Monthly Archive

May 2009

May 29, 2009

Scientists have found that weight-loss surgery has a dramatic effect on type 2 diabetes and can even eliminate symptoms. Now, researchers are attempting to find out what is behind this diabetes “cure” and are even looking for alternative ways to mimic the surgery’s results.

May 28, 2009

New York University researchers gather cavefish in the northeastern Mexican states of Tamaulipas and San Luis Potosi.

May 26, 2009

NYU scientists shine light on the origins of the blind cavefish.

May 22, 2009

Global amphibian declines have scientists and volunteers scrambling to preserve backyard biodiversity.

May 20, 2009

A new brain imaging tool may show us how our brains work.

May 19, 2009

A new website from NYU's Carter Journalism Institute examines this eco-friendly buzzword.

May 18, 2009

Studying the early stages of tuberculosis infection could help scientists figure out new ways to tackle the disease.

May 16, 2009

Vehicles could get a boost in gas mileage from GenShock, a shock absorber developed by students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

May 13, 2009

Is your catch safe to eat?

May 11, 2009

Pigs cough up a mish-mashed flu virus, something scientists saw coming for years.

May 8, 2009

Can carbon trading save Indonesia’s forests?

May 5, 2009

Could increasing global temperatures cause this tropical disease to spread?

May 4, 2009

Roald Hoffmann, Nobel Prize winning chemist and published poet ponders the intersection of art and science--and reads one of his poems at an event at Greenwich Village's Cornelia Street Cafe.

May 1, 2009

The New York City Department of Transportation offers school kids from neighborhoods with high rates of traffic accidents a crash course in navigating sidewalks, crosswalks and seat belts.


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