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Do We Have Time to Save Species from Climate Change?


Climate change is expected to result in heightened risk of extinction for many species. Because conservation scientists are just starting to understand this threat, many have concluded that current risk assessment protocols, such as the...
29-Sep-2014 12:20 PM EDT

Stony Brook Children’s Hospital Project is Well on its Way: Building a Foundation for Children's Healthcare on Long Island through Private Donations and Public Support


Stony Brook University showcased the construction progress of its new Stony Brook Children’s Hospital facility during a ceremony yesterday where President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., was joined by public officials, generous donors, young patients...
26-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT

New Mobile Solar Unit is Designed to Save Lives When the Power Goes Out


Brooke Ellison draws her own power from will, but the ventilator that keeps her alive requires uninterrupted electricity. Dr. Ellison is allowing scientists to field-test, at her home, the Nextek Power Systems STAR, a mobile solar generator.
24-Sep-2014 9:30 AM EDT

Stony Brook Researchers Develop New Method to Measure Cerebral Blood Flow


One thing leads to another, especially in research. When Stony Brook University School of Medicine scientists developed a new method to measure how cocaine disrupts blood flow in the brains of mice, doctors and researchers got a way to form a...
15-Sep-2014 3:00 PM EDT

PTSD and Respiratory Illness: A Signature Long-Term Problem of 9/11 Responders


According to the findings from research conducted over the past several years at Stony Brook Medicine’s World Trade Center Health Program, as many as 60 percent of 9/11 World Trade Center responders continue to experience clinically significant...
10-Sep-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Raising Awareness for Atrial Fibrillation


Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart arrhythmia in the United States, affecting between 3-4 million people and numbers are expected to increase by the year 2050 to 12 million to 14 million. Although widely unknown to the general public,...
9-Sep-2014 10:35 AM EDT

Drug Therapies and Parent Training Help Children with ADHD and Severe Aggression


Prescribing both a stimulant and an antipsychotic drug to children with physical aggression and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), along with teaching parents to use behavior management techniques, reduces aggressive and serious...
3-Sep-2014 11:00 AM EDT

SBU Receives Highest Score in Princeton Review’s 2015 Green Honor Roll

Stony Brook University has been named in Princeton Review’s 2015 Green Honor Roll, an annual list that offers a measure of how environmentally friendly universities are on a scoring scale of 60 to 99. Stony Brook, one of 24 universities to receive...
28-Aug-2014 4:00 PM EDT

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Tips For Breast Cancer Survivors on How to Cope With Changes


26-Sep-2014 3:00 PM EDT

What Is Enterovirus D68?


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?


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?


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

Putting Ebola in Perspective


15-Aug-2014 2:00 PM EDT

The Story Behind the Story: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge:


12-Aug-2014 11:00 AM EDT

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

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