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People Change Their Moral Values to Benefit Themselves Over Others

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A new study published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B finds that people are quick to change their moral values depending on which rule means more cash for them instead of others
30-Oct-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Safety While Trick or Treating

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When it comes to Halloween, our doctors have seen it all — from allergic reactions to candy to traffic accidents. Most are preventable! Experts at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital share their best tips for keeping your children healthy and safe...
22-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Stony Brook Scientists Disprove Theory That Reconstructed Boron Surface is Metallic

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Scientific inquiry is a hit and miss proposition, subject to constant checking and rechecking. Recently, a new class of materials was discovered called topological insulators—nonmetallic materials with a metallic surface capable of conducting...
21-Oct-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Scientists Map Key Moment in Assembly of DNA-Splitting Molecular Machine

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The proteins that drive DNA replication—the force behind cellular growth and reproduction—are some of the most complex machines on Earth. The multistep replication process involves hundreds of atomic-scale moving parts that rapidly interact and...
15-Oct-2014 1:35 PM EDT

Stony Brook Neurosciences Institute Holds 5th Annual Meeting of the Minds Symposium

On Friday October 31, 2014 Stony Brook Neurosciences Institute will hold its 5th annual Meeting of the Minds Symposium. The focus will be on Parkinson's Disease and Deep Brain Simulation Therapies: Practice and Theory
15-Oct-2014 9:50 AM EDT

Stony Brook University Hosts Second Annual TEDxSBU Event

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Stony Brook University will host its second TEDxSBU event on Nov. 14, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. in the Charles B. Wang Center Theater. The theme of this year’s event is “Connect the Dots,” and will feature 16 speakers and performers from...
10-Oct-2014 11:25 AM EDT

Stony Brook Professor Leads World’s Largest Medical Study on the State of Mind and Consciousness at the Time of Death

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The results of a four-year international study of 2,060 cardiac arrest cases across 15 hospitals worldwide concluded that there is a unique experience of death for humans that appears far broader than what has been referred to as so called...
9-Oct-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Science on Tap Returns with Dr. Matthew Lerner on Autism: What Works and Why

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Science on Tap, a live event and web show created by the Stony Brook University School of Journalism’s Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, makes its debut at the Hilton Garden Inn on the Stony Brook Campus on Wednesday, October 26 at...
7-Oct-2014 4:00 PM EDT

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Are Twitter & Facebook Causing People Not to Talk Anymore?

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27-Oct-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Duty to Treat in a Time of Ebola? A Hard Question

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17-Oct-2014 8:00 AM EDT

First Diagnosed Case of Ebola in the U.S., What Now?

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A patient being treated at a Dallas hospital is the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, health officials announced yesterday. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the unidentified man left...
1-Oct-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Tips For Breast Cancer Survivors on How to Cope With Changes

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26-Sep-2014 3:00 PM EDT

What Is Enterovirus D68?

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A respiratory virus that has sent hundreds of children to hospitals in Missouri is causing alarm across the Midwest and beyond. So far, ten states have contacted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for help investigating clusters of the...
9-Sep-2014 2:10 PM EDT

What is Keeping Your Kids Up at Night?

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Sleep, or lack thereof, and technology often go hand in hand when it comes to school-aged kids. Nearly three out of four children (72%) between the ages of 6 and 17 have at least one electronic device in their bedrooms while sleeping, according to a...
4-Sep-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Grief Expert Available for 9/11 Coverage

4-Sep-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Teens: Want to Sleep in on School Days?

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Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens. Delaying the start of the school day until at least 8:30 a.m. would help curb their lack of sleep, which has been linked with poor health, bad grades, car crashes and...
26-Aug-2014 3:00 PM EDT

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