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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

Stony Brook Researchers Receive Two-Year INCITE Award of 50 Million Supercomputing Hours for Modeling Astrophysical Explosions

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A team of Stony Brook University researchers has been awarded 50 million hours on the Titan Cray XK7 at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, one of the world’s fastest supercomputers, to advance their research on modeling of astrophysical explosions....
17-Nov-2014 10:05 AM EST

Could Depression Actually Be a Form of Infectious Disease?

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Major depressive disorder (MDD) should be re-conceptualized as an infectious disease, according to Turhan Canli, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology and Radiology at Stony Brook University. In a paper published in Biology of Mood & Anxiety...
14-Nov-2014 11:00 AM EST

Brookhaven Science Associates Awarded Brookhaven Lab Management Contract

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Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC (BSA) has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to continue managing and operating Brookhaven National Laboratory under a new five-year base contract. Established as a partnership between Battelle...
12-Nov-2014 4:00 PM EST

Newly Discovered Fossil Is a Clue to Early Mammalian Evolution

A newly discovered 66–70 million-year-old groundhog-like creature, massive in size compared to other mammals of its era, provides new and important insights into early mammalian evolution.
3-Nov-2014 11:15 AM EST

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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

Grief Expert Available for 9/11 Coverage

4-Sep-2014 1:00 PM EDT

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