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Stony Brook Receives $4.5 Million Grant to Recruit Leaders in AI and Cybersecurity 

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Stony Brook University’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences has been awarded two grants totaling $4.5 million from SUNY’s Empire Innovation Program. The funding will be used to recruit and retain world-class faculty and researchers that strengthen Stony Brook’s research productivity in two high economic opportunity areas of state and national significance -- artificial intelligence (AI) and cybersecurity.  


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Researchers Define Structure of Key Enzyme Implicated in Cancer, Neurological Disease 

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A Stony Brook University-led team of researchers has determined the structure of a key enzyme involved with cell growth regulation in cancer and neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's disease. The finding, published in  PNAS, reveals the first visualization of the enzyme and could provide insight into how the enzyme is activated.

 

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For the first time the structure of a key enzyme, nSMase2, implicated in cancer and neurodegeneration can be visualized. After defining the structure, Stony Brook researchers created different colors to represent parts of the enzyme they think change shape to switch it on, advancing disease processes. The findings are published in PNAS.

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