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Debunking Myths in Support of COVID-19 Vaccines

Feature | Oct 15, 2021

Professor Michael Hadjiargyrou, Ph.D., an expert in molecular and cellular biology, tackled the timely topic of COVID-19 vaccines with an in-depth discussion of the structure of SARS-CoV-2 and underscored the importance and safety of vaccines.


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Undergrads Use Computing to Detect Cancer

Feature | Nov 05, 2019

Christopher Garzon and Brian Nguyen worked on a study to standardize and computerize the detection of abnormal cells of the cervix.


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Biology Major Reveals What Lurks in Kitchen Sponges

Feature | Jun 27, 2019

At the American Society for Microbiology Microbe 2019, Brianna Weiss presented research on bacteriophages found in kitchen sponges that could provide the answer to antibiotic-resistant viruses.


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Faculty Profile: Claude Gagna

Profile | Apr 23, 2019

The associate professor of Life Sciences is using DNA to revolutionize drug research.


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Q&A: Fighting for Strong Bones

Feature | Feb 20, 2019

Professor Michael Hadjiargyrou, Ph.D., traveled to Capitol Hill to lobby for improved access to and use of bone density testing.


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NYIT Opens New Chemical Laboratory

Feature | Jan 23, 2019

On January 22, the NYIT community celebrated the opening of a new chemical laboratory in Theobald Science Center at NYIT-Long Island.


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Video: Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs—With Viruses

Feature | Nov 08, 2018

In a Facebook Live session, NYIT students take viewers on a live hunt for the answer to antibiotic resistance—viruses.


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Engineers, Life Scientist Team Up to Create “Precision Agriculture”

Feature | Nov 07, 2018

With the help of a nearly $300,000 NSF grant, NYIT faculty are developing a soil nutrient sensing system to enhance crop growth and reduce contamination from agricultural runoff.


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News Brief: Students Take First Place at MACUB Conference

Feature | Nov 06, 2018

Two NYIT students and an alumna won first place at the Metropolitan Association of College and University Biologists conference for their work with bacteriophages.


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Alumni Profile: Amanda Kaminaris

Profile | Sep 21, 2018

Amanda Kaminaris applied for NYIT’s undergraduate advanced research program thinking it would be a good resume builder. Instead, biomedical research became a major part of her education.
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