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2013-11-15 08:27:46

NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Six hundred panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, which has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, will be on display at The City College of New York (http://www.ccny.cuny.edu/). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131115/PH17653LOGO-a)(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131115/PH17653LOGO-b) This exhibit of sections of the 54-ton, handmade tapestry stands as a striking memorial to the lives of countless individuals lost to AIDS....

2012-11-19 12:21:38

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MagneGas Corporation ("MagneGas" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: MNGA), the developer of a technology that converts liquid waste into a hydrogen-based metal working fuel and natural gas alternative, announced today that on Friday October 19, 2012, Dr. Ruggero Maria Santilli, Chairman of the Board and Chief Scientist of MagneGas, delivered a lecture at The Institute for Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Lasers at the City College of New York (CCNY) to students...

2012-06-15 11:50:05

Study Finds Similar Patterns in Epidemic´s Movement Across United States and Marketing and Distribution of Food Products 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...

Possible Link Between Alzheimer's Disease And Diabetes
2012-06-15 10:39:25

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com W. H. Auden once said, “There is more than meets the idea.” This idea can be applied to many things, but certainly in the realm of health and science. Connections that my have not seemed likely beforehand may appear as viable links through research. In particular, scientists from City College of New York-City University of New York (CCNY-CUNY) recently published research that shows a connection between Alzheimer´s disease and diabetes. The...

2012-06-05 06:26:24

PRINCETON, N.J., June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Caliper Corporation, a leading human capital management assessment and development firm, today announced that Ariel Karten is the first recipient of The Dr. Herbert Greenberg Scholarship for a promising student attending City College of New York (CCNY). The scholarship, given annually, recognizes students who demonstrate academic achievement and a strong motivation to succeed. Caliper established the scholarship to honor Dr....

Seeing Beyond The Visual Cortex
2012-04-03 04:00:35

[ Watch the Video ] Research could lead to new rehabilitative therapies when visual cortex is damaged It's a chilling thought--losing the sense of sight because of severe injury or damage to the brain's visual cortex. But, is it possible to train a damaged or injured brain to "see" again after such a catastrophic injury? Yes, according to Tony Ro, a neuroscientist at the City College of New York, who is artificially recreating a condition called blindsight in his lab. "Blindsight...

2012-03-09 02:20:36

New Hybrid Aspirin Shrinks Tumors, Curbs Cancer Cell Growth 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. The new designer aspirin curbed the growth of 11 different types of human cancer cells in culture without harming normal cells, reported a team from the Sophie Davis School...

Extreme Melting On Greenland Ice Sheet Reported
2011-10-26 03:32:48

Glacial Melt Cycle Could Become Self-Amplifying, Making it Difficult to Halt The Greenland ice sheet can experience extreme melting even when temperatures don´t hit record highs, according to a new analysis by Dr. Marco Tedesco, assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at The City College of New York.  His findings suggest that glaciers could undergo a self-amplifying cycle of melting and warming that would be difficult to halt. “We are...

2011-05-06 14:26:00

NEW YORK, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Aryeh Neier, President of the Open Society Foundations, along with three other prominent recipients of City University of New York (CUNY) honorary degrees, warn that the University is endangering its reputation. In a letter sent today to the CUNY Board of Trustees chair, Norman Dorsen, Stokes Professor of Law, David Rothman, Bernard Schoenberg Professor of Social Medicine and Professor of History, and Herbert Sturz, Senior Advisor at the...

2011-04-13 09:30:00

NEW YORK, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kathleen Grimm, Deputy Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, and Lorraine Grillo, President of the NYC School Construction Authority (SCA) on April 4 joined with public and private sector leaders to launch the SCA's Advanced Mentor Training Program, a new training initiative for Minority, Women-Owned and Locally-Based Enterprises (M/W/LBEs) who are currently participating in the SCA's Mentor program. NobleStrategy, a construction...