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Organ Donation: 6 Myths that Might Change Your Mind about Giving the Gift of Life

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Did you know that one organ donor can save up to eight lives? And that could be extremely helpful given the fact that in New York State alone, over 10,000 people are waiting for organ transplants, according to LiveOnNY (formally the New York Organ...
27-Mar-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Gates Foundation’s Peter M. Small, MD, Appointed Founding Director of the Stony Brook University Global Health Institute

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Peter M. Small, MD, Deputy Director of the Tuberculosis Delivery Program for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has been appointed as Founding Director of the Stony Brook University Global Health Institute (GHI) effective August 1, 2015, announced...
26-Mar-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Scientists Find Tropical Cyclone Size Controlled By Relative Sea-Surface Temperatures

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A team of scientists including Minghua Zhang, Dean and Director of Stony Brook University School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS), have found that the size of tropical cyclones is controlled by their underlying sea-surface temperatures...
17-Mar-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Bioscience Company Licenses Stony Brook Discovery to Treat Canine Periodontal Disease

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Traverse Biosciences has signed an exclusive, worldwide license agreement with the Research Foundation for the State University of New York to develop a drug to treat canine periodontal disease. The potential therapy would fulfill an unmet medical...
16-Mar-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Rapid Changes in Lovejoy Comet’s Tail Observed

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A team of astronomy researchers from Stony Brook University, the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, and Tsuru University are the first to reveal clear details about the rapidly changing plasma tail of the comet C/2013 R1 (Lovejoy). The...
6-Mar-2015 10:05 AM EST

New Technology Tracks Cell Lineage To Watch Evolution at Work

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Evolution is change, and not always for the better. Evolution, in fact, is at the core of many of the diseases that are hardest to treat. Pathogens such as bacteria and parasites evade their host’s defenses or antimicrobial drugs through...
25-Feb-2015 1:00 PM EST

Stony Brook Physics Professor Awarded Sloan Research Fellowship

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Lukasz Fidkowski, PhD, an assistant professor of physics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Stony Brook University, has been selected to receive a 2015 Sloan Research Fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. He is one of 126...
23-Feb-2015 2:00 PM EST

Jane Fonda, Sheryl Sandberg, Gloria Steinen to Headline the International Conference on Mansculinities: Engaging Men and Boys For Gender Equality

The Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities (CSMM) at Stony Brook University will host the International Conference on Masculinities: Engaging Men and Boys for Gender Equality, a four-day symposium to encourage men’s activism in support of...
12-Feb-2015 1:00 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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