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Andrea Alù Receives Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship

The Defense Department’s most prestigious single-investigator award will provide $3 million to support Alù’s effort to engineer highly innovative materials for thermal wave manipulation NEW YORK, May 2, 2019 — Andrea Alù, founding director of the Photonics Initiative at the Advance Science Research Center at The Graduate Center, CUNY and Einstein Professor of Physics at The […]

Body Mass Index May Play a Significant Role in the Progression of Multiple Sclerosis

A new longitudinal study finds a link between blood lipids and worsening of disease in multiple sclerosis patients who are overweight and obese NEW YORK, April 11, 2019  — A newly published paper in the Lancet journal EBioMedicine identifies a link between high levels of blood lipids and worsening of disease in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients […]

Recent Study on Declining Snowpack Levels by ASRC Researcher Andrew Reinmann Featured in The Maple News

Details of ASRC Researcher Andrew Reinmann’s latest study on the effect of declining snowpack levels on sugar maple trees have been featured in The Maple News: A loss of snowpack, and in turn a deeper frost layer, dramatically reduces the ability of the sugar maple to take up water and nutrients through frost damaged roots, according to researchers. […]

Researchers Create Molecules with Strong Anti-Zika Virus Potential

The finding might also have application in developing anti-parasite, anti-cancer and antibacterial treatments New York, April 4, 2019 – The Zika virus is widely known for causing microcephaly and other brain defects in the fetuses of pregnant, infected women. Currently, there are no approved antiviral therapies specifically designed to treat Zika, but researchers at the […]

Recent Study by Patrizia Cassacia on the Effects of Extreme Weather on Mothers and Infants Featured by Popular Science

Popular Science has featured a recent study from the lab of ASRC Neuroscience Initiative Director Patrizia Casaccia on Climate change’s growing threat to the mental health of newborns whose mothers were victims of severe storms, floods, wildfires and other climate disasters. […]

Researchers Develop a New Self-Assembling Nanomaterial that Offers a Promising Pathway to More Efficient, Affordable Harnessing of Solar Power

The materials produce a singlet fission reaction that creates more and extends the life of harvestable electronic charges NEW YORK, January 24, 2019 – Solar rays are a plentiful, clean source of energy that is becoming increasingly important as the world works to shift away from power sources that contribute to global warming. But current […]