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2014-07-28 08:29:15

National prize winners identified by a panel of distinguished scientists; winners each receive $250,000 NEW YORK, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Blavatnik Family Foundation and the New York Academy of Sciences today announced the three winners of the 2014 Blavatnik National Awards. The Awards honor America's exceptional young scientists and engineers by celebrating their extraordinary achievements and recognizing outstanding promise. -- Rachel Wilson, Professor of Neurobiology at...

2014-06-11 12:28:50

UBISTART Aims to Support Innovative Start-Ups in the Healthcare Field; Kick-off on July 10 at the New York Academy of Sciences NEW YORK, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Galien Foundation is proud to announce an exciting new partnership with UBIFRANCE, the French agency for international business development. This partnership, branded as UBISTART, furthers the Galien Foundation's mission of recognizing and rewarding excellence in scientific innovation to improve the state of human...

2014-05-27 23:08:57

In response to President Obama’s call to help strengthen STEM education, Rocket21 and the New York Academy of Sciences are teaming up to empower middle and high school students to tackle the world’s most important problems. (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 The New York Academy of Sciences is one of the world’s most prestigious science societies, with more than 22,000 members in 100 countries. Youth innovation platform Rocket21 believes in the power of kids to change the world, and connects...

2014-02-20 20:24:06

New platform will link eligible candidates to clinical trials around the world WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Global CEO Initiative (CEOi) on Alzheimer's Disease and the New York Academy of Sciences today convened representatives from industry, academia, government and nonprofits to launch the development of a Global Alzheimer's Platform (GAP), designed to reduce the time and costs of Alzheimer's clinical trials, develop an infrastructure that promotes innovation,...

2014-02-11 08:33:25

Incentive challenge offered $10,000 for innovative ideas to increase awareness and utilization of mental health services in developing countries. NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists Without Borders, a program of the New York Academy of Sciences, in collaboration with Johnson & Johnson, today announced the winners of a $10,000 open innovation challenge that called for ideas to increase awareness and utilization of mental health services for depression and anxiety disorders...

Alzheimers Research Reforms
2013-11-07 10:52:54

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new report presented at the Alzheimer's Disease Summit: The Path to 2025 being held at the New York Academy of Sciences warned that prohibitive costs and lengthy development processes are preventing scientists from keeping pace with the growing burden the disease is expected to have worldwide in the coming years. The report said streamlining the development of Alzheimer's drugs could reduce costs and speed the approval of drugs that...

2013-11-06 23:04:58

New Report Provides Specific Recommendations for Governments, Academia, and Industry to Reduce Costs and Increase Efficiency in Alzheimer’s R&D so New Drugs Reach Patients Faster and Health Systems Save Billions New York, NY (PRWEB) November 06, 2013 As the burden of Alzheimer’s disease escalates worldwide, efforts to develop effective treatments are failing to keep pace because of the high costs and risks associated with developing Alzheimer’s drugs. Reforming Alzheimer’s...

2013-09-26 13:39:45

More than 50 nutrition experts, along with NGOs/IGOs, universities, and the World Health Organization, collaborated for 2 years to produce a groundbreaking report led by The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science at the New York Academy of Sciences With nearly two billion people suffering from malnutrition across the planet, scientists and public health experts came together under an unprecedented alliance spearheaded by The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science at the New York Academy...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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