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Scientists Create a Model for the Neural Basis of Expectation

Researchers from the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University have developed a theoretical model of how the primary gustatory cortex can mediate the...
12-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Stars of Stony Brook University Gala Honoring Dr. Marilyn Hawrys SimonsRaises Record $28.2 Million

Over 850 guests gathered last evening at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in New York City to honor alumna and Simons Foundation President Marilyn Hawrys Simons ’74, PhD ’84, at the 20th Stars of Stony Brook Gala. Hosted annually by the Stony Brook...
11-Apr-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Evolutionary Biologist Receives Award to Study the Regenerative Powers of the Shrew

Stony Brook University's Liliana Dávalos, PhD, is studying the phenomenal capabilities of the shrew, which shrinks up to 20 percent during winter months without hibernating. The research may shed light on the processes of neurological degeneration...
8-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Stony Brook Medicine Launches Long Island’s First Mobile Stroke Units

The Stony Brook Cerebrovascular and Comprehensive Stroke Center (CVCSC) and the Stony Brook Renaissance School of Medicine Department of Emergency Services offered a sneak preview of Long Island’s first Mobile Stroke Unit program last month before...
8-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Neuroscientist Receives Award to Investigate How the Sea Urchin “Sees” Without Eyes

Sea urchins have no eyes, yet they can respond to light and accurately react to visual stimuli by way of photoreceptor cells. To better understand this phenomenon, an international research team is creating a computational model of the...
5-Apr-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


New Hope to Treat Dangerous Triple-Negative Breast Cancer?

Researchers from the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University have identified a gene involved in the cancer stem cell (CSC) population of triple-negative breast cancer, a deadly form of disease. By blocking this gene’s action,...
26-Mar-2019 3:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Pilot Study Suggests Possible Connection Between PTSD and Risk for Dementia in 911 Responders

A new pilot study led by researchers at Stony Brook University and the Stony Brook World Trade Center Health and Wellness Program suggests that there may be a link between chronic PTSD in responders and neurodegeneration.
5-Mar-2019 3:20 PM EST Add to Favorites


Study Finds Atypical Communications in Autism May Aid Diagnosis, Treatment Targets

Stony Brook University autism researchers investigating atypical communications characteristics of children being treated for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) found that these youths experience a wider range of communication difficulties compared to...
4-Mar-2019 11:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

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

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