Long-term Study of Emirati Health

    by Brian Kappler

    The UAE has one of the world's highest rates of diabetes, but the causes of this high rate of disease are not clear. Now NYU medical scholars are seeking the answer to that and other public health questions through a long-term study of Emiratis' health.

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    Gift of the Face

    by Matthew Corcoran
    Native American Photo-salaam

    Shamoon Zamir's new book, The Gift of the Face: Portraiture and Time in Edward S. Curtis's The North American Indian, offers a reconsideration of the most influential photographic record of the Native Americans of the United States. Curtis dedicated himself to the project for 25 years, during which time he took more than 40,000 photographs — just less than 2,500 of these were published and almost half of them are portraits.

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    Profiling Optic Lobe Neurons in the Fruit Fly

    by Matthew Corcoran

    What makes one cell develop differently from another? Postdoctoral Associate Katarina Kapuralin is working to answer that question at NYU Abu Dhabi's Center for Genomics and Systems Biology. With Professor Claude Desplan's lab, Kapuralin is trying to learn how optic lobe neurons develop their specificity in the fruit fly brain.

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