• Myelin Research Comes to the Fore

    April 18, 2018

    Neurons have long taken center stage in neuroscience research. Lately, though, the study of myelin — the specialized membrane that sheaths the axons of some neurons and which makes up nearly 50 percent of brain volume — has been catching up. Recent developments have shown the importance of myelin in healthy behavior and learning and […]

  • The Advanced Science Research Center at The Graduate Center, CUNY’s Photonics Initiative Wins $7.5 Million in Research Funding from the U.S. Department of Defense

    April 6, 2018

    The highly competitive Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative grant will help advance metamaterials research led by Initiative Director Andrea Alù NEW YORK, April 6, 2018 — Professor Andrea Alù, director of the Photonics Initiative at The Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York (GC, CUNY), has been awarded […]

  • Could This Be the End of Alzheimer’s?

    March 20, 2018

    See the original post here Living well into advanced age is a true blessing — but one that is ever threatened by the looming risks of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other age-related dementia. Despite billions of dollars spent on finding a cure, Alzheimer’s continues unabated, claiming more and more lives in our aging population. But […]

  • Art Meets Science in Treating MS

    March 19, 2018

    For the past 15 years, Ye He, manager of the Live Imaging and Bioenergetics Facility and a research assistant professor at the Neuroscience Iniative at The Graduate Center’s Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC), has been searching for new ways to treat neurological diseases, mainly multiple sclerosis, a disease she calls “devastating.” A dedicated and well-credentialed scientist, she also sees art as a […]

  • Breakthrough in Circuit Design Makes Electronics More Resistant to Damage and Defects

    March 9, 2018

    A newly published paper in Nature Electronics details how researchers at the Advanced Science Research Center, GC/CUNY, used an array of nonlinear resonators to overcome signal disruption when electronic circuits are broken or damaged NEW YORK, (March 9, 2018) —People are growing increasingly dependent on their mobile phones, tablets and other portable devices that help them navigate […]

  • Scientists develop new tool for imprinting biochips

    March 8, 2018

    The new technology could allow researchers to fit more biochemical probes onto a single biochip and reduce the cost of screening and analyzing changes associated with disease development, detecting bioterrorism agents, and other areas of research NEW YORK, (March 8, 2018) — 3-D printing has gained popularity in recent years as a means for creating a […]

  • Scientists realize breakthrough in controlling the transmission of light

    February 8, 2018

    NEW YORK, (Feb. 8, 2018) — Operation of modern-day technology requires an ever-increasing use of broadband frequency signals. This, in turn, has grown the demand for reliable, efficient methods of signal transmission that prevent interference and are more efficient in their use of the scarcely available frequency spectrum. These requirements are constrained, however, by reciprocity–a […]

  • Scientists at City University of New York and Harvard University Team Up with UBS Asset Management to Establish a “New Calculus for Sustainable Investing”

    February 1, 2018

    NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2018 – Scientists at The City University of New York (CUNY) and Harvard University, in partnership with UBS Asset Management, have developed a scientific framework to inform investment decisions that make positive contributions to sustainable environmental stewardship and human well-being. Among the beneficiaries are the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals that promote […]

  • Microbe Cataloguing on a Mega Scale

    January 29, 2018

    Microbes are incredibly varied and key to earth’s biodiversity. Cataloging their abundance, composition, and characterization is a daunting task — one that has never been undertaken, until now. A groundbreaking global study of microbial diversity that included researchers with the Environmental Sciences Initiative at the Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) at the Graduate Center, CUNY, […]

  • Scientists Discover Process for Transitioning Two-Layer Graphene into a Diamond-Hard Material on Impact

    December 18, 2017

    The innovation could enable development of a range of flexible, impenetrable materials capable of protecting the body and fragile objects NEW YORK, (Dec. 18, 2017) — Imagine a material as flexible and lightweight as foil that becomes stiff and hard enough to stop a bullet on impact. In a newly published paper in Nature Nanotechnology, researchers […]