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  1. Organ Donation: 6 Myths that Might Change Your Mind about Giving the Gift of LifeRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Newswise

    STONY BROOK, NY, MARCH 27 , 2015 - Did you know that one organ donor can save up to eight lives? And that could be extremely helpful given the fact that in New York State alone, over 10,000 people are waiting for organ transplants, according to LiveOnNY . More than 8,000 people await kidneys; over 1,300 need livers; and more than 300 need hearts.


  2. Gates Foundation's Peter M. Small, MD, Appointed Founding Director of ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Newswise

    STONY BROOK, NY , March 26, 2015 - Peter M. Small, MD, Deputy Director of the Tuberculosis Delivery Program for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has been appointed as Founding Director of the Stony Brook University Global Health Institute effective August 1, 2015, announced President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD.


  3. Early Improvements Dissipate Past 90 Days in Study of Platelet-Rich...Read the original story

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Newswise

    March 24, 2015, NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Early gains in pain relief, behavioral markers and function were not sustained in patients treated with platelet-rich plasma injection for facet joint arthropathy, new research shows.


  4. Scientists Find Tropical Cyclone Size Controlled By Relative Sea-Surface TemperaturesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 17 | Newswise

    Stony Brook, NY , March 17, 2015 - A team of scientists including Minghua Zhang, Dean and Director of Stony Brook University School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences , have found that the size of tropical cyclones is controlled by their underlying sea-surface temperatures relative to the conditions of the mean SST within the surrounding tropical zone of the storms. Their findings, published early online in Nature Communications , imply that under a warmer climate, the size of tropical cyclones , are not based on the absolute value of SST alone.


  5. Bioscience Company Licenses Stony Brook Discovery to Treat Canine Periodontal DiseaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 16 | Newswise

    Stony Brook, N.Y., March 16, 2015 - Traverse Biosciences has signed an exclusive, worldwide license agreement with the Research Foundation for the State University of New York to develop a drug to treat canine periodontal disease. The potential therapy would fulfill an unmet medical need, as periodontitis affects approximately 80 percent of dogs by the age of three and leads to tooth loss.


  6. Patented Process Builds Better Semiconductors, Improves Electronic DevicesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 9 | Newswise

    Through a surprise research discovery, a Kansas State University chemical engineer has found the icing on the cake for electronic devices. Jim Edgar, university distinguished professor of chemical engineering, has received a patent for his invention "Off-axis silicon carbide substrates," which is a process for building better semiconductors.


  7. Rapid Changes in Lovejoy Comet's Tail ObservedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 6 | Newswise

    Newswise - Stony Brook, NY - March 6, 2015 - A team of astronomy researchers from Stony Brook University, the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, and Tsuru University are the first to reveal clear details about the rapidly changing plasma tail of the comet C/2013 R1 . The observation and details behind the discovery are published in a paper in the March 2015 edition of the Astronomical Journal.


  8. New Technology Tracks Cell Lineage To Watch Evolution at WorkRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Newswise

    STONY BROOK, N.Y ., February 23, 2015 - Evolution is change, and not always for the better. Evolution, in fact, is at the core of many of the diseases that are hardest to treat.


  9. Stony Brook Physics Professor Awarded Sloan Research FellowshipRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2015 | Newswise

    STONY BROOK, N.Y., Feb. 23, 2015 - Lukasz Fidkowski, PhD, an assistant professor of physics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Stony Brook University, has been selected to receive a 2015 Sloan Research Fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. He is one of 126 awardees from 61 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada chosen for this prestigious honor, which comes with a $50,000 two-year fellowship to further his research.


  10. Research Team Finds How CBD, a Component in Marijuana, Works Within CellsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2015 | Newswise

    STONY BROOK, N.Y., February 11, 2015 - A team of Stony Brook University researchers have identified fatty acid binding proteins as intracellular transporters for two ingredients in marijuana, THC and CBD . The finding, published early online in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, is significant because it helps explain how CBD works within the cells.


  11. Study Reveals Industrial Aerosol Emissions Has Changed the...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2015 | Newswise

    Stony Brook, NY, February 9, 2015 - An international team of scientists, including Minghua Zhang, Dean and Director of Stony Brook University's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences , has found that man-made aerosol emissions from industrial processes have changed the relationship between temperature and precipitation in the northing tropics. The findings, published early online in Nature Geoscience , may help to indicate the shifts in seasonal rainfall in Central America, which is critical for agriculture in the region.


  12. Energy Secretary Moniz Dedicates the World's Brightest Synchrotron Light SourceRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2015 | Newswise

    STONY BROOK, NY, FEBRUARY 6, 2015 - U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today dedicated the world's most advanced light source, the National Synchrotron Light Source II at Brookhaven National Laboratory . The NSLS-II is a $912-million DOE Office of Science User Facility that produces extremely bright beams of x-ray, ultraviolet, and infrared light used to examine a wide range of materials, including superconductors and catalysts, geological samples, and biological proteins to accelerate advances in energy, environmental science, and medicine.


  13. Women: Have Questions About Heart Disease?Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2015 | Newswise

    STONY BROOK, NY, FEBRUARY 3, 2015 - Heart disease is often thought of as a health problem for men, but more and more women die of heart disease each year than men, and from any other disease including breast cancer. One challenge is that some heart disease symptoms in women may be different from those in men.


  14. Study Finds Transgender Children Are Clear About Their IdentityRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2015 | Newswise

    STONY BROOK, N.Y., February 2, 2015 - A visible and growing number of transgender children in North America live in alignment with their gender identity rather than their natal sex, yet scientific research has largely ignored them. No longer, says Nicholas Eaton, PhD, an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Stony Brook University.


  15. Researchers Discover How Brain Recognizes DangerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2015 | Newswise

    STONY BROOK, N.Y., January 16, 2015 aS' Our existence depends on a bit of evolutionary genius aptly nicknamed "fight or flight." But where in our brain does the alarm first go off, and what other parts of the brain are mobilized to express fear and remember to avoid danger in the future? These are questions that a team of scientists led by Associate Professor Bo Li and post doctorate fellow Mario Penzo at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory , and Stony Brook University's Jason Tucciarone have begun to answer in a paper to be published January 19 in Nature, titled "The paraventricular thalamus controls a central amygdala fear circuit."


  16. Mapping of Silver Matrix Formation in Batteries Will Enhance EfficiencyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2015 | Newswise

    STONY BROOK, N.Y., January 8, 2015 - Scientists at Stony Brook University and the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory are using pioneering x-ray techniques to map internal atomic transformations of the highly conductive silver matrix formation within lithium-based batteries that may lead to the design of more efficient batteries. Their findings are published online today in the journal Science.


  17. Stony Brook Receives $2 Million DOE Grant to Create a New Super Energy-Saving Air Conditioning VentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2015 | Newswise

    Stony Brook, NY, January 8, 2015 - A Stony Brook University research team has been awarded $2 million from the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop an active air conditioning vent capable of modulating airflow distribution, velocity, and temperature designed for commercial or residential units. Led by Ya Wang, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the goal of the project is to create a vent that results in up to 30 percent energy savings through directed localization of existing building heating/cooling output.


  18. Bracing for a Tough Flu SeasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2015 | Newswise

    STONY BROOK, NY, JANUARY 7, 2015 - 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 lead to a greater number of hospitalizations and fatalities than other strains.


  19. Two Long Island High School Students Among Team that Files Patent...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2015 | Newswise

    STONY BROOK, N.Y., January 5, 2015 - Fire consumes wood ferociously, in a deadly blaze-but the substances used to treat wood to resist burning can also be noxious and toxic. A Stony Brook University Materials Science Professor guided an undergraduate and two Long Island high school students as they developed a patent-pending, environmentally sustainable way to render the wood used in construction flame retardant-and 5x stronger-using natural materials.


  20. Decking the Halls Safely During the HolidaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 12, 2014 | Newswise

    STONY BROOK, NY, DECEMBER 12, 2014 - 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 are urging people to take extra precautions and to eliminate potential dangers that could lead to serious burn injuries.


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