This research was supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute, as well as a La Caixa Foundation fellowship for Post-Graduate Studies.
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In a Journal of Neuroscience study, researchers sought to understand how the brain uses surrounding context to narrow down the possibilities of what the speaker may mean.
A team of scientists has captured on video a four-mile iceberg breaking away from a glacier in eastern Greenland, an event that points to one of the forces behind global sea-level rise.
Scientific research from NYUAD will help determine if the collapse of the Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica will start in the next few decades or centuries.
NYUAD has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Health — Abu Dhabi to better understand the causes of chronic diseases among Emiratis, including diabetes and heart disease.
Scientists have developed a sophisticated new theoretical model that may lead to timelier, accurate forecasts of the central Pacific El Niño, an important weather-maker.
A study by the NYUAD Public Health Research Center shows secondhand smoke from shisha is worse than secondhand smoke from cigarettes.
How Bilinguals Juggle Language
For the first time, researchers have illustrated that switching languages when speaking and switching languages when listening engages different parts of the brain.
“There’s no doubt what we’re seeing are Rossby waves,” Laurent Gizon, co-principal investigator of the Center for Space Science.
In the News
NYUAD Research Institute is frequently featured in local and international media.
This Glacier Just Spit Out An Iceberg the Size Of Lower Manhattan
The Helheim Glacier in Greenland just lost 10 billion tons of ice--and scientists captured it on camera.
National Geographic | July 11, 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
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.
Space.com | May 21, 2018
Will rising waters leave Abu Dhabi under water? Scientists seek answers
Without models predicting how ice sheets interact with the ocean, one of the biggest questions on climate change remains unanswered.
The National | May 09, 2018
How NYUAD research hopes to predict crucial changes to India's monsoons
Rains are essential to agriculture - as is understanding how climate change may alter them.
The National | April 28, 2018
Planetary neighbors can influence habitability, for better or worse
Even after a planet has trapped sufficient amounts of liquid water to sustain life, giant neighbors can significantly alter the planet's habitability, according to a new study by New York University Abu Dhabi and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Daily News | April 08, 2018
Arabic translation comes of age
The first volumes of the Library of Arabic Literature, an ambitious translation project of classical Arabic works into English, appeared five years ago, with several dozen now being available to international readers. But this is just the beginning, library editors Philip Kennedy, James Montgomery, Shawkat Toorawa and Chip Rossetti explain.
Al-Ahram Weekly | April 07, 2018
Climate model projects 45% fall in monsoon
Researchers from the Centre for Prototype Climate Modeling, New York University Abu Dhabi predict that there could be a 45% decrease in Indian summer monsoon in the late stages of 21st century.
The Times of India | March 01, 2018