Science Wire

Hostos Community College Career Services Office Launches Online Career Search Tool

February 17, 2015 | Hostos Community College

Hostos Community College’s Career Services Office is constantly looking to improve and expand its resources to better serve both students and the community. Now, the Office has bolstered its services through the power of the Internet with “Career Coach,” a free online tool which allows users to explore potential careers throughout New York City and the nation.

Hostos Associate Science Professor Olga Steinberg Selected For Special American Society Of Microbiology Committee

February 17, 2015 | Hostos Community College

Hostos Associate Professor Olga Steinberg has been selected by the Board of the American Association of Microbiology (ASM) to serve in the “The Leaders Inspiring Networks and Knowledge” (LINK) Steering Committee.

Putting the ‘Human’ Back in ‘Human Sexuality’

February 13, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Professor Michael McGee explains why sex education impacts on student academic success and healthier relationships. “I love doing what I do,” says health education professor Michael McGee, “and I’m passionate that everybody should get sexuality education—good sexuality education.” Students, he says, often carry a number of misconceptions about sexual relationships—misconceptions that can be traced to […]

Making Struggle Productive

February 13, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

“No pain, no gain.” Students who have struggled in a math class can relate to that expression. Some also know that even with “pain,” there might be no gain. Just ask non-STEM majors—those who are not majoring in math, technology, engineering or science—who are having a hard time in their general education math course. Now, […]

Ingredient in olive oil kills cancer cells with their own enzymes

February 9, 2015 | The University

A Rutgers nutritional scientist and two cancer biologists at New York City’s Hunter College have found that an ingredient in extra-virgin olive oil kills a variety of human cancer cells without harming healthy cells.
The ingredient is oleocanthal, a compound that ruptures a part of the cancerous cell, releasing enzymes that cause cell death.

Magnetic material’s unusual heating effect could fry cancer cells at the perfect temperature

February 9, 2015 | The University

When exposed to a varying magnetic field, some conductive materials undergo a temperature increase of about 3-5 K over several minutes. This effect is called induction heating, and it occurs because small electric currents cause heating due to resistance.

Master Chef Daniel Boulud Heats Up Culinary Education with New Apprenticeship Program

February 9, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

Renowned French Chef Daniel Boulud of The Dinex Group, is collaborating with Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) and New York City College of Technology (City Tech) to transform culinary education and the lives of New York City college students. The new culinary training program is based upon the European apprenticeship model, giving City Tech […]

New York Blood Center Announces A Blood Emergency

January 30, 2015 | Medgar Evers College

The MEC blood drive is open to the public and is conveniently located! Volunteer donors must a present a valid photo/signature ID and should eat a well-balanced meal before giving blood. A social security number is not required.

Sign Up Now to Take the National League of Nursing Exam (NLN)

January 29, 2015 | Medgar Evers College

For all prospective nursing students, who are currently enrolled and interested in taking the National League of Nursing Exam (NLN), the dates to sign up are Monday, February 2, 2015 through Thursday, February 5, 2015. If you are eligible, please visit the Academic Advisement Center (AAC) in 1637 Bedford Avenue, room 220 or call (718) […]

A Landmark Moment and Brand New Home for Hunter Scientists

January 28, 2015 | Hunter College

On January 8, faculty and administrators from Hunter and Weill Cornell Medical College gathered for a joint celebration in the new Belfer Research Building at 69th Street and York Avenue.  The occasion was the completion of the building’s 21,000-square-foot fourth floor, a new home for Hunter scientists. On their floor, Hunter faculty and students will conduct cutting-edge […]

Mayor de Blasio Announces U.S. Department Of Energy Award to CUNY to Spur Solar Electric Systems For Emergency Power During Power Outages

January 26, 2015 | The University

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that the City University of New York (CUNY) has won an $800,000 award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SunShot Initiative Solar Market Pathways to support the growth of resilient solar electric systems that can supply clean, emergency power and provide energy storage during electricity outages, by enabling the systems to work independently of the grid.

Cinnamon smell prompts us to buy more expensive stuff, study finds

January 26, 2015 | The University

Stores assault the eyes and ears with blowout sales and catchy jingles to woo shoppers in from the street, but it looks like they should go straight to our noses if they want to make the sale.

Scientists Take Step Towards Practical Metamaterial Light Emitters

January 26, 2015 | The University

Hyperbolic metamaterial structure can both enhance and capture quantum dot light emissions January 19, 2015 A team from City College, City University of New York (CUNY), Purdue University and the University of Alberta has demonstrated how to both enhance light emission and capture light from metamaterials embedded with light emitting quantum dots. The breakthrough, they believe, […]

Population genomics unveil seahorse domain

January 26, 2015 | The University

In a finding vital to effective species management, a team including City College of New York biologists has determined that the lined seahorse (Hippocampus erectus) is more a permanent resident of the western mid-Atlantic Ocean than a vagrant.

Breakthrough Lights up Metamaterials

January 15, 2015 | City College

A City College of New York led-team has successfully demonstrated how to both enhance light emission and capture light from metamaterials embedded with light emitting nanocrystals. The breakthrough, headed by physicist Dr. Vinod Menon, could lead to a range of applications including ultrafast LEDs, nanoscale lasers and efficient single photon sources.

New UF study reveals oldest primate lived in trees

January 14, 2015 | The University

Say “primate” and most people wouldn’t think of a tree-dwelling, squirrel-like creature that weighs no more than a deck of playing cards, but a new study suggests that may perfectly describe humans’ earliest primate ancestors.

PRISM Students Prove Themselves at San Antonio Science Conference

January 14, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Twelve high-achieving science students from John Jay made their presence felt at the 14th Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in November, where they showed off the research they are conducting as part of the Program for Research Initiatives in Science and Math (PRISM). The conference, held in San Antonio, Texas, is one […]

Self-Assembling Carbohydrates Trap Cancer Cells In A Cage

January 14, 2015 | The University

Chemists have designed a carbohydrate-based molecule that can surround and strangle bone cancer cells by self-assembling into a tangled web of nanofibers (J. Am. Chem.

Soc. 2014, DOI: 10.1021/ ja5111893). The molecule spares healthy cells because its assembly is triggered by an enzyme that’s overexpressed on cancer cells.

CCNY Biologist Ana Carnaval Inspires Female Researchers

January 13, 2015 | City College

In a field often dominated by men, City College of New York biologist Dr. Ana Carnaval’s lab at CCNY’s Harlem campus breaks the mold. During her four years at CCNY, she has mentored 21 women at different career stages – from college freshmen to international post doctorates. Up to 73 % of the researchers associated with her lab are female.

Greenland Meltwater Contributes to Rising Sea Levels

January 12, 2015 | City College

As the largest single chunk of melting snow and ice in the world, the massive ice sheet that covers about 80 percent of Greenland is recognized as the biggest potential contributor to rising sea levels due to glacial meltwater.