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Removing Mutant p53 Significantly Regresses Tumors, Improves Cancer Survival


Removing accumulated mutant p53 protein from a cancer model showed that tumors regress significantly and survival increases. This finding, by an international team of cancer researchers led by Ute Moll, MD, Professor of Pathology at Stony Brook...
22-May-2015 2:40 PM EDT

Stony Brook University Celebrates 55th Commencement Ceremony Honoring Billy Joel and Charles B Wang with Honorary Degrees


At Stony Brook University’s 55th commencement ceremony today at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium, 6,298 students had their degrees conferred, becoming the University’s newest alumni. They joined more than 155,000 of their forerunners around the globe...
22-May-2015 5:05 PM EDT

Stony Brook Archaeologists Find the Earliest Evidence of Stone Tool Making

Our ancestors were making stone tools some 700,000 years earlier than we thought. That’s the finding co-led by Stony Brook University's Drs. Sonia Harmand and Jason Lewis—who have found the earliest stone artifacts, dating 3.3 million years ago.
18-May-2015 2:00 PM EDT

Researchers Create "CyberHeart" Platform for Advanced Medical Device Development


A virtual-heart platform proposed to improve and accelerate medical-device development and testing has received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the amount of $4.2 million over five years.
15-May-2015 2:05 PM EDT

60 = 50: New Study Reveals Increases in Life Expectancy Reflect Slower Population Aging

Everyone knows that 60 is the new 50. But now, Warren Sanderson, a Professor of Economics at Stony Brook University, and Sergei Scherbov, a project leader at an Austrian research institute, have written an article about future population projections...
20-Apr-2015 3:05 PM EDT

​Billy Joel, Charles Wang and Prof. Ben Shneiderman to Address the Class of 2015 at Stony Brook University


​ Stony Brook University will confer honorary degrees this year upon three luminaries who have established remarkable legacies in their respective fields. Long Island’s Piano Man, William Martin Joel, will receive a Doctor of Music;world...
20-Apr-2015 3:05 PM EDT

New Model to Predict Pharmacodynamic Activity May Improve Drug Discovery


A new mathematical model that uses drug-target kinetics to predict how drugs work in vivo may provide a foundation to improve drug discovery, which is frequently hampered by the inability to predict effective doses of drugs. The discovery by Peter...
17-Apr-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Neurosurgery Leaders Endorse Interventional Thrombectomy to Treat Acute Stroke


Henry Woo, MD, Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Neurological Surgery, Director of the Cerebrovascular Center and Co-Director of the Cerebrovascular and Stroke Center at Stony Brook Medicine’s Neurosciences Institute, along with other...
27-Mar-2015 1:45 PM EDT

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Bracing for a Tough Flu Season


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?


27-Oct-2014 2:00 PM EDT

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


17-Oct-2014 8:00 AM EDT

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


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


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

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