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Chemists Make Playdough/Lego-Like Hybrid to Create Tiny Building Blocks

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Playdough and Legos are among the most popular childhood building blocks. But what could you use if you wanted to create something really small—a structure less than the width of a human hair? It turns out, a team of chemists has found, this can be achieved by creating particles that have both playdough and Lego traits.

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Unintentional Drug Use Continues Among Molly Users in EDM Party Scene

Use of MDMA or “Molly” is common in the electronic dance music scene, but research is showing that many Molly users are using other drugs unknowingly.

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Researchers Find “Internal Clock” Within Live Human Cells, Opening Door to Future Discoveries

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A team of scientists has revealed an internal clock within live human cells, a finding that creates new opportunities for understanding the building blocks of life and the onset of disease.

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NYU Researchers Examine Disaster Preparedness and Recovery in a Hurricane-Induced Hospital Evacuation

Two reports published in the Journal of Nursing Scholarship reveal important insights on emergency preparedness, recovery, and resilience from nurses working at NYU Langone Health’s main hospital during Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

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Dangerous Drug Use Trend Among High School Seniors, NYU Study Reveals

This is the first nationally representative study in which current use of synthetic cannabinoids is examined. In this study, we found that 3% of high school seniors reported current use, and current users also tend to be current users of other drugs.

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NYU Dentistry’s Lauren Feldman Receives Nearly $1M HRSA Career Development Award

Lauren Feldman, DMD, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry), has received a five-year, nearly $1 million Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry Clinician Educator Career Development Award from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The award will enable Dr. Feldman to develop a formal curriculum that will refine pediatric interprofessional education at NYU Dentistry, the most comprehensive oral healthcare center in the U.S.

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NYU Bluestone Center Researchers Discover That Skin Color Affects Skin Sensitivity to Heat and Mechanical Stimuli

Researchers at the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research at NYU Dentistry have identified a novel molecular mechanism which explains why dark-skinned and light-skinned people respond differently to heat and mechanical stimulation.

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Foundations: A Remedy, with Shortcomings, to the Journalism Crisis

Nonprofit journalism organizations have made notable civic contributions, but fall short of offering a strong critical alternative to the market failure and professional shortcomings of commercial journalism, finds a new study from NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

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Why Hasn’t U.S. Tax Policy Responded to Rising Inequality? Surprisingly, It’s Our Beliefs in “Equal Treatment,” Researchers Find

Americans’ lack of support for raising taxes on the wealthy to address inequality may be explained, in part, by our beliefs in “equal treatment,” finds a new study by political scientists at New York University and Stanford University.







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