Since July 2003, with its inaugural eBriefing on promising new drugs for autism, the Academy's eBriefings at www.nyas.org have proven to be a vital source for thousands of people around the world eager to find out the latest news and research on topics such as diabetes, AIDS, cholesterol and obesity, vitamin E and aging, hunger in Africa, hydrogen-powered vehicles, and other cutting-edge science and social issues. Sponsored by the Academy, one of the U.S.'s oldest and most respected scientific institutions, eBriefings offer a compendium of what today's researchers in the U.S. and abroad are most concerned about.
With the 100th eBriefing, the Academy highlights yet another controversial topic: The Ethics of Mood Enhancement. Could mood-enhancing drugs be beneficial to people who are emotionally and physically healthy? The possibility of improving the general population's mood with medication raises provocative questions that get at the core of what it means to be human and a contributing member to society.
As its name implies, eBriefings are multimedia online versions of Academy meetings, seminars and conferences designed to give users the most vital information in the least amount of time. They provide quick overviews as well as comprehensive, detailed information in drill-down format, providing a diverse array of readers scientists, educators, and the lay public - with just the right amount of inform
Contact: Jennifer Tang
New York Academy of Sciences