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New Feathered Dinosaur From China Sheds Light on Dinosaur Flight


Research findings from an international team of scientists uncovers details on how a new species of a feathered raptorial dinosaur found in China provides evidence on how large-bodied dinosaurs took to the air.
11-Jul-2014 4:00 PM EDT

New Chocolate-Flavored Soft Chews Good for Your Teeth


A dream come “chew” for your teeth? Researchers at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine and Ortek Therapeutics, Inc., have developed a chocolate-flavored soft chew that is actually beneficial for your teeth. BasicBites™ is a...
9-Jul-2014 9:00 AM EDT

Happy Feet III: Adélie Penguin Population is Actually on the Rise


The first global census of the Adélie penguin, long considered a key indicator species to monitor and understand the effects of climate change and fishing in the Southern Ocean, has revealed its population (3.79 million breeding pairs) to be 53...
7-Jul-2014 9:15 AM EDT

Stony Brook University Professor Awarded Inaugural "Breakthrough Prize" in Mathematics


Sir Simon K. Donaldson, Professor of Mathematics in the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics(SCGP) and the Department of Mathematics and Professor of Pure Mathematics at Imperial College London, was selected to receive the inaugural Breakthrough...
26-Jun-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Awareness and Prevention are the Best Medicine to Fight Lyme Disease


STONY BROOK, NY, JUNE 26, 2014—¬ With the arrival of the warmer summer weather comes tick season, and with that, the threat of Lyme disease. Suffolk County is one of the country’s highest risk areas, so Long Island parents should be aware of...
26-Jun-2014 4:20 PM EDT

Sensitive? Emotional? Empathetic? It Could Be in Your Genes


Do you jump to help the less fortunate or cry during sad movie scenes? If yes, you may be among the 20 percent of our population that is genetically pre-disposed to empathy, according to a study by Stony Brook University psychologists.
19-Jun-2014 2:00 PM EDT

SBU Visiting Presidential Professor, Carl Bernstein, Interviewed on NPR About 40th Anniversary of 'All the President's Men'


Stony Brook University congratulates Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein on the 40th anniversary of the publication of “All the President’s Men," a recollection chronicled in today's interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep, entitled "Woodward And...
13-Jun-2014 4:05 PM EDT

Stony Brook Graduate Student Lyl Tomlinson Wins Second Place in International Famelab Competition


Lyl Tomlinson, a PhD candidate in Neuroscience at Stony Brook University, traveled to England last week where he won second place in the International Famelab competition, a contest that challenges young scientists to talk about their research...
10-Jun-2014 10:00 AM EDT

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Stony Brook Children’s Expert Says ACT Now, Reduce Deaths in Hot Cars


Babies and young children can sleep so peacefully that it may be tempting to leave them alone in a car while you run a quick errand. This, however, must never be done. It can lead to heatstroke, serious injury, and death. Heatstroke is the leading...
28-Jul-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Simple Growing Pains or Something More?


Most people associate arthritis with aging, but the fact is, one in 1,000 children is diagnosed with juvenile arthritis. Stony Brook Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Rheumatologist Dr. Julie Cherian addresses the most common questions from...
25-Jul-2014 4:40 PM EDT

Teaching the Internet Generation to Extract Reliable News from Onslaught of Digital Information


As the digital age began to forever change how news and information were transmitted, Stony Brook University School of Journalism faculty members considered the following challenge: “Could they create an educational model that would prepare the...
24-Jul-2014 10:35 AM EDT

Parents: What You Need to Know Before Your Teen Hits the Road


STONY BROOK, NY, JULY 15, 2014 – The facts couldn’t be clearer: Car accidents are the number-one cause of accidental deaths in children ages 0-19 nationally. The AAA auto club says the 100 days of summer (from Memorial Day to Labor Day) are the...
15-Jul-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Stony Brook Medical Experts Say Kick Off Summer with a Safe Start


For many Americans, summer means fun in the sun; kids are out of school, adults are on vacation and it's time for outdoor activities. But with all these pleasures of the season comes injuries and increased visits to the emergency department.
2-Jul-2014 3:00 PM EDT

A Bright, New Future for Prostate Cancer


Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in males, with about 240,000 diagnoses expected this year. And there are 2.5 million people currently living with this disease. Recently there have been some dramatic changes in the way prostate...
25-Jun-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Water Safety: The Key to a Fun and Healthy Summer


With miles of beaches and acres of pools, Long Island is the ideal place to enjoy the delights of the summer. But along with the fun of swimming, body surfing or just paddling around come some real dangers — including the risk for drowning....
16-Jun-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Keep Outdoor Activities Fun by Playing It Safe This Summer


A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain. An estimated 1.7 million people in the United States sustain a traumatic brain injury each...
13-Jun-2014 12:00 PM EDT

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