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2014-10-24 16:25:14

Of the 104 Study Participants, NYU Langone Is Only Academic Medical Center in New York to Receive Award NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the second year in a row, NYU Langone Medical Center, which includes Tisch Hospital and NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases (HJD), scored number one for overall patient safety and quality among 104 leading academic medical centers (AMCs) across the nation that were included in the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) 2014...

2014-10-23 12:30:25

NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Internationally renowned cancer biologist Benjamin G. Neel, MD, PhD, an expert in the field of cell signal transduction, has been named Director of the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Medical Center - a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center. Dr. Neel will assume his new post on January 1, 2015. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141023/154008 "We are delighted to welcome Dr. Neel to our...

2014-10-08 16:27:33

Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center Identify Adverse Effects of Disruption of Pcp4 Gene NEW YORK, Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cardiovascular scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center have identified in mouse models a protein known as Pcp4 as a regulator of the heart's rhythm. Additionally, when the Pcp4 gene is disrupted, it can cause ventricular arrhythmias. Results from this animal study were released online Oct. 8 in the peer-reviewed publication, The Journal of...

2014-08-25 12:29:06

Yahoo Chief Information Security Officer Alex Stamos to Keynote 11th Annual NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering's Cyber Security Awareness Week Finals NEW YORK, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Even before the academic semester starts, students from across the globe have begun registering for the largest set of student cyber security competitions in the world: the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW)....

2014-08-21 12:33:17

NEW YORK, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The State of New York this week declared the three start-up business incubators of the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering tax-free zones as part of Governor Cuomo's START-UP NY program to foster job growth and economic development. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20091027/NY99197LOGO The 19,500 square feet of incubator space in Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn have to date created more than 1,000 jobs and provided an economic impact of $251...

2014-07-31 08:27:49

NYU Researchers Advance the Stability of a Protein that Neutralizes Toxins in Common Pesticides and Chemical Weapons NEW YORK, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research at New York University is paving the way for a breakthrough that may prevent brain damage in civilians and military troops exposed to poisonous chemicals--particularly those in pesticides and chemical weapons. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20091027/NY99197LOGO An article in the current issue of the journal...

2014-07-18 08:27:06

Privacy Flaw Makes it Possible to Track Buyers of Gun Accessories, Medical Tests, and More NEW YORK, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Buyers and sellers using the online marketplace eBay may be revealing far more than their interest in vintage furniture or video games. Researchers at the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering and NYU Shanghai have discovered a privacy flaw that allows site visitors to view a buyer's complete purchase history--including sensitive items...

2014-07-10 08:32:58

NYU Students and Incubator Entrepreneurs Join NYU Faculty as Instructors and Mentors to Middle and High School Students and Teachers; Professors Open Labs for Real Research NEW YORK, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In Brooklyn, summer vacation may evoke thoughts of Coney Island, but Downtown Brooklyn will be the gathering place for the intellectually curious this summer. In the heart of the Brooklyn Tech Triangle, the New York University School of Engineering will launch an expanded summer...

2014-07-01 16:32:26

NYU School of Engineering Professor Katherine Isbister Announced as a Founding Member of the Executive Committee of the Higher Education Video Game Alliance NEW YORK, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering announced today that Katherine Isbister, an associate professor of computer science, director of the school's Game Innovation Lab, and a member of the faculty of the NYU Game Center of the Tisch School of the Arts, has become a founding member of the...

2014-06-16 20:21:30

Joe Torre, Bob Costas, Fred Wilpon, Stephen M. Ross, Mark Messier, Teresa Weatherspoon, Harry Carson, and Earl "The Pearl" Monroe Provided Insight During Day-Long Discussion Aimed at Eradicating Disrespect and Abuse in the Locker Room and on the Playing Field NEW YORK, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NYU Sports and Society (scps.nyu.edu/sportsandsociety) today hosted nearly 120 high school athletic directors, coaches, and school administrators from across the New York metropolitan...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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