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‘Wonderful’ and ‘Thankful’ Versus ‘Battle’ and ‘Enemy’ -- Do Women and Men Communicate Differently?

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In a computational analysis of the words used by more than 65,000 consenting Facebook users in some 10 million messages, it was discovered that women use language that is warmer and more agreeable than men.
25-May-2016 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Stony Brook Celebrates 56th Commencement Ceremony

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At Stony Brook University’s 56th commencement ceremony today at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium, 6,686 students had their degrees conferred joining more than 160,000 alumni from around the globe whose lives and work personify what Stony Brook embraces...
20-May-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Recognizing the Signs plus F.A.S.T. Thinking Can Save Lives during a Stroke

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Almost 795,000 Americans suffer from stroke each year, 130,000 which are fatal, making stroke the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. But how many Americans would be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of stroke? And how many...
12-May-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Withdrawn Children Display Predictable Brain Activity During Social Interactions

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A study using functional-MRI brain scanning reveals certain areas of the brain have higher activity in children who are socially withdrawn or reticent compared to children who are not withdrawn.
9-May-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Manipulation of Specific Neurons Helps to Erase Bad Memories, Enhance Good Ones

Stony Brook University researchers have taken a step toward the possibility of tuning the strength of memory by manipulating one of the brain’s signaling memory mechanisms, a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine.
5-May-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Eric H. Holder, Jr. and Soledad O’Brien to Receive Honorary Degrees from Stony Brook University

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Stony Brook University will confer honorary degrees this year upon two distinguished professionals who have made lasting contributions in their respective fields. Eric H. Holder, Jr., the 82nd Attorney General of the United States, will receive a...
4-May-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

DOE Early Career Grant to Young Stony Brook Light Source Researcher

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Thomas K. Allison, PhD, who holds a joint appointment in the Stony Brook University departments of Physics and Chemistry, has been awarded a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Early Career Award for his work on developing new light sources...
4-May-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Safe Steps for Seniors to Stop Stumbles

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May is National Trauma Awareness Month, and this year the American Trauma Society is raising awareness about senior safety and falls with “Safe Steps for Seniors.” The Stony Brook Trauma Center is taking steps to shed light on the matter to...
28-Apr-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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