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A body diagram depicting the layers of skin cells.

Langone Discovered New Organ in the Human Body

Apr 6, 2018
An NYU Langone professor is one of three researchers responsible for the discovery of a new organ, a layer of fluid-filled spaces known as the interstitium.
Former Langone Researcher Falsified Data in Three Papers

Former Langone Researcher Falsified Data in Three Papers

Apr 3, 2018
A former NYU Langone researcher falsified data in multiple studies.
A screenshot from the Safe NYU app.

Public Safety Tests Alert System to Prepare for Possible Emergency

Feb 23, 2018
In the wake of the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland last week, it is more important than ever that NYU's own Emergency Notification System functions properly.
A student vapes in Union Square at night. (Staff Photo by Sam Klein)

NYU Study Suggests Vaping Increases Risk of Cancer and Heart Diseases

Feb 6, 2018
While the number of young people smoking e-cigrattes continues to rise, a new study released by NYU researchers shows how these smokers may be jeopardizing their health. The study, which exposed lab rats to 12 straight weeks of nicotine vapor, suggests smokers may be at an increased risks of heart disease and cancer.
Dr. Schmidt, professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at NYU (right), and Dr. Bunnett, professor in the Department of Surgery and Pharmacology at Columbia University (left).

NYU and Columbia Professors Team Up to Battle Oral Cancer

Jan 30, 2018
NYU Dentistry professor and Columbia University colleague awarded 3.7 million dollars to develop non-opioid treatments for oral cancer.
Team members Denitsa Kosharova, Eric Gioseffi, Utkarsh Satyawadi and Kelly Williams accepting $20,000 scholarship following first place win at the MBA Case Competition hosted by Deloitte University. The Stern MBA students earned the school its first victory in the competition.

NYU Stern Beats MIT, Dartmouth at MBA Case Competition

Jan 25, 2018
The team of four students earned a combined scholarship of $20,000 and defeated other leading finance programs.
Five days after a fourth-year student was found dead in her dorm, a psychiatry resident is believed to have reported suicide on Sunday.

Langone Study Finds New Method of Killing Lung Cancer Cells

Dec 4, 2017
NYU Langone researchers have found evidence for a new method of killing lung cancer cells.
NYU Tandon School of Engineering Professors Constantine Kontokosta (left) and Giancarlo Falcocchio (right) argue that the MTA restorations should be paid by landlords who profit from near subway stations.

Professors: Landlords Must Pay MTA

Nov 27, 2017
The New York City subway system was riddled with emergency repairs, train delays and system malfunctions this summer. To fix the subway system, Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to tax the rich to pay for repairs, but Governor Andrew Cuomo prefers to make the drivers pay to drive through the city’s most congested parts.
From left to right: Japanese Ambassador Reiichiro Takahashi, Jerome Cohen, Ren Ito and NYU Law Dean Trevor Morrison accepting the five million dollar donation from the Japanese government to the NYU Law U.S.-Asia Institute.

Japan Grants NYU Law $5 Million

Nov 27, 2017
The Japanese government has granted NYU Law School five million dollars to advance education in international law. Japan hopes that the donation helps further and enhance legal relations between Japanese and American diplomats.

The confusion surrounding the true color of two toned apparel is according to how we perceive the source of light according to Pascal Wallisch, an assistant professor of Psychology at NYU.

‘The Dress’ Brings Polarizing Topics Out of the Closet

Nov 20, 2017
Q&A with an NYU professor who did a research study about the science behind the blue or gold 'dress debate.'
A mockup of what the 181 Mercer Street building would look like from Houston Street.

What’s Happening at 181 Mercer?

Nov 6, 2017
A major component of the NYU 2031 Expansion plan includes a new building at 181 Mercer Street. Community members have mixed opinions over plans for the building.

Students Wary of New Sexual Assault Law in Face of Increased Reports

Feb 25, 2016
Students are concerned that the "Yes Means Yes" sexual assault policy may create more confusion than clarity.