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Stony Brook University Helps Prepare Next Generation of Farmers by Introducing a Hydroponic ‘Freight Farm’ On Campus


This fall, Stony Brook University is introducing a fresh new technology – a hydroponic Freight Farm – where student farmers can grow crops year-round in an indoor environment. Created in a discarded shipping container converted into a fully...
21-Aug-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Astronomers Discover ‘Young Jupiter’ Exoplanet

The first planet detected by the Gemini Planet Imager (GPI) from an international team of astronomers, which includes two scientists from the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Stony Brook University, is one outside earth’s solar system at 100...
13-Aug-2015 11:00 AM EDT

Clinical Performance Measures for Healthcare Target Underuse of Care Yet Fail to Adequately Measure Overuse


Researchers assessing clinical performance measures examined 16 national collections of performance measures and found that more than 90 percent of 521 outpatient measures targeted underuse of care and only 7 percent addressed overuse of care.
10-Aug-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Could Body Posture During Sleep Affect How Your Brain Clears Waste?


Sleeping in the side position, as compared to on one’s back or stomach, may more effectively remove brain waste and prove to be an important practice to help reduce the chances of developing Alzheimer’s and other neurological diseases.
3-Aug-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Study Discovers Human Hands May Be More Primitive Than Chimp's

Today, Nature is publishing a paper "The evolution of human and ape hand proportions," a study that discovers that human hands may be more primitive than chimp's.
14-Jul-2015 9:00 AM EDT

Stony Brook Receives $2.5 Million DOE Grant for Transformational Energy Technology


A Stony Brook University research team has been awarded $2.5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to develop a system that condenses water vapor from power plants in order to provide...
10-Jul-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Stony Brook University Receives 4th ARPA-E Grant in Six Months


Stony Brook University has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to develop a small, highly efficient and clean natural gas generator designed for use in homes to provide...
10-Jul-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Stony Brook University’s Demian Chapman Leads Global Shark Data Initiative


About one quarter of the world’s sharks, rays and skates are threatened with extinction. The lack of comprehensive and up-to-date data on species abundance and distribution hinders efforts to protect and replenish these important and dynamic...
9-Jul-2015 9:05 AM EDT

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Expert Available to Comment on 2016 Primary Debates


5-Aug-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Shark Expert at Stony Brook University Available for Interviews


7-Jul-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Expert in Cuban Relations and Reform


1-Jul-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Expert Regarding Same Sex Marriage


26-Jun-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Race Relations Expert with Experience in Charleston


18-Jun-2015 1:05 PM EDT

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

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