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Researchers Discover How Brain Recognizes Danger

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Our existence depends on a bit of evolutionary genius aptly nicknamed “fight or flight.” But where in our brain does the alarm first go off, and what other parts of the brain are mobilized to express fear and remember to avoid danger in the...
19-Jan-2015 11:00 AM EST

Mapping of Silver Matrix Formation in Batteries Will Enhance Efficiency

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Scientists at Stony Brook University and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory are using pioneering x-ray techniques to map internal atomic transformations of the highly conductive silver matrix formation within...
8-Jan-2015 3:00 PM EST

Stony Brook Receives $2 Million DOE Grant to Create a New Super Energy-Saving Air Conditioning Vent

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A Stony Brook University research team has been awarded $2 million from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA-E) to develop an active air conditioning vent capable of modulating airflow distribution,...
8-Jan-2015 1:40 PM EST

Two Long Island High School Students Among Team that Files Patent Application for New Highly Effective, Eco-Friendly Flame Retardant

Fire consumes wood ferociously, in a deadly blaze—but the substances used to treat wood to resist burning can also be noxious and toxic. A Stony Brook University Materials Science Professor guided an undergraduate and two Long Island high school...
5-Jan-2015 3:45 PM EST

Philanthropic Prize Supporting High Risk, High Reward Research Addressing Modern Problems Awarded To Laurie T. Krug For Research on How Viruses Cause Disease

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Laurie T. Krug is the first early career scientist to be named Stony Brook University Discovery Prize Fellow, a new philanthropically-sponsored award established to fund high-risk, high-reward basic research projects. Krug was named today following...
11-Dec-2014 6:00 PM EST

Keeping Families Safe From the Flu

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The flu, or seasonal influenza virus, is extremely unpredictable. Its severity can vary widely from one season to the next depending on many things, including the strains of flu spreading, availability of vaccines, how many people get vaccinated and...
9-Dec-2014 2:00 PM EST

Alan Alda's 'Flame Challenge' for 2015: What is Sleep?

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The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University is challenging scientists to answer an eye-opening question: What is sleep? That is the wake-up call for scientists in this year’s edition of the Flame Challenge. In this...
30-Nov-2014 10:40 PM EST

Stony Brook Scientists Unveil First Structure Measurements of Molten Uranium Dioxide

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Nuclear power is part of the worldwide energy mix, accounting for around 10% of global electricity supply. Safety is the paramount issue. Uranium dioxide (UO2) is the major nuclear fuel component of fission reactors, and the concern during severe...
20-Nov-2014 2:00 PM EST

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Bracing for a Tough Flu Season

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In early December, the Center of Disease Control officials warned that the year's flu season could result in more fatalities than in other years. CDC Director Tom Frieden noted that the dominant flu strain circulating this season, H3N2, tends to...
7-Jan-2015 10:00 AM EST

Decking the Halls Safely During the Holidays

It’s the ‘most wonderful time of the year’ – but it is also one of the busiest times of year for the Suffolk County Volunteer Firefighters Burn Center at Stony Brook University Hospital. As the holidays approach, doctors at the Burn Center...
12-Dec-2014 11:00 AM EST

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

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