On January 26, over 200 alumni, former honorees, family, and friends joined Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. at the second annual “40 Under Forty” celebration at the Edison Ballroom in Times Square, New York City. This year’s honorees were recognized for their achievements in medicine, the arts, public service, business, and academia, among other fields.
Certain proteins known to be associated with aging and age-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and cancer are also at a high risk for destabilization caused by oxidation. This finding by a team of researchers at the Laufer Center for Physical and Quantitative Biology at Stony Brook University provides an understanding of how oxidative damage, which is a natural process in aging cells, affects proteins. It could also prove to be a foundation to a better understanding of age-related diseases. The paper, titled “Highly charged proteins: the Achilles’ heel of ageing proteoms,” is published in the journal Structure.