal formulas in China and Japan and is used in the West by practitioners of traditional Asian medicine. New research suggests the remedy’s immune-boosting effects are due, at least in part, to bacteria that grow on the […]

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  • Gay men follow HIV prevention regimen, if MDs prescribe it

    April 5, 2016 | The University

    Gay and bisexual men who take a Truvada pill daily to prevent infection with HIV did better than researchers expected at sticking to their medication schedule, according to a new report.

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