Illuminating Science with Liquid Light

On a recent Friday evening inside the reclaimed planetarium of The City College of New York’s Marshak Science Building, a group of students, faculty, local artists and other guests sat transfixed by a constantly morphing liquid light show projected onto the domed ceiling. In the corner of the room, artist Steve Pavlovsky mixed a bit […]

ASRC Neuroscience Initiative Director Patrizia Casaccia Receives the Prestigious NINDS R35 Award from the National Institutes of Health

The highly competitive eight–year research grant will provide up to $9.17 million to fund innovative research on the molecular signals regulating glial cell function in the healthy brain New York, May 1, 2019 – Patrizia Casaccia, founding director of the Neuroscience Initiative at the Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) at The Graduate Center, CUNY and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]