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Common Cuckoos Can Distinguish the Calls of their Neighbors From a Stranger’s

March 16, 2017 | News

Male cuckoos appear to have a unique call that makes them distinguishable to and from other males. A new study appearing in Animal Behaviour shows that an individual cuckoo call may determine how a male responds to an interloper in his territory — behaving more tolerantly towards neighbors and more aggressively towards strangers. Common cuckoos, […]

Battery Breakthrough by CUNY Energy Institute: Low Cost, Long Life, NonToxic and Safe

March 1, 2017 | News

A low-cost, nonflammable battery with a high energy density and the capability of thousands of more recycling cycles than any comparable battery to come out of a laboratory has been developed by researchers at The City University of New York’s Energy Institute. In research published in the journal Nature Communications, the Energy Institute said the […]

Startup Awarded 1M Grant from New York State for Battery Based on CUNY Energy Institute Invention

February 23, 2017 | News

The City University of New York’s Energy Institute developed a technology several years ago that is being used today by a startup company called Urban Electric Power to produce a product that the startup was awarded a $1 Million grant for. Urban Electric Power, a battery manufacturing startup that focuses on reliable and rechargeable batteries based […]

Learn About Arts and Humanities at The City University of New York

January 31, 2017 | News

Students at Brooklyn College’s Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema and the Research Foundation of The City University of New York collaborated to produce a short film, “Arts and Humanities at The City University of New York,” to highlight the university’s various initiatives to enhance Arts and Humanities studies. The film features an array of professors […]

The Annual 2017 NYC Food Policy Center at HUNTER College and “Big Game” Eating Extravaganza with Exercise Equivalents

January 31, 2017 | News

Super Bowl “Big Game” Calorie Costs in Exercise from NYC Food Policy Center at Hunter College and New York, NY (January 31, 2017) The “Big Game” has become much more than a football game: Except for Thanksgiving, it’s the biggest day for food consumption in the United States. So, to choose the most splurge-worthy […]

CUNY Research Featured in NatureIndex

January 19, 2017 | News

The CUNY Office of Research is excited to share the City University of New York’s enhanced profile in NatureIndex with you. CUNY, the largest urban university in the United States, is home to more than 100 research centers and institutes that provide research opportunities for both faculty and students. Each opportunity, whether it be an […]

Revolutionary Image-Guided Device Targets Brain Regions Associated with Neuropsychiatric Disorders

December 13, 2016 | News

CUNY and Soterix Medical, Inc. Announce Release of Revolutionary Image-Guided Neuromodulation Device for Targeting Brain Regions Associated with Neuropsychiatric Disorders The EEG-Guided High-Definition tES (HD-tES) system is a breakthrough in allowing identification of brain regions associated with brain disease and then delivering low-intensity electrotherapy to those targeted regions. Many neuropsychiatric disorders, such as depression and […]

NY1 Interviews Executive Director of SRIJB About New Collaborative Research Book

December 7, 2016 | News

Adam Parris, the Executive Director of the Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay, recently spoke with Clodagh McGowan of NY1 about a new book that takes lessons from Jamaica Bay to examine efforts to create cities that work with nature and climate change. The book is titled “Prospects for Resilience: Insights from New York […]

2016-2017 Airline Food Study: Learn Health Ratings, Make Healthier Choices 35,000ft in the Air & More!

December 1, 2016 | News, Research

There will more than 38 million passengers traveling during this holiday season. Knowing what are the ‘best’ and ‘worst’ choices is a valuable tool for any traveler, so Dr. Charles Platkin, the director of the NYC Food Policy Center at Hunter College and editor of once again studied the best ‘Calorie Bargains’ and “Calorie […]

CUNY-Affiliated Neurotechnology Company Wins Innovation Prize 2016

October 18, 2016 | Awards, Faculty, News

PathMaker Neurosystems (“PathMaker”), a clinical-stage neurotechnology company developing non-invasive neurotherapy systems to treat neuromotor disorders, has been named as the Recipient of the Universal Biotech Innovation Prize 2016 in the global competition that offers “a glimpse of the future of life sciences.” The Innovation Prize awards were announced following presentations during Innovation Days, an international event gathering leading […]