January  
90 Stony Brook students to go to Colorado to aid flood victims (Newsday) Instead of vacationing or relaxing, a group of Stony Brook University students will spend their college's spring break volunteering in flood relief and reconstruction efforts, mucking and gutting homes damaged by last September's flash flooding in Denver.
10 Habits of Successful Musicians (The Strad) American cellist David Finckel embarks on a series of seminars - entitled Being a Musician - at Stony Brook University, New York on 3 February. Here, he identifies the important habits of those musicians who have built and maintained successful careers
How hunters slaughter dolphins in Japan (CNN) Academic papers tend to be dull, but I just read one that disturbed me. "A Veterinary and Behavioral Analysis of Dolphin Killing Methods Currently Used in the 'Drive Hunt' in Taiji, Japan," was published last year in the Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science.
Ancient tablet suggests Noah's Ark was round (New York Post) A recently deciphered 4,000-year-old tablet from ancient Mesopotamia -- modern-day Iraq -- reveals striking new details about the roots of the Old Testament tale of Noah.
Swanson: A troubling future for Long Island Sound (Newsday) The Long Island Sound, formed by ancient glaciers, is a creation of climate change. And because of that, we can anticipate that it will be considerably different 50 years from now, because that change is accelerating.
Lanza's father to give up medical records (ABC)
Expert to Newtown Panel: Violence, Autism Not Tied (AP)
Scientists, students in the cold (CBS Local) Stony Brook scientists and students create outdoor experiments in the cold.
Are people without kids happier? New studies offer mixed picture (CNN) When it comes to who is happier -- parents or child-free people -- most of the research up until now has concluded that it is the childless who are more satisfied with their overall lives.
SUNY going global with 8 online degrees (Newsday) The State University of New York launched expansion of its online degree curricula Tuesday and is poised to lead the nation in offering public higher education to students worldwide.
Sociologist Michael Kimmel discusses the research for his latest text, Angry White Men. (PBS/WNET) Michael Kimmel is one of the world's leading writers on men and masculinity. A professor of sociology and gender studies at New York's Stony Brook University and executive director of its Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities....
Low oxygen, pH threaten marine life, researchers say (Newsday) A combination of low oxygen and low pH found in some bodies of water -- known as dead zones -- together pose a greater threat to marine life, according to a study published this month by researchers at Stony Brook University.
Gender-based violence: globally widespread, vastly underreported (News Daily) Gender-based violence (GBV) seriously damages many people worldwide, especially women, but it's vastly under-reported, according to new research from 24 developing countries.
Scientists find secret to writing a best-selling novel (The Telegraph) The group of computer scientists from Stony Brook University in New York said that a range of factors determine whether or not a book will enjoy success, including "interestingness", novelty, style of writing, and how engaging the storyline is, but admit that external factors such as luck can also play a role.
LI entrepreneur debuts Solar Cooler at CES (Newsday) A solar-powered cooler developed by a a Stony Brook Engineering student is generating some heat at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Helping Others Can Help You, Too (Newsday) When you volunteer, you not only help others, you also help yourself. While the emotional benefits reaped from making someone else's life better have long been known, researchers now believe there also are health benefits. A recent study from Carnegie Mellon University found that adults 50 and older who volunteered 200 hours or more a year reduced their risk of high blood pressure by 40 percent.
Scientists Devise Algorithm to Predict Success of Novels (UPI-Science News) What's the secret to a best-selling novel? Researchers at Stony Brook University have figured it out, after developing an algorithm that can determine whether a novel will be commercially successful with 84 percent accuracy.
SUNY Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine Rebrands, Expands (Health Care Design) SUNY Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine in Stony Brook, N.Y., rebranded its building's existing modular exterior with a new aesthetic that includes a new entrance to the school.
Official: Flu cases up 119%; hospitalizations surge 126%( Newsday) Flu cases have surged by more than 119 percent in recent weeks throughout New York, where a majority of counties -- including Nassau and Suffolk -- are reporting widespread flu activity.
Life-Saving Medical Vest Gave Family Their Christmas Miracle (CBS) Doreen Devlin almost lost her father on the day before Thanksgiving. While waiting for a life-saving heart surgery, Don Devlin went into cardiac arrest at home. Fortunately the 70 year old Korean War veteran was wearing a device called Lifevest - the vest has sensors that can detect when a patient's heart is going to fail. Two shocks from the vest kept Devlin alive.
February  
Casting doubt on Mammograms Dr. Rizk speaks on Fox about Breast Cancer and Mammograms
What you should know about acute heart failure (South Florida Times) It's easy to be misled by the many misconceptions about heart disease - for example - that it only affects the elderly or those with unhealthy diets.
9 Weird Things You Didn't Know Were Contagious (Yahoo Shine) Research from the March 2012 issue of Social Neuroscience found that merely seeing an anxious person can up your own cortisol, a stress hormone. In other research from Social Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience, people became more alert when exposed to the undetectable odor of sweat from a stressed-out person.
Splashes of Hope brightens Stony Brook University Cancer Center (News 12) Heather Buggee started Splashes of Hope in 1996, after the death of a good friend. Her nonprofit group is dedicated to transform and facilitate healing through art. Members have painted murals and other artistic projects at medical and social service facilities around the world.
Surgeons reconstruct Long Island baby's skull with 3D printing technology( FOX NEWS) When baby Gabriel was born in August, his dad, Manuel Dela Cruz, said everything initially seemed fine with his new son. It wasn't until a week after his birth that Gabriel's parents thought their son's forehead looked abnormal.
Alan Alda, spokesman for science (New York Times) The most popular speaker at the recent meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science was not a scientist but one of science's most high-profile advocates: the actor and writer Alan Alda. Best known for his role as Hawkeye Pierce in the long-running television series "M*A*S*H," Mr. Alda, 78, has a new mission: helping train scientists to communicate to a wider audience. We spoke twice, for a total of two hours. What follows is an edited and condensed version of our conversations.
Report lists 5 unnecessary emergency care scans (Newsday) Curtailing exceptionally high emergency care costs can start with eliminating several types of scans offered patients, according to a new medical policy report, which lists five unnecessary imaging procedures.
Personalized music helps dementia patients (Newsday) Dan Cohen watches from a corner of the community room at a home for veterans in Stony Brook, observing residents diagnosed with dementia enjoying his gift of music.
Long Island colleges work to open roads for girls to study engineering (Newsday) Being the only girl in her robotics class at Levittown High School didn't much bother Rita Sobhy. But when she got to college and found she was one of only two women in her electrical and computer engineering courses, she was downright baffled.
Alan Alda discusses the Flame Challenge with the BBC (BBC) Alan Alda and The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University challenges scientists to answer a vibrant question asked by 11-year-olds around the country: What is color?
Stony Brook lighting the way for better bladder cancer detection (Riverhead Local) Stony Brook University Hospital is the only institution on Long Island to offer a new imaging agent for the detection of papillary cancer of the bladder in patients with known or suspected bladder cancer.
Researchers find 'overdiagnosis' of thyroid cancers (Newsday) Too many small, inconsequential thyroid cancers are being treated, a team of doctors declared Wednesday as they accused the medical community of causing an "epidemic of overdiagnosis" for nearly four decades.
One Group Sees Silver Lining in Winter's Storm Clouds, Meteorologists (New York Times) Brian A. Colle woke up at 1 a.m. on Thursday and headed out into the snow. Using plates of glass he had been storing in a freezer in his garage, he collected snowflakes for analysis with a powerful microscope.
Elderly LIers' 'broken' hearts mended for Valentine's Day (Newsday) Coram's Rita and Howard Kleiner have been married for 61 years, and thanks to modern medicine, they are able to enjoy this Valentine's Day together.
Aspirin may lower ovarian cancer risk, research shows (Newsday) Women who take aspirin daily may reduce their risk of ovarian cancer by 20 percent, report a team of medical scientists who reviewed reams of data pooled from 12 large studies.
The Osgood File-What makes a book a best seller? (Westwood One Radio) What makes a book a best seller? No, there's not a ghostwriter app out there that will write your best seller for you. But there is now an algorithm that can apparently predict best sellers with high accuracy - or so they say..
Alan Alda's Challenge to Scientists: Define Color (Science Friday/NPR) The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University is challenging scientists to answer a vibrant question asked by 11-year-olds around the country: What is color? That is the question for this year's edition of the Flame Challenge, an international contest that asks scientists to communicate complex science in ways that would interest and enlighten an 11-year-old. The Flame Challenge began in 2011 with actor and science advocate Alan Alda's childhood query: What is a flame?
March  
03/28/2014 ( The Long Island Business News) Florida-based BioRestorative Therapies relocating to LI BioRestorative Therapies is getting a boost from the Suffolk County IDA. Jupiter, Fla.-based BioRestorative Therapies, which develops products in medical procedures using cell and tissue protocols primarily involving adult stem cells, is relocating its headquarters and research laboratories to a 7,000-square-foot facility in Melville. \
03/28/2014 (Lake Placid News) LIFETALK: The gift of wakefulness For me and many others, the norm of 8 hours of continuous sleep every night is a myth. As a child I can remember my mother getting annoyed at being awakened by a phone ringing during her first sleep. I often find that I sleep in segments. Some of my friends are so alarmed by the intrusion of wakefulness during time slotted for sleep that they dose themselves with Ambien or newer replacement drugs at night only to rouse themselves in the morning with another chemical intervention.
03/27/2014 (Newsday) Stony Brook doctor questions herbal remedy Dr. David A. Baker, an obstetrician-gynecologist at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, says his research shows that 30 percent of black cohosh products don't actually contain black cohosh, an herbal remedy said to ease symptoms of menopause. Baker says that his research, which includes DNA testing of various over-the-counter supplements, raises questions about previous studies on the effectiveness of black cohosh.
3/26/2014 (News 12:Long Island Naturally) Bypass surgery alternative External Enhanced Counterpulsation, or ECP, is a natural bypass that releases pressure on the heart.
3/24/14 (North Forker Long Island) "Northforker 50+: Back to school for a new chapter" The first day of the winter semester at Stony Brook University was bittersweet for Cutchogue mother Desiree Reese. Nearly late for her 1 p.m. class on the third floor of Frey Hall, the newest building on campus, Ms. Reese found a seat toward the front of the room and took out a reusable bottle filled with water.
3/21/2014 CBS 2 2 Residency Match Day Turns Into Marriage Proposal For L.I. Med Students Friday was match day in the U.S., when 25,000 medical students from around the country found out their residency assignments. And as CBS 2's Jennifer McLogan reported exclusively, an extra surprise was inside one student's match day envelope.
3/21/2014 TODAY A perfect match! Med student stages surprise proposal on 'Match Day' Match Day -- when thousands of medical students across the country find out their residency fates -- felt more like a scene out of a Match.com commercial on Friday for one couple.
3/22/2014 The Daily News The perfect 'match': Stony Brook medical student pops the question to girlfriend as they find out their residency placement It was a perfect match. Stony Brook medical students Roger Luo and girlfriend Gaby Chancay were among tens of thousands of fourth-year medical students anxiously awaiting placement for their residency programs -- but Luo had another match he was hoping to make.
3/21/2014 The Huffington Post 7 Weird Things That Could Be Damaging Your Skin There's always some new research telling us to do this and not that when it comes to our skin. Whether it's how we should actually moisturize our faces or the amazing healing powers of some strange natural oils, it's kind of hard to keep up with the newest trends in skincare.
3/20/2014 (WLIW) Long Island Medical Schools Long Island's medical schools: Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine and Stony Brook University School of Medicine are paving the way for doctors of the future: providing world class educational and research facilities, training them at top teaching hospitals and providing them with the necessary tools to thrive in a healthcare industry that is constantly evolving and modernizing.
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The importance of workplace wellness programs (The Long Island Business News) As a global manufacturer and distributor of vitamins and nutritional supplements, Ronkonkoma-based NBTY Inc. knows a thing or two about wellness. It should come as no surprise that the company, whose mission is to enhance the well-being of its customers globally, maintains a strong focus on employee wellness, as well.
911 Dispatcher, Stony Brook EMTs Help New Mom Deliver Premature Twin Boys (CBS) A new mom on Long Island who delivered one of her twins sons with the help of a 911 dispatcher has offered her thanks to emergency responders.
Who Has a More Satisfying Life: Parents or the Childfree? (Huffington Post) If you're reading my column, chances are, you have kids. You may even be reading this while hiding in your washroom or as a way to avoid eye contact with that overzealous PTA mom across a coffee shop. That's what people with kids sometimes do, unlike their seemingly carefree childless pals. But while this might make us crazy, are we OK with it?
Doctors to highlight cancer prevention, treatment developments(Newsday) Cancer specialists will be at Stony Brook University Saturday for a discussion about the latest advances in the prevention, diagnosis, management and treatment of several types of cancer.
They're grrrreat! How do brands create loyalty that lasts a lifetime? (Bright Surf.com) From a very young age, children are targeted with advertising messages that emphasize fun and happiness, especially for food products and toys. But what happens to these beliefs once the child is grown? According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, children develop brand loyalty and biases that carry over into their adult lives and are often difficult to change.
This Time It's Personal: Academics try improv (Irish Times) Inspired by actor Alan Alda's success with US scientists, a UCD workshop helps researchers find new ways to talk about their work
How brands create loyalty that lasts a lifetime (Business Standard) Children do develop brand loyalty and biases that carry over into their adult lives and are often difficult to change, research shows. From a very young age, children are targeted with advertising messages that emphasise fun and happiness, especially for food products and toys.
SBU Shark Researcher Demian Chapman Awarded 2014 Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation (e! Science News) Demian Chapman, PhD, assistant professor at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences and assistant director for science at the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science at Stony Brook University, has been awarded a 2014 Pew Fellowship in marine conservation for a new research project to determine how recently enacted international regulations affect the trade in the fins of protected shark species.
Everything You Need to Know About ADHD in 10 Tweets (ABC News) This week's ABC Health tweet chat, moderated by ABC News chief health and medical correspondent Dr. Richard Besser, highlighted the diagnosis, treatment and management of A.D.H.D.
Eating habits for better sleep (ABC News) For "Eat It to Beat It!," I spoke with Lauren Hale, an associate professor of preventative medicine in the Public Health Program at Stony Brook University and board member of the National Sleep Foundation, about why sleep and obesity are so closely linked, and what we can do to create healthier sleep habits.
Off-duty firefighter praised as 'hero' in rescue from burning car (Newsday) Scott Fox celebrated his 50th birthday Tuesday with the gratitude of a father whose daughter had been about 60 seconds away from death.
Stony Brook admits first 8 military veterans to HRSA-funded program (Nurse Week) The Stony Brook University School of Nursing enrolled eight military veterans as candidates for a new baccalaureate program designed for veterans or reservists who want to become nurses. The school enrolled five men and three women, ranging in age from 28 to 47, for the current term.
L.I.Woman Meets With 'Guardian Angels' Who Saved Her From Burning Car (CBS) A woman who was injured in a fiery car crash on Long Island met with her two rescuers Tuesday, they are forever united after the harrowing experience.
Long Island college programs for high school students (Newsday) Brendan May of Westbury and John McHugh of Wantagh landed their own radio show at Penn State University this year called "Big Apple Sports." How did the two college freshmen get so lucky? In part it's because they'd both attended a high school summer career exploration program at Hofstra University called Introduction to Sportscasting for Teens, May says. May, who graduated from Chaminade High School, and McHugh, a graduate of St. Anthony's, met during the summer program. When they both wound up at Penn State, they auditioned for the radio gig. "Unlike other freshmen, we were able to come in with a tape already," which they'd made during their summer program, May says.
Two students from Long Island win top Intel awards (Newsday) Two high school seniors from Long Island are among the top 10 winners named Tuesday night in the prestigious Intel Science Talent Search competition, chosen from among 40 finalists across the country competing in Washington, D.C. Huntington High School senior Aron Coraor, 17, took sixth place, which comes with a $25,000 scholarship, for studying the formation of the surface of the moon.
State, town work on plans for more Stony Brook on-campus housing (newsday) State and Brookhaven Town officials said they are developing a plan to build student housing at Stony Brook University through a partnership with private developers.
Stony Brook student wins Gates scholarship (Newsday) A Sayville woman has become the first student from Stony Brook University to win a prestigious scholarship funded by Bill and Melinda Gates that will allow her to study at the University of Cambridge in Britain for a year.
Way to Go: Jill Glazer, Kings Park (Newsday) A Kings Park High School senior's psychology project about teenage girls' self-harming behaviors earned her a victory in a local competition. Jill Glazer, 18, won best-in-category in one of the interdisciplinary psychology divisions of the 2013-14 Long Island High School Psychology Fair at Roslyn High School. Her project studied five sub-personality traits of conscientiousness and their link to self-mutilation in adolescent girls.
News Literacy Is Not Optional If You Need to Be Well-Informed (New York Times) Did you hear about the "wolf" that was allegedly roaming the halls of a hotel in Sochi, Russia, during the Olympics? Turns out, it was a Jimmy Kimmel media prank, just like his viral prank last fall of the twerking girl who caught on fire. In "Sochi Performances That Deserve a Mention, if Not a Medal," Christopher Clarey writes:
Tina Truglio, former LIer, has baby-teeth sized stones removed from gland (Newsday) For years, Tina Truglio, 32, dealt with constant pain and infections in her salivary glands. Misdiagnosed for almost 10 years, Arizona resident finally found herself back on her native Long Island to find a resolution.
Groups start site on LI community gardens (Newsday) Looking to learn more about local community gardens? Now, there's a place to go for that. A new website launched Tuesday to serve as a resource for establishing and maintaining community gardens across the region.
Poor sleep leads to poor dietary choices (Bed Times Magazine) Hitting the fast food drive-thru too often? Picking up too many sugar- and fat-filled snacks? Maybe it's not weak character that's driving those bad choices - several studies indicate that a poor night's sleep could be a major contributor.
Strength for Life (News 12) Long Island Naturally: Cancer and Excercise
3 Stony Brook scientists are prize finalists (Newsday) Add wildlife conservation science to the list of things for which Long Island is becoming known. Three of the six finalists for this year's Indianapolis Prize, billed as the world's leading award for animal conservation, are faculty members at Stony Brook University.
April  
4/29/2014 ( TIME ) This Is What Actually Predicts Success People who catch a break off the bat are setting themselves up for good fortune, according to a new study that suggests initial success breeds future success.
4/29/2014 ( ABC News) Home> Health 5 'iFears' for the 21st Century Arachnophobia is so last century. Nowadays, we have things far trendier to fear than spiders.
4/28/2014 ( The Daily Mail ) Success really DOES breed success Success comes in many shapes and sizes, but some people continually seem to achieve, while others fail. And now scientists have found that success really does breed success - at least up to a point.
4/27/2014 (Newsday) Richard Leakey to co-host Peking Man international symposium at Stony Brook World-renowned paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey will co-host a first-ever gathering of international experts to share their latest research on Peking Man, a close ancestor of humans who is believed to have lived in China between 200,000 and 800,000 years ago.
4/27/201 ( CBS News ) Bringing Back the Dead Bringing the dead back to life has been a dream of humankind since the beginning of time. But could revival ever become reality?
4/27/2014 ( Riverhead News Review) Health Column: Yes, there's help for those varicose veins Shorts and flip-flops are almost mandatory components of the summer wardrobe. But those dealing with hard-to-conceal varicose veins are often left sweating in long pants. Doctors say understanding the cause of varicose veins and responding with the appropriate treatments can help prevent this seasonal dilemma.
4/21/2014 ( Science Daily ) Open-Heart Surgery performed on Patient 27-weeks Pregnant Being tired and run-down during her second trimester of pregnancy was something that 25-year-old Sharon Savino had felt before being pregnant with her son and daughter. But after developing a bad cough around Christmas, she started coughing up blood, and knew something was completely wrong.
4/24/2014 (News-Line) Stony Brook Medicine Doctors Perform Open-Heart Surgery On Patient 27-Weeks Pregnant Being tired and run-down during her second trimester of pregnancy was something that 25-year-old Sharon Savino had felt before being pregnant with her son and daughter. But after developing a bad cough around Christmas, she started coughing up blood, and knew something was completely wrong.
4/22/2014 (Science World Report) Puzzle-Solving and Games Help Lower Nicotine Craving The study, led by including Arthur Aron, PhD, a Research Professor in the Department of Psychology at Stony Brook University, is the first of its kind to find that craving for nicotine can be reduced with simple and exciting self-expanding activities.
4/22/2014 (Growing your Baby) Long Island Mom Undergoes Open-Heart Surgery While Pregnant When we're pregnant, we do our best to take care of our ever-changing bodies and the baby we are growing. We try to keep the germs at bay and stay away from anyone who may be sick. But sometimes all the prevention in the world doesn't stop a sickness. For one Long Island woman, she thought that she had come down with something, with emergency room doctors confirming that she had bronchitis, despite the fact she was coughing up blood. But her case was far from ordinary.
4/18/2014 (Times Beacon Record ) Mets' Eric Young Jr. pays a visit to children at Stony Brook hospital To the Major League Baseball community he's known to lead the National League in stolen bases, but on Thursday, April 17, Eric Young Jr. stole the hearts of patients, family and staff at Stony Brook Children's Hospital.
04/20/2014 (The Daily News) Stony Brook Hospital doctors save pregnant Long Island woman, baby with risky open-heart surgery Pregnant with her third baby, Sharon Savino knew something was terribly wrong. The 25-year-old woman had developed a bad cough in the weeks before Christmas last year, and felt constantly exhausted as she ended her second trimester. At times, her heart would race. "I thought it was just from the pregnancy," Savino said -- until the day she coughed up blood.
4/20/2014 (Daily Mail) Doctors saved pregnant woman after performing open-heart surgery to remove egg-sized tumor While most expectant moms fret over decorating the nursery in the weeks leading up to their baby's delivery, Sharon Savino had a more pressing matter on her mind - the egg-sized tumor growing in her heart.
04/18/2014/ (Long Island.com) Governor Cuomo Announces $250,000 In SUNY Awards to Support Medical Research and Innovation Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that five new projects have been selected for investment by the SUNY Technology Accelerator Fund (TAF), which accelerates the development and commercialization of innovations created by SUNY students, faculty, and staff.
04/17/2014 (News 12 ) Mets outfielder Eric Young Jr. visits children at Stony Brook University Hospital cancer center New York Mets outfielder Eric Young Jr. visited children at Stony Brook University Hospital's cancer center Thursday.
04/17/2014 (NY Daily News) Mets outfielder Eric Young Jr. visits kids at Stony Brook Hospital on day off Young, who answered a Twitter request to visit the hospital, spent two hours signing autographs and coloring in books with close to 30 kids, visiting the pediatric wing and the cancer center.
04/17/2014 (Newsday) Fan tweet brings Mets outfielder to visit sick kids Prompted by a tweet from a fan, the Mets' Eric Young Jr. visited patients at Stony Brook Children's Hospital on April 17, 2014.
04/16/2014 (Huffington Post) Federal Investment in Research Still Essential In her well-reviewed 2013 book, The Entrepreneurial State, distinguished economist Mariana Muzzacato lays out an insightful and outstanding argument for increased governmental support for scientific and technological innovation. She explains that through its support of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA), and other agencies and departments, the U.S. government created an environment ripe for innovation to occur.
04/15/2014 (Newsday) Women's heart-attack symptoms and treatments often differ Heart attack never crossed Cindy Bennett's mind. Swamped in a cold sweat, nauseated and consumed by what she called the shakes, Bennett, 53, of Port Jefferson said she never felt worse.
04/15/2014 (Newsday) Vacation pre-tanning: do or don't? As schools let out for spring break and families head to warmer, more tropical beach locales, a popular question arises in pre-vacation planning: to tan or not to tan?
04/09/2014 (Times Beacon Record) SBU's Bhaduri-McIntosh studies how cancer beats tumor defenses The human body not only defends itself against bacteria and viruses, but it also has a system to suppress or prevent tumors. Cancers, however, weaken this defense.
May  
5/29/2014 (Daily News) Kenyan girl gets a new face thanks to Stony Brook University doctors Two Stony Brook Children's Hospital doctors have given a young Kenyan girl a reason to smile. After a 2010 humanitarian trip to Nairobi, dentist Leon Klempner and plastic surgeon Alexander Dagum returned to find an email from a charity director about a young girl, Saline Atieno, who was badly disfigured after contracting a rare but serious bacteria called noma.
5/28/2014 (Fios1) Stony Brook Hospital doctors perform life-saving surgery for Kenyan girl The girl had been suffering from noma neonatorum, a flesh-eating bacteria that ravaged her face
5/28/2014 (Newsday) Fire Island breaches not to blame for coastal flooding, USGS study shows The Fire Island breaches created by Sandy were not to blame for flooding in surrounding coastal communities in the months after the superstorm hit, according to a U.S. Geological Survey study.
5/21/2014 (Times Beacon Record) Celebrating our caregivers at Stony Brook University Hospital Hospitals are the heart of our communities, and nurses are the heart of our hospitals. Sure, their roles have evolved to meet the demands of a complex and changing environment. But one thing remains constant: They are the people we turn to for help during some of life's most difficult times.
5/24/2014 (Newsday) Stony Brook graduates highlight rise of women in medicine On a rainy Thursday outside Stony Brook University's Staller Center, Dr. Janice Coleman stood chatting with Dr. Annie Darves, both of them resplendent in black gowns and green and blue velvet graduate hoods.A beaming Darves, 27, of Albany, had just graduated from Stony Brook School of Medicine, and Coleman, 64, an obstetrician-gynecologist who grew up in East Elmhurst and lives in Columbia, South Carolina, was on hand for her 40th reunion as one of the first 18 graduates of Stony Brook's then brand-new medical school.
5/26/2014 (CBS) Vast Increase In Opportunities For Women Over 40 Years At Stony Brook Medical School The Stony Brook University School of Medicine recently celebrated the 40th anniversary of its first graduating class.
5/21/2014 (Riverhead local) Suffolk County Volunteer Firefighters Burn Center fund acknowledges staff, celebrates patients The members of the Suffolk County Volunteer Firefighters Burn Center Fund honored the hard work, skill and devotion of the staff of the Suffolk County Volunteer Firefighters Burn Center at Stony Brook Medicine at the Annual Burn Center Recognition Day on May 18. The day also celebrated and acknowledged the patients who were treated at the Center and so bravely overcame their life-altering injuries.
5/21/2014 (Long Island Business News) Bahls pledge $3.5M to Stony Brook for imaging lab That money will be used to establish the Kavita and Lalit Bahl Molecular Imaging Laboratory at Stony Brook Medicine. Read more: http://libn.com/2014/05/21/bahls-pledge-3-5m-to-stony-brook-medicine/#ixzz32Y0xqDrO
5/22/2014 (News 12) Stony Brook School of Medicine turns 40! stony brook university's school of medicine is celebrating a special milestone. today the school marked its 40th anniversary. it was in may 1974 - when 18 students - including six women received their medical degrees from the new program. officials say over the last 40 years the school has stayed on the cutting edge of medicine. "Stony brook medicine has a little bit of a counter culture medical school and we still contain those elements. we're building, we're growing but we continue to reexamine ourselves." today 129 students graduated from stony brook's school of medicine.
5/21/2014 (Riverhead Local) Are your kids at risk for a growing health problem? Hypertension is estimated to affect more than 50 million Americans and is the leading causes of cardiovascular disease, end-stage renal disease, and cerebrovascular accidents. And although it is more common in adults, hypertension affects nearly 5 percent of the pediatric population. For High Blood Pressure Awareness Month, Dr. Robert Woroniecki, Division Chief of Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertension, Stony Brook Children's Hospital and Dr. Katarina Supe-Markovina, Director of the new Pediatric Hypertension Center, Stony Brook Children's Hospital, are shedding some light on a growing health problem among our country's youth.
5/20/2014 (KPIX-TV) Veterans Returning Home From Iraq, Afghanistan Point To Open Air Burn Pits As New 'Agent Orange' Hundreds of veterans coming back from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are falling ill and many are dying of what's being called the new "Agent Orange": open air burn pits.
5/20/2014 (The American Bazaar) Indian American couple donate $3.5 million to New York university The State University of New York's (SUNY) Stony Brook will establish the Bahl Molecular Imaging Laboratory at Stony Brook Medicine, made possible by an enormous $3.5 million endowment given by Kavita and Lalit Bahl of Stony Brook, New York.
5/21/2014 (The Huffington Post) The Psychology Of Loves That Last A Lifetime The trifecta of a romantic relationship -- intense love, sexual desire and long-term attachment -- can seem elusive, but it may not be as uncommon or unattainable in marriages as we've been conditioned to think.
NBC News (5/17/2014) One Conservationist Is on a Crusade to Save Lemurs from Their Greatest Threat Video: Saving the Lemur
MSNBC (5/15/2014) Women in Politics: College Edition Welcome to Women in Politics: College Edition, where promising women leaders in student government on college and university campuses across the country will be featured on msnbc.com over the course of the year. Anna Lubitz has been nominated by Stony Brook University as a leader making a difference not only through key issues on campus, but in bridging the gender gap in politics.
5/17/2014 (CNBC) What is Color? what is color? i'm seeing videos of kids knowing so much more than i would have expected them to know. >> now, i want to turn to your being a proponent of science. your name is on one of the buildings at Stony brook university and basically, you've become a proponent of science education for a number of years now.
5/14/2014 (27East.com) Some Signs of Hope in Effort to Bring Shinnecock Bay Back from Brink Two years into a $3 million effort to boost the ability of western Shinnecock Bay to absorb the abuse of development along its shores, scientists from Stony Brook University say they are hopeful that some subtle changes in environmental patterns could be the first small successes of their labors.
5/13/2014 (Times Beacon Recod) Group rides with hope Chris Pendergast's doctors gave him five years to live when he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in 1993, but he has somehow beaten the odds and is a 21-year survivor of the disease.
05/12/2014 (New York Times Blog) Hope for an S-Shaped Back I wore a hard plastic brace around my torso from ages 8 to 16 to treat scoliosis, or spinal curvature. Bracing has been standard treatment in children for the past five decades, and I wore my brace diligently, if awkwardly, in the hope that it would contain my S-shaped curvature and stave off the need for spinal fusion surgery.
5/13/2014 (Newsday) Patricia Wright of Stony Brook Wins Indianapolis Prize Stony Brook University professor and primatologist Patricia C. Wright is the winner of the 2014 Indianapolis Prize, a prestigious award given every two years to recognize global leaders in animal conservation. Wright, 69, of Sound Beach, won for her work in protecting the endangered lemurs of Madagascar. She is the first woman to win the prize, sponsored by the Indianapolis Zoo, that carries with it $250,000 and a medal.
05/12/2014 (The Washington Post) You're as young as your handshake Age was always an artificial construct. What difference, really, does it make how many times the Earth has revolved around the sun during your lifetime? A 60-year-old in a poor village in India is likely to be a lot "older" than someone the same age in an affluent community in the United States when it comes to things that matter, like how much longer and more comfortably he or she might live. "You're as young as you feel," while uplifting, isn't very useful either because it's kind of hard to measure. Try instead: "You're as young as your grip" -- as in hand-grip.
05/09/2014 (WCBS-TV) LI New Mom Looking Forward To Mother's Day Following Rare Open Heart Surgery NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - Sunday will be an extra special Mother's Day for a young mother on Long Island. Sharon Savino nearly died before she could deliver her baby and had to undergo open heart surgery while pregnant.
05/10/2014 (Newsday) Know the Signs of Stroke Some reminders about detecting and treating strokes are offered as Stroke Awareness Month continues. Dr. Henry Woo and Dr. David Fiorella, co-directors of the Stony Brook University Cerebrovascular and Stroke Center, say the most important thing is to remember the FAST rules about stroke symptom
05/09/2014 (Newsday) Stony Brook hires Shawn Heilbron to be new athletic director Seizing the opportunity to move Stony Brook athletics to the next level, university president Dr. Samuel L. Stanley on Thursday announced the hiring of Oregon State's Shawn Heilbron as the school's new athletic director.
05/09/2014 (News12 LI) Stony Brook lacrosse sisters visit cancer patient Kate and Kelly Keurner, sisters on the Stony Brook lacrosse team, visit Marissa at the Stony Brook University Cancer Center each week.
05/09/2014 (Newsday) Excessive nitrogen harming LI storm-buffering salt marshes, says DEC Excessive levels of nitrogen from wastewater, septic systems and other sources are increasingly harming Long Island salt marshes that provide protection from storm surges and flooding, the state Department of Environmental Conservation said yesterday. Christopher Gobler, a professor at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University, said studies have shown that high levels of nitrogen weaken the salt marshes -- a crucial storm buffer.
05/07/2014 (News 12 LI) Federal report: Climate change puts LI at risk WOODBURY - A new report on climate change could have important implications for Long Island. According to the National Climate Assessment released by the U.S. Global Change Research Program, rising sea level and coastal flooding are problems that will need to be addressed over the next century.
5/08/2014 (CNN) Opinion: This planet comes with limits Editor's note: Carl Safina is an award-winning scientist and author, founding president of Blue Ocean Institute at Stony Brook University and host of the PBS television series "Saving the Ocean with Carl Safina." The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. (CNN) -- When I was in my 20s, a girlfriend surprised me by saying that we didn't have to worry about overpopulation because technology would make sure we always had what everyone needed. Of course, economists have been saying this for decades.
5/2/2014 (Indianapolis Star) Indianapolis Prize Finalist Carl Safina: Awe is Awe The list of accolades for Carl Safina is long. The founder of the Blue Ocean Institute, a nonprofit devoted to marine conservation, has won Guggenheim and Pew fellowships. He's also received a MacArthur Fellowship, the so-called genius grant. And no wonder. The man holds a Ph.D. in ecology from Rutgers University and is an adjunct professor at Stony Brook University. He has written more than 150 scientific papers and six popular books about conservation, many of which have won prizes. Now, he is one of the six finalists for the Indianapolis Prize, a $250,000 award that the Indianapolis Zoo gives every other year to an outstanding animal scientist and conservationist.
5/04/2014 (Riverhead News Review) Technology to help keep loved ones safe About a month ago, 82-year-old Jean Taber of Riverside decided to go out for a walk with her dog Freckles -- but Ms. Taber, who had been suffering from short-term memory loss, became disoriented and unable to find her way home. It took more than two days -- plus 250 volunteers and the help of a helicopter -- to find her body in a wooded area.
4/30/2014 (Times Beacon Record) Stony Brook pinwheels to spin for a cause Stony Brook University is looking for volunteers to help plant 6,000 pinwheels in the grass next to its South P Lot this Saturday, May 3, a display that will represent the people who die each year from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease.
5/02/2014 (Times Beacon Journal) SBU's Jim Simons in National Academy of Sciences Simons is among 84 new members and 21 foreign associates from 15 countries who were elected in recognition of their research, and brings the total number of Stony Brook University's NAS membership to 24.
5/01/2014 (WDTV Fox10) Report: Air Pollution Dangerously High for Almost Half of U.S. Almost half of the U.S. population lives in areas where air pollution levels are often dangerously high for them to breathe, according to a report released Wednesday by the American Lung Association. The group's annual "State of the Air" report finds 47 percent of Americans live in counties with frequently unhealthy levels of either ozone or particulate pollution. That's up from 42 percent in last year's report.
5/01/2014 (Riverheadlocal) Varicose veins fizzle away with new foam treatment Varicose veins affect more than 30 million adults in the US aged between 18 to 70, with women twice as likely as men to develop the condition. These veins bulge and rise above the skin's surface. They are often unattractive, uncomfortable and could cause further medical problems. Now, specialists at The Stony Brook Vein Center at Stony Brook Medicine have a new non-surgical approach to rid patients of their problem veins.
5/01/2014 (Newsday) New frozen-shoulder drug shows promise, Stony Brook doctors say A pioneering drug developed to combat a disfiguring hand disorder has moved a critical step forward in the federal regulatory process to treat a painful condition known as frozen shoulder.
4/29/2014 ( TIME ) This Is What Actually Predicts Success People who catch a break off the bat are setting themselves up for good fortune, according to a new study that suggests initial success breeds future success.
5/01/2014 (Newsday) Best Online Colleges Announces 2014's Best Online Nursing Programs BestOnlineColleges.org is a pioneer in online educational resources for students. A remarkable shift has occurred in America's higher education system over the last few years. While online education was once considered a niche industry, top colleges and universities are now offering online course options as a part of their curricula.
4/30/2014 (CBS News) Air pollution dangerously high for almost half of U.S., report finds Almost half of the U.S. population lives in areas where air pollution levels are often dangerously high for them to breathe, according to a report released Wednesday by the American Lung Association.
June  
6/29/2014 (Riverhead News-Review) Health Column: Lessons from the dinner table Nutrition and mental-health experts agree that it's one activity that shouldn't be neglected as family dinners offer much more than a full stomach. "When children are eating frequently as a family they're learning about a variety of foods, appropriate portion sizes and, as you'd expect, there tends to be more veggies available," said Leah Holbrook, coordinator of Stony Brook University's graduate nutrition program. "It's not a big leap to say these things help decrease the risk of being overweight and set the standard for eating later in life."
6/27/2014 (LIBN) Spotlight on LI's Film Festivals Like other colleges, Stony Brook University is settling into its summer lull - but not the school's Staller Center for the Arts, which is entering its busy season. Now in its 19th year, the center's Stony Brook Film Festival, slated to run July 17-26, has become a major part of Long Island's motion picture boom. Like the rest of the country, the Island loves its summer blockbusters - but in Nassau and Suffolk, where making movies is increasingly common, the summer also brings several popular festivals celebrating the art of cinema.
6/27/2014 (Newsday) Lou Gehrig an inspiration for those diagnosed with ALS Long Islanders Andre Williams and Chris Pendergast consider themselves lucky. That word is the mantra handed down -- nearly three-quarters of a century after his death -- by Yankees great Lou Gehrig, whose battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis has inspired a legion of those afflicted with the disease.
6/26/2014 (MSN) Precautions help keep kids safe in water Close supervision is crucial to keep children safe when they're swimming or playing in the water, an expert says.
6/25/2014 (ABC 7) 'Nightmare bacteria' foiled by Nova Scotia fungus A graduate student out for a hike in Nova Scotia 10 years ago picked up some dirt for her professor's side project. Today, a fungus in that dirt may provide a treatment for a nearly untreatable hospital infection that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls "the nightmare bacteria."
6/25/2014 (NY Daily News) Do sad movies make you cry? Blame your brain Researchers said 'highly sensitive' people show increased blood flow to relevant parts of their brain when they look at emotional images, suggesting that biological differences in the nervous system cause them to process information more deeply.
6/24/2014 (Yahoo) Why Some People Are Genetically More Sensitive or Empathetic than Others A group of psychologists and researchers from Stony Brook University, University of California, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Monmouth University have found that brain scans show physical evidence that "highly sensitive" brains respond powerfully to emotional images.
6/20/2014 (Newsday) What you should know about stomachaches Stomachaches aren't just an issue for kids. Adults get them, too. But it's not always clear what to do about an adult-size stomachache. Sit tight? Take a pill? See a doctor?
6/23/2014 (NPR's "All Things Considered") The New American Man Doesn't Look Like His Father This summer, "All Things Considered" is exploring what it means to be a man in America today...Sociologist Michael Kimmel, a professor at Stony Brook University and director of the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities, says the changing landscape hasn't come with changed attitudes about masculinity.
6/20/2014 (Newsday) Brookhaven Lab, Stony Brook University Receive $24M in Federal Research Grants Two of Long Island's premier scientific research facilities, Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University, have received a total of $24 million in federal grants to continue work on superconductors and to develop advanced storage batteries.
6/23/2014 (New York Times) Multi-million Dollar Minds of Mathematical Masters The other winners of the math prize are Simon Donaldson, 56, of Stony Brook University on Long Island and Imperial College London; Jacob Lurie, 36, of Harvard; Terence Tao, 38, of the University of California, Los Angeles; and Richard Taylor, 52, of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J.
6/20/2014 (Huffington Post Education) 70 Years After the GI Bill, We Need a Similar Investment (by Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr.) My father was always reluctant to talk about his experiences in World War II, but he did speak often about one result of that service: Without the GI Bill, he'd never have been able to go to college.
6/19/2014 (EHS Today) Off-the-Job Safety: Most Kids Drown When a Caregiver is Present Combine a heatwave with thousands of miles of beaches and tens of thousands of pools, and it's the perfect combination for water fun. But along with the fun of swimming, body surfing or just paddling around come some real dangers - including the risk for drowning. Statistics show that drowning is the leading cause of unintentional injury and death for children ages one to four, and that drowning can occur in as little as two inches of water. Maribeth Chitkara, MD, assistant professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Pediatric Hospitalist, Stony Brook Children's Hospital, is a committed advocate for summer safety, and shares the steps parents can take to keep the entire family safe all summer long.
6/18/2014 (Huffington Post) Government Says Eat Fish, Not Too Much, Mostly Low in Mercury A few days ago, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released updated draft advice on fish consumption for childbearing aged women and young children. The new advice encourages pregnant women, women who may become pregnant, breastfeeding women, and young children to consume 2-3 servings of a variety of fish per week (a total of 8-12 ounces per week for women and smaller portions for children) that are lower in mercury. This is the first time the agencies have recommended a minimum fish consumption level.
6/15/2014 (Newsday) Press Club of Long Island Inducts Journalists into Hall of Fame Inductees include Howard Schneider, a former editor and founding dean of the School of Journalism at Stony Brook University and Paul Schreiber, the founding SBU's School of Journalism's Undergraduate Director
6-18-2014 (Fios1) Cancer center worker dubbed an 'angel' for her magical ways On or off the clock, Lauren Sharaby supports children facing hardships of being ill
6/13/2014 (Wall Street Journal) Science Says: Fred Flopped Brazil and Croatia were tied, 1-1, in the second half of Thursday's tournament opener. Fred had the ball at his feet in the box when Croatia's Dejan Lovren placed a hand on his shoulder. Fred fell backward. The ref blew his whistle. Brazil's Neymar nailed a penalty kick, giving Brazil a 2-1 lead in a game it went on to win 3-1.
6/14/2014 (New York Post:) The Conservative Case for Legalizing America's Illegal Immigrants The electoral upset of Eric Cantor last week -- partially blamed on his squishiness about immigration, along with stories of immigrant children streaming across the US-Mexican border -- have seriously dimmed the prospects of legislating immigration reform anytime soon.
6/16/2014 (Long Island Business News) Stony Brook Medicine Names McGovern Associate Dean Dr. Margaret McGovern, chair of the department of pediatrics and physician-in-chief of Stony Brook Children's Hospital, was named to the newly created position of associate dean for ambulatory operations for Stony Brook Medicine.
6/10/2014 (Newsday) Scientists offer new guidelines on fish consumption Children, pregnant and breast-feeding women are being encouraged to dine on more fish but all consumers are being cautioned to avoid certain species -- usually large predators -- that are likely to harbor mercury in their tissues.
6/05/2014 (New York Times) Remembering D-Day With Their Brothers in Arms STONY BROOK, N.Y. -- Every morning, Lieutenant Michael Settanni wakes up next to his bunkmate, Cpl. Ben Gebbia, in a modest room in a home shared with about 350 other military men...These three Army men are all New Yorkers -- Mr. Settanni and Mr. Gebbia are from Brooklyn, and Mr. Oleaga is from Manhattan -- and they live in the Long Island State Veterans Home at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where they spoke on Thursday about their war experiences.
5/29/2014 (NPR/"Brian Lehrer Show"-WNYC-FM) Alan Alda Takes on the World Science Festival In "Dear Albert" - a staged reading of letters written by Albert Einstein - you get the impression of a man grappling with big ideas...and a complicated lovelife. Alan Alda, actor and co-founder of the Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University, discusses why Einstein's letters so moved him. He's joined by Brian Greene, co-founder of the World Science Festival and professor of mathematics & physics at Columbia University. They are both taking part in lots of activities this week, including the announcement of the winners in the "What Is Color?" challenge.
6/05/2014 (Newsday) Message in a bottle mystery: From Long Beach to Florida in 24 days Four days before Mother's Day, college student Brittany Wood, accompanied by her younger sister, tossed a bottle containing a message into the waters off Long Beach...Don't look to ocean currents, which would have been "impossible" in that time frame, said Charles N. Flagg, research professor in Stony Brook University's school of marine and atmospheric sciences. Indeed, the natural route would have taken it across the Atlantic and back in a time frame that he estimates would be around 3 to 8 years.
6/03/2014 (MyFoxDC.com) New York doctors reconstruct Kenyan child's face after flesh-eating bacteria A girl from a remote village in Africa has regained her confidence - and her smile - thanks to the charitable efforts of a group of doctors at Stony Brook University Hospital in Stony Brook, New York.
6/04/2014 (Huffington Post) Can Long Island Be Saved, Part VI: An Interview With Professor Christopher Gobler Christopher Gobler and his team at Stony Brook University's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences have provided much of the essential research underpinning our current efforts to diagnose Long Island's environmental ills so that we can develop solutions to them.
6/3/2014 (Fox News) New York doctors reconstruct Kenyan child's face after flesh-eating bacteria A girl from a remote village in Africa has regained her confidence - and her smile - thanks to the charitable efforts of a group of doctors at Stony Brook University Hospital in Stony Brook, New York.
5/31/2014 (Fox News) How to make sure your newborn is safe at the hospital
5/31/2014 (Newsday) Stony Brook doctor studies dietary supplement labels for accuracy On Thursdays, Dr. David Baker trades his stethoscope for a microscope -- leaving Stony Brook University's medical school for the day to study the biology of a widely consumed herbal plant.
6/2/2014 (USA Today) New research links Iraq dust to ill soldiers Titanium and other metals found in dust at a base in Iraq have been linked to the dust found in six sick soldiers' lungs, according to a study set to be released Monday.
6/2/2014 (Newsday) Collecting can tabs to raise money for cancer research My school is collecting can tabs. We are doing it so we can get a big check from the recycling center and then we pass that along to Stony Brook University Hospital for cancer research. I think it's a nice thing to do because it's for a good cause.
6/2/2014 (NY Times) Growing Up on Raw Foods Meals for Levi Bowland are pretty much the same every day. For breakfast, it's melon. For lunch, a heaping bowl of coleslaw and three bananas. Dinner involves more fruit, and a salad.
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7/25/2014 (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle) Patricia Wright, lemur expert, at Seneca Park Zoo Patricia C. Wright's younger brother, Ted Chapple of Avon, mused recently that his big sister is known around the world...Wright won the $250,000 Indianapolis Prize and she was named a distinguished professor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, attaining the highest teaching position in the SUNY system.
7/30/2014 (Gizmodo) Scientist invents math trick to slice bagel into two entangled halves Bagels are delicious literally no matter which way you slice them--but are they more delicious when cut into a "mathematically perfect" shape? Stony Brook University's engineering professor George W. Hart thinks he has found the magic formula.
7/29/2014 (Newsday) Pluto planet controversy rages on among scientists "Clearly, Pluto is a touchy subject," said Fred Walter, a professor of astronomy at Stony Brook University. As Walter sees it, powerful scientific evidence undergirded Pluto's downgrade from planet to dwarf. "It has the most extreme orbit of any of the planets, at least when it was a planet," Walter said, noting Pluto, about the size of Earth's moon, is highly dependent on a larger, full-fledged celestial body, a guardian planet in the cosmos.
7/30/2014 (Newsday) University gets funds for kidney research Stony Brook University has received a donation of $750,000 from Dialysis Clinic Inc. to establish a permanent endowed professorship in nephrology research.
7/29/2014 (Newsday) Year of Awareness: UV safety The season of deep tans, warm weather and hot sun lends itself to more outdoor activities, and inevitably, more skin bared. And while bottles of sunscreen are a staple in most beach bags, how well are we really protecting ourselves against the sun's harmful UV rays?
7/29/2014 (Newsday Video) Dr. Haughton talks about UV safety Dermatologist Dr. Adrienne Haughton of Stony Brook Medicine talks about UV exposure safety on July 8, 2014, for UV exposure awareness month.
7/29/2014 (Fox News) Student-run camp allows children of cancer patients to just be kids Children of cancer patients are often an overlooked population because they do not suffer from the disease themselves. However, the emotional stress of growing up with a parent battling cancer often robs children of their carefree childhood. Many times, they suffer quietly, leading to academic, social, emotional and developmental problems, according to a study from the Groningen University Medical Center.
7/29/2015 (FiOS 1 "Push Pause") Earthstock at Stony Brook University FiOS 1's "Push Pause" program came to SBU to cover Earthstock in 2014
7/28/2014 (IndieWire) Stony Brook Film Fest Awards Headlined by 'My Sweet Pepper Land,' 'Paper Souls' Wrapping up their ten-day festival of world cinema, the 19th Annual Stony Brook Film Festival has announced its award winners. Presented by master of ceremonies John Anderson of The New York Times and Newsday, the awards were presented on Saturday night after the conclusion of the festival's closing night screening, "1,000 Times a Good Night" starring Juliette Binoche.
7/27/2014 (Newsday) Dangerous algae bloom again found in Georgica Pond in East Hampton Elevated levels of a blue-green algae that produces toxins harmful to people and animals have been found in an East Hampton pond, nearly two years after a dog died from drinking the water there during an algal outbreak.
7/25/2014 (News 12 LI) NHTSA launches 'Where's Baby? Look before you lock' campaign to prevent hot car deaths A nationwide ad campaign launched today to raise awareness to the dangers of leaving children unattended in hot vehicles.
7/27/2014 (Riverhead News-Review) Heath Column: Tips for swimming safely this summer t seems that every summer, amid all the poolside, bayside and oceanside fun being had, you hear about a few startling water accidents no one ever saw coming. Dr. Maribeth Chitkara, associate professor of clinical pediatrics at Stony Brook Children's Hospital, took a few minutes to share some tips, and dispel a few myths, that can help ensure that your family plays it safe in the water this summer.
7/26/2014 (Newsday) Cleaning up contaminated lands a long, complex process Cleaning up thousands of tons of illegally dumped contaminated material, such as that found at four sites in Islip and Babylon, can take months to complete -- and fill deposited in fragile wetlands presents an even more complicated challenge, experts said
7/21/2014 (National Geographic) Return of a Native: Reflections on the 38th Voyage of the whaling ship Charles W. Morgan, July 11, 2014 We (Carl Safina and fellow watchers) left the Provincetown wharf early in the morning, ferried out to the anchored Morgan by small boat. Among our fellow voyagers is our favorite ocean activist, National Geographic Explorer Sylvia Earle
7/24/2014 (Examiner.com) NYC's anti binge drinking drive: Interview with The Dunes Dr. Nicholas Kardaras According to his bio on The Dunes website "Dr. Nicholas Kardaras, Ph.D., LCSW-R is an addictions specialist and clinical professor at Stony Brook University's Health Sciences Center where he teaches graduate level course-work on the treatment of addiction. He is a licensed NY State psychotherapist and a clinical consultant for LICADD (Long Island Council for Alcoholism and Drug Dependence) as well as being Adjunct Faculty at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in California. Dr. Kardaras has extensive experience in treating addiction and dual-diagnosis clients in both inpatient and outpatient treatment settings as well as over 10 years of experience in treating adolescents."
7/22/2014 (Interactive Autism Network) What Do We Really Know about Autism and Crime? Two years later, Dr. Matthew Lerner repeated that conclusion to a commission investigating the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, committed by a young man with a history of Asperger's Syndrome. Having an autism spectrum disorder "does not mean you are likely to commit a violent crime," testified Dr. Lerner, now assistant professor of clinical psychology, psychiatry and pediatrics at Stony Brook University.
7/23/2014 (CNN) Netherlands Mourns Flight 17 Victims JONATHAN SANDERS, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY: Good evening. LEMON: Today reports from the Ukrainians that two more jets were shot down while the bodies from MH-17 were making their way back to the Netherlands. Is this situation really more out of control than we first thought? SANDERS: Well, those Sukhoi-25 planes, and I've been chased by those, they're very scary. They're planes that were designed to support troops in the field. They did a devastating job in Afghanistan. They did a devastating job for the Kremlin in Chechnya. They don't fly too high, and they could be shot down pretty easily if you have shoulder- fired missiles. And the Ukrainians don't have too many of them, and they're not going to be able to fly a whole lot of air support right now
7/23/2014 (New York Times) Crash Victims to Undergo Routine Tests, Experts Say Dr. James A. Vosswinkel, a trauma surgeon who analyzed the injuries of victims of TWA Flight 800, which exploded off Long Island in 1996, said there was little doubt that for those on the Malaysian jet, death, or at least unconsciousness, occurred instantly. Continue reading the main storyContinue reading the main story Dr. Vosswinkel, who is chief of the trauma and emergency surgery department at Stony Brook School of Medicine, said that the combination of the shock wave from the missile blast, decompression as the plane came apart in the thin air at 33,000 feet, and massive G-forces brought on by rapid deceleration would have caused unsurvivable injuries.
7/22/14 (Newsday) Keep Your Teens Safe on the Road This Summer Car crashes are the leading cause of accidental death among American teens, and parents need to take steps to keep their teens safe when they're on the road this summer, an expert says. The period between Memorial Day and Labor Day is the deadliest time of the year for teen drivers and passengers, according to the AAA auto club.
7/22/2014 (WCBS-TV) News Dangerous Blue-Green Algae Turn Long Island Waterways Toxic Out of control algae have become a serious problem in Suffolk County, and experts said the build-up has turned some of the waterways toxic..."If the water is any suspicious green color, I would say stay away. You don't want to put yourself at risk," said professor Christopher Gobler of the Stony Brook University School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
7/23/14 (HealthDay) Keep Your Teens Safe on the Road This Summer Car crashes are the leading cause of accidental death among American teens, and parents need to take steps to keep their teens safe when they're on the road this summer, an expert says.
7/21/2014 (Filmmaker) Lauren Wolkstein Talks Stony Brook Southampton and Killer Films' 20/20/20 Filmmaking Intensive Stony Brook Southampton's 20/20/20 intensive filmmaking course offers participating students an opportunity to learn the practical and technical tricks of the trade from Killer Films' Christine Vachon and Pamela Koffler.
7/21/14 (Newsday video) Lloyd Neck teen receives final cancer treatment The Gutman family received a shock in January when 18-year-old Kyle was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma. After six months of treatment, Kyle had his final appointment on July 16, 2014, and was given a clean bill of health. Stony Brook Children's Hospital recently awarded Kyle with the Daniel Brooks Memorial Educational Award.
7/21/14 (Newsday) Stony Brook cancer survivors receive college scholarships For Rachel Ragone, school came first, and no matter how tough things got, giving up was not an option. That work ethic pushed her to fifth place in her class of almost 300 students at Eastport-South Manor Junior-Senior High School.
7/21/14 (Bloomberg News) Instant Death or Blackout The blast force from the missile that slammed into a Malaysian plane over Ukraine, combined with the plane's dramatic deceleration, probably instantly rendered everyone on board unconscious or dead. That's the best guess of James Vosswinkel, a trauma surgeon who led a definitive study of TWA Flight 800 that exploded and crashed off New York's Long Island in 1996, killing all 230 on the flight.
7/17/2014 (NPR/"All Things Considered") The Face Of The Millennial Man, Sketched In Data Audie Cornish speaks with sociologist and SBU Professor Michael Kimmel about millennial men and how their lives differ from previous generations -- by the numbers.
7/17/2014 (Long Island Business News) SBU faculty receive biomed research funds Two Stony Brook University School of Medicine faculty members will each receive about $150,000 in funding from the State University of New York Research Foundation to advance their biomedical research. Jessica Seeliger investigates new drug targets for treatment of tuberculosis, while Dr. Suzanne Fields focuses her research on age-related issues, including frailty.
7/17/2014 (Everyday Health) Where Does MS Begin? Since the 1960s, neurologists have understood MS as an illness of the brain's white matter. White matter, in the center of the brain, can be thought of as the cabling that connects brain regions with each other. It is like the bundles of wires coming off the back of a computer.
7/16/2014 (Newsday Video) Population of Adélie Penguins Grows Heather Lynch, an assistant professor at Stony Brook University and another researcher, made an interesting discovery about Adélie penguins in the Antarctic: There are a lot more of them than people thought. Their findings are based on 10 months of reviewing hi-res satellite images looking for penguin excrement, which indicates how many breeding pairs are in an area. (Credit: Newsday / Jessica Rotkiewicz and David Meeks)
7/16/2014 (Newsday) Researchers Tally 53 Percent More Adélie Penguins by Using More Satellites By counting penguins based on satellite imagery of their guano -- that would be poop -- two researchers, one from Stony Brook University, have determined 53 percent more Adélie penguins are living in Antarctica than previously estimated.
7/16/2014 (Newsday) Dinosaur fossil with long feathers gives insight into prehistoric flight A four-winged, meat-eating dinosaur with long tail feathers apparently glided through the air, and its fossil is providing new insights into prehistoric flight, scientists reported Tuesday.
7/15/2014 (Reuters) Plumage aplenty: fossil found of 'four-winged' feathered dinosaur It was built sort of like a biplane but probably did not fly as well, if at all. Scientists on Tuesday described a fossil of a strange dinosaur that lived in China 125 million years ago which was covered in feathers, looked like it had two sets of wings and may have been able to glide.
7/14/2014 (Long Island Business News) Building a Better Battery at BNL and SBU Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University are teaming up to search for a green version of the Holy Grail - a method to efficiently store energy generated by renewable sources, making alternative energies more useful. The bridge between the two institutions in this case is Esther Takeuchi, a researcher and professor at SBU and chief scientist at Brookhaven National Laboratory's Global and Regional Solutions Directorate. Takeuchi's mission is to build a better battery, and to help she recently received a $10 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Frontier Research Center.
7/10/2014 (Wall Street Journal) Adélie Penguin Census Shows Seabirds Are Thriving For the first time, researchers have counted all the world's Adélie penguins--a sprightly seabird considered a bellwether of climate change--and discovered that millions of them are thriving in and around Antarctica. Rather than declining as feared due to warming temperatures that altered their habitats in some areas, the Adélie population generally is on the rise, the scientists said Thursday. "What we found surprised everyone," said ecologist Heather Lynch at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, N.Y., who led the penguin census. "We found a 53% increase in abundance globally."
7/7/2014 (New York Times) Ash Borers and a Deluge of Data TO THE EDITOR: "NASA Launching Satellite to Track Carbon" (June 30) mentions that the Orbiting Carbon Observatory will take about 100,000 useful measurements a day, but fails to address how the data will be analyzed. Understanding our earth is of critical importance, and the unwavering support from the Obama administration is undoubtedly invaluable. However, are we fully prepared to engage the torrential flow of data from such satellites? There is a whole field of data science that is emerging to help process and organize the huge and complex data sets just like that produced from this new satellite. However, even as private companies are creating new jobs for such expertise, universities in the United States are not yet prepared to produce people with such skills. Therefore, in addition to funding rocket science, the Obama administration should encourage research and funding of data science to get the most out of the massive amounts of data that such multimillion-dollar space missions would produce. You Quan Chong Steven Jaret Stony Brook, N.Y. The writers are Ph.D. candidates at Stony Brook University.
7/5/2014 (Dans Papers) Stony Brook University President Honored at Hamptons Heart Ball Samuel L. Stanley Jr., the Stony Brook University president, was the Distinguished Leadership Honoree at the 18th annual Hamptons Heart Ball on June 28.
7/7/2014 (Newsday) Hookah Smoking Popular Among Well-Heeled Teens: Survey While American teenagers have increasingly been saying "no" to cigarettes over the past decade, almost one in five high school seniors now say they have smoked a hookah pipe, a new survey shows.
7/3/2014 (Poynter.org) Every American needs 'the critical thinking skills of a journalist,' university says Stony Brook University in New York teaches a course in "news literacy" to students based on the idea that "every student in America should acquire the critical thinking skills of a journalist."
7/03/2014 (FIOS1) Study finds highly sensitive people's brains work differently A recently published study by Stony Brook University psychologists has revealed there are underlying neurological processes behind highly sensitive people's reactions to emotional images.
7/1/2014 (Newsday) Two Stony Brook University students help revive their community's civic associations In recent interviews David Viana and Edward Schmidt -- both of whom attend Stony Brook University, though they never met until last week -- said they hope to preserve their communities.
7/1/2014 (Newsday/Explore LI) Tips for transitioning from high school to college life To ensure academic success, students can "get a 'jump-start' on a reading list for fall classes," said Robert Pertusati, senior associate dean of admissions and director of recruitment at Stony Brook University. "Not only can you purchase the texts in advance, but become acquainted with the content before the first day of classes .?.?. Study the class syllabus to make sure you understand the course expectations and assignment deadlines."
August  
8/27/2014 (Times Beacon Record) The Backyard Beekeeper It's unclear whether Long Island vegetation needs the beekeepers to thrive or whether native pollination would suffice. But for the crops and farmers, it's a different story.
8/28/2014 (New York Times) Two Senators Willing to Defy the Party Line Who are the two most disagreeable United States senators? Not disagreeable in personality, but willing to buck their own party. That would be Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, both Republicans.
8/27/2014 (Times Beacon Record) SBU's Kleinberg gives kids something to chew on Israel Kleinberg believes he's found a weapon that will help the teeth of a child for whom sweets are both a reward and an evening entitlement. The distinguished professor and director of the Division of Translational Oral Biology at Stony Brook has developed a way to tip the scales in favor of the healthy bacteria in the mouth, while making life harder for the bacteria that eats sugars and produces acids that wear away minerals on teeth.
8/29/2014 (Bioscience Technology) This is your brain's blood vessels on drugs A new method for measuring and imaging how quickly blood flows in the brain could help doctors and researchers better understand how drug abuse affects the brain, which may aid in improving brain-cancer surgery and tissue engineering, and lead to better treatment options for recovering drug addicts.
8/28/2014 (Salt Lake City Tribune: Op-ed) Economics food fight joins sciences and Shakespeare In 1959, British physicist C.P. Snow gave a lecture called "The Two Cultures," in which he lamented the cultural divide between literary intellectuals and scientists. Having been a research assistant in a physics lab and a published novelist, he knew a thing or two about both. The upshot of his argument was that literary types tend not to know anything about science or technology, while science types tend not to know anything about high culture, to the detriment of the nation as a whole.
8/22/2014 (Long Island Pulse) Expect the Unexpected Changes are happening at Stony Brook University's Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery. This September, the new curator and director presents the first glimpse of her vision for the art space and it's more youthful and risky than audiences might be used to. The gallery will still be presenting four to five shows each year--a combination of student shows and those of nationally recognized contemporary artists. Karen Levitov says she's not afraid to mount exhibitions that may be "unexpected and challenging." If visitors come hoping to see impressionistic paintings in gilded frames, the experience might be surprising, shocking even.
8/26/2014 (Newsday) Stony Brook University leases dorms in Shirley at Dowling College's former student housing space Stony Brook University is leasing dormitories at Dowling College's Shirley aviation school as part of a plan to address a chronic shortage of on-campus beds.
8/26/2014 (Newsday) Brookhaven's Cedar Beach shellfish hatchery is helping rebuild a dying industry Since 1980, the number of full-time baymen working Island waters has declined from about 7,000 to a few dozen, said Christopher Gobler, a Stony Brook University marine sciences professor. Landings of clams, mussels, oysters and scallops have dropped 70 to 95 percent during the same period, he said. He said the Cedar Beach hatchery can help spark a comeback.
8/25/2014 (Wall Street Journal) Talk Less, Listen More to Be the Friend of a Person With Depression Robert Schwartzman was despondent after he lost a loved one several years ago. "You've lost your spark," several well-meaning friends pointed out. "People are talking about it." But instead of feeling comforted by their concern, Mr. Schwartzman says he felt "awful." His friends' words struck him as insensitive and judgmental. "I really felt kicked when I was down," says Mr. Schwartzman, a toy inventor in New York City.
8/25/2014 (Fox 5 News) Giving your college-bound kids their space NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -Freshman move-in day seems to be harder on the parents than the students at Stony Brook University. Going off to college is an exciting time for the entire family, especially for the upcoming freshman
8/23/2014 (Newsday) Long Island Sound becoming more acidic, scientists say Dr. Christopher Gobler, of the Stony Brook University's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, with a CTD device, an instrument that measures pH levels in depths of water, on board the Paumanok in Southampton.
8/19/2014 (NY Daily News) Leukemia patient bumps up wedding, gets married at Long Island hospital James Lauricella, 37, wed 41-year-old Kimberly Mikucki at the chapel at Stony Brook University Hospital on Saturday. The couple originally planned to say 'I do' in December, but changed their plans after Lauricella found out he had Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.
8/18/2014 (New York Times) A Lemur Rescue Mission in Madagascar Lemurs, which live only on the island nation of Madagascar, are long-tailed, long-legged primates with an astonishingly graceful leap. They are also in serious peril: Of the 103 species of lemur, 90 percent are endangered, critically endangered or threatened, and several are on the brink of extinction, according to the primatologist Patricia C. Wright of Stony Brook University.
Today.com (8/18/2014) Leukemia patient, fiancé say 'I do' in 'incredible' hospital chapel wedding James Lauricella and Kimberly Mikucki were married on Saturday in an intimate ceremony at Stony Brook University Hospital on Long Island, but if you'd asked them three weeks ago about their wedding, they'd have described a very different plan.
Newsday (8/16/2014) Couple moves up wedding ahead of leukemia treatment James Lauricella, 37, and Kimberly Mikucki, 41, of Holtsville, were married on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 at the Stony Brook University Hospital's chapel. Their Dec. 6 ceremony was canceled so the couple could marry before the groom undergoes a series of treatments for acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
WABC-TV (8/16/2014) Man diagnosed with leukemia gets married at Stony Brook University Hospital 37-year-old James Lauricella and 41-year-old Kimberly Mikucki of Holtsville said their wedding vows Saturday in Chapel at Stony Brook University Hospital.
8/15/2014 (Newsday) LI council asks state for $41M in development funds The council has requested the largest state award, $4 million, go to Stony Brook University for research into protecting the electric grid from terrorist attacks.
8/14/2014 (Times Beacon Record) Finding Freedom in Long Island's Summer Schools The two schools, located at Faith Baptist Church in Coram and Stony Brook University, are modeled after the Freedom Schools in Mississippi in the 1960s during the civil rights movement and are part of Children's Defense Fund Freedom School Program.
8/15/2014 (Long Island Business News) Zeller: Stony Brook leading the way Let's have a nice round of applause, dear readers, for our friends at Stony Brook University, who continue to mold their institution into a world-class research facility, a major-league business hub and a top-shelf gem of Long Island's economic engine.
8/13/2014 (New York Magazine/Science of Us) How to Get Through a Workday on No Sleep And you get bonus points for an a.m. jog, says Lauren Hale, a sleep researcher at Stony Brook University and a spokesperson for the National Sleep Foundation. "The evidence is mixed, but there are theoretical reasons that you should exercise earlier in the morning, especially if you're going to be outside doing a run," she said. "You want the light effects, which are the alerting effects." If that's not going to happen, though, and you live and work in New York City, your morning walk to the train will suffice.
8/14/2014 (New York Times) Should You Fear the Pizzly Bear? Javier Monzon, an evolutionary biologist at Stony Brook University, has found that Eastern coyotes living in areas with the highest densities of deer also carry the greatest number of wolf genes.
8/13/2014 (Student Science) Teen's lab experience benefits her mentor, too "We all improve through teaching," says Yuanyuan Si, a graduate student at Stony Brook University in New York. "Sometimes, Courtney asks me questions, and in trying to come up with the answers, I end up understanding my own work better," she says.
8/13/2014 (27east.com) Scientists Want To Help Property Owners Understand Their Nitrogen Contribution As Long Island's bays are once again staining red and brown with blooms of algae, scientists from Stony Brook University pitched a plan to Southampton Town officials this week that they say could help municipalities more efficiently focus their dollars on water quality problems to optimize the benefits of every dollar spent.
8/9/2014 (Nurses.com) Stony Brook professors earn induction as AAN Fellows Two Stony Brook (N.Y.) University School of Nursing professors have been selected for induction as fellows of the American Academy of Nursing. Patricia Bruckenthal, APRN-BC, PhD, and Corrine Jurgens, RN, PhD, ANP-BC, FAHA, are among nursing leaders selected nationally for the AAN's 2014 Class of Fellows. They will be formally inducted Oct. 18 among a group of 168 nurse leaders at the academy's annual policy conference in Washington, D.C.
8/9/2014 (Newsday) Few, if any, treatments exist for many contagious diseases "We need to spend time studying emergent infections with an eye toward developing antimicrobial medications and vaccines," said Dr. Janet Hearing, an associate professor of molecular genetics and microbiology at Stony Brook University's School of Medicine.
8/8/2014 (WCBS) Toxic Rust Tide Hits Long Island's East End At The Height Of Summer Tourist Season Professor Christopher Gobler and his Stony Brook University Students at the School of Marine Sciences detected some of the highest densities in a decade.
8/7/2014 (WCBS-TV) Business Junk Food Lovers In Suffolk County Fight For Their Right To Chow Down On Fatty Foods Imam Marghoob, a registered dietician at Stony Brook University, said that studies have shown a growing demand and need for dietary change.
8/6/2014 (Newsday) Stony Brook University adds more electric vehicle charging stations Stony Brook University installed six new charging stations for electric vehicles to its main campus this summer, bringing the number of stations to 10.
8/7/2014 (Time Magazine) First Date Conversations: 5 Things Research Says You Should Talk About Arthur Aron, a psychologist at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, is interested in how people form romantic relationships, and he's come up with an ingenious way of taking men and women who have never met before and making them feel close to one another
8/5/2014 (Times Beacon Record) Stony Brook University breaks ground on new dorm Stony Brook University broke ground recently on the first phase of the new 759-room student housing facility and 60,000-square-foot dining center on John S. Toll Drive, between the Charles B. Wang Center and Mendelsohn Quad.
8/1/2014 (CBS New York) Stony Brook University Program Gets Paralyzed Patients Out Of Wheelchairs Jackie Colby is part of the "Empower Spinal Cord Injury" program at Stony Brook University that brings activities as sports back into the lives of those with spinal cord injuries. As CBS 2 reported, the program gives participants the opportunity to surf, kayak, cycle and dance.
8/2/2014 (Fox News) Should we be concerned about Ebola in US? Dr. Saul Hymes MD talks to Fox News crew about Ebola in the United States.
8/04/2014 (Fox News) What every woman should know about placenta previa One out of 200 pregnancies are affected by placenta previa, a condition in which the placenta covers part or all of the opening of the cervix , according to Dr. James Bernasko, an OB/GYN in the division of maternal-fetal medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York.
8/3/2014 (New York Post) Stony Brook U Teaching Students to Find Film Financiers A new university film program with New York's Killer Films is teaching students how to find financiers and make money in the movie biz. Christine Vachon, the indie producer of close to 80 films (including award-winning "Boys Don't Cry") and co-president of Killer Content, parent of Killer Films, has teamed up with the Stony Brook University.
8/1/2014 (Newsday) Dead shark on Amagansett beach was a great white, scientist says A dead shark found Tuesday evening on the beach at Amagansett has been confirmed as a great white, according to Demian Chapman, assistant professor of marine science at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences of Stony Brook University.
7/30/2014 (Times Beacon Record) Host an International SBU Student Soon hundreds of international students will be arriving at Stony Brook University to begin their academic careers in search of advanced degrees and they are in need of host families to make the transition easier.
September  
9/24/2014 (CBS News) Families Eager For Suffolk County's First Children's Hospital In Stony Brook, bulldozers rumble up and down the slopes of a huge pit that will one day house the 10-story, 120-bed Stony Brook Children's Hospital. The new medical facility will be able to treat critically ill kids facing long hospital stays.
9/29/2014 (News 12) Free 9-11 Clinic You can't helped but be moved and changed by those stories Dr Benjamin Luft of Stony Brook University created a free clinic for first responders from li following 9-11 the clinic has grown tremendously- unfortunately- because it really reflects the needs out there.
9/29/2014 (PBS News Hour) Scientists can now see what cocaine does to your brain's blood flow Researchers unveiled a breakthrough imaging technique Thursday that show what blood flow in the brain looks like on cocaine.
9/26/2014 (Newsday) Ban Electronics in Kids' Bedrooms, Expert Says Electronic devices can keep kids up at night and should be banned from the bedroom, according to experts from Stony Brook Children's Hospital in New York.
9/26/2014 (New York Times) So You're Not a Physicist ... Robert P. Crease and Alfred Scharff Goldhaber are professors of philosophy and physics, respectively, at Stony Brook University. They are the authors of the forthcoming book "The Quantum Moment: How Planck, Bohr, Einstein and Heisenberg Taught Us to Love Uncertainty."
9/22/2014 (nerdscholar) Expert Advice: 9 Time Management Tips for Freshmen A day planner "will not only help students keep track of academic responsibilities," says Michelle Curtis-Bailey, senior admissions advisor and Educational Opportunity Program coordinator at Stony Brook University, "but it will also [help in noting] important campus deadlines, such as drop and add dates, course withdrawal deadlines, registering for courses, and more."
9/26/2014 (Long Island Business News) Stony Brook breaks ground on Childrens Hospital Stony Brook University broke ground Wednesday on Stony Brook Children's Hospital, a 10-story structure adjacent to the main hospital.
9/24/2014 (Albany Times Union) Wind energy company to model L.I. coast area AWS President Bruce Bailey said his office will be crunching data from two wind monitoring devices, known as Light Detecting and Ranging systems (LIDAR), installed by Deepwater Wind at Stony Brook University on the North Shore of Long Island and on Block Island in the ocean about 14 miles east of Montauk.
9/24/2014 (New York Times/Deal Book) New British Center Seeks to Offer Ideas on Preventing Financial Crises James H. Simons, the founder of Renaissance Technologies and the former head of the math department at Stony Brook University, donated $150 million to that institution with his wife, Marilyn, in 2011. At the time, it was the sixth-largest donation made to an American public university, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education, and it was twice as large as the previous record for a gift to a public university in New York -- $60 million the couple gave in 2008.
9/22/2014 (Newsday) Angelina Jolie to direct film about Stony Brook professor Richard Leakey Angelina Jolie has chosen Stony Brook University professor Richard Leakey as the subject of her next movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
9/17/2014 (Filmmaker) Welcome to the Future: Adrienne Becker on the Business of Social Art Our goal is to try and couple this effort with our work in education. We're a partner to New York's own Stony Brook University, where Killer has been teaching Master Classes in filmmaking for a couple of years now, and we're working on expanding that program and making it available online to larger audiences in the coming year.
9/19/2014 (Newsday) Stony Brook gets $1.5M to boost tech companies The state Small Business Development Center at Stony Brook University has been awarded a $1.5-million grant to help fund laboratory equipment and facility renovations for technology companies.
9/17/2014 (Newsday) Stony Brook University announces plans to help students earn degrees in four years Stony Brook University's president Wednesday announced a major push to get students to complete undergraduate degrees in four years -- a plan that could help reduce individual college costs and education debt.
9/18/2014 (Times Beacon Record) SBU's Obeid sets ambitious goals for medical research Multitasking has been a necessity for Lina Obeid. The dean for research at the Stony Brook Medical School, Obeid runs a laboratory that focuses on cancer research, advocates for greater resources for other scientists, helps recruit staff members to join the university's research department, and sees geriatric patients at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Northport.
9/17/2014 (Newsday) Researchers find 23 genes linked to increased risk of prostate cancer An international analysis has uncovered 23 previously unknown gene variants linked to elevated prostate cancer risk, findings that scientists say ultimately could lead to genetic screenings.
9/12/2014 (WCBS-TV) New 'SB Guardian' App Gives Stony Brook Students Peace Of Mind Some Stony Brook University students looking for an added sense of security might want to turn to a new app.
9/14/2014 (Newsday) Stony Brook researchers study PTSD-respiratory disease link from 9/11 Responders to the World Trade Center attacks who have post-traumatic stress disorder are twice as likely to develop respiratory diseases compared with those without PTSD, according to a study of thousands of responders.
9/12/2014 (Newsday) Serious respiratory virus has struck children in NY, health officials say State health officials Friday confirmed more than a dozen pediatric cases of a serious respiratory virus in New York, the first instances of an infection that has been moving across the country in recent weeks.
9/15/2014 (WPIX 11) Over a dozen children diagnosed with enterovirus D68 in NY Over a dozen New York children have been diagnosed with enterovirus D68 (EV-68), a severe respiratory illness that led to the hospitalization of hundreds of children in the Midwest.
9/12/2014 (MSN Healthy Living) Medications Plus Parent Training May Help Kids With Aggression, ADHD Combining two medications with parent training appears to improve anger, irritability and violent tendencies in children whose attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is coupled with severe aggression, a new study suggests
NPR (9/11/2014) World Trade Center
9/11/2014 (Newsday) Dr. Stanley: A sure way to attack deadly Ebola Op-Ed written by Dr. Samuel L. Stanley Jr., president of Stony Brook University, who is a physician and an expert in infectious diseases.
9/9/2014 (Newsday) James Simons, wife, donate 25M to Stony Brook University Stony Brook University has received $25 million from hedge fund founder James Simons and his wife, Marilyn, to boost research by physicists and mathematicians into how the universe works, the school announced Tuesday.
9/6/2014 (Riverhead News Review) Let your teen sleep a little later It's a constant struggle during the teenage years. The kids fall asleep late at night, then struggle to wake up hours later, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, with minimal time to catch the bus.
9/7/2014 (Newsday) Stony Brook CPR training draws about 1,000 people About 1,000 people -- college students, families and community members -- gathered inside a sun-splashed Stony Brook University's Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium Sunday, but they weren't there for a Seawolves football game.
9/5/2014 (News 12) CPR training at Stony Brook Learn how you could become a life-saver this weekend. cpr classes are being held at stony brook University this weekend. school officials are hoping to have as many as 5-thousand people at ken lavalle stadium. that could set a national record. for information -- just head to news 12.com and click on numbers and links.
9/7/2014 (FOX News) Are antidepressants safe for pregnant women? Pregnancy can be an emotional roller coaster for any woman, but if you have depression, anxiety or a mood disorder, those nine months can be especially tough. Although anti-depressant medications may have helped you before, experts agree they can be risky for both you and your baby.
9/8/2014 (Chronicle of Higher Education) Still a Seawolf: Stony Brook's Dean of Students, Even in Retirement Long before the State University of New York at Stony Brook had a Division I football team, a homecoming, a marching band, or a recreation center, long before its athletics teams were called the Seawolves, Jerrold L. Stein had a dream, he said in a talk this year: "that one day we could have a stadium filled with students, all wearing the same color, all rooting for their team."
9/4/2014 (New York Times) 'Yes' Is Better Than 'No' Michael Kimmel is a professor of sociology and gender studies at Stony Brook University. Gloria Steinem is a writer, feminist organizer and co-founder of Ms. Magazine and the Women's Media Center
9/2/2014 (Newsday) Heart attack recovery: What you should know Heart attacks used to be a ticket to several weeks in the hospital, at best. Now, advances in medicine are allowing more people to survive heart attacks and quickly get back on their feet.
8/29/2014 (News 12) Stony Brook medical students get white coats early Students at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine had a milestone day Friday: They kicked off the school year by getting their white medical coats.
October  
10/30/2014 (Newsday) Keeping teeth, gums in shape can mean better health overall "People think their mouth is not linked to the rest of the body," says Dr. Beth Buono, an assistant professor at the Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine.
10/28/2014 (News 12) LI company works to develop faster Ebola test A Long Island company is working on what it hopes will be a medical breakthrough that could quickly tell whether a person has the Ebola virus.
10/28/2014 (Long Island Business News) Health in construction If medical school deans were measured by the amount of projects they have under construction, Stony Brook University's dean would go to the head of the class.
10/28/2014 (Newsday) Stony Brook University, Island Federal Credit Union announce $7M partnership Stony Brook University and Island Federal Credit Union have agreed to a $7 million partnership, giving the Hauppauge-based firm exclusive naming rights to the school's new 4,000-seat arena, the film festival at Staller Center and several other campus programs for the next decade, university officials said Tuesday.
10/24/2014 (CNBC/"Power Lunch") Should Ebola quarantine rules be stricter? Dr. Bettina Fries, Stony Brook Hospital, provides insight into how Dr. Craig Spencer handled his return in New York City.
10/24/2014 (MyFoxNY) Dr. Saul Hymes, infectious disease specialist, Stony Brook Hospital, discusses the first confirmed Ebola case in NYC. Dr. Saul Hymes, infectious disease specialist, Stony Brook Hospital, discusses the first confirmed Ebola case in NYC.
10/23/2014 (The Crux) No joke: Here's everything you need to know to have a great, long-lasting relationship What is love? (Sit down. This might take a minute.). Is there an expert who can give us some real answers about love: how to find it, nurture it and maybe even repair it? You better believe there is. Arthur Aron is one of the world's top researchers on romantic love. He is a professor at Stony Brook University and author of a number of key books on the subject of relationships.
10/14/2014 (Edible East End) Hamptons Brine Nadia Ernestus now employs four people to make her three types of sauerkraut (plain, chunky and spicy) and two types of kvass (plain and spicy) at the Stony Brook University Open Kitchen Incubator at Calverton, with plans to expand.
10/22/2014 (Newsday) More than two-thirds of LI's coastal waters lack enough oxygen for fish to survive, says Stony Brook researcher More than two-thirds of Long Island's coastal waters did not contain enough oxygen this summer to enable fish to survive, according to research to be released Wednesday by Stony Brook University.
10/20/2014 (Newsday) Stony Brook men's and women's teams have new arena and a goal: NCAA bid Freshly renovated Stony Brook Arena has that "new arena'' smell, and the Seawolves' men's and women's basketball teams, which each lost in the America East Conference championship game last season, also have a new feel to go with the belief that they have what it takes to get over the hump this season.
10/20/2014 (Fox News) 10 pregnancy symptoms you should never ignore Your body goes through so many changes throughout the nine months of your pregnancy, but when symptoms start to creep up--a strange sensation in your belly, pain in your leg, or abnormal discharge, for example--you might start to worry.
10/17/2014 (CBS News) Suffolk County Officer Critically Injured In Hit-Run Released From Hospital A Suffolk County police officer critically injured in a hit-and-run last month is taking a major step towards recovery.
10/17/2014 (New York Times) Always Room for (Four) More-Calidore String Quartet to Make Stony Brook University Its Home Stony Brook University has invited the Calidore String Quartet, a chamber music group that was formed at the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles in 2010, to be artists-in-residence and visiting faculty through the end of the 2015-16 academic year, giving the young musicians a home base to hone their craft and teach others to do the same.
10/17/2014 (News 12) Injured officer leaves hospital A Suffolk County Police officer injured by a hit-and-run driver has left the hospital. Nicholas Guerrero is heading to a rehabilitation center to recover. Guerrero was seriously injured after being struck while trying to stop a stolen SUV in Huntington.
10-16--2014 (Lou Dobbs Tonight) Why are health care workers so unprepared to treat Ebola? Former L.T. Governor of New York Betsy McCaughey and Assistant Professor of Pediatric Infectious Disease at Stonybrook University Dr. Saul Hymes discuss the second Ebola patient's getting transported from Dallas and the response to the outbreak.
10/16/2014 (Newsday/Explore LI) 'Cirque Peking': Acrobats perform at Staller Now, more than four decades after that initial U.S. visit, the current North American tour brings the troupe back to the United States. More specifically, to SBU's Center Saturday night
10/14/2014 (Fox News) Ebola mortality Would outbreaks be as deadly in US as in Africa? Access to supportive care plays a big part in whether a person will survive the fight against the Ebola virus, said Dr. Saul Hymes, a pediatric infectious-disease specialist at Stony Brook Children's Hospital in New York.
10/14/2014 (Fox News) Fighting breast cancer while pregnant According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is found in about 1 in every 3,000 pregnant women. It's also the most common type of cancer found during pregnancy, breastfeeding and within the first year of delivery.
10/13/2014 (Long Island Business News) Q and A with Dr. Stanley, Stony Brook University When LIBN sat down with Dr. Samuel Stanley in October 2009, he'd barely settled into the president's office at Stony Brook University. Five years later, he's helped the East Setauket school build a national reputation for athletic and academic excellence, and drawn attention to its groundbreaking research; now Stanley is focusing on graduation rates.
10/10/14 (News 12) Ebola Fact or Fiction News 12 separates the fact from the fiction and tries to answer some of the questions concerning residents.
10/09/2014 (The Wall Street Journal) Food Pantries Grow on New York Campuses Tucked on the fringes of Kingsborough College's campus in Brooklyn's Manhattan Beach, walled off from the corner of a computer lab, sits a small room about 10 feet square. But inside isn't the usual jumble of printers, monitors and cables. Instead, the space houses neatly stacked food essentials--from tuna fish, pasta and peanut butter to juice, milk and canned fruits and vegetables.
10/09/2014 (FOX News) Scientists say Indonesia cave drawings the same age as those in Europe Ancient cave drawings in Indonesia are as old as famous prehistoric art in Europe, according to a new study that shows our ancestors were drawing all over the world 40,000 years ago. And it hints at an even earlier dawn of creativity in modern humans, going back to Africa, than scientists had thought.
10/07/2014 (News 12) Caffeine powder banned to anyone under 18 in Suffolk County Suffolk County lawmakers approved a ban on powdered caffeine Tuesday. Lawmakers call the substance downright dangerous for teens. According to the FDA, a single teaspoon of the powdered pure caffeine is equivalent of at least 25 cups of coffee. Dr. William Lawson says the powder can have side effects like nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
10/3/2014 (Newsday) Stony Brook University unveils new arena The new 4,000-seat Stony Brook Arena, home to Stony Brook men's and women's basketball teams, opened on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. The new arena will deliver the ultimate fan experience, including Seawolves basketball action, concerts and the best in family friendly entertainment.
10/3/2014 (Newsday) Journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein to lecture at Stony Brook Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, whose investigative reporting helped bring down the Nixon presidency, will lecture together at Stony Brook University on Oct. 16.
10/01/2014 (Newsday) Stony Brook flash mob targets cancer awareness
10/01/2014 (Fox and Friends) Ebola is here in the United States Dr. Hymes talks about Ebola
November  
11/28/2014 (Newsday) Batteries can charge Long Island's Future The U.S. Department of Energy's decision this month to keep Stony Brook University as the premier partner of the Brookhaven National Laboratory ensures that groundbreaking federal and state research on heavy-duty batteries to store solar and wind energy stays right here.
11/27/2014 (News12) Suffolk couple thankful for premature twin progress GREENPORT - The term "Thanksgiving" took on a deeper meaning for a family in Suffolk this year. Jamie Sledge, of Greenport, held her two twin boys for the first time Thursday. They were born prematurely during an emergency C-section after 28 weeks of pregnancy on Sept. 23. She says she is thankful to the doctors and nurses at Stony Brook University Hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
11/26/2014 (News12) Toddler Raises Money for Hospital with Bake sale A 4-year-old boy who just had surgery has raised money for Stony Brook Hospital.
11/25/2014 (Fox New) Could algae help repair damage after heart attack Clinical researchers at Stony Brook Medicine's Heart Institute are part of the PRESERVATION clinical trial, a study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of bioabsorable cardiac matrix (BCM) in preventing further heart failure in patients who have suffered a large heart attack with significant damage to the muscle. BCM is a substance partially made of algae.
11/24/2014 (WNBC-TV) The Science of Odell Beckham Jr.'s Incredible One-Handed TD Catch Long Island sports physicist and Stony Brook University Professor Chang Kee Jung says there's a reason why Beckham's one-handed catch was even more extraordinary than people think.
11/21/2014 (New York Times) Blame the Princess, Chasing the Fairy-Tale Wedding Ruth B. Bottigheimer, a research professor in the Department of Cultural Analysis and Theory at Stony Brook University and the author of "Magic Tales and Fairy Tale Magic," dates the obsession with weddings to the 1500s, when the first fairy tales emerged in Europe. Those stories all culminate in a wedding, usually that of a woman who elevates her status in the world by getting hitched. "Weddings historically have this long association with material well-being," Ms. Bottigheimer said. "If not, you have a miserable life as a maiden aunt, a lady in waiting, where you serve someone else's life. A wedding is social success."
11/21/2014 (WCBS-TV) Stony Brook University Study Sheds Light on What Happens after Death What happens to us after we die? It's one of life's biggest mysteries. Now, thanks to a groundbreaking study by Stony Brook University researchers, we are closer than ever to finding out, CBS2's Jennifer McLogan reported.
11/20/2014 (Bradford Today, Bradford, PA) Can we pull elephants back from the brink? Richard Leakey says Angelina Jolie is planning a movie about fight against elephant poaching, but need to end the ivory trade that is bringing elephants closer to extinction is immediate.
11/20/2014 (Daily Europe) Can We Pull Elephants Back From The Brink? Richard Leakey, a world-renowned anthropologist, is professor and chair of Stony Brook University's Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya writes, "the global effort to stop the slaughter of elephants received a major boost when Angelina Jolie announced recently that she will direct and produce a feature film about my efforts to stop the poaching of elephants in Kenya in the 1990s."
11/20/2014 (KWCH-TV, Wichita, KS) Leakey: Can we pull elephants back from brink? Dr. Richard Leakey writes, "The global effort to stop the slaughter of elephants received a major boost when Angelina Jolie announced recently that she will direct and produce a feature film about my efforts to stop the poaching of elephants in Kenya in the 1990s."
11/20/2014 (WTVR-TV, Richmond, VA) More elephants being killed than being born Dr. Richard Leakey writes, "The global effort to stop the slaughter of elephants received a major boost when Angelina Jolie announced recently that she will direct and produce a feature film about my efforts to stop the poaching of elephants in Kenya in the 1990s."
11/20/2014 (KBMT12-TV, Beaumont, LA) Can we pull elephants back from the brink? Editor's note: Richard Leakey, a world-renowned anthropologist, is professor and chair of Stony Brook University's Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya. He writes, "the global effort to stop the slaughter of elephants received a major boost when Angelina Jolie announced recently that she will direct and produce a feature film about my efforts to stop the poaching of elephants in Kenya in the 1990s."
11/20/2014 (KSPR-TV, Springfield, MO) Leakey: Can we pull elephants back from brink? Dr. Richard Leakey writes, "the global effort to stop the slaughter of elephants received a major boost when Angelina Jolie announced recently that she will direct and produce a feature film about my efforts to stop the poaching of elephants in Kenya in the 1990s."
11/20/2014 (WABC-TV) Stony Brook Medicine Hosts the Great American Smokeout Event Stony Brook Medicine hosts the Great American Smokeout--turn in a pack of cigarettes as part of the Great American Smokeout event and receive a fresh cold turnkey sandwich and invitation to a free program how to quit smoking.
11/20/2014 (CNN) Can we pull elephants back from the brink Editor's note: Richard Leakey, a world-renowned anthropologist, is professor and chair of Stony Brook University's Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya...."I am an African -- a lifelong resident and citizen of Kenya, where I previously ran the Kenya Wildlife Service and now chair the Turkana Basin Institute as a professor at Stony Brook University."
11/19/2014 (New York Post) Tears, superstitions and busted eyes with Chris Algieri's parents "I told him he could continue boxing, but that he needed to do something else," Chris Algieri's mother said. "All I wanted was for him to get a degree, so he gets one in nutrition [undergraduate from Stony Brook, master's from New York Institute of Technology], which only helps him for what he's doing now.
11/18/2014 (New York Times) Long Island Boxer Chris Algieri Says He's Set for Manny Pacquiao Chris Algieri's rise from unknown boxer to a champion worthy of fighting the superstar Manny Pacquiao on Saturday in Macau began when he saw another boxer beaten nearly to death...Algieri remains focused, unchanged by his new celebrity. He used the $100,000 he earned against Provodnikov to satisfy student loans, to pave his parents' driveway and install a new roof, and to establish a scholarship fund at Stony Brook.
11/18/2014 (Newsday) Letter: Lloyd aquifer must remain protected Editor's note: The writers, Danica Warns, Katie Flowers, are master's candidates in the marine conservation and policy program at Stony Brook University. The state Department of Environmental Conservation acknowledges that the potential effect of pumping from the Lloyd aquifer is not well understood, as noted in "Bid to pump from the purest water underlying LI prompts worries about contamination, saltwater intrusion" [News, Nov. 3].
11/18/2014 (Newsday) Ebola outbreak: Are we failing our medical heroes? Upon returning to the United States from Liberia early last month, physician and anthropologist Paul Farmer described the shallow response in the West to the current Ebola outbreak as a "terrorism of poverty."
11/18/2014 (Scientific American) Ask the Experts: How Do We Make Batteries More Powerful, Cheaper and Safer? In June the Energy Department awarded $100 million to 32 EFRCs, $10 million of which is funding complex battery system research at Stony Brook University, S.U.N.Y. led by materials scientist and chemical engineer Esther Takeuchi. A distinguished professor at Stony Brook with a long list of engineering accolades, Takeuchi is best known for developing an improved battery for powering implantable defibrillators. She also holds more patents than any other woman in the U.S.
11/17/2014 (Smithsonian) Meet the 100 Most Significant Americans of All Time In a culture so saturated with information and so fragmented by the search possibilities of the Internet, how do we measure historical significance? Steven Skiena and Charles B. Ward have come up with a novel answer. Skiena is the Distinguished Teaching Professor of Computer Science at Stony Brook University and a co-founder of the social-analytics company General Sentiment.
11/15/2104 (Newsday) Editorial: Suffolk gets serious about water quality Suffolk also is making progress on an equally knotty problem: how to reduce nitrogen emanating from inefficient and often-failing septic systems in the thousands of homes that never can be sewered in a cost-effective way. The county will begin a pilot program in March to install new high-tech systems in a handful of homes. Some models will be approved and a financial mechanism devised to get them into as many residences as possible. Complementing that will be a new research center at Stony Brook University, spearheaded by Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst and started with $2 million in state seed money, to develop the next generation of even more efficient septic systems.
11/16/2014 (Miami Herald) Manny Pacquiao continues trend with pay-per-view boxing match against Chris Algieri in Macau A win over the heavily favored Manny Pacquiao could provide Chris Algieri a breakthrough into the pay-per-view landscape. Algieri, 30, is a promoter's and TV network's dream, seemingly delivered from central casting. In addition to his spotless record and world title, Algieri has a bachelor's degree from Stony Brook University and is considering medical school as a future educational option.
11/14/2014 (New York Post) Chris Algieri, in his own words: How I'll beat Manny Pacquiao This is a first-person column by WBO light welterweight champion Chris Algieri of Huntington, Long Island, written as he closed training camp in Las Vegas and headed for Macau, China, where he fights Manny Pacquiao...Being part of a mega-fight like this, there has been a lot of new stuff involved. There was a long press tour followed by an endless amount of interviews. I got to ring the closing bell on Wall Street, serve as a Grand Marshall for a parade and was honored at my alma mater, Stony Brook University.
11/13/2014 (Forbes) Knowing Your Purpose In Life Could Help You Live Longer, Study Says Researchers from University College London, Princeton University, and Stony Brook University examined the link between wellbeing and longevity. They reviewed data on three types of wellbeing: 1. Evaluative wellbeing - evaluations of how satisfied people are with their lives 2. Hedonic wellbeing - feelings or moods such as happiness, sadness, and anger 3. Eudemonic wellbeing - judgments about the meaning and purpose of life
11/12/2014 (Men's Fitness) Chris Algieri has a lot on his plate It's a long way from where Chris Algieri started. The 30-year-old grew up in Huntington, Long Island, earned a degree in health sciences from Stony Brook University and a master's degree in clinical nutrition from New York Institute of Technology. Algieri, who started his fighting career in kickboxing, still works as a certified nutritionist and until his upset win against Provodnikov, he was still taking on clients.
11/12/2014 (Newsday) Stony Brook partnership wins $3.2B contract to continue running Brookhaven National Lab The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a five-year $3.2 billion contract to a partnership led by Stony Brook University to continue managing Brookhaven National Laboratory.
11/07/2014 (Fox News) Mysterious' chewing machine' mammal lived among the dinosaurs Dinosaurs that lumbered around the ancient supercontinent Gondwana had a warm-blooded neighbor a "chewing machine" with big eyes, excellent hearing and an acute sense of smell, according to a new study.
11/09/2014 (The Columbus Dispatch) Fossil offers clues to evolution of mammals Paleontologists searching for fish fossils on Madagascar four years ago came upon what proved to be a well-preserved cranium of a mammal that lived 66 million to 70 million years ago, in the closing epoch of the mighty dinosaurs.
11/11/2014 (Newsday) In U.S., good medical care leads to high Ebola survival rate Dr. Samuel Stanley, president of Stony Brook University and an expert in microbiology, said during a symposium last week that the public should rely only on information from credible sources, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
11/11/2014 (Futurity) Scans find 'odd' mammal skull in a chunk of rock A newly discovered groundhog-like creature from 66-70 million years ago was massive compared to other mammals of its time, say researchers.
11/11/2014 (Human Capital Blog) Stony Brook Helps Veterans Become Nurses Lori Escallier, PhD, RN, CPNP, is a professor and associate dean for evaluation and outcomes at the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Nursing. She is her university's project director for a program that helps veterans earn baccalaureate degrees in nursing (VBSN) and for New Careers in Nursing, a program supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) that supports second-career nurses in accelerated master's and baccalaureate nursing programs.
11/10/2014 (Fast Company) Tristan Walker: The Visible Man SBU graduate Tristan Walker is a celebrity in Silicon Valley, known primarily for his success and creativity as head of business development at Foursquare, which he joined in 2009 and left in 2012.
11/10/2014 (Newsday) Long Island war veterans coming home in the 21st century face old and new challenges As white-haired men filed past him following a ceremony for war veterans at Stony Brook University last week, a bearded student with tattooed arms and a camo backpack flipped through a notebook.
11/05/2014 (Newsday) Discovery of 'bizarre' furry creature throws a curve at mammal development, Stony Brook scientist says The discovery of a prehistoric skull throws a wrench into theories about mammalian development and suggests furry creatures of considerable size roamed Earth alongside the dinosaurs, a Long Island scientist announced Wednesday.
11/05/2014 (The Guardian) Prehistoric 'groundhog' identified by scientists A prehistoric "groundhog" that had its day during the reign of the dinosaurs has been identified by scientists.
11/07/2014 (The Australian News) Madagascar find a hors d'oeuvre of the dinosaur age DURING the dinosaur age, most mammals were puny, generally weighing less than 450g. Now a bizarre fossil skull from Madagascar has revealed a comparative giant, one that clocked in at maybe 9kg.
11/06/2014 (Japan Times) 'Groundhog' from dinosaur era rewrites the history of mammals A "bizarre" groundhog-like creature lived in the kingdom of the dinosaurs some 66 million years ago, according to a study Wednesday that rewrites the story of mammals.
11/05/2014 (National Geographic) Fossil From Dinosaur Era Reveals Big Mammal With Super Senses Dinosaurs that roamed Madagascar more than 66 million years ago had a most unusual fuzzy mammal living in their shadows--one so large, and with such strange features, that scientists say they could have never predicted its existence.
10/1/2014 (Newsday) Mobile solar generator can help power medical devices when grid is down, inventors say Description Brooke Ellison, a Stony Brook assistant professor who is paralyzed from the neck down, volunteered to turn her home into a living laboratory for six months this year, allowing scientists to study an innovative solar power-generating unit that could prove invaluable for patients whose every breath depends on uninterrupted electricity. The scientists, Wayne Gutschow and Miriam Rafailovich, talk about the STAR device, or Stationary or Transportable Available Resource, at Ellison's home on Sept. 18, 2014
10/05/2014 (The Scientist) Taking Shots at Ebola A small biotech company in Atlanta, GeoVax has been making slow but steady progress on an HIV vaccine since 2001. Its modified vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA) vector is based on an attenuated smallpox vaccine that was safely given to more than 100,000 people in the 1970s. Now, with clinical trials for its HIV vaccine well underway, GeoVax is responding to the Ebola epidemic by adapting its proprietary MVA vector to produce virus-like particles that carry the Ebola virus glycoprotein.
11/3/2014 (Los Angeles Daily News/AP) Chris Algieri looks to make a name for himself against Manny Pacquiao Chris Algieri has two college degrees (one from Stony Brook University). He's looking at medical school. He has a carefree way about him, spontaneous and chatty. He grew up and still lives on Long Island. You could see him as one of Gabe Kaplan's smart-mouth kids on "Welcome Back, Kotter."
11/1/2014 (Newsday) An inside look at the rise of boxer Chris Algieri In a few years,Chris Algieri was teaching classes, and Mauro told Algieri's parents they didn't have to pay for training because their son was doing so much to help him. It was Mauro who encouraged Algieri to wrestle at St. Anthony's High School, and when Algieri went to Stony Brook, Mauro guided his kickboxing career as an amateur and a professional.
11/1/2014 (Newsday/Video) Mobile solar generator can help power medical devices when grid is down, inventors say "People who are on ventilators are dependent on power for their very survival," said Dr. Brooke Ellison, the director of education at Stony Brook University's Stem Cell Research Facility.
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12/17/2014 (Newsday) Long Islanders Concerned about High Housing Costs, Finds Poll Leonie Huddy, director of the Stony Brook University Center for Survey Research and author of the Long Island Index poll, had a similar observation. "I was struck by the trend, seen in several different questions, toward increased support for alternative housing options," Huddy wrote in an email. The changes aren't dramatic, she said, "but they point in the same direction: away from Long
12/16/2014 (Fox News) Five ways to stay sane during the holiday season Article by Dr. Nicholas Kardaras, a clinical professor at Stony Brook University's Health Sciences Center where he teaches graduate level course-work on the treatment of addiction.
12/14/2014 (NBC News): Report: Ocean Is Filled with Trillions of Plastic Pieces SBU's Carl Safina contributes to story about nearly 300,000 tons of plastic pieces found in the world's oceans, according to a report.
12/12/2014 (NPR's Science Friday) Alan Alda Challenges Scientists to Answer: What Is Sleep? Alan Alda's "Flame Challenge" asks scientists to answer the big questions that keep them up at night to 11-year-olds around the world.
12/14/2014 (New York Post) In My Library There's a reason why there's an Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University: The "M*A*S*H" star is obsessed with finding ways we can better understand the natural world.
12/10/2014 (Huffington Post: Politics) Protect and Maintain America's Scientific Preeminence The author is a physician, medical researcher and President of Stony Brook University.
12/8/2014 (Forbes) What Women Could Bring To The Dismal (And Sexist) Science Of Economics Noah Smith, an assistant professor of finance at Stony Brook University, argues persuasively in a recent piece for Bloomberg View that sexism is more severe in economics than in the other sciences. This is not to say that other scientific fields are free of a gender gap; in most fields, fewer women than men pursue advanced degrees, become professors and publish articles. But compared with economics, the other sciences look like a "feminist nirvana," says Smith.
12/8/2014 (New York Times) How Witnessing Violence Affects a Child, and How to Help Anne Machalinski is a freelance journalist specializing in women's health, parenting and local travel, and an adjunct lecturer at Stony Brook University's School of Journalism. Follow her on Twitter: @anniemach. .
12/8/2014 (Science 2.0) Jerks Are Penalized Even When They Have Good Ideas Samuel Hunter of Pennsylvania State University and Lily Cushenbery of Stony Brook University, writing in the Journal of Business and Psychology, say jerks that are disagreeable by nature, overly confident, dominant, argumentative, egotistic, headstrong or sometimes even hostile are lauded, like Jobs, if they are innovative and succeed and happen to be CEO of the company, but for most people it can backfire.
12/7/2014 (Parents) Best Moisturizers for Baby Kavita Mariwalla, M.D., assistant professor of dermatology at Stony Brook University Hospital and a mom of two under age 3, relies on this brand to keep her son's eczema-prone skin smooth. Aquaphor works wonders as a daily moisturizer after bathing, and is a go-to for diaper rash. Petrolatum conditions and protects, and lanolin is less likely to cause an allergic reaction. (3 oz., $5.79; drugstore.com)
12/5/2014 (ZME Science) New camera for ultrafast photography shoots one hundred billion frames per second High speed photography is no longer a new thing... but then again, it depends what you mean by high speed photography; you likely don't mean one hundred billion frames per second (100,000,000,000 fps) - but that's exactly what Liang Gao, Assistant Professor at Stony Brook University means. He and his team have developed the world's fastest receive-only 2-D camera.
12/4/2014 (PBS Newshour) Zig-zag on ancient shell may rewrite art and human history "If this is symbolic behavior by Homo erectus, then it's basically the only evidence we've got for a species that lived for a million-and-a-half years on three continents," John Shea, a professor of anthropology at Stony Brook University in New York, told NPR
12/3/2014 (Newsday/Explore LI) When kids need more iron in their diets If your son is eating a balanced diet and doesn't have a history of iron deficiency, he doesn't need a multivitamin with iron, says Dr. Jill Creighton, assistant professor of clinical pediatrics at Stony Brook Children's Hospital.
12/3/2014 (Symmetry Magazine) Searching for a dark light "The heavy photon could be the key to a whole rich world with many new dark particles and forces," says Rouven Essig, a Stony Brook University theoretical physicist who in recent years helped develop the theory for heavy-photon searches.
12/2/2014 (NBC News) Alan Alda Challenges Scientists: Explain Sleep to an 11-Year-Old Actor-turned-part-time professor Alan Alda has a new challenge for scientists: Explain sleep to an 11-year-old. The television and film star best known for his role in the 1970s sitcom "MASH" has had a lifelong interest in science. The New York native teaches at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University on Long Island.
12/2/2014 (New York Times) $1,000 Reward for Best Scientific Answer--What Is Sleep? This simple question is the fourth in a series explored through a contest run by Stony Brook University's Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. (The previous questions were what is a flame, what is time, what is color.) Alda has long interlaced a love of science in his theatrical, film and television work. He's also long been an evangelist for clear and effective communication of basic science.
12/1/2014 (Newsday) Garden City student's question chosen for international Flame Challenge What is sleep? It is the question selected for scientists from all over the world to answer in this year's Flame Challenge, an international competition founded by actor Alan Alda and the Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University.
11/27/2014 (News 12) Suffolk couple thankful for premature twin progress The term "Thanksgiving" took on a deeper meaning for a family in Suffolk this year. Jamie Sledge, of Greenport, held her two twin boys for the first time Thursday. They were born prematurely during an emergency C-section after 28 weeks of pregnancy on Sept. 23.
11/26/2014 (New York Times) What If We're Wrong about Depression? For Turhan Canli, a professor of integrative neuroscience at Stony Brook University, that means looking at the possibility that depression could be caused by an infection.
11/27/2014 (CBS) News Stranger Donates Stem Cells In Hopes Of Curing New York Woman With Leukemia A New York woman battling leukemia was especially grateful this Thanksgiving, as she credited the kindness of a total stranger with helping save her life.
12/1/2014 (Daily Finance) The Math Professor Who Became a Billionaire Fund Manager Who among us hasn't looked through the annual Forbes 400 list and wondered what it would take to join those financial elites? For James M. Simons, one of the most successful hedge fund managers in history, the path to mega-wealth began in a very ordinary way, as a math professor at Stony Break University.