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Incense smoke could harm your health, says study
Burning incense at home could be harming your health, potentially increasing your risks of oral infection and other diseases, a new study at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) has revealed.
Khaleej Times | October 31, 2019

Shady Amin, New York University Abu Dhabi – Chemical Signaling
How do organisms that don’t speak communicate with one another?  Shady Amin, assistant professor of biology at NYU Abu Dhabi, discusses chemical signaling.
The Academic Minute | October 30, 2019

Academic Minute: Chemical Signaling
Today on the Academic Minute, Shady Amin, assistant professor of biology at NYU Abu Dhabi, explains how organisms that don’t speak communicate with each other.
Inside HigherEd | October 30, 2019

New genome sequence of the date palm
Discovery further uncovers the genetic basis for important fruit traits of an essential MENA region food source.
Science Daily | October 15, 2019

Jet lag: How the sun affects your body and mind
Dipesh Chaudhury has conducted extensive research on the biological changes that take place when individuals travel.
Gulf News | October 10, 2019

Desert dust sustains life in the Arabian Sea
That desert dust you often find on your car is not all dirt - it actually sustains marine life in the Arabian Sea, according to a new study at New York University Abu Dhabi.
Khaleej Times | September 25, 2019

$5 million investigation into harmfal algal blooms
Scientists and a team of experts are launching an investigation into harmful algal blooms like red tides, and how climate change and extreme weather are fueling them.
Chesapeake Bay Magazine | September 23, 2019

NYU Abu Dhabi studies lacertid lizard’s climate change chances
Lacertid lizards are adapting to climate change across a wide variety of environments, but they are starting to disappear from cooler regions and won’t be able to cope with rising temperatures forever, according to a new study led by NYU Abu Dhabi.
Live Healthy | September 23, 2019

Unique Scientist: Jad Mahmoud Halabi
We don’t get many material scientists, so big hello to Jad Mahmoud Halabi (He/him)! Jad is originally from Lebanon and is currently working on his Ph.D. in chemistry at New York University Abu Dhabi!
UniquesScientists | September 20, 2019

Al Roker travels to the epicenter of climate change — see his journey to Greenland
TODAY co-host and meteorologist Al Roker traveled to the Arctic Circle to report on what this means for the planet, following environmental experts and NASA as they collect information.
NBC Today Show | September 16, 2019

Team of scientists awarded major grant to study harmful algal blooms off the Florida coast
A team of scientists including NYU Abu Dhabi Assistant Professor of Biology Shady Amin has been awarded a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) grant worth almost $5 million USD.
Middle East and North Africa Financial Network | September 13, 2019

Lacertid lizards may be unable to cope with climate change
A study published in the journal Nature Communications found that climate change already adversely affects lacertids in montane and cool, moist environments.
Sharjah 24 | September 10, 2019

Polar winds stir desert dust
Severe dust storms over the Middle East have been traced back to atmospheric events at the top of the world.
Nature Middle East | August 30, 2019

Unraveling one of science's greatest mysteries: turbulence
Professor Nader Masmoudi aims to understand how and why it emerges.
The National | August 16, 2019

Duolingo's Arabic course is finally here – but why did it take so long?
The language platform has finally launched its long-awaited programme in Arabic for English speakers, after being delayed several times.
The National | July 17, 2019

Hope for coral reefs after scientists find resilient species
Researchers say more resilient corals may be less able to support a diverse community of marine life.
The National | July 12, 2019

Gulf region sizzles in summer weather five degrees above average
Iraqis suffer the most as lack of electricity and clean water leaves them suffocating.
The National | July 02, 2019

Epigenetic Events Can Promote Liver Regeneration in Mice
Epigenetic events can contribute to liver regeneration, according to studies in mice.
MedScape | July 05, 2019

Real danger in Gulf lies not on the water but below it
A new study by New York University Abu Dhabi concludes that rapid warming of the Gulf is accelerating the transformation of the Arabian Sea into a dead zone that can no longer support fish and plant life.
Asia Times | June 30, 2019

NYU Abu Dhabi researchers unlock the secrets of liver regeneration
NYU Abu Dhabi researchers have reported a new way in which the liver is primed to regenerate itself.
Go Dubai | June 22, 2019

Unlocking the secrets of liver regeneration
Researchers have reported a new way in which the liver is primed to regenerate itself. They found that by stripping parts of the epigenome, which play a primary role in repressing 'jumping genes' (i.e. transposable elements), other epigenetic marks were redistributed.
Daily Science | June 20, 2019

World's largest marine dead zone may reach UAE’s shores
NYUAD researchers use computer modelling to study growth of dead zone in Arabian Gulf.
The National | June 16, 2019

First baby turtles of the season hatch at Abu Dhabi's Saadiyat beach
More than 70 critically-endangered hawksbill hatchlings made their way into the sea.
The National | June 02, 2019

Researchers discover new hybrid molecules that could act as anti-cancer agents
Researchers from NYU Abu Dhabi's (NYUAD) chemistry program and colleagues from the University's biology program have developed and studied the biological activity of five new, metal-organic hybrid knotted molecules, termed metal-organic trefoil knots (M-TKs). 
News Medical | May 23, 2019

Abu Dhabi research could help reduce side effects of cancer care
A molecule that targets cancer cells is being developed at NYU Abu Dhabi.
The National | May 23, 2019

New study reveals teleconnection between Indian monsoon and Atlantic Nino
There is a growing teleconnection between Indian summer monsoon rainfall and Atlantic sea surface temperature anomalies, said a new study.
Business Standard | May 19, 2019

Atlantic sea-surface temperatures could impact monsoons: Scientists
Researchers have known for a long time that distant weather parameters called 'teleconnections' can influence the performance of the summer monsoon.
The Telegraph | May 17, 2019

New weather model to spot India's massive monsoons coming
Climate change could significantly impact agriculture, industry and lives.
The National | May 17, 2019

The what, where and how of delay activity
Review reconsiders what delay activity is, where in the brain it is found, what roles it serves and how it may be generated.
Nature | May 13, 2019

NYU Abu Dhabi scientists solve 40-year Antarctic hole-in-the-ice mystery
Research led by the university explained how an open body of water formed in the middle of thick ice.
The National | May 09, 2019

NYU Abu Dhabi research team unravels 43-year-old mystery in Antarctica
A study led by NYU Abu Dhabi Institute (NYUAD) Research Scientist Diana Francis has helped to unravel the mystery surrounding the occurrence of a mid-sea Polynya — a body of unfrozen ocean — that appeared within the sea-ice pack during the Antarctic winter in mid-September 2017.
Gulf Today | May 08, 2019

Artificial tidal pools to be built to promote marine biodiversity
They are planned along the coast of Ras Al Khaimah to create a natural habitat for crabs, algae, molluscs and other marine life.
The National | May 06, 2019

A Mysterious Hole Keeps Opening Up in Antarctica, And Scientists Say It'll Be Back
Using satellite observations and reanalysis data, researchers from NYUAD have found that these ephemeral holes, known as polynyas, appear to be scars from cyclonic storms.
Science Alert | May 05, 2019

Coral bleaching in Arabian Gulf modulated by shamal winds, say NYUAD researchers
Corals in the Arabian Gulf are not immune to extreme heat events associated with global warming that are impacting coral reefs elsewhere in the world, researchers at New York University Abu Dhabi have revealed.
Emirates News Agency | April 29, 2019

NYU Abu Dhabi scientists pull off rare 'dark matter' feat
Despite making up most of the mass in the universe, the nature of dark matter remains unknown.
The National | April 25, 2019

Uncovering Polynya
Research by NYU Abu Dhabi unravels 43-year-old mystery in Antarctica.
Eureka Alert | April 24, 2019

Observation of two-neutrino double electron capture in 124Xe with XENON1T
Two-neutrino double electron capture (2νECEC) is a second-order weak-interaction process with a predicted half-life that surpasses the age of the Universe by many orders of magnitude.
Nature | April 24, 2019

Wild winds puncture precarious polar ice
Ice melt was not the cause of a vast opening in the Antarctic ice in 2017, as previously thought.
Nature Middle East | April 24, 2019

People were asked which leadership traits are most important. What they said matters for gender equality
The finding that both men and women prefer leadership traits considered as more masculine could help explain gender inequality in the workplace.
World Economic Forum | April 18, 2019

Why the UAE's mangroves are so important — and how to save them
Mangrove ecosystems support a huge variety of wildlife, but also provide huge benefits for cities.
The National | April 12, 2019

U.A.E. Researcher Joins Quest for Heat-Resistant Vaccines
Marieh al-Handawi, a chemist at New York University Abu Dhabi, is developing vaccines to withstand temperature changes during shipping. 
Al Fanar Media | April 08, 2019

UAE lags in global diet study as medics urge people to eat more fruit and veg
Gates Foundation study in 'The Lancet' shows bad diet kills more people than smoking.
The National | April 04, 2019

What is Abu Dhabi’s role in this revealing study?
An international team led by an Abu Dhabi-based researcher has made a significant discovery while conducting a study on pumpkin toadlets in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest.
Abu Dhabi World | April 04, 2019

Wee orange 'pumpkin' frogs have bones that glow through their skin
In eastern Brazil's Atlantic Forest, poisonous "pumpkin toadlets" use their vivid colors to warn off predators. But these tiny frogs also broadcast a secret visual signal: They glow bright blue under ultraviolet light.
Fox News | April 02, 2019

Wee Orange 'Pumpkin' Frogs Have Bones That Glow Through Their Skin
In eastern Brazil's Atlantic Forest, poisonous "pumpkin toadlets" use their vivid colors to warn off predators. But these tiny frogs also broadcast a secret visual signal: They glow bright blue under ultraviolet light.
Yahoo News | April 01, 2019

Megapixels: Mini frog, two frog, pumpkin frog, new frog
The week's amphibian photos have been truly... ribbeting.
Popular Science | April 01, 2019

Tiny toadlets from Brazilian rainforest have fluorescent skeletons, NYUAD scientists find
Tiny frogs found in the depths of the Brazilian rainforest have an unusual characteristic – fluorescent skeletons that may help them communicate with each other.
The Independent | March 30, 2019

NYU Abu Dhabi,Jumeirah Saadiyat Island Resort Engages Community To Participate In Turtle Conservation Program
Conservationists in Abu Dhabi are invited to support critically endangered Hawksbill Sea Turtles as part of a protection program called the Turtle Patrol starting on Saturday, 30th March, on Saadiyat beaches.
Urdu Point | March 29, 2019

Tall ice-cliffs may trigger big calving events -- and fast sea-level rise
Although much calving occurs when the ocean melts the front of the ice, and ice cliff above falls down, a new study presents another method of calving: slumping. 
EurekAlert | March 22, 2019

Touch and sight in action
Understanding the roles of touch and sight in day-to-day activities may help develop rehabilitation aids.
Nature Middle East | March 20, 2019

NYU Abu Dhabi Students Win First Place In Tests In Orbits Competition
New York University Abu Dhabi students have won the Tests in Orbits competition, which invited university students based in the UAE to develop, design, and conduct a "nano-experiment" pertaining to the field of space.
Urdu Point | March 20, 2019

I will change the world, vows UAE's teenage space prodigy
Alia Al Mansoori, 16, reveals her family - and Brazilian jiu-jitsu - is fuelling her passion for science.
The National | March 11, 2019

20-minute walk reduces diabetes risk by 15%
Cohort study to evaluate importance of various diabetes risk factors among Emiratis.
Gulf News | March 07, 2019

Grasping motions led by visuo-haptic signals are most effective
Researchers have found that the availability of both visual and haptic information for a target object significantly improves reach-to-grasp actions, demonstrating that the nervous system utilizes both types of information to optimize movement execution.
Daily Science | March 06, 2019

Alia Al Mansoori appointed as research fellow at NYU Abu Dhabi
The young Emirati will develop her lab skills under the guidance of NYUAD research assistant professor Mohamed Al Sayegh.
The National | March 04, 2019

Global Abu Dhabi summit to address threat to world's oceans
Three-day conference will seek to confront issues of pollution and overfishing.
The National | March 04, 2019

Solid state thermochemiluminescence achieved with crystals by NYU Abu Dhabi
Researchers from the NYU Abu Dhabi’s Chemistry Programme have developed macroscopic organic crystals that emit light when heated, a process referred to as thermochemiluminescence that was previously reported only in solution.
Emirates News Agency | March 02, 2019

Lighting up crystalline fireflies
Heat stimulates light-emitting reactions in solid crystals, with potential applications in materials research and life sciences.
Nature Middle East | March 01, 2019

Solid state thermochemiluminescence achieved with crystals
Researchers have developed macroscopic organic crystals that emit light when heated, a process referred to as thermochemiluminescence that was previously reported only in solution.
Science Daily | March 01, 2019

Pioneering research to combat climate change
A new study carried out at an Abu Dhabi institute could change the way crops are grown in the UAE.
Abu Dhabi World | February 27, 2019

Scientists discover a new frog that lives on a remote mountain in Ethiopia
Scientists with New York University Abu Dhabi recently discovered a new frog species that live on Ethiopia’s Bibita Mountain.
MSN | February 26, 2019

Gulf nations fall in new global health ranking
Smaller economies such as Cuba and Malta outperform the US, UAE and Saudi Arabia, study finds.
The National | February 25, 2019

Researchers discover tiny new frog species in Ethiopia
A new species of puddle frog (order: Anura, family: Phynobatrachidae, genus: Phrynobatrachus), has just been discovered by NYU Abu Dhabi researchers on the unexplored and isolated Bibita Mountain in southwestern Ethiopia.
Africa Geographic | February 18, 2019

New African frog species discovered
Whilst conducting fieldwork on Bibita Mountain in southwestern Ethiopia, Sandra Goutte and colleagues from New York University Abu Dhabi came across a previously undescribed frog species.
Nature Middle East | February 13, 2019

New frog species discovered on remote Ethiopian mountain
The new frog was found by Postdoctoral Associates Sandra Goutte and Jacobo Reyes-Velasco, of NYU Abu Dhabi.
The London Economic | February 12, 2019

New ‘gold’ frog species measuring less than an INCH long and with elongated toes is discovered by scientists exploring a remote Ethiopian mountain
DNA sequencing of tissue samples taken from the minute frogs by a team at NYU Abu Dhabi confirmed that it was genetically different from any other species.
Daily Mail | February 12, 2019

UAE's corals suffer 'catastrophic' damage in record summer heat
The future of eight reefs in the Arabian Gulf is in doubt after high temperatures and low winds leave corals dying.
The National | February 02, 2019

Researchers call for improved conservation to save bony fish from extinction
Over-fishing is affecting almost half of all bony fish species in the Arabian Gulf
The National | January 20, 2019

As Disease Ravages Coral Reefs, Scientists Scramble for Solutions
As oceans warm, coral reefs are suffering not only from bleaching but from deadly outbreaks of disease. Researchers are developing remedies, but the key question is whether these solutions can work on a large-enough scale to save vast reef systems from Florida to Australia.
Yale Environment 360 | January 10, 2019

UAE research suggests 'Actin' is critical in genome regulation during formation of nerve cells
A new NYU Abu Dhabi study suggests for the first time that Actin, which is a cytoskeleton protein found in the cell, is critical to regulating the genome - the genetic material of an organism - during the formation of "neurons" or nerve cells.
Emirates 24|7 | January 02, 2019

UAE expat among 5 female scientists to win Dh83,400 Unesco fellowship
Dr. Basma Radwan, postdoctoral research associate in neuroscience at NYUAD is investigating the connection between stress and sleep to develop a treatment for mood disorders and depression.
Khaleej Times | November 26, 2018

A coral disease alert system
Chemicals that diffuse from coral surfaces into the surrounding seawater could be used as indicators of coral health.
Nature Middle East | November 06, 2018

Corals produce molecules that can help resist disease
Scientists report that corals, though they are stationary organisms, can alter their surroundings by producing unique molecules that can help recruit healthy microbiomes and fight parasitic microbes.
Daily Science | November 05, 2018

Thrill-seeking is an overlooked catalyst for political violence
New research pinpoints how a desire for excitement inspires support for violent extremism.
Pacific Standard | October 31, 2018

How to prevent political violence?
Exciting, peaceful activities: American Psychological Association says boredom may be driving rise in shootings and bombings.
Daily Mail | October 30, 2018

What Traits Do Employees Look for in Leaders?
Stereotypical male traits such as assertiveness and competitiveness are 'must-haves', says research.
Entrepreneur Asia Pacific | October 19, 2018

Sahara desert sand is finding a newer, quicker route to the Arctic, sparks global warming fears
Research carried out at New York University Abu Dhabi could have stark consequences for climate change.
The National | October 11, 2018

What it’s like at the ground zero of climate change
When a glacier breaks up, the images can be breathtaking — and a sobering reminder of the trouble we are in. Reuters photographer Lucas Jackson managed to document one of these moments when he was in Greenland with scientists earlier this year.
CNN | September 24, 2018

Distant Whirling-Dervish Stars Spin in Super-Weird Patterns
"In space, you have continuous data," study lead author Othman Benomar, a stellar scientist at New York University Abu Dhabi, told | September 21, 2018

Harsh climate: The struggle to track global sea level rise
A loud rumble jolted climate scientist David Holland just before he went to sleep inside his bear-resistant dome. The thundering sound grew louder as he watched a chunk of ice about a third the size of Manhattan break away from the Helheim glacier.
Reuters | September 20, 2018

Astrophysicists measure precise rotation pattern of sun-like stars for the first time
Scientists at the NYU Abu Dhabi Center for Space Science used observations from NASA's Kepler mission and asteroseismology—the study of sound waves traveling inside stars—to determine with precision how Sun-like stars rotate, which no other scientific method has been able to achieve. | September 20, 2018

In Greenland, a glacier's collapse shows climate impact - Video
Perched on a cliff above Greenland’s Helheim glacier, I tried calling my wife in New York on a satellite phone. Before I could leave a message, an explosion broke the arctic silence.
Reuters | September 20, 2018

Inkless pen to protect secret documents
Researchers have prepared a light-emitting organic material that can be used to print patterns, write documents and even encode secret codes on a filter paper using just sunlight.
Nature India | August 31, 2018

We use neural ‘auto-correct’ for ambiguous sounds
Our brains have an “auto-correct” feature that we deploy when re-interpreting ambiguous sounds, a team of scientists has discovered. Its findings, which appear in the Journal of Neuroscience, point to new ways we use information and context to aid in speech comprehension.
Emirates News 24|7 | August 25, 2018

New study of Emiratis provides further evidence that smoking medwakh leads to heart disease
Medwakh and shisha have been linked to mouth bacteria that can result in heart attacks
The National | August 12, 2018

Humidity-Drive Motility in Feather Grass Awns
Scientists from New York University Abu Dhabi provide a remarkable example of an evolutionary adaptation in the humble Stipa awn, which boasts a sophisticated system of dispersal and self‐burial of their seeds into the soil by utilizing fluctuations in aerial humidity
Advanced Science News | July 24, 2018

Expanding ‘dead zone’ in Arabian Sea raises climate change fears
In the waters of the Arabian Sea, a vast “dead zone” the size of Scotland is expanding and scientists say climate change may be to blame. | July 17, 2018

Dramatic Video Captures Moment Towering Iceberg Splits from Greenland Glacier
Scientists in eastern Greenland captured an incredible scene on video: the moment an iceberg measuring 4 miles (6 kilometers) long, separated from the Helheim Glacier and drifted away.
Live Science | July 10, 2018

Could a UAE plant hold the key to developing a low-cost blindness treatment?
NYUAD graduate Yumi Gambrill spent a year working to identify a chemical with anti-cataract properties found in a plant called Cleome rupicola.
The National | July 07, 2018

Heat-resistant corals in the Middle East could save the world's dying reefs
Coral reefs are in crisis. being wiped out by rising sea temperatures — a consequence of climate change. But in one region, some corals are withstanding the heat.
CNN | June 27, 2018

Coral mass spawning is all about timing
Scientists think studying reef's rite of reproduction is vital to its future.
SF Gate | June 21, 2018

Organic Crystals Twist, Bend, and Heal

Panče Naumov, NYU Abu Dhabi, Naba K. Nath, National Institute of Technology, Meghalaya, India, and colleagues have engineered a molecular soft cocrystalline structure that bends and twists reversibly and without disintegration when stimulated by high temperature, mechanical force, or under UV light.
Chemistry Views | June 18, 2018

Emirati astronomer collaborates with NYUAD on black holes research
Thabet Al Qaissieh built an observatory as a hobby and is now working with one of the most prestigious universities in the world. David Russell, an assistant professor of physics at NYUAD, is leading the university’s research team.
The National | June 18, 2018

NYUAD professor named Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute Fellow
New York University Abu Dhabi’s Associate Professor of Chemistry, Pance Naumov, has been named a 2018-2019 Radcliffe Institute Fellow at Harvard University.
Emirates News Agency | May 31, 2018

Maritime history found in the coral walls of RAK ghost town
The walls of Jazirat Al Hamra contain nearly 12 million pieces of coral and each is a clue to the past, say NYUAD researchers.
The National | May 17, 2018

Giant Waves Nearly Half a Million Miles Across Seen on the Sun for the First Time
Huge, slow-moving waves that drive Earth's weather and shape the swirls in Jupiter's atmosphere also exist on the sun, new research reveals. | May 21, 2018

Unprecedented U.S.-British project launches to study the world’s most dangerous glacier
This research will help determine the melt rate beneath Thwaites glacier and the ocean dynamics that are driving that.
The Washington Post | April 30, 2018

NYUAD to research sea level rise in Antarctica thanks to $2.1 million science grant from UK
The research will investigate possible global disruptions due to climate change.
The National | April 30, 2018

Abu Dhabi scientists' study of shrinking glaciers is subject of new film
The two-hour documentary visits scientists around the world to understand how the climate system works and how man-made carbon emissions are already affecting our planet.
The National | April 15, 2018

Planetary neighbors can influence habitability, for better or worse
Planetary scientists at New York University Abu Dhabi and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory studied 147 extrasolar planetary systems with giant planets.
United Press International (UPI) | April 04, 2018

NYUAD study into sign language and brain function 'shows how similar people are'
Studies involving New York University Abu Dhabi are helping to provide a detailed localisation for certain neural processes involved in language.
The National | May 27, 2018

'It could be a game-changer': the case for a UAE deep space radio telescope
Joseph Gelfand, associate professor of physics at New York University Abu Dhabi feels building a deep space radio telescope in the UAE would be a game-changer for astronomy and could inspire new generations of students to study science and engineering. 
The National | March 25, 2018

New research sheds light on the perception of motion
A team of biologists has deciphered how neurons used in the perception of motion form in the brain of a fly - a finding that illustrates how complex neuronal circuits are constructed from simple developmental rules.
Emirates News Agency | March 24, 2018

5,000 Emiratis join first phase of major health study
The UAE Healthy Future study, a first-of-its-kind one investigating the root causes of high levels of diabetes, obesity, and heart disease in the UAE, has reached a critical milestone, securing the participation of over 5,000 Emirati volunteers, out of the required 20,000.
Khaleej Times | March 21, 2018

NYUAD Hackathon Encourages Use Of Tech For Social Change In The Arab World
The three-day “programming marathon” (in its seventh edition) will see computer science professors, founders of startups, technology professionals, and even venture capitalists from across the globe come together at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) to lead teams of skilled computer science students.
Entrepreneur Middle East | March 06, 2018

Experts convene at NYU Abu Dhabi to discuss the future of space
The Centre for Space Science at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) convened a meeting of senior members of the UAE space sector and international scientists recently on Future Directions in Heliophysics. Heliophysics is the science of how sun’s interior influences the atmosphere of the sun and its planets.
Broadcast Pro ME | January 28, 2018

Detection of a westward hotspot offset in the atmosphere of hot gas giant CoRoT-2b
We present thermal phase observations of the hot Jupiter CoRoT-2b obtained with the Infrared Array Camera (IRAC) on the Spitzer Space Telescope.
Nature Astronomy | January 22, 2018

Breakthrough in food poisoning detection wins gold for NYU Abu Dhabi
Device built by students to discover E.Coli bacteria wins top prize at a major US contest.
The National | January 14, 2018

Going through a phase
Chemists are finding fascinating phase-change phenomena that make crystals jump and pop.
‘It started as a curiosity,’ recalls Pance Naumov, now an associate professor at NYU Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. ’One of my postdocs came to me and said: “I can’t get hold of my crystals, they are escaping!”’
Chemistry World | November 10, 2017

State-Of-The-Art Facility Will Aid the UAE's Mission to Mars in 2020
New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) is reaching for the stars – after launching plans for the UAE’s first ever space data hub.
Time Out Abu Dhabi | October 22, 2017

'Unhackable' Electronic Chip Being Developed in Abu Dhabi
With the evolution of technology and manufacturing process giving way to less safety, researchers at New York University Abu Dhabi have just received a grant to deploy their work into a solution.
The National | October 22, 2017

NYUAD to Host UAE's First Space Data Centre
A new data centre at New York University Abu Dhabi will host crucial scientific data collected by space observatories.
The National | October 21, 2017

Physics "Tweezers" Help Study the Engine Room of the Cell
George Shubeita, a professor of physics at New York University Abu Dhabi, studies the mechanisms by which tiny molecular motors move these cargoes. He observes the motors with superresolution microscopes and uses optical traps, commonly known as optical tweezers, to engage the motors in a “tug-of-war” game that allows him to measure their strength.
Uncommon Descent | October 16, 2017

Explorer Robert Swan's Message to UAE Youths on Climate Change
UAE pupils were given a taste of the adventurous life when explorer Robert Swan took centre stage at NYU Abu Dhabi campus this week to inspire them to make positive changes in the world.
The National | October 04, 2017

There's Something Fishy Going on with Climate Change
Researchers at NYUAD have shed light on the potential ecological effects of global warming with a study on the diets of local reef fish.
Abu Dhabi World | October 03, 2017

Probing a New Algae Species for Clues into Plant Adaptation
An investigation of the genome and phenome of a green alga called Chloroidium sp. UTEX 3007 has revealed, for the first time, certain adaptive traits that help algae acclimate to desert environments. But what sets apart this new species, which scientists at the New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) have discovered and sequenced, from other types of green algae?
Nature Middle East | September 12, 2017

Researchers develop unique green alga that may provide alternative to palm oil
Gulf News | August 21, 2017

Coral study underlines benefit of having world-class institutions in the region
The National | August 12, 2017

Molecular biology study by Abu Dhabi researcher has cancer breakthrough potential
The National | July 29, 2017

Meet the filmmaker who's leading the new science wave
Forbes | June 12, 2017