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Stony Brook Ecologist Wins Award Heralding the Nation’s Most Promising Young Scientists

Heather Lynch, PhD, of Stony Brook University, has been named a winner of the Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists in the category of Life Sciences. The award includes a $250,000 unrestricted scientific prize.
26-Jun-2019 4:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Engineered Cell Evolution May Provide Pathway to Halting Cancer Drug Resistance

Scientists in recent years have hypothesized that cell-cell differences aides the emergence of drug resistance. A new study published online in Nature Communications has tested this theory and yielded findings that may provide a path to reduce...
24-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Study Shows Opioid Poisoning Rates Higher and in a More Diverse Population

A cohort study by Stony Brook University researchers of all payer hospital data on Long Island combined with census data indicates that opioid poisoning (OP) levels almost doubled from 2010 to 2016. The study also revealed that the demographics of...
20-Jun-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Can Facebook Help Predict and Monitor Disease? Study Says “Yes”

A new study reveals Facebook posts alone can predict some 21 diseases and conditions, many of them interrelated such as diabetes and hypertension, and anxiety and depression.
19-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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DNA Study Illustrates the Complex Story of Ancient Herders and Farmers in East Africa and How Food Production Entered Sub-Saharan Africa

How food production entered sub-Saharan Africa some 5,000 years ago and the ways in which herding and farming spread through the continent in ancient times has been a topic of archaeological debate. Now an international scientific team is unlocking...
29-May-2019 1:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Alan Alda Receives Honorary Degree at Stony Brook's Largest, Most Diverse Commencement Ceremony

Stony Brook University honored the largest graduating class in its history today at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. The Class of 2019 joins the ranks of nearly 200,000 Seawolves worldwide, united by a vision of a bold new future.
24-May-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Study Finds Higher Education Linked to Later Onset Alzheimer’s-related Decline

A new study by Stony Brook University researchers reveals that higher education is associated with later onset of Alzheimer’s-related accelerated cognitive declines. Their findings will be published early online in the Journal of Gerontology.
22-May-2019 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

International Panel of Experts Explain How Digital Media Affects Developing Minds

On Thursday May 16, a group of international experts will make up a panel at Stony Brook University that tackles the question: What effect is digital media having on the brain and even body development of children?
15-May-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The University has a five-part mission:

To provide comprehensive undergraduate, graduate, and professional education of the highest quality;

To carry out research and intellectual endeavors of the highest international standards that advance knowledge and have immediate or long-range practical significance;

To provide leadership for economic growth, technology, and culture for neighboring communities and the wider geographic region;

To provide state-of-the-art innovative health care, while serving as a resource to a regional health care network and to the traditionally underserved;

To fulfill these objectives while celebrating diversity and positioning the University in the global community.


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