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Vampire Bats Help Unravel the Mystery of Smell

Smell is one of the most poorly understood of the major senses. But now an international research team led by Laurel Yohe of Stony Brook University suggests a new method to quantify olfactory receptors by sequencing them in vampire bats may hold the...
19-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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MicroRNA-based Therapy May be New Weapon to Combat Cancer

A technology that manipulates microRNAs (miRNAs) developed by Jingfang Ju, PhD, a biochemist and Professor in the Department of Pathology at the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University, and colleagues has shown promise when used as...
18-Sep-2019 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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More Than Lyme: Tick Study Finds Multiple Agents of Tick-Borne Diseases

In a study published in mBio,, Jorge Benach and Rafal Tokarz, and their co-authors at Stony Brook University and Columbia University, reported on the prevalence of multiple agents capable of causing human disease that are present in three species of...
16-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists Measure “Tones” of Black Holes for the First Time

A team of scientists including Will Farr, PhD, an astrophysicist at Stony Brook University, has found a way for the first time to detect multiple tones of a black hole ringing like a bell -- something that most astrophysicists thought would not be...
12-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Study Suggests PTSD Associated with Cognitive Impairment Onset in 911 Responders

A new study led by Stony Brook University that includes 1,800 WTC 911 responders reveals that PTSD is strongly associated with onset of mild cognitive impairment (MCI). The study, published early online in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Diagnosis,...
9-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Drug Designed to Treat Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer May Help Extend Life

A drug developed by researchers at the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University that targets enzymes involved in the development of pancreatic cancer cells is showing promise for improved treatment of metastatic pancreatic cancer.
3-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Stony Brook University's Advanced Computing Institute Receives $6.3M Philanthropic Boost

The Institute for Advanced Computational Science (IACS) at Stony Brook University has received a $6.3 million anonymous donation to advance data-driven research that will improve understanding of some of the world’s most pressing challenges,...
15-Aug-2019 4:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Stony Brook University to Test Supercomputers for Cutting-Edge, Data-Driven Research

A $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to the Institute of Advanced Computational Science (IACS) will enable researchers nationwide to test future supercomputing technologies and advance computational and data-driven research...
15-Aug-2019 4:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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