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Cybersecurity Expert Not Surprised With Uber Breach

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Statement from Stony Brook University President on Congressional Tax Reform

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In response to recent Congressional tax reform negotiations, Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. said today: "As tax reform negotiations continue, I urge leaders in Congress to consider the adverse impacts of proposed provisions on students, research and the State of New York. The provisions proposed would significantly increase costs for graduate students, hurt institutional stability by bringing about a reduction in charitable giving, and result in a decrease in federal funding availability for research and financial aid. In addition, the elimination of the state and local income tax deduction (SALT) would cause a brain drain in New York, resulting in a reduction in state services and support for areas like higher education.

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White Paper Provides Tools to Manage Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy

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A white paper designed to provide New York State healthcare providers and communities with the tools to manage and reduce opioid use disorder in pregnancy will be released by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

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Investment Portfolio Theory Helps Scientists Predict Animal Population Growth

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A study published in PNAS details a new “landscape portfolio” theory that is based on Markowitz’s “portfolio theory” in economics, melded with ecological landscape theory to predict population growth of living things.

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New Website and Educational Program Dedicated to Reducing Drowsy Driving

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Stony Brook University’s School of Health Technology and Management have developed StopDrowsyDriving.org to help raise awareness about the prevalence of drowsy driving and reduce crashes caused by it, an estimated 6,000 per year.

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New Book Sheds Important Light on Clean Energy Transitions

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Integrating Pathology and Radiology Images to Improve Cancer Treatment

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Stony Brook University is part of a national five-year $8 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to develop a testbed for using data analytics and radiology and pathology images to better steer cancer treatment.

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Showing How Light Moves in Scintillators Could Help Enhance Medical Imaging

Scientists have not been able to describe how light moves within nontransparent scintillators – a key component in large area x-ray detectors. Now a new study describes how this light moves, a finding that may help to improve medical imaging.

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Caribbean Islands Reveal a “Lost World” of Ancient Mammals

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A new study by an international team of scientists reports an analysis of the incredibly diverse “lost world” of Caribbean fossils that includes dozens of ancient mammals. The study reveals that the arrival of humans throughout the islands was likely the primary cause of the extinction of native mammal species there.

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Using an Electronic Device to Detect Cavities Early

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Imagine if dentists could find clear signs of tooth decay long before dental lesions turn into cavities and without using X-rays. A new device cleared for commercialization this month by the FDA is a potential tool for dentists to do just that







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