The City University of New York is the public university system of New York City. It is the largest urban university in the United States, consisting of 24 institutions: 11 senior colleges, seven community colleges, the William E. Macaulay Honors College at CUNY, the CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies Program at the Graduate Center, the doctorate-granting Graduate School and University Center, the City University of New York School of Law, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, the CUNY School of Public Health and the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education. More than 270,000 degree-credit students and 273,000 continuing and professional education students are enrolled at campuses located in all five New York City boroughs. Its administrative offices are in mid-town Manhattan.The university has one of the most diverse student bodies in the United States, with students hailing from 208 countries. The black, white and Hispanic undergraduate populations each comprise more than a quarter of the student body, and Asian undergraduates make up 18 percent. Fifty-eight percent are female, and 28 percent are 25 or older. CUNY graduates include 13 Nobel laureates, a U.S. Secretary of State, a Supreme Court Justice, several New York City mayors, members of Congress, state legislators, scientists and artists.CUNY is the third-largest university system in the United States, in terms of enrollment, behind the State University of New York , and the California State University system. CUNY and SUNY are separate and independent university systems, although both are public institutions that receive funding from New York State. CUNY, however, is additionally funded by the City of New York. Wikipedia.
City University of New York | Date: 2016-09-29
A device for providing hands-optional mobility to a visually impaired toddler is disclosed. The device has a frame with vertical rods that connect to a toddlers body with a fastener. Curved surfaces at the distal ends of the rods slide along the floor and transmit tactile sensations to the toddler. Advantageously, the vertical rods are sufficiently flexible that the toddler cannot utilize the rods as walking aids.
Brigham, Women's Hospital and City University of New York | Date: 2016-07-18
This invention discloses drug-delivery compositions, methods of making prodrugs, and methods of drug delivery using a self-assembled gelator. The backbone of the gelator can contain a drug or prodrug, such as acetaminophen or salicin. Additional drugs or agents can be encapsulated in the gelator. Enzymatic or hydrolytic cleavage can be used to release the drugs.
City University of New York | Date: 2016-08-22
Fabry disease is a rare (incidence approximately 1 in 20,000) X-linked inborn error of glycolipid metabolism caused by a deficiency of the lysosomal enzyme, -galactosidase A, that leads to early death in affected males due to occlusive disease of the heart, kidney, and brain. The present invention provides a modified alpha-Galactosidase A enzyme derivative with improved stability and catalytic properties. As a result of the present invention, an effective therapeutic effect is achieved with a lower dose of enzyme infused to the patients.
City University of New York | Date: 2016-08-19
An impedance spectroscopy biosensor is provided that is fabricated on a stretchable substrate. The stretchable substrate is integrated with an impedance biosensor that undergoes cyclic strain without cracking.
City University of New York | Date: 2015-08-25
A system for producing a public ring that is fully homomorphically encrypted. The system comprises a processor which generates a first presentation G of a ring, where G=^(2)=0, y^(2)=0, xy+(p+1)yx=1^(2)=0, y^(2)=0, t=m_(1)yx, xy+m_(2)yx+t=1_(1 )and m_(2 )are positive integers and p+1=m_(1)+m_(2), wherein t is a generator and the first presentation G and the second presentation H are isomorphic. The system further produces a public ring that is fully homomorphically encrypted, where: N=pq and further, q is a second private prime number, and the public ring is further, publically available. A corresponding method is also disclosed.
City University of New York and University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign | Date: 2016-06-24
The invention provides for novel cysteine protease inhibitors and compositions comprising novel cysteine protease derivatives. The invention further provides for methods for treatment of neurodegenerative diseases comprising administration novel cysteine protease inhibitors or compositions comprising novel cysteine protease inhibitors. In some embodiments, the cysteine protease inhibitors are calpain inhibitors.
Kashfi K.,City University of New York
Antioxidants and Redox Signaling | Year: 2014
Significance: Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is likely to join nitric oxide (NO) and carbon monoxide (CO) as the third gaseous transmitter, influencing an array of intracellular signaling cascades. Thus, H2S is implicated in numerous physiological processes and in the pathology of various diseases. Recent Advances: H2S-donating agents that liberate H2S slowly either alone or in combination with NO, the so-called NOSH compounds, are being synthesized, and these have been shown to have great potential against cancer. Critical Issues: An accurate determination of H 2S levels is challenging. H2S and NO share many similar actions; do these similarities act to potentiate each other? Since many actions of H2S appear to be mediated through inhibition of inflammation and Nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells is a central player in this scenario, does S-nitrosylation of this transcription factor by NO affect its S-sulfhydration by H2S and vice versa? Future Directions: Deciphering the molecular targets of these novel hybrid agents and having genetically engineered animals should help us move toward targeted therapeutic applications. Human safety data with these new hybrids is essential. Antioxid. Redox Signal. 20, 831-846. © 2014, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
Hatcher R.L.,City University of New York
Annual Review of Clinical Psychology | Year: 2014
The internship is an essential part of doctoral training in professional psychology. Most students access internships through the annual match sponsored by the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). For two decades the match has seen an increasing shortfall of internship positions relative to applicants, exceeding 650 unmatched clinical students as of 2013. Efforts to solve this problem have not met appreciable success. This review discusses the structure of the internship placement process, including and beyond the APPIC match, and identifies the reasons for the failed efforts, which lie principally in the varied standards for an acceptable internship among doctoral programs. Efforts to establish a common standard and the need for a governance structure to enforce whatever standard is agreed upon are discussed. Projections for the future of the placement process and the imbalance are sketched, and links to other issues in the field are briefly reviewed. © 2014 by Annual Reviews.
Munshi-South J.,City University of New York
Molecular Ecology | Year: 2012
In this study, I examine the influence of urban canopy cover on gene flow between 15 white-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus) populations in New York City parklands. Parks in the urban core are often highly fragmented, leading to rapid genetic differentiation of relatively nonvagile species. However, a diverse array of 'green' spaces may provide dispersal corridors through 'grey' urban infrastructure. I identify urban landscape features that promote genetic connectivity in an urban environment and compare the success of two different landscape connectivity approaches at explaining gene flow. Gene flow was associated with 'effective distances' between populations that were calculated based on per cent tree canopy cover using two different approaches: (i) isolation by effective distance (IED) that calculates the single best pathway to minimize passage through high-resistance (i.e. low canopy cover) areas, and (ii) isolation by resistance (IBR), an implementation of circuit theory that identifies all low-resistance paths through the landscape. IBR, but not IED, models were significantly associated with three measures of gene flow (Nm from F ST, BayesAss+ and Migrate-n) after factoring out the influence of isolation by distance using partial Mantel tests. Predicted corridors for gene flow between city parks were largely narrow, linear parklands or vegetated spaces that are not managed for wildlife, such as cemeteries and roadway medians. These results have implications for understanding the impacts of urbanization trends on native wildlife, as well as for urban reforestation efforts that aim to improve urban ecosystem processes. © 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
City University of New York | Date: 2016-03-29
A convenient and versatile method for preparing complex metal oxides is disclosed. The method uses a low temperature, environmentally friendly gel-collection method to form a single phase nanomaterial. In one embodiment, the nanomaterial consists of Ba_(A)Mn_(B)Ti_(C)O_(D )in a controlled stoichiometry.