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Stony Brook University Celebrates 57th Commencement Ceremony 


Words of encouragement, wisdom and sage advice prevailed from all who addressed the class of 2017 during the 57th Commencement Ceremony at Stony Brook University today, including honorary degree recipients Michael J. Fox and Jonathan Oringer, Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and student speaker, Danielle Jean. “Every single one of you has the power within you to impact the world, if you choose to act," said Fox, who received the honorary degree of Doctor of Fine Arts. "You represent a world of endless possibilities," he told the Class of 2017. "Among you may be the first human to walk on Mars, the engineer who will revolutionize the world’s energy technology, the next great investigative journalist who exposes corruption, or the groundbreaking scientist who discovers the cure for Parkinson’s."

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Study Reveals Prevalence of Women With Heart Disease Delivering Babies is Increasing


A study of more than 80,000 women with heart disease from 2003 to 2012 reveals that the prevalence of women with heart disease delivering babies increased by 24 percent over that 10-year period. This jump, reported in a Stony Brook University-led study to be published May 15 in the American Journal of Cardiology , may prompt greater awareness of heart disease in women of childbearing age, heighten individual screening of heart disease in pregnant patients, and institute a multidisciplinary approach to labor and delivery.


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Alexandrium fundyense (left) synthesizes saxitoxin and Dinophysis acuminata (right) synthesizes okadaic acid, which cause the human health syndromes --  paralytic and diarrhetic shellfish poisoning -- respectively. School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) Professor Christopher Gobler  published this PNAS study which provides evidence that increasing ocean temperatures have facilitated the intensification of these toxics threatening human health. Ongoing research with SoMAS scientists will explore ocean warming effects on other harmful algae around the world.

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