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Study Reveals How a Protein Common in Cancers Jumps Anti-Tumor Mechanisms

A Stony Brook University-led international research team has discovered how a cellular protein, STAT3, which is overactive in a majority of cancers, interferes with an antitumor mechanism in cells and therefore promotes the growth of cancer.
3/17/2014 1:00 PM EDT

Drug Kills Cancer Cells Building Blocks

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Imagine cutting down the growth of cancer cells at their earliest stages. Research conducted by Stony Brook University is showing promise in this approach with a new class of compounds that disrupt cancer cell mitochondrial metabolism.
3/13/2014 12:25 PM EDT

Global Study Reveals Gender-Based Violence Vastly Underreported

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Findings from a new global study suggest that estimates of gender-based violence (GBV) prevalence based on health systems data or on police reports may underestimate the actual total prevalence by 11- to 128-fold.
12/10/2013 4:00 PM EST

Early Tree-Dwelling Bipedal Human Ancestor Was Similar to Ancient Apes and “Lucy” but Not Living Apes

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An analysis of the femur of one of the oldest human ancestors reveals the six-million-year-old “Millenium Man” was bipedal but lived in the trees.The research could provide additional insight to the origins of human bipedalism.
12/4/2013 3:05 PM EST

Study Reveals Buildup of Amyloid in Brain Blood Vessels Promotes Early Cognitive Impairment

A team of Stony Brook University researchers has discovered in a model of Alzheimer’s disease that early accumulation of a small protein, known as amyloid β, in the blood vessels of the brain can drive early cognitive impairment.
11/27/2013 2:15 PM EST

Study Shows Cardiac Surgeon Report Cards Do Not Influence Referrals

Despite nearly universal awareness of report cards on risk-adjusted mortality rates of individual cardiac surgeons, cardiologists in New York State do not use these reports when making patient referral decisions.
11/15/2013 4:55 PM EST

Study Shows Coronary CT Angiography Useful for Triaging Patients with Chest Pain

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A study of two sets of 894 matched Emergency Department (ED) patients presenting with chest pain revealed that the use of coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA) led to fewer hospital admissions and shorter ED stays. According to lead...
7/31/2013 2:00 PM EDT

Study Reveals Link Between Sleep Deprivation in Teens and Poor Dietary Choices

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Well-rested teenagers tend to make more healthful food choices than their sleep-deprived peers, according to a study led by Lauren Hale, PhD, Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine at Stony Brook University School of Medicine. The finding,...
6/20/2013 2:30 PM EDT

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Use of Cardiac CT Transforms ED Triage of Women with Chest Pain

1/31/2014 4:00 PM EST

Stony Brook Pediatrician Co-authors New NIH Guidelines for Managing Opportunistic Infections in Children with HIV

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Sharon Nachman, MD, a pediatric HIV specialist at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, is a co-author of new NIH-issued guidelines for the prevention, treatment and management of opportunistic infections in HIV-infected children.
11/26/2013 3:30 PM EST

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