1/29/2015 1/29/2015 (Scientific American) Weekend To Do-Apply for Science Communications Awards, Fellowships and Internship Programs iBiology Young Scientist Series. iBiology generally features research talks by well-known senior scientists, but is now expanding its focus to highlight the work of outstanding young scientists. PhD candidates or postdocs with an interesting research story and good presentation skills are only eligible to apply. Four winners will attend a two-day workshop at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University, a leading organization in training scientists to give effective talks. After this training, the selected scientists will record their 30-minute talks in a green screen studio. The talks will be posted on iBiology.org as part of a new Young Scientist Seminar Series. For young scientists, this is a unique opportunity to showcase your work! Apply by Feb 1st. http://www.ibiology.org/young-scientist.html
1/28/2015 1/28/2015 (Sourceable) A Sustainable Flame Retardant for Timber Buildings Researchers from Stony Brook University have developed a new type of timber flame retardant that is not only sustainable and environmentally friendly, but also radically raises the strength of treated materials. - See more at: http://sourceable.net/sustainable-flame-retardant-timber-buildings/#sthash.GpQNkLJO.dpuf
1/25/2015 1/24/2015 (USA Today) Deflategate theory: What if Pats inflated balls in warm environment? Dr. Chang Kee Jung, a football fan and physics professor at The State University of New York at Stony Brook, chuckled when the theory was explained. But he agreed it's possible -- not only because of the temperature change, but other effects from the steam in the sauna.
1/25/2015 1/25/2015 (MSNBC) Climate questions surround 'deflate-gate' Was climate responsible for under-inflation of the Patriots' footballs, as Coach Belichick claims could have been the case? Chang Kee Jung, Kavitha Davidson, Jason Page and Chris Valletta weigh in on "MELISSA HARRIS-PERRY"
1/22/2015 1/22/2015 (ABC News) 'Deflate-Gate' Explained by Animated Stick Figures (and Dr. Chang Kee Jung) If the NFL's New England Patriots did deflate their game balls, even slightly, it would have given them an advantage during their playoff win this past weekend, said Chang Kee Jung, who teaches a course on the physics of sports at Stony Brook University in Long Island, New York.
1/21/2015 1/21/2015 (The Atlantic) The Pros and Cons of Sorority Parties I first heard the sorority-party idea from Michael Kimmel, an expert in masculinity and a professor at Stony Brook University in Long Island, whom I profiled for the magazine recently. During our interview, he suggested that colleges might be able to reduce their rates of rape simply by putting the women in charge of the alcohol.
1/20/2015 1/20/2015 (Psychology Today) 36 Questions to Help Deepen Your Intimacy In a New York Times Modern Love column, writer Mandy Len Catron cited a study carried out a number of years ago by Stony Brook University psychologist Arthur Arons and collaborators. She claimed that by asking a potential love interest these 36 questions, you could not only determine whether this is a good mate for you, but you could actually use them to jump-start your relationship with this person.
1/20/2015 1/20/2015 (London School of Economics and Political Science) Long before Boko Haram, Dissenters were Driven to the Brink in Northern Nigeria Dr. Shobana Shankar, assistant professor of history at Stony Brook University writes: "No simple explanation for Boko Haram--its opposition to western education, gruesome acts, and territorial aims within Nigeria and in neighbouring Chad and Cameroon--is entirely convincing."
1/20/2015 1/16/2015 (Huffington Post) Let's Revisit Helms-Burton Eric Zolov, Associate Professor of History at Stony Brook University writes: "The establishment of full diplomatic ties is a win-win for Cuba and the United States. Cuba will finally return fully into the community of American nations, and the United States has cut its strategic losses with a failed strategy designed to bring about democratic change to the island. In the eyes of Latin American diplomats and public opinion, President Obama's actions have brought a sigh of relief and exaltation."
1/20/2015 1/18/2015 (Newsday) Algae may help support heart after severe attacks, researchers say Doctors at Stony Brook are testing a compound partially composed of algae to prevent heart failure in patients who have had a massive heart attack. Photo shows (left to right) Ruth J. Tenzler Stein, RN; Luis Gruberg, MD; Zenon Mandryk, patient; Melissa Ramgadoo, BS, CCRC. (photo received Jan. 15, 2015) (Credit: Stony Brook University)
1/16/2015 1/15/2015 (Newsday) State's 10-Year Plan Tackles Ocean Resource Monitoring The report is frank in its assessment of issues that have long plagued the area, said Christopher Gobler, a professor in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University.
1/14/2015 1/14/2015 (CBS This Morning) Can you fall in love with someone by asking these 36 questions One of the most popular articles on NewYorkTimes.com, "To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This," poses that idea. The author relies on the research of psychologist Arthur Aron. He brought together pairs of strangers who were told to ask each other a series of increasingly personal questions. He found that, afterwards, the pairs felt greater closeness than strangers who engaged in small talk.
1/13/2015 1/13/2015 (News 12)Board approves merger between 2 LI hospitals The board of SUNY trustees has approved the plan to allow Stony Brook University Hospital to become affiliated with Southampton Hospital.
1/13/2015 1/13/2015 (Time) The Shortcut to Bonding with a Romantic Partner on a Deeper Level Arthur Aron, a psychologist at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, is interested in how people form romantic relationships,
1/13/2015 1/13/2015 (Wall Street Journal) Committee OKs merger of two Long Island hospitals A merger between Stony Brook University Hospital and Southampton Hospital has been unanimously approved by a SUNY trustees committee.
1/9/2015 1/9/2015 (U.S. Department of Energy) University Research: SBU Mapping of Silver Matrix Formation in Batteries Will Enhance Efficiency Scientists at Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Laboratory are using pioneering x-ray techniques to map internal atomic transformations of the highly conductive silver matrix formation within lithium-based batteries that may lead to the design of more efficient batteries.
1/9/2015 1/8/2015 (Time Magazine) What College Professors Can Learn from Alan Alda Stony Brook University has established an entire center for communicating science, named for the actor and director Alan Alda, who inspired it out of frustration with the scientists he met as host for 13 years of the public-television series Scientific American Frontiers.
1/9/2015 1/9/2015 (Newsday) Brookhaven Lab-Stony Brook team says it has found key to better batteries Scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University say they have unraveled a key mystery behind an experimental technology designed to improve batteries for products ranging from automobiles to medical implants.
1/9/2015 1/08/2015 (WNBC-TV) Long, Difficult Flu Season Landing More New Yorkers in Hospitals The flu has landed a growing number of New Yorkers in the hospital, according to state health department statistics, indicating this year's flu season could be a long and difficult one.
1/7/2015 1/7/2015 (Forbes) 2015 30 Under 30: Healthcare Neha Kinariwalla, Founder of the Humanology Project There's still a stigma to being sick. But what if sick people (that's many of us) blogged about their experiences along with students doing the fact checking? That's the idea behind The Humanology Project, a non-profit affiliated with Stony Brook University in the State of New York founded by Kinariwalla in 2013. The Gates-Cambridge Trust is a backer.
1/7/2015 1/7/2015 (Bloomberg) That's Funny -- but Why? Alan Alda on the Science of Humor Alan Alda found his next platform in 2009, creating a new program at the SBU that helps train science students and professionals on connecting with audiences to better convey their ideas. Called the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, the venture in 2012 launched an annual competition that pits scientists against one another to best explain a particular concept to 11-year-olds.
1/6/2015 1/6/2015 (The Atlantic) Science, in the Words of Alan Alda Alan Alda's love of science and communication has earned him many honors, including the Sagan Award for increasing the public appreciation of science and the Scientific American Lifetime Achievement Award. Today, he serves as a visiting professor at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University, a role that builds on his many years in science education and journalism.
1/5/2015 1/5/2015 (Fox News) Giant fossils get renewed life with 3D Scans The scanners enabled the team to capture detailed, three-dimensional images of fossils before researchers attempt to move them to a more secure location, likely in Nairobi or the Turkana Basin Institute, a nonprofit research center founded by Richard Leakey and Stony Brook University in New York.
1/5/2015 1/2/2015 (Thomson Reuters/Endnote) Matchmaking: How to get your first research job Marianna Savoca is the career center director at Stony Brook University in New York. She says getting any job is about matching a candidate with an opportunity, and the key to getting an academic job is to show how your skills and experiences can fit into a given academic community.
1/5/2015 1/5/2015 (Simons Foundation) Stony Brook Discovery Fund Challenge Held at Simons Foundation In April 2014, Stony Brook University launched the Discovery Fund, an initiative to support the university's discovery-driven research through philanthropy. Established with a $500,000 initial donation from the Stony Brook Foundation, the fund is intended to encourage private donors' investment in basic scientific research at Stony Brook at a time when federal support of basic research is waning.
1/5/2015 1/3/2015 (Newsday) LI college students teach one another to prevent sexual assault Stony Brook University student Matthew Sacco started a campaign to educate his peers about college sexual assault that was unlike many advocacy efforts out there. He gave out glow sticks.
1/2/2015 1/2/2015 (Times Beacon Record) Staller Center gears up for second act of 2014-15 season Stony Brook University's Staller Center is gearing up for the winter and spring series of performances. With music, dance, film and more, the center presents entertainment for all tastes.
1/2/2015 12/31/2014 (Newsday) Cancer deaths in US drop, thanks to fewer smokers, group says Deaths from cancer have fallen 22 percent nationwide and 29 percent in New York over the past several decades, much of that due to fewer smokers, the American Cancer Society reported Wednesday...."As an oncologist, in my early career I saw a lot of lung cancer, and over the course of my career that is much reduced," said Dr. Samuel Ryu, deputy director of Stony Brook University Cancer Center. Greater patient awareness and ongoing research has improved prevention efforts, detection and treatments, he said.
2/27/2015 2/26/2015 (Huffington Post/Politics) The Great Game in the Holy Land Michael Schwartz, an emeritus distinguished teaching professor of sociology at Stony Brook University writes, "Guess what? Almost all the current wars, uprisings, and other conflicts in the Middle East are connected by a single thread, which is also a threat: these conflicts are part of an increasingly frenzied competition to find, extract, and market fossil fuels whose future consumption is guaranteed to lead to a set of cataclysmic environmental crises."
2/27/2015 2015-02-27 (MSN) Fears mount for Iraq heritage after IS museum rampage Archaeologists expressed fears Friday that after ransacking the Mosul museum in Iraq, Islamic State group jihadists would embark on a systematic destruction of heritage in areas under their control..."This is not the end of the story and the international community must intervene," said Abdelamir Hamdani, an Iraqi archaeologist at New York's Stony Brook University.
2/26/2015 2/26/2015 (Suffolk Times) With icy air comes a frozen Long Island Sound Stony Brook University oceanography professor Henry Bokuniewicz said, "It takes a severe event to cause the Sound to freeze," adding that it would be impossible for Long Island Sound to freeze over completely.
2/26/2015 2/25/2015 (Newsday) Nassau sewage treatment plants most damaged by Sandy, says Stony Brook-NYU study The report about the damage from super-storm Sandy, done by Stony Brook University and New York University, focused on the impact of Sandy-related flooding on sewage treatment plants in Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties.
2/25/2015 2/23/2015 (Long Island Business News) Watt: Time to be thinking bigger and bolder Long Island made its bones with big ideas. Jones Beach and our vaunted parks system revolutionized recreation for the masses. Grumman put men on the moon. Republic Aviation built machines that helped save the world for democracy. Computer Associates, Symbol Technologies, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Stony Brook University and Hofstra University all excelled because of the power of the ideas and hard work.
2/25/2015 2/24/2015 (AAU) 144 Universities Warn Congress Pending Patent Legislation Would Harm U.S. Innovation System As Congress considers legislation related to the U.S. patent system, American universities and associated technology transfer foundations and organizations stand ready to work with you to address the patent litigation abuses we all agree are a problem. We are deeply concerned, however, that much of the patent legislation currently being discussed in Congress, including the Innovation Act, H.R. 9, goes well beyond what is needed to address the bad actions of a small number of patent holders, and would instead make it more difficult and expensive for patent holders to defend their rights in good faith.
2/24/2015 2/23/2015 (MPR News/NPR) 8 things you need to know about sleep Sleep experts -- Dr. Imran Khawaja of the Minnesota Regional Sleep Disorders Center at HCMC and Lauren Hale of the National Sleep Foundation journal Sleep Health -- joined MPR News to talk about the latest research and tips for getting a better night's rest.
2/23/2015 2/23/2015 (CNN) Can a killer whale be a slave? (story originally appeared on 2/4/2015) Carl Safina holds the Endowed Chair for Nature and Humanity at Stony Brook University and is author of the upcoming book, "Beyond Words: How Animals Think and Feel." The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
2/23/2015 2/20/2015 (Newsday/Explore LI) Celebrate the Chinese New Year on Long Island Each year is represented by an animal, and 2015 is the year of the goat. Or sheep. Or ram. It's not very definitive. "They're very similar in pronunciation and symbols," says Annalisa Manthos, director of the Confucius Institute at Stony Brook University. "That's where the translation confusion comes in."
2/23/2015 2/21/2015 (Time) The Dad 2.0 Summit: Making the Case for a New Kind of Manhood For all the progress the revolution has made, Kimmel, executive director at the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities at Stony Brook University in New York, is here to spread the message that it's not time for back-patting yet, that men need to do more to support other men if America is really going to redefine what masculinity looks like (e.g., not just a big emotionless tree).
2/20/2015 2/19/2015 (CBS New York) Officials Urge Caution As Potentially Record Low Temps Again Hit Tri-State Area But as CBS2's Matt Kozar reported, the beautiful great outdoors is actually fascinating for some. Dr. Laszlo Mihaly of Stony Brook University uses the bitter elements as his laboratory. "Put a little ice crystal, and see it freezes," he explained as he demonstrated the progression of ice formation. "Ice crystals grow and they grow downwards.... It's just beautiful."
2/19/2015 2/19/2015 (Huffington Post/Healthy Living): As an ALS Patient, Here's What I Thought About "The Theory of Everything" Dr. Christopher Pendergast, founder and president of Ride For Life and founder and sustainer of The Christopher Pendergast ALS Center for Excellence at Stony Brook University writes about "The Theory of Everything."
2/19/2015 2/17/2015 (East Hampton Star) Indie Film Producers and Stony Brook: Partners It is fitting that less than a month before this year's Academy Awards, to be announced on Sunday evening, the New York State Education Department approved Stony Brook University's Master of Fine Arts program in film, the first such program in the SUNY system.
2/19/2015 2/18/2015 (Times Beacon Record) Stony Brook University Hospital births 10,000 babies Stony Brook brought in its 10,000th baby this month. The hospital's midwifery practice celebrated the big number Feb. 12, when little Lorilei Ann came into the world at 1:33 a.m. to meet her mom and dad, Phyllis and Joseph Boccio of Centereach. A team of excited midwives celebrated the birth as two other women were admitted into the labor and delivery unit Wednesday night, making the race to 10,000 births a close one.
2/19/2015 2/18/2015 (The Street) Julianne Moore Oscar Nod a Box Office Boon Says 'Still Alice' Producer An Oscar win by Julianne Moore would be a box office blessing for a small independent film like 'Still Alice,' said Christine Vachon, the movie's producer and Founder of Killer Films. Vachon said the film industry's transition to tentpole movies is stealing attention away from story driven movies. Vachon is helping teach upcoming producers and directors about changes in the movie industry at Stony Brook University which recently introduced its first ever Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Film. The MFA program focuses on screenwriting, directing, and producing culminating in a feature screenplay, a portfolio of short films including an MFA thesis film or a final producer's package.
2/18/2015 2/17/2015 (Newsday) Suffolk legislator wants study on warming of LI Sound Legis. Jay Schneiderman (I-Montauk) has asked the county to spend $112,000 on a three-month study by Stony Brook University scientists to examine the Millstone Power Station's impacts on the Sound and nearby Peconic Bay.
2/17/2015 2/15/2015 (East End Taste) Sweet Sunday: North Fork Chocolate Company North Fork Chocolate Company started in January 2013 through the Stony Brook University Incubator in Calverton, and in April 2014 won Finest Chocolatier by the Long Island Food Critic.
2/17/2015 2/17/2015 (Newsday/Explore LI) North Fork Chocolate Company in Aquebogue (story ran on 2/11/2015) The Aquebogue store is the first brick-and-mortar outlet for the chocolate company, which got its start in the Calverton "incubator" kitchen run by Stony Brook University. Until now, its confections and desserts have been available only through its website and at various farmers markets and special events.
2/17/2015 2/16/2015 (Newsday) Soledad O'Brien leads talk on race at Stony Brook University during Black History Month As part of Black History Month events, journalists Soledad O'Brien and Joan Morgan appeared at Stony Brook University's Staller Center for the Arts on Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, to talk about O'Brien's "Black in America" series and about covering racial issues.
2/16/2015 2/14/2015 (Time) 7 Science-Based Tips to Make You Sexier on Valentine's Day Arthur Aron, a psychologist at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, studies what makes people connect quickly and deeply and has found it can be a matter of just asking the right questions.
2/16/2015 2/16/2015 (New York Times) Disorder Rules the Universe: 'The Quantum Moment' Recounts the End of Determinism Dr. Crease is a philosopher and Dr. Goldhaber a physicist at Stony Brook University, and their book is an introduction to the brave new world we inhabit. The harmony of the Newtonian universe, they argue, began to fray in 1900, when Max Planck discovered that to correctly describe "black box" radiation, he had to make a radical and unwarranted assumption: that light radiation was not continuous, but came in discrete and irreducible packets of a fixed size, or quantum.
2/13/2015 2/13/2015 (ABC News) Nurses Play Cupid, Give Cancer Patients Romantic Dinners A group of oncology nurses has been playing cupid, putting together surprise romantic dinners for patients in their hospital rooms to help them forget their cancer -- even if it's just for just a little while. Stony Brook University Hospital nurse Maggie Knight, who works mostly with leukemia and lymphoma patients undergoing bone marrow transplants, came up with the idea after noticing one of her favorite patients seemed depressed after spending a few months in the hospital.
2/13/2015 2/13/2015 (WINS-AM/1010 WINS) And Baby Makes 10,000: Midwifery Practice At Stony Brook Hospital Celebrates Milestone At the midwifery practice at Stony Brook Hospital, baby number 10,000 arrived Thursday, 1010 WINS Mona Rivera reported.
2/13/2015 FiOS1 (2/12/2015) Long Island Ducks hit Valentine's Day home run for your patients Baseball team, QuackerJack pay visit to Stony Brook Children's Hospital
2/13/2015 2/12/2015 (News 12) Stony Brook Midwives deliver 10,000th baby! Stony Brook Midwives deliver their 10,000th baby and cant wait for the next 10,000!
2/12/2015 2/12/2015 (WABC-TV) Stony Brook Nurses Plan, Host Romantic Dinners for Oncology Patients The hospital is not not exactly the place you think of when it comes to romance, but a group of nurses at Stony Brook University Hospital are providing a sweet surprise for patients.
2/12/2015 2/12/2015 (The Atlantic) Time's Up for 'Timeout' (story originally appeared 12/19/2014) Roger Thompson, Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric at Stony Brook University writes about a progressive group of neurology researchers who want to redefine "discipline." Decisions about parenting affect not only children's minds, but those of adults as well.
2/12/2015 2/11/2015 (Long Island Press) Long Island's Economic Stagnation Preventable, Study Says But all is not gloom and doom, advocates say. Among the positive signs the report spotted is the Island's relatively small but growing biomedical industry, which includes "such powerhouse resources" as Stony Brook University, Cold Spring Harbor and the Brookhaven National Laboratory, which just unveiled the new $912 million National Synchrotron Light Source II, which promises to generate the brightest X-ray beams in human history, illuminating a broad range of research that has yet to be seen, let alone imagined.
2/11/2015 2/11/2015 (Motherboard) New Study on Parasitic Wasps Sounds Like the Plot of a Horror Movie By itself, this scenario would be worthy of a Guillermo del Toro horror flick, but it actually gets much worse (or better, depending on which side you're rooting for). The study's authors, led by parasitologist Nolwenn Dheilly of Stony Brook University, wanted to know how the wasp larva managed to control the beetle's brain during the paralysis stage.
2/11/2015 2/11/2015 (NZ Health Tech) Dark Energy Camera Unveils Tiny Objects in Solar System Stony Brook University's Aren Heinze and a University of Western Ontario's Stanimir Metchev use DECam images to demeanour for undiscovered members of a solar system's categorical asteroid belt, that sits between Mars and Jupiter. They smoke-stack some-more than 100 images taken in reduction than dual mins to detect a positions, motions and brightnesses of asteroids not seen before.
2/11/2015 2/10/2015 (Southampton Press) State Education Department Approves First-Ever Film MFA for Stony Brook Southampton The State Education Department has approved the State University of New York's first-ever Master of Fine Arts in film--and it is for none other than Stony Brook Southampton.
2/10/2015 2/9/2015 (Newsday) LI scientists had longtime concern over ingredients in diet supplements "We first made this point 10 years ago. Now this brings it home to the people," said Dr. Arthur Grollman, director of the Laboratory of Chemical Biology at Stony Brook University School of Medicine. Grollman has found in his lab that some products on the market pose dangers to consumers.
2/9/2015 2/8/2015 (WAMC-FM/NPR) Alan Alda Talks About His Efforts to Teach Scientists How to Communicate Better Actor, director and author Alan Alda is best known for his many roles on stage and screen, but the man who played Hawkeye Pierce on M*A*S*H is leaving his mark on science as well. The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University teaches scientists how to better communicate what they are doing.
2/9/2015 2/7/2015 (Newsday) Small Business: Finding good talent for your startup "We have strong, educated people coming out of our universities," notes Anil Dhundale, executive director of the Long Island High Technology Incubator and Stony Brook University incubators, which support early-stage, high-tech companies at four locations between Stony Brook and Calverton.
2/6/2015 2/6/2015 (Vermont Public Radio) Eureka! Communicating Scientific Discovery To The Masses Alan Alda spoke at UVM last week to address a subject about which he is quite passionate: teaching scientists to communicate their findings with the general public. His speech came at a time when the Center for Communicating Science, that bears his name at Stony Brook University, was announcing a working relationship with UVM.
2/6/2015 2/5/2015 (Tacome News Tribune) Noah Smith: Who's middle class? It's gotten impossible to tell SBU's Noah Smith writes, "Once again, political discussion has shifted to the travails of the American middle class. This will happen every once in a while, for two reasons. Since the distribution of income is roughly bell-shaped, the middle of the distribution is where you will find the most votes. Second, a plurality of Americans still consider themselves "middle class," so that's a big interest group."
2/6/2015 2/5/2015 (Newsday/Explore LI) Free dental screenings for kids in need by National Give Kids a Smile Dr. Howard Schneider, a pediatric dentist with offices in Huntington and Northport, is hoping to help examine the teeth of 280 kids on Saturday. He and volunteers from the Suffolk County Dental Society and the Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine are participating in the National Give Kids a Smile event.
2/6/2015 2/3/2015 (New York Times) New Speaker in Albany: A Skilled Operator, Embracing Change He graduated from Stony Brook University with a degree in applied mathematics and statistics. He also served in student government, which he described as a formative experience. He said he was still paying off his student loans.
2/6/2015 2/4/2015 (Washington Post) How much sleep do you need? An expert panel releases its recommendations. Sleep is glorious and many of us feel like we aren't getting enough of it.
2/6/2015 2/4/2015 (NBC NEWS) NY AG Takes Aim at Popular Herbal Supplements An ongoing investigation of popular herbal supplements subjected to DNA testing has found numerous store brand supplements aren't what their labels claim to be, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Tuesday.
2/6/2015 2/2/2015 (News12) 'Kiss Cancer Goodbye' campaign touted in Stony Brook The Stony Brook Cancer Center is participating in Stand Up To Cancer's "Kiss Cancer Goodbye" campaign. From now until Valentine's Day, the center is encouraging people to take a photo with the tag #KissCancerGoodbye.
2/4/2015 2/3/2015 (Newsday) Heastie elected, Bronx Democrat is first African-American Assembly speaker "For a Bronx boy who majored in applied math and statistics, this is one probability that I could never forecast," said Heastie, who earned a bachelor's degree from Stony Brook University.
2/4/2015 2/3/2015 (Washington Post) How much sleep do you need? An expert panel releases its recommendations. "Sleeping too little and too much are both associated with increased risk of mortality and a range of other adverse health issues: cardiovascular disease, possibly cancer and also impaired psychological well-being," said Lauren Hale, editor of the journal Sleep Health and associate professor of preventative medicine at Stony Brook University.
2/2/2015 2/2/2015 (FOX News) Transgender children aren't confused about their gender identity, study finds An ongoing longitudinal study of transgender children and their siblings has revealed that these youths have a strong understanding of their gender identity. The paper's findings, published in the February edition of the journal Psychological Science, counter the belief that transgender children are confused about their gender or are too young to understand what gender means.
3/30/2015 3/28/2015 (Tallahassee Democrat) Join the greater community of health Stephen G. Post, Ph.D., professor of preventive medicine at Stony Brook University in New York and author of "The Hidden Gifts of Helping," tells us that just thinking about being generous with time and talents increases the flow of brain chemicals present in treatment for depression. This "helpers high" is contagious, and Paula is one of the people spreading it around.
3/30/2015 3/27/2015 (Association for Psychological Science) A Disagreeable Personality Can Help Get Original Ideas Noticed But new research shows that you don't have to be a jerk to come up with the next game-changing creative idea. Psychological scientists Samuel Hunter of Pennsylvania State University and Lily Cushenbery of Stony Brook University warn that while being aggressive may have benefits in some contexts, it's not a guaranteed strategy for promoting creativity.
3/30/2015 3/24/2015 (WCBS-AM Radio) New Law Requires Suffolk County Retailers Post Warnings About Liquid Nicotine Dr. Rachel Boykan of Stony Brook Hospital said liquid nicotine can be addictive and dangerous.
3/30/2015 3/27/2015 (MSN Health/Men's Health) 6 Serious Health Problems Your Dentist Might Find Ask your dentist about treating your dental disease with deep cleanings or other techniques. Doing so could keep you out of the hospital due to heart disease, stroke, or another health issue, according to a recent study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Then book a visit with your primary care doctor to assess your heart risks. People with periodontal disease have up to triple the risk of having a heart attack or stroke, says David Paquette, D.M.D., M.P.H., D.M.Sc., of Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine.
3/25/2015 3/24/2015 (News 12) Elementary school hosts teddy bear clinic Roanoke Avenue Elementary School kindergartners patched up their stuffed friends.
3/25/2015 3/24/2015 (USA Today College) 3 cool higher-ed changes you may not know about Today's colleges and universities are offering more courses and degrees than ever before. They are also offering students innovative campus living, exciting recreational choices and broad dining options. Check out these intriguing higher-ed changes that are visible across the nation:
3/25/2015 3/24/2015 (Newsday) New York State puts weight of SUNY funding on students The State University of New York says it offers the most affordable system of higher education in the Northeast. It's a potent boast. And students are getting more bang for their bucks as SUNY schools, led by such institutions as Stony Brook University, grow in quality and stature.
3/25/2015 3/23/2015 (Brookhaven News Herald) Judith B. Greiman Named Chief Deputy To The President Of SBU Judith B. Greiman, President of the Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges (CCIC) has been appointed Chief Deputy to the President of Stony Brook University effective July 1, 2015 announced President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D.
3/25/2015 3/20/2015 (Newsday) Med students at Hofstra, Stony Brook, NYIT learn futures on 'Match Day' "Match Day" is considered one of the most important days in a budding doctor's life. This year, 41,334 registrants nationwide, the largest number on record, vied for more than 30,000 residency positions, according to the National Resident Matching Program.
3/24/2015 3/18/2015 (Space.com) Speedy Particles Caught Erupting from Comet's Tail Plasma particles in a comet's tail can quickly whip up to the speed of the solar wind, according to observations of a comet made in 2013.
3/20/2015 3/20/2015 (Women's Health) What to Eat to Reduce Your Risk of Colon Cancer Both are super high in dietary fiber, and fiber helps move food through your digestive tract, says Jennifer Fitzgibbon, R.D., an oncology dietician at Stony Brook University Cancer Center in New York. Why's that important? The longer some of the toxins you might ingest along with your food hang around your GI system, the higher the likelihood that they cause DNA damage, possibly resulting in cancer, says Gaynor.
3/20/2015 3/20/2015 (Newsday) Acne: The facts you might not know, but should Dr. Adrienne Haughton, the assistant vice chairman and program director with the Department of Dermatology at Stony Brook University Hospital, is familiar with the nuisance skin condition, and recently told Newsday some little known facts about acne.
3/20/2015 3/18/2015 (Yahoo News) Speedy Particles Caught Erupting from Comet's Tail Delicate filaments were observed coming off Comet 2013 R1 (also called Comet Lovejoy), a rarity so far in comet observations. The filaments were made up of water and carbon monoxide, indicating that they emanated from the comet itself. How they moved so fast afterward is still poorly understood. According to lead researcher Jin Koda, an astrophysicist at Stony Brook University in New York, the filaments have been seen in very few cases
3/20/2015 3/19/2015 (Huffington Post: Science) The Changing Politics and Consistent Science of Vaccinations The author, Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr., is a physician, medical researcher and President of Stony Brook University. He wrote, In this article he writes, "The recent outbreak of measles in the United States launched a national debate on vaccinations that has spread rapidly throughout the media and even involved some of the likely 2016 presidential candidates. A Gallup survey and other recent developments make clear that it's a public discussion that we need to continue."
3/18/2015 3/18/2015 (FiOS1) Stony Brook University announces fall 2016 opening of new pharmaceutical school 75 students would be accepted into this 4-year program on Long Island.
3/17/2015 3/17/2015 (The Atlantic) The Science of Near Death Experiences The latest and largest such attempt was the so-called Aware study, led by Sam Parnia of the State University of New York at Stony Brook, published in Resuscitation last October. In it, 15 participating hospitals in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Austria installed shelves bearing a variety of images in rooms where cardiac-arrest patients were likely to need reviving.
3/17/2015 3/17/2015 (Newsday) Traverse Biosciences in Deal to develop gum disease drug for dogs Traverse's agreement with the Research Foundation for the State University of New York will give the company exclusive rights to commercialize molecular drug compounds invented by Stony Brook University scientists. Using that research, the company hopes to create a chewable, once-daily prescription medication capable of controlling canine periodontal disease.
3/17/2015 3/16/2015 (WNYC-AM/"Brian Lehrer Show") The Bystander Mentality in Teenagers Last week a video of high school girls fighting in a McDonald's in Brooklyn went viral. No one interfered. Alban Boucher, a social worker, activist and dean of students at New Vision High School in Brooklyn and Karen Sobel Lojeski, a professor in the department of technology and society at Stony Brook University, talk about how the "bystander effect," the "no snitching" movement and social media affect the safety and wellness of teenagers.
3/13/2015 3/13/2015 (WABC-TV) Long Island Police Officer Shot While on Duty, Suspect in Custody "Officer Collins is in serious condition. He's receiving supportive care. His overall progress is extremely favorable. We're hoping he'll make a full recovery," said James Vosswinkel, the surgeon at Stony Brook Hospital who is treating Collins
3/13/2015 3/11/2015 (FiOS1) New York Islanders Visit Stony Brook Children's Hospitals The players brought gifts, signed autographs and took photos with family members and staff
3/13/2015 3/12/2015 (Newsday) Cold-cap treatment sees success preventing chemotherapy-related hair loss, report says Dr. Jules Cohen, a clinical assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at Stony Brook University Hospital, cautioned that the flip side of the data is that some women who have used the cold caps still lost their hair, which could be an even greater disappointment than it would be for women who expected to lose their hair in the first place. Health Cancer rates on LI: See how your area compares
3/11/2015 3/10/2015 (Newsday) Stony Brook students ask for continued planned tuition hikes ALBANY - A group of Stony Brook University students traveled to the State Capitol Tuesday to ask lawmakers to hike their tuition. That's not an error.
3/10/2015 3/9/2015 (NYSUT) New York students excel again in science competition A number of the students have been working on their projects throughout their high school years, guided by teachers and scientist mentors in the field and attending programs like SUNY's Stony Brook University's summer research programs. In fact, 19 of the state's semifinalists this year attended Stony Brook's summer research programs.
3/10/2015 3/9/2015 (Long Island Business News) Bhaumik: LI stagnation can be reversed Long Island's biomedical industry is relatively small, but growing, and includes, among others, such powerhouse resources as Brookhaven National Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Stony Brook University, and our world-class health system in North Shore-LIJ. Developing multifamily housing in downtowns - especially transit-oriented ones - would add more diverse housing options while preserving existing neighborhoods, farmland and open space. These interventions, together with enhanced connectivity within Long Island and with the rest of the metropolitan area through projects such as "Third Track," are critical to revitalizing our economy.
3/9/2015 3/8/2015 (Washington Post) Michael Kimmel is out to show why feminism is good for men A professor at Stony Brook University who has written more than 20 books, Kimmel travels about half of every month, lecturing and networking with everyone in this field. Who's everyone? Well, there's "Jane, Gloria and Eve" -- that's Fonda, Steinem and Ensler, who sit on the board of Stony Brook's Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities, which Kimmel, 64, founded two years ago. Kimmel and Steinem go back at least 20 years, she says, and she likes to recommend his books.
3/9/2015 3/5/2015 (Time) More Sex--and 7 Other Benefits for Men Who Help Out at Home There is a three-day conference--the first ever to take on "masculinities studies"-- in New York City the first weekend in March. There is a campaign from the United Nations, He for She, to engage men on the topic of gender equality. You may remember the rousing opening speech to the campaign, from non-man but one of that gender's favorite people, Emma Watson.
3/6/2015 3/5/2015 (CBS News) Comet Lovejoy's tail offers scientists a few surprises Scientists have snapped rare images of the comet Lovejoy's rapidly changing tail. Using the Subaru Telescope in Japan, researchers from the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Stony Brook University and Tsuru University in Japan found that extreme, short-term changes took place in the tail of the comet - visible shifts that occurred in just 20 minutes.
3/6/2015 3/6/2015 (Gender Studies) Feeling Women's Liberation Victoria Hesford is an associated professor of Women and Gender Studies at Stony Brook University in New York. Her book Feeling Women's Liberation (Duke University Press, 2013) examines the pivotal year of 1970 as defining the meaning of "women's liberation."
3/2/2015 3/2/2015 (New York Times) Attention, All Scientists: Do Improv, With Alan Alda's Help The two were participating in an improvisational acting exercise a couple of Saturdays ago. But they are not aspiring actresses or comedians. Dr. Furie is a professor of pathology at Stony Brook University, Dr. Holdener a professor of biochemistry and cell biology. "Anyone have any inkling what is going on?" asked one of the instructors for the session -- Alan Alda, the actor who played Hawkeye in the television series "M*A*S*H" more than three decades ago.
3/2/2015 3/2/2015 (USA Today) Majority of pediatricians agree to delay vaccinations Over time, families who are skeptical of vaccines may come to see that their pediatrician has their child's best interest at heart, says Saul Hymes, assistant professor and attending physician at Stony Brook University Hospital on New York's Long Island, who was not involved in the new study.
3/2/2015 3/1/2015 (Newsday) Roosevelt-based Parabit Systems Develops Bank Security Technology Businesses also need to make sure they have a reserve to cover pitfalls that may result because of some failed projects, said Ree S. Wackett, a senior business adviser at the Small Business Development Center at Stony Brook University.
3/2/2015 2/27/2015 (New York Times) Destruction of Antiquities by ISIS Militants Is Denounced Abdulamir al-Hamdani, an Iraqi archaeologist and a visiting researcher at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, said some of the important Hatra sculptures that had been destroyed included a statue of Sanatruq, a king of Hatra; a statue of a priest of Hatra; and an important mask from Hatra.
3/2/2015 2/28/2015 (NPR/"Weekend Edition Saturday") Can You Dig It? More Evidence Suggests Humans From The Ice Age Over the last few decades, archaeologists have uncovered other sites that have pushed back estimates of when humans arrived in the New World. But so far, none of the oldest sites have yielded what many consider the smoking gun -- human remains. John Shea, an anthropologist and expert on early man at Stony Brook University, says positively dated human remains would change a lot of minds.
4/30/2015 4/30/2015 (USA Today College): Win over any job interviewer with these 4 questions You know it's coming. At the end of every job interview, after you've wowed the hiring manager with your skills, experience and charm, he or she will probably ask, "Do you have any questions for me?" Don't miss this chance to show your potential employer you're a curious, savvy, must-hire candidate. "The act of asking questions can really set equally qualified candidates apart," says Marianna Savoca, director of the career center at Stony Brook University in New York.
4/29/2015 4/28/2015 (Chicago Tribune) Middle schoolers take part in Alan Alda's Flame Challenge Sixth-graders at Prairie Middle School had the special opportunity on Tuesday to speak with actor Alan Alda and middle school students from around the world about the answer to a simple yet complex question: What is sleep? This unique gathering, conducted through Skype, was the 2015 Flame Challenge created by Alda and the New York-based Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University.
4/29/2015 4/29/2015 (College Planning and Management) More Than Skin Deep: The Value of Interior Design (April Issue) College Planning & Management recently toured the campus of the State University of New York at Stony Brook and talked about interior design with John Fogarty, director of Capital Planning, and Yumi Yoshino-Hempel, architectural designer. The Long Island campus started 52 years ago with institutional, formulaic architecture inside and out.
4/27/2015 4/26/2015 (Deseret News) The one joke we make about love may actually be true Dr. Arthur Aron of Stony Brook University told Bernstein that people can fall in love instantly when there's a willingness to open up and fall for another person. People also fall in love when they feel safe around someone and they feel commitment (which can happen on a first date, or down the road), Aron told WSJ.
4/27/2015 4/24/2015 (New York Post/Page 6) Stars of Stony Brook Jane Fonda and Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, president of Stony Brook University, attend the 16th Annual Stars of Stony Brook Gala on Wednesday at Chelsea Piers. The gala raised $2.8 million for scholarships and Stony Brook's Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities.
4/27/2015 4/26/2015 (Newsweek) Coyotes Are New York's Newest Immigrants "Coyotes can get to Long Island the same way humans get to it: via the intricate network of bridges, tunnels and rail lines," says Javier Monzón, an ecologist and evolutionary biologist at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Coyotes can also swim.
4/21/2015 4/21/2015 (Nature) Oldest stone tools raise questions about their creators Aware of this controversy, a team led by Sonia Harmand of Stony Brook University in New York set out in 2011 to find tools older than 3 million years, at a site west of Kenya's Lake Turkana.
4/21/2015 4/20/2015 (Newsday) Billy Joel, Charles Wang, Ben Shneiderman to get honorary degrees from Stony Brook Stony Brook University will award musician Billy Joel, Islanders owner Charles Wang and Ben Shneiderman, a computer scientist who pioneered the hyperlink, with honorary degrees at its 55th commencement ceremony next month, university officials said Monday.
4/20/2015 4/19/2015 (Design and Trend) World's Oldest Stone Tools Predating Modern Humans Discovered In Kenya The area surrounding Lake Turkana has yielded many fossils relating to early human life. A team lead by Sonia Harmand of Stony Brook University in New York was behind the latest discovery.
4/20/2015 4/20/2015 (Science 2.0) People Are Aging More Slowly Than We Think Faster increases in life expectancy do not necessarily produce faster population aging, a counter-intuitive finding that came as a result of applying new measures of aging developed at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in order to project future populations for Europe out to the year 2050. Traditional measures of age simply categorize people as "old" at a specific age, usually 65, but previous research by Scherbov, Sanderson, and colleagues has shown that the traditional definition puts many people in the category of "old" who have characteristics of much younger people.
4/16/2015 4/15/2015 (Today Show) 60 really is the new 50, scientists say In fact, 60 -- even 65 (or, maybe more) -- can be considered "middle-aged," according to population experts at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIAS) in Austria and Stony Brook University in New York...."We found that when the speed of life expectancy increase was faster, the new measures of aging increase more slowly," explains study co-author Warren Sanderson, a professor of economics and history at Stony Brook.
4/15/2015 4/14/2015 (Business Insider) New High-tech Patches Can Deliver Vaccines Painlessly Biomedical engineer Kasia Sawicka invented a painless alternative: a patch, called ImmunoMatrix, that can vaccinate patients without breaking the skin. "This technology can affect how vaccines are delivered, especially during pandemics," Sawicka says...As an undergraduate at Stony Brook University, she worked in a lab that stocked an extremely water-absorbent material called poly-vinylpyrrolidone. She found that this polymer (used in hairspray during the era of beehive hairdos) could pull water out of the skin.
4/15/2015 4/15/2015 (Wired) An App That Hides Secret Messages in Starcraft Style Games A group of graduate researchers at Stony Brook University in New York have built what they describe as a prototype tool for exploiting "covert channels" in real-time strategy games, the genre of desktop videogames that includes Starcraft, Warcraft, Shogun 2, and Company of Heroes. Their program, which they call Castle, is designed to encode secret messages into those multiplayer games' communications with opponents and teammates across the Internet, translating emails, articles, and even web pages into the game's commands and siphoning them to players who live in censorship regimes like China or Iran.
4/15/2015 4/14/2015 (Newsday) Do babies need to watch their calories? "The rationale behind the 19 calorie per ounce is based on studies looking at the amount of calories in breast milk," says Dr. Carolyn Milana, medical director of the newborn nursery at Stony Brook Children's Hospital. The concept is that breast-fed babies tend to have fewer problems with obesity in childhood.
4/14/2015 4/13/2015 (Yahoo News) How Old Is Too Old To Be a Mom? Fifty is the general threshold for other fertility centers because "after this point patients are more likely to have health issues such as high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease, which can get worse during pregnancy and put the mother and baby in danger," James Bernasko, M.D., director of the maternal-fetal medicine division at Stony Brook Hospital/SUNY Stony Brook, tells Yahoo Parenting. Using a younger woman's donor eggs (as almost all moms over 48 do, says Grifo) eliminates the risks of chromosomal damage, yet moms over 40 still have higher rates of complications such as preeclampsia and gestational diabetes, which can threaten their health and their baby's health.
4/14/2015 4/13/2015 (Long Island Pulse) Bodacious Bras Bold, beautiful and bodacious bras are on display at the Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University Hospital and come Thursday night, April 16, one of them could be yours. The Stony Brook University Cancer Center is hosting "Bodacious Bras for a Cure." The event features more than 20 creative bras, all of which will be auctioned off during the evening with the proceeds going to support programs for patients at Stony Brook University Cancer Center.
4/14/2015 4/13/2015 (Popular Science) A Patch that Delivers Vaccines, No Needles Necessary Skin doesn't absorb large molecules easily, which meant biomedical engineer Kasia Sawick had to find another way to get vaccines across that barrier. As an undergraduate at Stony Brook University, she worked in a lab that stocked an extremely water-absorbent material called poly-vinylpyrrolidone. She found that this polymer (used in hairspray during the era of beehive hairdos) could pull water out of the skin. When moisture returned, the outer layer of the skin swelled, allowing larger-than-usual molecules to enter.
4/10/2015 4/9/2015 (Time Magazine) Not So Fast, Brontosaurus Michael D'Emic is a paleontologist, research instructor at Stony Brook University, and research associate at the Burpee Museum of Natural History and writes about the Brontosaurus.
4/10/2015 4/8/2015 (Brookhaven News Herald) "Bodacious Bras For A Cure" Event Scheduled For April 16th At Wang Center Bra art creations will be auctioned off at the Bodacious Bras For A Cure event on Thursday, April 16th at the Wang Center on the campus of Stony Brook University. The event will run from 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM, and the proceeds from the event will benefit women's cancer programs at Stony Brook which include educational resources, comforting amenities and trained peer survivor mentors.
4/10/2015 4/8/2015 (Harvard Business Review) The Subtle Ways Our Screens Are Pushing Us Apart Stony Brook University's Karen Sobel-Lojeski writes, "I once asked a former U.S. Navy admiral in charge of a fleet of aircraft carriers how he felt about collaborating with people through email, computers, smart phones, etc. In response, he told me the following story:"
4/7/2015 4/6/2015 (Newsday) After March's chill, allergy season expected to pick up on Long Island Those colder-than-normal temperatures held back some tree pollination on Long Island, but with the weather now turning, pollen counts are starting to head up, said Dr. Susan Schuval, chief of the Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology at Stony Brook Children's Hospital.
4/7/2015 4/6/2015 (Long Island Pulse) Gift of Life Chris Melz said his life has benefited from the experience of being an organ donor. He went back to school to become a nurse after the surgery and last week, Melz, Gruber and 43 other donors were honored at Stony Brook University's Hospital Living Donor Ceremony. Organ recipients presented each donor with the New York state, "Medal of Honor." - See more at: http://www.lipulse.com/pulseinsider/article/gift-of-life#sthash.usuXEsZC.dpuf
4/6/2015 4/5/2015 (Los Angeles Times) Alan Alda explores enduring love in 'The Longest Ride' Six years ago, he help founded the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at New York's Stony Brook University, where he is also a visiting professor. "We teach scientists to be able to communicate with the public about science," he said. "What I do is work with the other people in the center, tweak the curriculum and figure out what we will do next."
4/6/2015 4/6/2015 (WNCN) Hearing Loss and Earphones A typical MP3 player in the mid-range volume level produces 95 to 108 decibels, according to Stony Brook University School of Medicine. This can cause damage after four hours of exposure a day.
4/4/2015 4/3/2015 (Newsday) Stony Brook University wins $3M award aimed at turning discoveries into products Stony Brook University's Center for Biotechnology has won a three-year, $3 million award from the National Institutes of Health designed to usher basic biomedical discoveries into commercial products.
4/3/2015 4/2/2015 (FiOS1) Organ donors honored at SBU Hospital want others to give the gift of life Doctor says many patients waiting for transplants die before they can receive a vital body part. Stony Brook University Hospital honored donors with special event.
4/3/2015 4/2/2015 (News12) Organ donors honored at Stony Brook Hospital Organ donors were honored at Stony Brook University Hospital for their life-saving efforts Thursday night. More than 100 donors received a Medal of Honor from recipients who were given a second chance at life.
4/2/2015 4/1/2015 (WCBS-TV) Dr. Max Gomez: Virtual Colonoscopy WCBS-TV's Dr. Max Gomez interviews Stony Brook University Hospital's Dr. Matthew Barish about virtual colonoscopy.
4/2/2015 3/31/2015 ("All Sides with Ann Fisher," WOSU/NPR Columbus, Ohio) Tech Tuesday: Virtual Distance, Persuasive Technology, Gadgets Ever go to a restaurant and see a couple sitting across from each other completely engrossed in their phones and barely interacting? Our phones and tablets have become such an important part in our lives that we may not be aware that they can be affecting our personal relationships. We discuss virtual interaction and how it is redefining human interaction. Plus, how our smart phones and social media are influencing our habits. Dr. Karen Sobel-Lojeski, assistant professor, Technology and Society at Stony Brook University Nanette Byrnes, senior editor, Business Reports at MIT Technology Review Russell Holly, contributing editor to AndroidCentral.com
4/1/2015 3/31/2015 (Christian Science Monitor) With fins off the menu, shark slaughter is ebbing The good news has encouraged and inspired, but it seems also to have created some Pollyannaism. Marine scientist Demian Chapman of New York State's Stony Brook University says the decline in fin traffic is real but that it's exaggerated by the media. "Rerouting from Hong Kong to Vietnam might account for some of it," he submits
5/29/2015 5/28/2015 (Washington Post) Dinosaurs may have been warm-blooded after all You may not know this, but the warm and/or cold nature of dinosaurs is...hotly contested. A study last year put dinosaurs solidly in-between cold-blooded reptiles and warm-blooded modern mammals, metabolically speaking. But by analyzing the same data, Stony Brook University Professor Michael D'Emic came to a different conclusion: Dinosaurs weren't wishy-washy when it came to body temperature regulation, they were just plain warm-blooded. His findings will be published Friday in Science.
5/29/2015 5/28/2015 (News12) Harmful algae surfacing in Southampton "Typically, these events can go on all the way into the fall," says Christopher Gobler, of Stony Brook University. "We've had some events going all the way into November."
5/29/2015 5/29/2015 (New York Times) Temperature's Rising: Expert Says Dinosaurs Were Warm-Blooded Paleontologist Michael D'Emic of Stony Brook University in New York took issue with the conclusion of other researchers last year that dinosaurs were neither cold-blooded nor warm-blooded, but had a metabolism somewhere in between.
5/29/2015 5/29/2015 (Newsday) Shutterbugs program focuses on creativity for young cancer patients On Wednesday, the inaugural class of Pablove Shutterbugs, a group of 30 pediatric cancer patients who took photography classes either last fall or in the spring, will show its work at the Stony Brook University Cancer Center. Proceeds will go toward helping fund more five-week sessions.
5/28/2015 5/27/2015 (Newsday) NOAA predicts below-normal Atlantic hurricane season Earlier, researchers at Stony Brook University, where a new prediction model has been developed, and Colorado State University forecast a below-average Atlantic hurricane season.
5/28/2015 5/26/2015 (Southampton Press) Homeowners Pitch In $360k For Georgica Pond Study The research will be conducted by scientists from the Stony Brook University School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, who were already conducting water monitoring in the pond for the East Hampton Town Trustees. The scientists, led by Dr. Christopher Gobler's team of specialists on harmful algal blooms, will be looking at water conditions in the pond and attempting to identify what pollutants are feeding the algae blooms, what their source, or sources, are, and what can be done to tamp down their effects.
5/28/2015 5/27/2015 (National Geographic) Listen: Lemur Calls Turned Into Beautiful Beatbox Jams Ben Mirin is up to the task. With help from primatologist Patricia Wright, the musician is putting together his own brand of beatbox music using vocalizations from many of the world's 103 lemur species. Mirin, a long-time birder, self-taught musician, and science journalist, introduced himself to Wright in 2014 at the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival. "When he told me he'd been using bird song in his music I thought, what a shame," said Wright, of Stony Brook University in New York. "Lemurs make much more interesting sounds!
5/27/2015 5/26/2015 (News Tribune/Bloomberg News) Noah Smith: Death of genius John Nash and his beautiful ideas Stony Brook University's Noah Smith writes: "We think of Nash as an economist, because he won the Nobel Prize in economics (in 1994). But, like people at the very top of many quantitative fields, he thought of himself as a mathematician. Nash's fatal car crash came just as he was returning from receiving the Abel Prize, a prestigious math award, for solving a thorny geometry problem back in the 1950s. Economics was just one more target for Nash's mathematical brilliance."
5/27/2015 5/26/2015 (Hamptons.com) Billy Joel Honored During Stony Brook University's Commencement Ceremony Long Island's own Stony Brook University held their 55th commencement ceremony on Friday, May 22nd, honoring Billy Joel and Charles B. Wang with honorary degrees; Joel with a Doctor of Music and Wang with a Doctor of Humane Letters.
5/27/2015 5/26/2015 (Newsday) Food conference comes to Stony Brook Southampton Chefs, farmers, vintners, brewers, food purveyors, retailers and food media will gather at Stony Brook Southampton June 5 to 7 for the first "Edible Business" conference. Edible East End magazine has partnered with Stony Brook's The Food Lab culinary think tank to "discuss the path towards healthy regional food systems."
5/22/2015 5/21/2015 (WCBS-TV) Conservationists Race To Solve Mystery Of Long Island Turtle Die-Off Scientists from Stony Brook and Cornell said water samples from the bays showed concentrations of Saxitoxin producing algae that was ten times above normal. They blame it on too much nitrogen.
5/21/2015 5/20/2015 (NPR) Chipping Away At The Mystery Of The Oldest Tools Ever Found A team led by scientists from New York's Stony Brook University discovered stone tools that are much older than that, in a desert area west of Kenya's Lake Turkana. The tools are now in a museum in Nairobi.
5/21/2015 5/20/2015 (US News and World Report) Fewer US children and teens have severe mental problems and more are getting help, study finds Some people complain, "Oh my goodness, these poor little children are on these powerful drugs," said Dr. Gabrielle Carlson, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Stony Brook University School of Medicine on New York's Long Island. "But most of the kids offered these drugs have big, powerful problems," and the real issue is finding more effective drugs and getting more kids the help they need, she said.
5/20/2015 5/20/2015 (Washington Post) Stone tools may have been used before our genus came on the scene The tools, found at a site called Lomekwi 3 in northern Kenya, look pretty much like rocks to the untrained eye. But Sonia Harmand, co-lead of the study and Research Associate Professor in the Turkana Basin Institute (TBI) at Stony Brook University, says they show signs of something called "knapping." That's the act of striking one rock with another to produce smaller, sharper pieces of stone. And that makes these rocks very special, because it means they were probably intentionally-crafted tools.
5/20/2015 5/20/2015 (National Geographic) Wrong Turn Leads to Discovery of Oldest Stone Tools On July 9, 2011, Sonia Harmand took a left turn instead of a right among the dry riverbeds that substitute for roads on the western shore of Kenya's Lake Turkana, and promptly got lost...Jason Lewis and Sonia Harmand, an archaeologist at Stony Brook University, were spearheading a team hunting for traces of human ancestral behavior in sediments millions of years old.
5/20/2015 5/20/2015 (NBC News) Oldest Stone Tools Go Back 3.3 Million Years, Predating Our Species "When we first discovered the tools, we had to start re-examining who the potential makers were, and why they might have started making such tools at this new time," Jason Lewis, a paleoanthropologist at Stony Brook University's Turkana Basin Institute, said in a podcast provided by the journal Nature.
5/20/2015 5/20/2015 (New York Times) Stone Tools From Kenya Are Oldest Yet Discovered "Immediately, I knew that we had found something very special," said Sonia Harmand, a research associate professor at Stony Brook University in New York, in a telephone interview from Nairobi. "I knew these were stone tools, and very old. It was very exciting."
5/20/2015 5/19/2015 (Nature) Billion-dollar particle collider gets thumbs up A machine that would allow scientists to peer deeper than ever before into the atomic nucleus is a big step closer to being built. A high-level panel of nuclear physicists is expected to endorse the proposed Electron-Ion Collider (EIC) in a report scheduled for publication by October. It is unclear how long construction would take. The panel is the Nuclear Science Advisory Committee, or NSAC, which produces regular ten-year plans for the US Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Science Foundation. Its latest plan is still being finalized, but NSAC's long-range planning group "strongly recommended" construction of the EIC at a meeting last month, says NSAC member Abhay Deshpande, a nuclear physicist at Stony Brook University in New York.
5/20/2015 5/19/2015 (All Things Considered on NPR) The Many, Many Acts of Jules Feiffer Jules Feiffer said, "And since I had to move somewhere, and I had been teaching at Stony Brook Southampton College -- I have lots of friends out there -- I started to look around there to live. And then I had to figure out what career I could have out here when theater -- because you can't write a play and not hear it. So the natural instinct was to pull together all of the forms that I had loved."
5/19/2015 5/18/2015 (Wall Street Journal) Do You Cry Easily? You May Be a 'Highly Sensitive Person' The trait has its downsides. HSPs get worn out by too much stimuli. They can become easily hurt or offended. And they have been known to overreact to a situation. "They're processing information more thoroughly," says Dr. Arthur Aron, research professor at Stony Brook University in New York and a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley. "So they are more easily overwhelmed."
5/18/2015 5/17/2015 (Gizmodo) In the Future, a Virtual Heart May Test Your Medical Device For You "CyberHeart" sounds more like something we'd come across in a Terminator movie, but the new virtual heart platform, led by computer scientists at Stony Brook University, is very much tooled toward humans. CyberHearts will specifically be used to test and validate new medical devices early on during their design phase. By detecting flaws in such devices before animal and human trials begin, CyberHeart, researchers hope, will speed the development process along, while helping to prevent the rollout of products with dangerous and costly bugs.
5/18/2015 5/16/2015 (Women's Health) Coffee is Good for Breast Cancer and You "The researchers say their findings demonstrate the various anticancer properties of caffeine and caffeic acid against both ER positive and ER negative breast cancers," says Jennifer Fitzgibbon, Registered Oncology Dietician at Stony Brook University Cancer Center. "In particular, they suggest that coffee may sensitize tumor cells to Tamoxifen and therefore reduce breast cancer growth. It's possible, the researchers say, that the substances in coffee switch off signaling pathways that cancer cells need to grow."
5/18/2015 5/18/2015 (New York Times) How to Get Our Fish Stocks Back Carl Safina, the writer of this letter, is a professor for nature and humanity, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University.
5/18/2015 5/15/2015 (WPIX-TV) It's a "G" Thing: Homeless, wheelchair-bound Brooklyn teen overcomes odds, becomes valedictorian Johileny Meran Almonte, an A-student is also getting ready for her next chapter, college. She has received 3 four-year scholarships: $10,000 from "Overcoming Obstacles", $40,000 from "The Garden of Dreams" and $20,000 from "The Lisa Beth Foundation." With that help, Johileny will attend Stony Brook University in the fall.
5/15/2015 5/14/2015 (Motherboard) How a Former 'MASH' Actor Is Teaching Scientists to Be Extroverts Dr. Elizabeth Bass, director of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University, told me the joke on the grounds of Columbia University, where she had instructed a science outreach workshop to 60 scientists May 7-9. The Alan Alda Center, founded by the actor most known for the role of Hawkeye Pierce in the television show M.A.S.H., aims to help scientists better communicate with the general public.
5/15/2015 5/14/2015 (News12) LI Water Conference held in Hauppauge "We have problems with harmful algae bloom, red tide, brown tide, low oxygen, loss of wetlands, loss of sea grass and shellfish," said Professor Christopher Gobler, of Stony Brook University.
5/15/2015 5/15/2015 (USA Today) Armour: Patriots' response to Ted Wells has air of desperation The Patriots and their high-priced attorneys were on to something when they went after the NFL's science. Chang Kee Jung, a physics professor at SUNY at Stony Brook, told USA TODAY Sports that it's the variances between the Colts and the Patriots footballs that's important. Not, as the Patriots argue, the different gauges.
5/14/2015 5/13/2015 (Indiewire): Exclusive Video: Todd Haynes Shares Tips for First-Time Filmmakers Students in the Masters of Fine Arts film program at Stony Brook University had the unique opportunity to observe the evolution of Todd Haynes' "Carol," from script to screen. The film marks Haynes' return to filmmaking after a 7-year-hiatus and reunites him with his longtime producing partner Christine Vachon, who, earlier this year, was appointed as Graduate Director of Stony Brook's Master of Fine Arts film program.
5/14/2015 5/13/2015 (Psychology Today) Compassion: Living, Loving, and Dying In a literal sense, compassion means to experience the suffering of another. Although this emotion compels us to reach out to strangers during tragic events, we have difficulty with compassion when those within our intimate circle anger us. Compassionate loving for people with dementia became key in the work of a professor at Stony Brook
5/12/2015 5/12/2015 (The Daily Beast) Can Strep Trigger Mental Illness in Kids? Doctors Have No Clue Dr. Saul Hymes, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Stony Brook University Hospital, raised similar concerns. He has seen many patients given extensive, poorly supported treatments by providers at the fringes of medicine. "This is where the dark side of PANDAS really is," he wrote to me. "I have seen many, many children who have typical OCD or Tourette's--with a clear onset, not associated with an infection, in the usual way these disorders come on--but are told this is because of strep. And they are placed on chronic antibiotics, or are given antibiotics every time their symptoms worsen even if a strep test is negative."
5/12/2015 5/8/2015 (New York Magazine/Daily Intelligencer) Is Mary Lee the Great White Shark Coming to Visit New York? Ellen Pikitch at Stony Brook University told the New York Times in 2008, "Every time a shark disappears it diminishes our life in some way." Daily Intelligencer reached out to Pikitch, a "a certified shark-hugger," to discuss Mary Lee, but she is currently "traveling extensively."
5/12/2015 5/12/2015 (Riverhead Local) Food start-ups are thriving on the North Fork, thanks to Stony Brook Business Incubator in Calverton More news for A retired lawyer. Married couples. Former contractors and recreational bakers. These are the variety of local entrepreneurs that the Stony Brook University Business Incubator has given the equipment and the resources to launch 50 artisanal food start-up businesses in a Calverton food production facility
5/11/2015 5/9/2015 (Newsday) Tropical Storm Ana aims for the Carolinas This year there's a 19 percent probability, with 43 percent being the average, for one or more storms hitting the state, said Hye-Mi Kim, assistant professor in Stony Brook University's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, who with two colleagues developed the model.
5/11/2015 5/8/2015 (FiOS1) Distracted-driving simulator teaches valuable lessons to save lives Hosted by Stony Brook University, teenage students learn the dangers of using a mobile device behind the wheel at Mastic Beach school.
5/11/2015 5/8/2015 (CNN) Glorious moms of the animal kingdom Carl Safina holds the Endowed Chair for Nature and Humanity at Stony Brook University, where he runs The Safina Center. This piece is adapted from his upcoming book, "Beyond Words; What Animals Think and Feel," which will be published by Henry Holt Co. in July. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
5/7/2015 5/7/2015 (Fox News) Needleless vaccine patch offers pain-free way to protect against disease Kasia Sawicka's journey to her invention started when she was an undergraduate at Stony Brook University in New York. She is a triple graduate of the university; in five years, she earned her undergraduate degree in engineering and chemistry and her master's degree in chemistry, researching material science and engineering. In 2014, she completed her doctorate in biomedical engineering, and went on to work on clinical studies for burn treatments. Sawicka was recently offered a faculty position at her alma mater.
5/7/2015 5/6/2015 (Innovate LI) In Gluten-free Baking, Still Room for Innovation The Kellys have closed the brick-and-mortar bakery to focus on distributing Michelle's gluten- and dairy-free cookies via the Internet. Incorporated as Cooking With Chef Michelle and doing business as Ms. Michelle's, the Patchogue-based company is renting space at Stony Brook University's Calverton Business Incubator - primarily to "gauge how much space we'll need to lease or buy in the future," Michelle noted - and will flip the switch June 1 on a new website cooked up by Mineola's Bowen Media.
5/6/2015 5/6/2015 (ABC News) National Nurses' Day: Nurses Who Made the News Cupid' Nurses: Stony Brook University Hospital nurse Maggie Knight noticed that one of her patients seemed depressed, so she decided to orchestrate a date night in his hospital room complete with food from the couple's favorite restaurant, music and decorations. Watching her patient light up brought tears to her eyes, she told ABC News at the time.
5/6/2015 5/3/2015 (FiOS1) Community members march alongside ALS patients who trek across Long Island for a cure Stony Brook University athletes march alongside ALS patients to support ALS research.
5/6/2015 New12 (5/1/2015) Stony Brook holds 26th annual Roth Pond Regatta Stony Brook holds 26th annual Roth Pond Regatta
5/6/2015 5/4/2015 (Chicago Sun Times) Sue Ontiveros: Sometimes 60 is not the new 40 It seems population researchers from Stony Brook University and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis have been studying age measurements. They've determined that long-held beliefs about what constitutes old don't hold up these days. We're living longer, for one thing. That longevity means that instead of 60 being old, it's now more like middle age, according to an article in the scientific journal PLOS ONE. What once was considered middle age -45 to 65 - should be pushed back and expanded, the researchers say.
5/6/2015 5/5/2015 (Newsday) Asian-American Heritage celebration at Stony Brook Watch dances, hear music and enjoy the culture of China, India, Japan, Korea and more, at the Wang Center at Stony Brook University May 9.
5/6/2015 5/5/2015 (WNBC-TV) Help Wanted on Long Island: Tick Expert Infectious disease expert Dr. Susan Donelan of Stony Brook University Hospital sees tick-borne illnesses increase this time of year as ticks begin their assault. And not even the cold, snowy winter has slowed the bugs. "The ticks hide in piles of leaves and the snow actually provides insulation until the ticks can head out for their first feeding in spring," Donelan said.
5/1/2015 5/1/2015 (First Coast News) Skin damage from lightbulbs? One study says yes Dr. Miriam Rafailovich, who conducted the study at Stony Brook, could not comment directly on Leigh's concerns, but told First Coast News that she believes there are concerns with prolonged exposure to CFLs. "What we found was that these bulbs would emit radiation where if you were exposed to them you got your daily dose not in eight hours, but in minutes," she says. Her research found that cells exposed to close range compact fluorescent bulbs, "stopped growing and changed shape." The cause appears to be cracking or deterioration of bulb's protective white lining, which the study found could allow UVA and UVC to escape.
6/30/2015 6/29/2015 (Dan's Papers) SCGP Cafe's Chef Paolo Fontana Raises a Glass to Dan's Harvest East End "Roasted chicken, tomato salad, and corn on the cob," are foods that define summer on the East End for Chef Paolo Fontana of SCGP Cafe in Stony Brook. Fontana, the son of Sicilian imigrants, grew up in the kitchen and studied in Italy as well as The Culinary Institute of America in New York, Stony Brook University, and NYU. Early in his career he apprenticed under famed Chef Mario Batali and has continued in that tradition serving as a culinary instructor at NYIT. Chef Fontana will be on the North Fork this summer where he joins over 40 chefs at Dan's Harvest East End this August. He took time out from his busy kitchen to dish with us about perfect drinks, desserts with a kick, and raised a toast to East End wine.
6/30/2015 6/29/2015 (Long Island Business News) Stony Brook opening comp sci building Stony Brook University is planning a grand opening of its new, 70,000-square-foot computer science building on July 1. The school says the $40.8 million project demonstrates New York State's "commitment to the Department of Computer Sciences' exponential growth in faculty, staff, students and its collaborative high-tech research."
6/29/2015 6/27/2015 (Yahoo News) White House, buildings across the country light up in rainbow colors to celebrate gay rights Jen Heerwig, an assistant professor of sociology at Stony Brook University, who has co-authored scholarly works on the subject, says that Supreme Court ruling brings the nation's law up to speed with majority opinion in the United States, which has become steadily and rapidly more liberal on the issue of marriage equality in recent years.
6/29/2015 8/28/2015 (Newsday) Stony Brook deep-space hunter discovers ultra dark galaxies far, far away "We call them dark galaxies because they are very faint and are characterized by so-called dark matter," said Jin Koda, an assistant professor in the department of astronomy and physics at Stony Brook University and the project's lead investigator.
6/29/2015 6/27/2015 (WNET-"On The Record") Flame Challenge Covering the world science festival, we have an excerpt of a program in association with the flame challenge, an annual contest for teachers and scientists held by the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at stony Brook University.
6/26/2015 6/25/2015 (Time) Should I Eat Sushi? Mercury is still a concern with sushi, says Roxanne Karimi, PhD, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University . Her research on mercury found that blood mercury levels were positively associated with eating a weekly tuna steak or sushi. But small-bodied fish lower on the food chain have less of it, she says.
6/26/2015 6/25/2015 (FiOS1) Young patients put their cancer worries on ice with help from SBU hockey team Over 30 kids battling illness get free skating lessons from Stony Brook University Hockey Team/Seawolves in Hauppauge rink.
6/25/2015 6/24/2015 (FiOS1) Urology resident follows a doctor's destiny Urology resident follows a doctor's destiny: Varun Talankin pursues his medical career at the Stony Brook hospital where he was born and family works.
6/25/2015 6/24/2015 (WCBS-TV) Dr. Max Gomez: Virtual Colon Tours Dr. Max Gomez: Virtual Colon Tour--Dr. Gomez visits and talks with Dr. Arie Kaufman about virtual colonoscopy and the reality deck.
6/24/2015 6/22/2015 (NBC) Astronomers Discover Hundreds of Weird Galaxies Filled With Dark Matter Last year, astronomers were surprised to detect 47 galaxies in the Coma Cluster that were made almost entirely of dark matter. So how much more surprised are they to see 800 more dark galaxies in the same cluster? Even that many concentrations of mysterious dark matter may be merely the "tip of the iceberg," said Jin Koda, an astrophysicist at Stony Brook University in New York.
6/23/2015 6/23/2015 (MSNBC) What's the real history of the Confederate flag? Robert Chase, professor of history at Stony Brook University joins Tamron Hall to discuss the history of the Confederate flag on NewsNation.
6/23/2015 6/23/2015 (Newsday) Experts discuss ways to limit nitrogen polluting LI waterways Algae blooms, fed by excessive levels of nitrogen, could have sucked the oxygen out of the water, leading to the deaths, said Christopher Gobler, a professor at Stony Brook University's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences.
6/23/2015 6/21/2015 (Newsday) LI tech firms struggle to fill positions A similar shortage exists locally, said Yacov Shamash, vice president for economic development and dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Stony Brook University. "We just don't have enough kids going into the computer science and engineering fields."
6/23/2015 6/22/2015 (CNN) Confederate flag deserves history's harsh verdict Robert T. Chase, a professor of history at Stony Brook University, was formerly the public historian at the Avery Research Center, College of Charleston. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
6/19/2015 6/19/2015 (Newsday) Picture Healing Kids with cancer find an artistic outlet and boost their confidence through the Pablove Shutterbugs, a 5-week photography program held at Stony Brook University overseen by Jessica Rotkiewicz, Multimedia Producer and teacher at Stony Brook University.
6/19/2015 6/18/2015 (Newsday) LI family with strong ties to South Carolina church 'devastated' Robert Chase, a history professor at Stony Brook University, noted that in some ways Long Island's composition -- with its many smaller communities -- resembles Charleston. Chase, a scholar of post-World War II history, formerly was public historian of the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture at the College of Charleston. The history of slavery and racism isn't confined to the South or the past, Chase said, and the racially charged issues of gun violence and police brutality are very much relevant today in New York and across the country. This is a time, he said, "for Long Islanders to think about how we can reach out and treat people who are different than us and find commonality."
6/19/2015 6/18/2015 (Time) Twitter, Vodafone, and Georgetown University All Commit to Gender Equality Samuel L. Stanley, Jr., president of Stony Brook University, aims to close the gender gap in graduation rates- currently, women graduate at a rate 15% higher than their male counterparts, yet over 56% of incoming freshmen are men. The university also aims to increase representation of women in each freshman class by 6%. And through their Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities, Stony Brook University plans to make HeForShe a mainstream initiative across the SUNY network, which could reach almost half a million students.
6/17/2015 6/16/2015 (CBS New York/WCBS-TV) Thousands More Dead Fish Found Floating In Peconic River "The oxygen levels in the Peconic River went to zero," said Stony Brook marine scientist Chris Gobler. He said brown tide is also creating high nitrogen levels and notes that about 90 percent of homes in and around the river have septic systems.
6/17/2015 6/16/2015 (Newsday) Oxygen levels critically low at site of fish die-off in Peconic River, experts say "The bottom line is, not much can survive through that," said Christopher Gobler, a professor at Stony Brook University's Center for Aquatic and Atmospheric Sciences, noting that low levels have registered before, including the days leading up to the first die-off in late May.
6/17/2015 6/16/2015 (Wall Street Journal) The Return of Cartoonist Jules Feiffer "After the Voice let me go, my friend, author Roger Rosenblatt, called. He said he was starting a writing program at Stony Brook University in Southampton, and insisted I move out to teach. I lived in several places before settling in a rental in the Northwest Woods area of East Hampton in 2013. The house is beautiful and spacious, with four bedrooms. It reminds me of how I had always dreamed of living as a kid."
6/15/2015 6/14/2015 (FiOS1) Cancer survivors celebrate life at Stony Brook Families, doctors come together to give hope to those fighting sickness at Stony Brook University Cancer Center.
6/14/2015 6/12/2015 (Durango Herald) Cold, hard facts suggest dinosaurs were warm blooded A study last year put dinosaurs solidly in between cold-blooded reptiles and warm-blooded modern mammals, metabolically speaking. But by analyzing the same data, Stony Brook University professor Michael D'Emic came to a different conclusion: Dinosaurs weren't wishy-washy when it came to body temperature regulation, they were just plain warm-blooded. His findings were published in Science.
6/13/2015 6/12/2015 (Fox 5 New York) Vaccine Patch This patch could change the world and Kasia Sawicka invented it. The assistant research professor at Stony Brook University School of Medicine has come up with a new way to administer vaccines.
6/13/2015 6/12/2015 (WNBC-TV) "Everything Is at Stake": Toxic Algae Takes Over Long Island Waterways, Killing Wildlife and Threatening People In the Great South Bay, dozens of miles west of Riverhead, brown tide returned in June, threatening the survival of shellfish there. "It's been a bad month," Dr. Chris Gobler, a marine biologist at Stony Brook University, said. Gobler has been investigating the toxic algae and brown tides on Long Island. He says the island's water woes are all caused by the same thing: too much nitrogen in the water. Human waste seeps into bays and rivers, fueling the algae that destroys aquatic life.
6/11/2015 6/11/2015 (Forbes) Ticked Off--What We Don't Know About Lyme Disease A new test is in development at Stony Brook. Dr. Benjamin Luft and colleagues developed an assay based on identifying individual proteins. In their preliminary data, the sensitivity of their protein array was 80% with IgM + IgG secondary antibody for the early untreated Lyme sera. This compares favorably with a sensitivity of only 44% for standard 2-tiered testing (Elisa and Western blot) for these same early Lyme patients. Their assay had a specificity of 99% using normal sera and sera from patients with other chronic infections or autoimmune diseases.
6/10/2015 6/10/2015 (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle) Why scientists need to learn to communicate with the public Today I got an email from one of our students: a photo of herself and Alan Alda, at the Alan Alda Summer Institute, at Stony Brook University. It was one of those moments that made me feel good about what I do.
6/10/2015 6/9/2015 (News12) Brown tide found in South Shore waters Stony Brook University marine science professor Chris Gobler says water temperature at around 75 degrees typically kills brown tide. Since it's been cool recently, he says it could stick around until mid-July.
6/10/2015 6/9/2015 (IndieWire) 20th Stony Brook Film Festival Welcomes 'Best of Enemies,' 'Wildlike' and More The Stony Brook Film Festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with a promising slate of new independent features, documentaries and shorts. The festival is presented by Island Federal Credit Union and will run July 16-25. Screenings are held in the Staller Center's Main Stage Theatre at Stony Brook University.
6/9/2015 6/5/2015 (New York Times) Tapping Your Inner Wolf Carl Safina is the founder of the Safina Center on nature at Stony Brook University and the author of the forthcoming book "Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel." He wrote this piece.
6/9/2015 6/8/2015 (Huffington Post/Parents) Parents Have the Most to Learn From Caitlyn Jenner Many parents think children's brains aren't sophisticated enough to make a life-long decision about identity. Can we really trust those little peanuts who pretend to be a firefighters one minute and cats the next? Research says "yes." A recent study from Stony Brook University found that trans kids have a "deep-rooted" understanding of their chosen gender; they are not simply taking a game of dress-up too far
6/9/2015 6/9/2015 (Newsday) Long Island Maker Festival: 6 things to check out David Ecker runs the Stony Brook University Innovation Lab, and he and Stony Brook students will be building a 3-D printer throughout the day, as well as demonstrating 3-D printing on a one that's already operational
6/8/2015 6/5/2015 (New York Times) Long Island Sees a Crisis as It Floats to the Surface Christopher Gobler, a professor at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University, said the fish kill started on the morning of May 28. The next morning, Mr. Gobler got a call from an acquaintance. "You should probably get down here," the caller said. Mr. Gobler rushed to the bank of the Peconic. Vast numbers of dead and dying fish were bobbing in the water and stretching to the opposite bank, like a silvery floating bridge. Carcasses were piled at the river's edge and clumped in the marsh grass.
6/8/2015 6/6/2015 (Newsday) Stony Brook professor challenges dinosaur study, growth rates Stony Brook University paleontologist Michael D'Emic, seen holding a dinosaur bone he examined, concluded they were warm-blooded and not the midway category between mammals and reptiles that another study found.
6/8/2015 6/5/2015 ("Science Friday"/NPR) What Is Sleep? A 'Superpower,' a 'Power Cleanse' In his latest "Flame Challenge,"Alan Alda asked people to answer the question: "What is sleep?"And the judges on the contest? A panel of 11-year-olds, who voted Eric Galicia and Brandon Aldinger as the clearest explainers
6/8/2015 6/5/2015 ("Science Friday"/NPR) Endangered Sawfish Reproduce Asexually According to Stony Brook University marine biologist Andrew Fields, this is the first observed instance of a vertebrate reproducing this way in the wild (birds, reptiles, and sharks have been seen to do this in captivity). The findings were published in Current Biology this week.
6/5/2015 6/4/2015 (The Weather Network) Tens of thousands of fish die in waters near Riverhead, NY "This may be the biggest fish kill I've ever seen and I've been working for more than 20 years," Dr. Christopher Gobler of the Long Island Coastal Conservation Research Alliance and a research professor at Stony Brook University's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences told News-Review.
6/5/2015 6/4/2015 (Newsday) Stony Brook startup gets $100G in funding "A little change in one thing can result in a significant change in the overall radiation dose," said William Moore, president of Right Dose and vice chair of Education in the Department of Radiology at Stony Brook Medicine.
6/5/2015 6/4/2015 (Dan's Papers) Residents Raise $359,000 to Study Ailing Georgica Pond Homeowners on Georgica Pond in East Hampton want to know what's causing algal blooms there and have raised $359,000 to study the complicated body of water so they can stamp out the problem. The residents have enlisted Christopher Gobler, Ph.D., from the Stony Brook University School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, and his team to monitor changes in water quality and to deduce the factors that contribute to the proliferation of algae--some of which is toxic
6/3/2015 6/3/2015 (Salon) Tiger parents raise anxious cubs: The lifelong damage of harsh parenting According to recent work by Greg Hajcak Proudfit, a clinical psychologist at Stony Brook University, punitive parenting has such a powerful and persistent effect because it trains a child's brain to overly emphasize mistakes.
6/3/2015 6/2/2015 (PRI/NPR) With climate change, species are increasingly interbreeding to survive "These things were unique," says Javier Monzón, an evolutionary biologist at Stony Brook University in New York. They (Coyotes) were bigger and stockier with larger skulls -- all the better to kill white-tailed deer, which were making a comeback as forests began to regrow.
6/3/2015 6/2/2015 (USA Today) Florida fish have babies by 'virgin birth' "Rare species, like those that are endangered or colonizing a new habitat, may be the ones that are doing it most often," says Stony Brook University Professor Demian Chapman, who co-authored a study on the births. "Life finds a way."
6/3/2015 6/3/2015 (China Topix) 'Virgin Births' Happen To Smalltooth Sawfish As They Face Extinction; What Caused Asexual Reproduction? "There have been a number of cases in reptiles, birds and sharks of 'virgin birth' in captivity," according to Andrew Fields, a marine biologist at Stony Brook University. "This raises many questions about how common this mode of reproduction is in the wild."
6/3/2015 6/2/2015 (Live Science) What Is Sleep? Contest Winners Explain Science of Zzzz's The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, at Stony Brook University in New York, began the contest in 2011, when Alda first challenged scientists to explain, "What is a flame?" to 11-year-olds. Other questions have included "What is time?" and "What is color?"; children ages 10 to 12 can submit questions for next year's challenge on the Flame Challenge website.
6/2/2015 6/1/2015 (National Geographic) Rare Fish Performs "Virgin Births"--First Known in The Wild "If you can't find a mate and you need to reproduce," says lead author Andrew Fields, a geneticist at Stony Brook University in New York, then virgin births are one way of solving the problem.
6/2/2015 6/1/2015 (Nature) Sawfish spawn without sex Andrew Fields, the study's first author and a fish geneticist at Stony Brook University in New York, says that his team initially doubted the findings. But a careful analysis ruled out explanations other than parthenogenesis. "I think maybe if there was one individual it wouldn't be a solid case, but the fact that we have so many in 190 samples, it's pretty convincing," he says.
6/2/2015 6/1/2015 (BBC) 'Virgin-born' sawfish are a first in the wild Andrew Fields, a PhD student at Stony Brook University in New York and the study's first author, said the find was entirely unexpected. It came during a survey of the sawfish population in the estuaries of southwest Florida.
6/2/2015 6/1/2015 (Reuters) Scientists document Florida 'virgin births' of endangered sawfish "There have been a number of cases in reptiles, birds and sharks of 'virgin birth' in captivity," Stony Brook University marine biologist Andrew Fields said. "This raises many questions about how common this mode of reproduction is in the wild."
6/1/2015 6/1/2015 (Wall Street Journal) Long Island officials test water after fish die-off Stony Brook University marine science professor Christopher Gobler says there are small fish kills every year, but says this one is not normal. He says six straight hours of zero oxygen were recorded at a point in the Peconic Estuary Thursday night into Friday. He says "nothing can survive in that."
6/1/2015 5/30/2015 (AP/The Big Story) Spike in water toxins blamed for hundreds of turtle deaths Christopher Gobler, a professor at Stony Brook University's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences who has studied algal blooms off Long Island for more than 20 years, said saxitoxin is normally detected in the region's waters, but he has never seen saxitonin this high and never seen it cause such a wildlife die-off.
7/30/2015 7/30/2015 (Newsday) Stony Brook Medicine counting down to 100,000th birth Stony Brook Medicine has launched a countdown toward the upcoming 100,000th birth of a baby (or babies, if it's a multiple birth) at Stony Brook University Hospital -- at the current pace, that's expected to occur sometime in August.
7/30/2015 7/29/2015 (WCBS-TV) Vigil Planned For 4 Women Killed In Long Island Limo Crash Many of the families spent days and nights at Stony Brook University Medical Center, after their critically injured daughters were airlifted from the accident scene. "It is never easy to get multiple casualties at once, however we have a system here designed to handle that. We have back up, and Stony Brook truly works as a team," Chief of Trauma, Dr. James Vosswinkel said.
7/29/2015 7/28/2015 (Long Island Business News) Last beam placed on Stony Brook Children's Hospital The first construction phase of Stony Brook's Children's Hospital concluded on Friday when a "baby" crane place the final steel beam onto the building, accompanied by a "topping off" ceremony. Through the use of a crane machine, the act was intended as a pun on the old story about where babies come from, in which a stork - a bird similar to a crane - drops babies off at the hospital.
7/29/2015 7/28/2015 (Washington Post) How realistic is TNT's 'Proof'? Ask a real-life near-death researcher Sam Parnia, who has done similar work at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, tried to test the phenomenon by placing specific images on the ceilings of operating rooms to see if patients resuscitated after full cardiac arrest could recall them -- part of a long-term study at 15 hospitals in the United States, United Kingdom and Austria. Getting sufficient data was challenging, he acknowledged. "Most people who die don't come back, only about 10 percent," he said, and those that do generally suffer memory loss. Still, about 1.5 percent of surviving patients in the study, he said, had "explicit recall" of events going on in the room that they shouldn't have been aware of.
7/29/2015 7/29/2015 (London Daily Mail) Life on Earth began with 'hiccups': Reproduction started slowly in primordial soup rather than with a bang Dr Sergei Maslov, a computational biologist at Brookhaven and Stony Brook University, said their model fits into the current theories for an RNA world, where life started from self-replicating RNA molecules that eventually gave rise to DNA and proteins
7/28/2015 7/28/2015 (Washington Post) Uncle Sam wants YOU to read 'popular' scholarly books If all goes as planned, there's a fascinating book about Diderot in your future -- and one about the history of photographic detection and another one about the economics of addiction. James Rubin, State University of New York, Stony Brook, N.Y., "Why Monet Matters, or Meanings Among the Lily Pads," received $50,400.
7/27/2015 7/24/2015 (Pharmacy Times) Stony Brook School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Stony Brook's pharmacy school is still pending, but prospective students may want to keep an eye on this option for 2017.
7/27/2015 7/24/2015 (U.S. News and World Report) Impress Campus Tour Guides With These Questions Practical questions, such as asking about the hours for the dining halls and libraries, tend to be very popular among students, says Judith Berhannan, dean of admissions at Stony Brook University--SUNY. But in her opinion, students would be better served by asking about how to get involved on campus. "Being an engaged and active student is one of the key things that will add to their success and satisfaction," she says.
7/27/2015 7/25/2015 (QVC) Stony Brook Cancer Center on QVC's Super Saturday QVC's Super Saturday fundraiser for gynecological cancers visits Stony Brook Cancer Center and interviews survivors/mentors.
7/24/2015 7/24/2015 (Innovate LI) SBU Researchers Win Health Grants Three Stony Brook Medicine researchers have received financial backing from the SUNY Health Network of Excellence.
7/24/2015 7/24/2015 (AGU Blogosphere) Scientists must woo the public to get past the awkward "blind date" stage Alan Alda wants to change that. Alda, an award-winning actor best known for his portrayal of Hawkeye Pierce on the T.V. show "M.A.S.H.," has always been attracted to science. On July 15 Alda spoke at The National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., about his experiences hosting the PBS "Scientific American Frontiers" T.V. series and his work with the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University.
7/24/2015 7/23/2015 (GPB New) At Low Pay, Government Hires Immigrants Held At Detention Centers Gallejos didn't give up the job, though. He needed the money, to mail letters and make phone calls to his wife. The vast majority of detainees are like Gallejos, according to Nancy Hiemstra of Stony Brook University. They labor because they are desperate. Most don't have someone on the outside providing money so they can buy extra food, warm clothes, or phone cards--products that make their stay in detention more bearable.
7/24/2015 7/23/2015 (C/Net) Lake in Turkey turns blood red Christopher Gobler, a marine ecology research professor for Stony Brook University's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences in Stony Brook, New York, told ABC News that a species of algae called Dunaliella salinas is responsible for the lake's ruddy color.
7/23/2015 7/23/2015 (NPR/"Morning Edition") At Low Pay, Government Hires Immigrants Held At Detention Centers It's illegal to hire immigrants without legal status. Yet the federal government employs thousands of undocumented workers. They prepare food and clean detention facilities where they are held. Stony Brook University's Nancy Hiemstra's speaks to this.
7/23/2015 7/22/2015 (Newsday) Stony Brook University among 19 early warning weather detection system sites, officials say Stony Brook University is among the first 19 sites named in New York State's new early warning weather detection system, state officials said Monday.
7/23/2015 7/22/2015 (Weather Channel) Turkey's Tuz Gola Lake Turns Red Because of Toxic Algae Bloom "Because the lake is losing water, the salinity is getting higher and higher, which kills off a lot of the plankton that normally eat this red algae," Stony Brook University marine ecology research professor Dr. Christopher Gobler told ABC News. "So now, the algae is thriving and will probably red until the lake fully evaporates, probably next month during the peak of summer heat."
7/21/2015 7/21/2015 (ABC News) Salt Lake in Turkey Turns Red Because of Algae Bloom A popular salt lake in Turkey recently turned a deep red color thanks to an enormous bloom of Dunaliella salinas algae. Saline lake Tuz Gola, the second-largest lake in Turkey, is slowly evaporating amid the summer heat, according to Stony Brook University marine ecology research professor Dr. Christopher Gobler.
7/21/2015 7/20/2015 (Legislative Gazette) Funding will help SUNY students develop energy, conservation research projects Development of the technology will be undertaken in a collaboration by Stony Brook University, the University at Buffalo, and Buffalo State College, The research team was awarded $135,000 to do so. The goal is to create a smart grid which will reliably and dynamically change under variable conditions in the weather.
7/21/2015 7/20/2015 (FiOS1) Suffolk police officers help deliver baby in Medford Officers James Caporale and Paul Rocchio assist mother in delivering healthy baby girl at home. Mother and daughter taken to Stony Brook University Hospital.
7/20/2015 7/18/2015 (NBC News) Craving Iranian Caviar? Better Find Something to Tide You Over "There are 27 species of sturgeon and their close relative, the paddlefish, and... all these species are in trouble," said Ellen Pikitch, a Pew Fellow in marine conservation and a professor at Stony Brook University. "They're extremely susceptible to overfishing." (American paddlefish caviar is still legal and available, although conservationists have raised alarms about the sustainability of the practice.)
7/17/2015 7/16/2015 (NPR/Diane Rehm Show) Actor and Science Advocate Alan Alda Actor Alan Alda talks about how he is using acting improvisation training and other techniques to help academics and researchers engage the public.
7/17/2015 7/16/2015 (East Hampton Star) Fort Pond Algae Possible Culprit in Dogs' Illness Christopher Gobler of Stony Brook University, who heads a water-quality testing program for waterways under jurisdiction of the East Hampton Town Trustees, wrote to town, Suffolk County, and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation officials on July 8 to report on an inquiry from the county's Department of Health Services. Fort Pond, like other waterways in Montauk, is not under trustee jurisdiction.
7/17/2015 7/16/2015 (Washington Post) Actor Alan Alda adds science professor to his list of slashes Alan Alda, who was in town Wednesday night to give a lecture at the National Academy of Sciences helped found the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University. The actor slash director slash professor wants to teach all the smarties in the world how to explain their work to the rest of us.
7/16/2015 7/15/2015 (Dan's Papers) 20th Annual Stony Brook Film Festival The 20th anniversary season of the Stony Brook Film Festival at the Stall Center's Main Stage Theatre runs from July 16-25. The festival includes American Independent premieres as well as films from Germany, The Netherlands, Israel, Mexico, Greece, Egypt, France, Canada, Iran, Belgium, England, Morocco and Algeria. Many cast and crew from many screening films will be on hand for Q&A before and after the films. Here's a peek at this weekend's line
7/16/2015 7/15/2015 (NPR) Even Mild Mental Health Problems In Children Can Cause Trouble Later It's important to understand that the data from the study is not necessarily people who think they have mental disorders, but a random sample who were tested as part of the study and shown to have these symptoms, says Daniel Klein, professor of clinical psychology at Stony Brook University. In some cases the symptoms are very mild, and people don't see themselves as having a mental disorder.
7/16/2015 7/16/2015 (Forbes) These Are the Sharks that Researchers Prefer to Great Whites Oceanic whitetip shark - Carcharhinus longimanus: "My favorite is probably the oceanic whitetip because they are fearless, inquisitive and have gorgeous markings. They also live in an extreme environment, the open ocean, and somehow manage to scratch out a living there." -- Demian Chapman, Associate Professor at Stony Brook University and Assistant Director of Science at the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science
7/16/2015 7/16/2015 (Suffolk Times) Editorial: What's exciting about ELIH joining Stony Brook Editorials Editorial: What's exciting about ELIH joining Stony Brook by Jen Nuzzo | 07/16/2015 6:00 AM For Eastern Long Island Hospital, a rural community health care facility with a $50 million annual budget, the process of choosing which major Long Island hospital system to join could not have been easy. On one hand, you had Stony Brook, rooted in Suffolk County and the pre-eminent teaching hospital on Long Island. Then there was North Shore-Long Island Jewish, one of the nation's largest private health care systems.
7/15/2015 7/14/2015 (Yahoo News) Human hands 'less evolved' The scientists led by Dr Sergio Almecija, from Stony Brook University in New York, wrote in the journal Nature Communications: "Humans have only slightly modified finger and thumb lengths since their LCA (last common ancestor) with Pan. This probably occurred with the advent of habitual bipedalism in hominins, and almost certainly preceded regular stone culture."
7/15/2015 7/14/2015 (Newsday) Stony Brook Film Festival 2015 preview-What to See The first Stony Brook Film Festival launched 20 years ago with a program that included Elia Kazan's classic "A Face in the Crowd." According to festival director Alan Inkles, things didn't go so well. During the movie's final, climactic scene, the projector bulb lit the film on fire.
7/15/2015 7/15/2015 (National Geographic) Yes, Animals Think And Feel. Here's How We Know Speaking from Stony Brook University on Long Island, New York, where Dr. Carl Safina is a visiting professor in the school of journalism, he explains how elephants routinely display empathy; why U.S. Navy underwater tests in the Pacific Northwest should be stopped; and how his own pet dogs prove his theories.
7/14/2015 7/13/2015 (Dan's Papers) Clams for Clams Party Benefits Shinnecock Bay Restoration Stony Brook University's Marine Sciences Center in Southampton hosted a fundraiser Friday, July 10, 2015, for the Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program, which aims to turn around water quality in the ailing bay and increase the clam population. Dubbed Clams for Clams, the benefit included tours of the Marine Sciences Center's new facility and a cocktail reception.
7/14/2015 7/13/2015 (Bioscience Technology) Shark! Scientists Try to Count Everyone in the Sea "Global FinPrint will help us better understand one of the ocean's great mysteries: What is happening with fragile marine ecosystems when sharks are removed?" said Demian Chapman of Stony Brook University in New York, one of the researchers. "Are coral reefs healthier or faster to recover from disturbances like coral bleaching or hurricanes because they have sharks? These are hugely important questions. Many countries rely on health coral reefs for food security, tourism and coastal protection."
7/13/2015 7/13/2015 (Nurse.com) Nursing student snapshot gets clearer with holistic review Lee Anne Xippolitos, PhD, RN, CARN, CS, NPP, CNAA, BC, dean of Stony Brook (N.Y.) University School of Nursing, said her school has been using holistic review for three years.
7/13/2015 7/10/2015 (Newsday) Carl Safina's 'Beyond Words': Stories of animal intelligence Readers keen on the natural world, particularly those cross-species curious, will thrill to dozens of vignettes Carl Safina piles up in his chatty, passionate seventh book. The Long Islander, a professor at Stony Brook University, has won wide accolades for his work in ecology, particularly marine environments. At 60, he is the founder of the Blue Ocean Institute and, like another Carl, the host of a science series on public television, "Saving the Ocean With Carl Safina."
7/13/2015 7/11/2015 (Newsday) Stony Brook professor leads global survey of shark, ray populations A Stony Brook University professor, Dr. Demian Chapman, is leading a three-year project to survey sharks and rays in hundreds of coral reef ecosystems worldwide to identify population hot spots and habitats that support or repel the animals.
7/13/2015 7/10/2015 (Long Island Business News) Stony Brook lands $2.5 million grant for water-saving energy system A Stony Brook University research team has been awarded $2.5 million from the Department of Energy to develop a system that provides supplemental cooling for power plants and reduces water use.
7/10/2015 7/9/2015 (Suffolk Times) ELIH opts to partner with Stony Brook University Hospital Eastern Long Island Hospital announced on Thursday night that its board of directors chose to partner with Stony Brook University Hospital
7/10/2015 7/9/2015 (Long Island Business News) Q and A with David Hamilton The Clean Energy Business Incubator Program at Stony Brook University is kind of a traffic cop, directing where the clients need to go to continue their path to commercialization. David Hamilton, the director of business development, is the sheriff in town.
7/9/2015 7/8/2015 (Mashable) Microsoft's Paul Allen launches major conservation project during 'shark week' Global FinPrint plans to survey sharks and rays, which are closely related species, in coral reef ecosystems over the course of three years. The largest such survey of its kind, it kicks off this month with underwater surveys and data collections conducted by a team led by Demian Chapman, a shark researcher at Stony Brook University in New York.
7/9/2015 7/8/2015 (Nature World News) Marine Survey: Sharks, Rays, Skates and Underwater Video A team led by Dr. Demian Chapman of Stony Brook University, Long Island, N.Y., will place "baited remote underwater video (BRUVs)" in locations to observe and count sharks and other marine life. They'll cover coral reef systems in the Indo-Pacific, tropical western Atlantic, southern and eastern Africa and Indian Ocean islands.
7/8/2015 7/7/2015 (Men's Journal) The 9 Best Sunscreens for Athletes The ideal options are water-resistant for 80 minutes, offer a broad-spectrum (both UVA and UVB) coverage, and have an SPF of at least 30, says Jordan B. Slutsky, M.D., a clinical assistant professor of dermatology at Stony Brook University in New York. These nine options met all these criteria. Read on to find out which deserves a spot in your gym bag.
7/8/2015 7/7/2015 (Yahoo News) Baits, underwater cameras to help count world's sharks The international team of researchers is being led by Demian Chapman of Stony Brook University in New York. Other scholars involved hail from James Cook University in Queensland, Australia and the Australian Institute of Marine Science. The data from the survey will be made available in the coming years through an open-access platform containing information on species density, habitats and diversity trends. "Global FinPrint will help us better understand one of the ocean's great mysteries: What is happening with fragile marine ecosystems when sharks are removed?" said Chapman. "These are hugely important questions. Many countries rely on healthy coral reefs for food security, tourism and coastal protection."
7/8/2015 7/7/2015 (Dan's Papers) Stony Brook Marine Sciences Center to Host 'Clams for Clams' Benefit Friday Stony Brook University's Marine Sciences Center in Southampton will host a fundraiser this Friday, July 11, for the Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program, which aims to turn around water quality in the ailing bay and increase the clam population.
7/7/2015 7/6/2015 (Newsday) Company vying for medical marijuana license offers $5 million in research grants A pharmaceutical company competing for one of the state's five medical marijuana licenses pledged Monday to provide $5 million in research grants, including $1 million to Stony Brook University.
7/7/2015 7/6/2015 (News12) Stony Brook University EOP Students Receive iPads Stony Brook University EOP students receive iPads for their four years at the university.
7/2/2015 7/2/2015 (Newsday) Celebrate the return of 'Shark Week' with events on Long Island "I saw it ["Jaws"] as a kid," says Demian Chapman, associate professor at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University. "As far as the science, each individual part is plausible, but it would never happen -- having one shark attack so many people and show such malice toward humans."
7/2/2015 7/1/2015 (Newsday) Stony Brook University opens $40.8 million computer science building Stony Brook University opened a new $40.8 million computer science building that officials and lawmakers said will enable the public university to expand one of its largest and most competitive programs.
7/1/2015 6/29/2015 (Be Seen, Get Screened) Technology Allows Doctors to "Walk" Through "We'll have both the computer and the doctors working in tandem to find polyps and find cancers," said Dr. Arie Kaufman of Stony Brook University. He added that virtual colonoscopies could lead to better and earlier detection of colon polyps
7/1/2015 7/1/2015 (Daily Mail) Have you REALLY met The One? Tracey Cox's 12 essential questions that will reveal if he's in it for the long-term You think for two, not one: loving someone else means you consider the effect on them for all major decisions. Research (Stony Brook University, NY) suggests instead of this making us feel stifled, most people become more tolerant and considerate.
7/1/2015 6/29/2015 (Futurity) Even 'Warm' Tuna Need Their Favorite Foods "What we discovered is that what worked well for millions of years--pelagic fish 'warming' their bodies enabling them to reap energetic benefits by expanding their foraging into much cooler waters--may not work as well now that humans have significantly altered the marine environment," says lead author Daniel Madigan, an NSF postdoctoral fellow in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) at Stony Brook University
8/31/2015 8/29/2015 (Detroit Free Press) Be generous: It's a simpler way to stay healthier "Volunteering moves people into the present and distracts the mind from the stresses and problems of the self," said Stephen G. Post, founding director of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics at Stony Brook University School of Medicine in New York. "Many studies show that one of the best ways to deal with the hardships in life is not to just center on yourself but to take the opportunity to engage in simple acts of kindness."
8/31/2015 8/30/2015 (MSN News) Here Comes the Bionic Brain! Sure, some of this technology is still in its infantile stages. In May, American researchers at UC Santa Barbara and Stony Brook University became the first to teach machines how to recognize specific letters in an image -- meaning, basically, robots had just graduated kindergarten. Under Furber's direction, British engineers are now building a machine capable of simulating the activity of 1 billion neurons.
8/31/2015 8/31/2015 (Newsday) Stony Brook athletic director Shawn Heilbron's goal: Raising $100 million From the moment he first set foot on Stony Brook's campus to take over as athletic director in May 2014, Shawn Heilbron said his vision was to build a football program powerful enough to drive the fundraising necessary to put the New York state school with the funny name on the major-college athletic map.
8/30/2015 8/28/2016 (Times Beacon Record) Stony Brook's Tannenbaum uses math to tackle cancer Allen Tannenbaum, a professor of computer science and applied mathematics and statistics at Stony Brook University, has added a field called graph theory to some of the tools he knows well from his work in medical imaging and computer vision. A normal, healthy cell is like a factory, with genes sending signals through proteins, enzymes and catalysts, moving reactions forward or stopping them, and the genetic machinery indicating when and how hard the parts should work. Cancer, however, is like a hostile takeover of that factory, producing the factory equivalent of M16s that damage the cell and the individual instead of baby toys, Tannebaum suggested.
8/28/2015 8/28/2015 (Good Morning America) New Research Finds Rise in Injuries Caused by Walking and Texting Stony Brook University researchers examined texting and distractions. They created a test/obstacle course as part of their study to show how hard it is to concentrate on anything else while you are on your phone including walking.
8/28/2015 8/27/2015 (Albany Democrat Herald-Oregon) Be generous: It's a simple way to stay healthier "Volunteering moves people into the present and distracts the mind from the stresses and problems of the self," said Stephen G. Post, founding director of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics at Stony Brook University School of Medicine in New York. "Many studies show that one of the best ways to deal with the hardships in life is not to just center on yourself but to take the opportunity to engage in simple acts of kindness."
8/28/2015 8/28/2015 (Robotics Tomorrow) Stony Brook University Helps Prepare Next Generation of Farmers by Introducing a Hydroponic 'Freight Farm' on Campus Cited as 4th most environmentally responsible university* in 2015,Stony Brook University is first higher ed campus to get a Freight Farm. This fall, Stony Brook University is introducing a fresh new technology - a hydroponic Freight Farm - where student farmers can grow crops year-round in an indoor environment. Created in a discarded shipping container converted into a fully operational hydroponic farm known as the Leafy Green Machine, the Freight Farm will be primarily managed by Stony Brook students.
8/27/2015 8/26/2015 (New York Times) A Gorilla Match (or 5) at the Bronx Zoo Dr. Carl Safina, who is a professor at Stony Brook University, has traveled the world observing animals in the wild, including elephants, dolphins, wolves and albatrosses, and says the more he sees, the more he is convinced that many animals experience love in the same way humans do.
8/26/2015 8/25/2015 (Inside Philanthropy) Longtime Actor, Longtime Giver: A Look at Alan Alda's Philanthropy Specifically, Alda has an interest in making science more accessible to the general public. He founded the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University, which develops "innovative programs that enable scientists to communicate more effectively with the public." He also originated the Flame Challenge, a yearly international competition for scientists in which they compete to "explain complex scientific concepts so that 11-year-olds can understand them."
8/26/2015 8/26/2015 (Yahoo News) Here Comes the Bionic Brain! Sure, some of this technology is still in its infantile stages. In May, American researchers at UC Santa Barbara and Stony Brook University became the first to teach machines how to recognize specific letters in an image -- meaning, basically, robots had just graduated kindergarten. Under Furber's direction, British engineers are now building a machine capable of simulating the activity of 1 billion neurons.
8/26/2015 8/26/2015 (FiOS1) Stony Brook University gives hundreds of kids a reason to smile 'Give Kids a Smile' day is a national event offering free teeth cleanings to families with little or no access to healthcare
8/25/2015 8/25/2015 (Nature) The Growing Battle Against Blood-Sucking Ticks Now, a new and potentially improved vaccine has completed safety trials5. Developed by researchers at Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York, and licensed to Baxter Innovations in Vienna, the vaccine is similar to LYMErix in that it targets OspA, but it does not contain the protein segment that some scientists and consumers feared could cause an autoimmune reaction.
8/25/2015 8/25/2015 (Scientific American) The Growing Global Battle Against Blood-Sucking Ticks Now, a new and potentially improved vaccine has completed safety trials. Developed by researchers at Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York, and licensed to Baxter Innovations in Vienna, the vaccine is similar to LYMErix in that it targets OspA, but it does not contain the protein segment that some scientists and consumers feared could cause an autoimmune reaction. It also contains several variants of OspA, so it protects against many Borrelia species known to cause Lyme in humans, including those that affect people in Europe.
8/25/2015 8/25/2015 (Scientific Computing) Science Advocate and Emmy Award-Winning Actor Alan Alda to Open SC15 SC15 announces that noted science communicator and award-winning actor Alan Alda will discuss the role of science in our society and the intersection of science and computing as he delivers the conference keynote address November 17, 2015 in Austin, TX. Alda -- actor, writer, science advocate and visiting professor at Stony Brook University -- will share his passion for science communication and its importance, drawing on his personal experiences, including his 11 years as host of the TV series Scientific American Frontiers.
8/25/2015 8/24/2015 (The Lakeland Ledger) Being generous can lengthen your life, studies show "Volunteering moves people into the present and distracts the mind from the stresses and problems of the self," said Stephen G. Post, founding director of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics at Stony Brook University School of Medicine in New York. "Many studies show that one of the best ways to deal with the hardships in life is not to just center on yourself but to take the opportunity to engage in simple acts of kindness."
8/25/2015 8/24/2015 (NPR/"Brian Lehrer Show") The Study of Men Second wave feminism started "women's studies" as an academic subject in response to the social sciences written by and for men. Michael Kimmel, professor of sociology and gender studies at Stony Brook University, where he directs the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities, and the author of Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men (Harper Perennial, 2009), makes the case for adding "masculine studies" to the curriculum.
8/24/2015 8/23/2015 (Newsday) International students coming to LI in record numbers About two-thirds of the international students on the Island are expected to attend Stony Brook and NYIT. More than 500 are slated to go to Nassau Community College and Suffolk County Community College.
8/24/2015 8/24/2015 (Wall Street Journal) Avoid This Color in Your Business Plan The results? Investors were more likely to invest in a business plan that had images of the product or prototype. And using the color red in logos or elsewhere scared off investors. The authors, Richard Chan, an assistant professor of organizational behavior at Stony Brook University's College of Business in Stony Brook, N.Y., and H. Dennis Park, an assistant professor at Drexel University's LeBow College of Business in Philadelphia, say the study provides evidence that rapid-fire investment choices rely partially on heuristics--mental shortcuts that help people arrive at a decision quickly.
8/24/2015 8/23/2015 (NPR/"Weekend Morning Edition") Rape Case Raises Troubling Issues At St. Paul's School, Sociologist Says Saint Paul's is the elite boarding school in New Hampshire that educated Secretary of State John Kerry and many other prominent alumni. And that school is now at the center of a rape trial. More than a year ago, as Owen Labrie was finishing his senior year, he took part in a school ritual known as the Senior Salute. Older students are supposed to sexually proposition younger ones. Labrie chose a 15-year-old girl and then allegedly raped her. He has pled not guilty and says their encounter was consensual. This past week, his accuser took the stand to make her case. Michael Kimmel is the director of the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities at Stony Brook University. And in a couple of weeks, he will address the faculty at St. Paul's School. He joins us on the line from Chicago. Thanks so much for being with us.
8/19/2015 8/19/2015 (Fresh Plaza) Stony Brook University introduces hydroponic 'Freight Farm' on campus This fall, Stony Brook University is introducing a fresh new technology - a hydroponic Freight Farm - where student farmers can grow crops year-round in an indoor environment. Created in a discarded shipping container converted into a fully operational hydroponic farm known as the Leafy Green Machine, the Freight Farm will be primarily managed by Stony Brook students.
8/19/2015 8/18/2015 (KQED/NPR "Forum with Michael Krasny") The Growing Field of Men's Studies Students at Stony Brook University in New York will soon be able to earn a masters degree in "masculinities studies." The new program symbolizes increased attention to how masculinity is treated across cultures and disciplines. At the recent International Conference on Masculinities, seminars ranged in topics from mental health to fatherhood to friendship. We'll explore the growing academic field of men's studies and what we're teaching today's young men about masculinity.
8/19/2015 8/18/2015 (Newsday) 100,000 delivery at Stony Brook University Hospital Newborn Luca Picarella has the usual statistics associated with his birth -- time of delivery 8:09 a.m., weight 8 pounds 9 ounces, length 20.75 inches. But there's one more number that will follow him for life: His was the 100,000th delivery at Stony Brook University Hospital.
8/18/2015 8/18/2015 (KQED/NPR/"Forum with Michael Krasny") The Growing Field of Men's Studies Students at Stony Brook University in New York will soon be able to earn a masters degree in "masculinities studies." The new program symbolizes increased attention to how masculinity is treated across cultures and disciplines. At the recent International Conference on Masculinities, seminars ranged in topics from mental health to fatherhood to friendship. We'll explore the growing academic field of men's studies and what we're teaching today's young men about masculinity.
8/17/2015 8/14/2015 (Daily Dot) Americans can't put down our cell phones--and it's actually killing us While the dangers of texting while driving have been well-documented--causing an estimated 18 percent of vehicular deaths, according to the FCC--texting while walking is arguably even more dangerous. According to researchers at Stony Brook University, being distracted by your phone makes you 61 percent more likely to walk the wrong direction; this is true even though you actually walk faster while texting, making your aimless wandering even more dangerous
8/17/2015 8/15/2015 (Huffington Post) How Sleep Position May Affect the Brain Researchers from Stony Brook University found that side sleeping, compared to back or stomach sleeping, may more effectively remove brain waste and reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other neurological diseases.
8/17/2015 8/14/2015 (Newsday) Young Jupiter-like planet found in solar system that looks like Earth's, Stony Brook scientists say Two planet-tracking scientists at Stony Brook University have helped pinpoint a jumbo "exoplanet" dubbed a young Jupiter orbiting a sunlike star in a constellation about 100 light years away.
8/14/2015 8/13/2015 (Today Show) Snooze on your side? How your sleep position can impact your health Maybe you're a stomach sleeper -- or you curl up into a little ball. Perhaps, reclining on your back provides the best sleep. Well, it might be time to flip over to your side. A new study from Stony Book University examines sleep position and finds that side sleeping is the best for brain health.
8/14/2015 8/13/2015 (News12) Professor makes protecting LI's waters top priority A Stony Brook professor has made protecting Long Island's waters his top priority. Dr. Christopher Gobler, a professor of marine science at Stony Brook University, designed the Long Island Water Quality Index to measure the health of the waters around Long Island.
8/14/2015 8/14/2015 (CBS News) Hidden drowning risks to kids at home "Young kids, especially infants, can drown in as little as one inch of water. That's not a lot of water, really," Dr. Maribeth Chitkara, an associate professor of pediatrics at Stony Brook Children's Hospital in New York, told CBS News. "For the young children, it's actually, it's about half are from pools and the other half is 'other.
8/14/2015 8/13/2015 (Washington Post) Newly discovered, Jupiter-like planet may sit in a solar system much like our own "Since Kepler looks for the shadow of the planet as it passes in front of the star, it's good at identifying planets really close to their stars," study author Rahul I. Patel, a PhD student at Stony Brook University, told The Post. "To get a good look at a planet that's the same distance from its star as Earth is from the sun, you'd have to wait, say, three years to see three passes."
8/12/2015 8/11/2015 (FiOS1) LI Mom, triplets thank Stony Brook Hospital staff that saved their lives 10 years ag Roseanne Errante was 7 months pregnant when doctors performed life-saving surgery on her and helped deliver babies
8/12/2015 8/13/2015 (SUNY RF) Programs help propel three start-ups from lab to market One company benefiting from both those programs is Theragnostic Technologies, Inc. Founded in 2012 by Balaji Sitharaman, associate professor of biomedical engineering at Stony Brook University, Theragnostic Technologies has developed a nanoparticle contrast agent, for use in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) that is safer and more effective than the products in use today.
8/12/2015 8/11/2015 (Futurity) Side Sleeping May Clean Up 'Mess" in Brains "The analysis showed us consistently that glymphatic transport was most efficient in the lateral position when compared to the supine or prone positions," says Helene Benveniste, principal investigator and a professor of anesthesiology and radiology at Stony Brook University School of Medicine.
8/10/2015 8/10/2015 (New York Times) Men's Studies Redux: Readers Respond to a Master's Program in Masculinity An article this weekend, "A Master's Degree in ... Masculinity?," about a master's degree program at Stony Brook University focusing on "the study of men and masculinities," inspired over 750 comments on nytimes.com/styles and on Facebook. Readers wondered about the necessity of such a pursuit, suggested a more general study of gender as an alternative and discussed how maleness is perceived in society today.
8/10/2015 8/8/2015 (New York Times) A Master's Degree in Masculinity You've heard of women's studies, right? Well, this is men's studies: the academic pursuit of what it means to be male in today's world. Dr. Kimmel is the founder and director of the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities at Stony Brook University, part of the State University of New York system, which will soon start the first master's degree program in "masculinities studies."
8/10/2015 8/8/2015 (Newsday) Stony Brook researcher takes aim at cancer-drug resistance Dr. Sabine Brouxhon, a researcher at Stony Brook University's School of Medicine has been working on a strategy to thwart drug resistance for certain cancers, particularly those treated by the types of cancer drugs known as monoclonal antibodies
8/10/2015 8/7/2015 (CNN) A Surprise for You on the Beach Carl Safina is the inaugural holder of the Carl Safina Endowed Research Professorship for Nature and Humanity at Stony Brook University, where he is also founding president of The Safina Center and co-chair of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. Dr. Safina writes, "Beneath the waves, more recent regulations setting limits on fish catches in U.S. coastal waters have yielded something truly remarkable: recoveries. True, depletion remains problematic in some regions, particularly the Northeast's cod, Caribbean reefs, and the Northwest's eternally dammed salmon. But in general, we are the first generation in 500 years to see more fish -- rather than fewer --than when we were born."
8/6/2015 8/6/2015 (Health Central) Can Sleeping on Your Side Reduce Alzheimer's Risk? Some good news for people who sleep on their sides. A study at Stony Brook University in New York suggests that sleeping on your side, instead of your back or stomach, could help the brain eliminate waste products more effectively, and that may lower the risk of developing neurodegenerative conditions, such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's.
8/6/2015 8/5/2015 (KALW/NPR San Francisco) Your Call: What are the public health implications of insufficient sleep? Lauren Hale, PhD, is Associate Professor of Family, Population, and Preventive Medicine at Stony Brook University, where she serves as a Core Faculty member of the Program in Public Health. Dr. Hale talks about the health effects of long-term sleep loss and what role race and economics play.
8/6/2015 8/5/2015 (Huffington Post) Construction Workers Write Sweet Messages On Steel Beams For Kids In Hospital To See Ironworkers from Local 361 have been working to build a new children's hospital next to the Stony Brook University Hospital. Late last month, the workers wrote some comforting messages on steel beams facing the pediatric floor for kids who were staying at the existing facility, Dr. Margaret McGovern, chief of pediatrics told the Huffington Post.
8/4/2015 8/4/2015 (Today) Construction workers write 'get well' messages for kids at Stony Brook Hospital Here's proof that construction workers aren't just tough guys. A group of iron workers in Long Island, New York, painted "get well" messages on steel beams to cheer up the children who could see them from their windows at the hospital they were working alongside. Stony Brook Children's Hospital "get well" messages from construction workers. Iron workers building the new Stony Brook Children's Hospital wrote inspiring messages for the young patients next door, at the existing hospital. "It's remarkably touching," Dr. Ken Kaushansky, dean of Stony Brook University School of Medicine, told TODAY.com.
8/4/2015 8/3/2015 (New York Times) Review: Carl Safina's 'Beyond Words' Doesn't Mince Any on Animal Abilities Dr. Safina, a marine conservationist and professor at Stony Brook University on Long Island, is clearly unafraid to challenge scientific orthodoxy. He accepts as a given that animals are capable of thought and emotion, a proposition that, as he notes impatiently and not a little defensively, is far from settled among animal behaviorists
8/4/2015 8/4/2015 (Hartford Courant) Tackling L.I. Sound Pollution On Three Fronts If the inquiry, to be done by researchers at Stony Brook University, determines that Millstone is not a significant factor, fine. But if the results of the study show that Millstone does contribute to or accelerate the general warming of the Sound, what then?
8/3/2015 8/2/2015 (Newsday) Veterans Services Committee aims to help former soldiers return to civilian life Town Councilman Kevin LaValle said the volunteer committee will seek to improve communication between agencies that serve veterans and clear up scheduling conflicts that might prevent veterans from obtaining services. The committee, approved last month, includes veterans, a human resources manager and military services specialists from Stony Brook University and St. Joseph's College in Patchogue
8/3/2015 8/3/2015 (Los Angeles Times) Paid $1 to $3 a day, unauthorized immigrants keep family detention centers running Detainees are charged two to seven times more for most products in detention centers' commissaries than they would pay at a local Wal-Mart, according to a study by Nancy Hiemstra, assistant professor of migration studies at Stony Brook University.
8/3/2015 8/2/2015 (Innovate LI) Debrief: Peter Donnelly, SBU Technology Licensing Bridging the commercial world and SBU's world-class faculty and student research, Peter Donnelly accepts a critical (but not impossible) mission: develop markets for science and technology commercialization. The tech-licensing director has made a career of translating research into innovative consumables, including stints as entrepreneur, corporate suit, academic and government staffer.
9/30/2015 9/28/2015 (New12) Water on Mars? There was a blockbuster announcement from NASA scientists today -- that mars has flowing water on it. scientists once thought the red planet was dry, but they now say "under certain circumstances" liquid water has been found on mars. the source of salty water is a mystery. experts say it could be melting ice, or water vapor. geology professor - timothy glotch of suny stony Brook says this is exciting news
9/30/2015 9/29/2015 (CNN) Grand Cayman's coral reefs must not be destroyed Dr. Carl Safina holds the endowed chair for nature and humanity at Stony Brook University on Long Island, where he runs the Safina Center. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
9/30/2015 9/29/2015 (Long Island Pulse) Caring for Aging Parents "If the parents are aging and they're in good health, it's important to support that," said Geoffrey O'Connell, LCSW, a Geriatric Care Planner for Stony Brook Medicine. "In cases where mom and dad begin to slow down or they become diagnosed with Alzheimer's, they begin to have heart disease or other medical problems, those are the challenges where children need to step up the plate and the challenge becomes, 'How do we do that?'"
9/29/2015 9/28/2015 (Wall Street Journal) New Devices Take the Pain Out of Hospital Visits "If we are the ones inflicting pain, we need to do something proactively to minimize it," says Sergey Kunkov, director of the pediatric emergency department at Stony Brook Children's Hospital, part of Stony Brook Medicine in New York.
9/29/2015 9/28/2015 (Wall Street Journal-Video) New Tech Tries to Take Sting Out of Health Care New approaches are making it easier to avoid pain, including needle-less blood draws and inhaled pain medications. WSJ's Laura Landro joins Tanya Rivero and includes Stony Brook Medicine as a location where eliminating pain for childhood patients is a priority.
9/29/2015 9/29/2015 (BBC) Why are we the only human species still alive Several million years ago, when a great many hominin species lived side-by-side, they mainly ate plants. "There is no evidence they were systematically preying on large animals," says John Shea of Stony Brook University in New York, US.
9/29/2015 9/28/2015 (Newsday) Life on Mars? NASA says planet appears to have flowing water "The evidence is certainly provocative, but there is still need for further study," said Deanne Rogers, an assistant professor of geosciences at Stony Brook University.
9/26/2015 9/25/2015 (Health Cast) Expert Tips for Preventing Kids' Sports Injuries "The biggest problem right now is that many children and teens are not taking time off from their sports activities," said Dr. James Penna, an orthopedic surgeon at Stony Brook University Hospital in Stony Brook, N.Y.
9/26/2015 9/25/2015 (Newsday) Stony Brook University opening observatory to public Sunday night for viewing of supermoon, total lunar eclipse With a rare celestial event on tap for Sunday night, Stony Brook University is hosting a moon viewing, opening up its rooftop telescope observatory to the public, a university spokeswoman said.
9/25/2015 9/24/2015 (East Hampton Star) Extend Georgica Crab Ban Christopher Gobler of Stony Brook University, who has led a monitoring program of waterways under trustee jurisdiction for the past three years, had detected patches of rust tide in Three Mile Harbor, Ms. McNally said, and has increased his sampling to occur weekly. He will deliver an update when he has more information, she said.
9/25/2015 9/24/2015 (Huffington Post) The Exhaustion Epidemic Consider this: In 2010, women across the U.S. named fatigue among their top five health concerns in WebMD's annual Year in Health survey. A 2013 survey by the Pew Research Center found that there is literally no job more exhausting than being a mother. In the American Psychological Association's 2012 Stress in America survey, 45 percent of women reported feeling fatigue due to stress. And in a 2011 study, researchers at Stony Brook University in New York found that women consistently report higher levels of fatigue than men do.
9/25/2015 9/24/2015 (Tech.co) 4 Ways Gender Equality is Good for Men "White men in Europe and the US are the beneficiaries of the single greatest affirmation action program in the history of the world. It is called the history of the world," quips Stony Brook University Professor Michael Kimmel in his new TEDWomen talk.
9/24/2015 9/23/2015 (Washington Post) What happens when you act too manly at work Inside a granite Manhattan tower, 13 stories above Madison Square Park, masculinity expert and Stony Brook University professor Michael Kimmel advises employees at a major bank to drop the macho act.
9/23/2015 9/22/2015 (Christian Science Monitor) This snake gave birth without a male: How common is parthenogenesis? Experts once thought parthenogenesis was an adaptation of animals in captivity, since that is where it had been observed, but in 2012, researchers found cases of single-parent fish in the wild. Andrew Fields of Stony Brook University and his colleagues were sequencing the genome of 190 endangered sawfish, and they found seven whose "parents" were genetically identical - meaning both parents were the same fish.
9/23/2015 9/23/2015 (Fox News) Can video games make you healthier? Joe and Elisa were, as it turns out, ahead of the curve with their jigsaw solution. In 2014 a team of researchers from the American Cancer Society, Brown University, and Stony Brook University found that nicotine-deprived smokers were able to reduce their cravings by playing two-player cooperative games (like the popular video games Plants vs. Zombies or Portal 2) with their relationship partners.
9/22/2015 9/22/2015 (News12) Stony Brook University to be smoke-free in 2016 Stony Brook University will be implementing a campuswide ban on all tobacco products on Jan. 1, 2016. The ban includes cigarettes, smokeless tobacco and all vapor products. Planning and Staff Development Director Ahmed Belazi says about 7 percent of the student body used tobacco products while on campus.
9/22/2015 9/22/2015 (General Surgery News) Hospital Re-admissions Reduction: A Policy Whose Time Has Come Stony Brook Medicine Dr. Dana Telem writes, "Over the past 10 years, reducing hospital readmissions has become a top national priority. The significant financial penalties associated with re-admissions brought them into focus as an important quality and cost-reduction issue for hospitals, administrators and clinicians."
9/22/2015 9/22/2015 (Columbia Daily News) Being generous is a simple way to stay healthier "Volunteering moves people into the present and distracts the mind from the stresses and problems of the self," said Stephen G. Post, founding director of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics at Stony Brook University School of Medicine in New York. "Many studies show that one of the best ways to deal with the hardships in life is not to just center on yourself but to take the opportunity to engage in simple acts of kindness."
9/21/2015 9/21/2015 (News12) Long Island Clean Water Partnerships Stony Brook University's Dr. Christopher Gobler reports on the condition of the water surrounding Long Island...and it's not good.
9/21/2015 9/20/2015 (BBC) Why human beings are just like giant pandas The question is, when and why did this upright posture evolve? To find out, Gabrielle Russo of Stony Brook University in New York and Scott Williams of New York University decided to compare humans with another species that holds its back upright.
9/21/2015 9/20/2015 (Norwalk Hour/Bloomberg News): Noah Smith: Fed leaves rates and doubts unchanged Noah Smith is an assistant professor of finance at Stony Brook University and a freelance writer for finance and business publications. He wrote, "The Federal Reserve has chosen to leave interest rates unchanged, effectively at zero. What does this mean? First and foremost, it means that we are unlikely to see any big or significant changes in monetary policy in the near future."
9/18/2015 9/17/2015 (Washington Post) What Donald Trump doesn't understand about calling women beautiful Michael Kimmel, founder of Stony Brook University's Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities, said Trump's misguided praise sends a message: Fiorina's thoughts are secondary to her body. The beauty of men in power, on that stage and generally, is rarely assessed.
9/18/2015 9/17/2015 (East Hampton Star) New Awards Dinner Will Be Inaugurated at Film Festival Killer Films, founded by Christine Vachon and Pamela Koffler, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. They are also the founding heads of Stony Brook Southampton's new M.F.A. in film program. They will be given the HIFF Industry Award for the "creative, risk-taking movies" they have produced, such as "Still Alice," "Far From Heaven," and "Boys Don't Cry."
9/17/2015 9/16/2015 (BuzzFeed) 12 Ways Masculinity Is Actually Killing Men Risk-taking can involve sexual behaviors as well. According to Cliff Leek, Program Director at the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities at Stony Brook University, men who believe in so-called "traditional masculinity" (characterized by being tough, holding back their emotions, and being in charge) "are less likely to use protection [and] are more likely to have multiple partners," which increases their chances of contracting a sexually transmitted infection.
9/17/2015 9/16/2015 (PBS NewsHour) Hospitals push physicians to improve their bedside manners "Empathic care is a real intervention that has impact on patients' adherence, whether they'll come back to see the doctor or just skip town and go untreated," said Stephen Post, who directs the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics at Stony Brook University in New York. And listening more carefully could lead physicians to pick up cues and details they might otherwise miss, and consequently prescribe better treatments.
9/17/2015 5/16/2015 (Long Island Business News) Stony Brook wins $20M tech grants Stony Brook University has received two $10 million grants from the state, including one for its existing Center for Biotechnology and another to help found the Center for Advanced Technology in Integrated Electric Systems.
9/16/2015 9/16/2015 (Newsday) Restaurants near Stony Brook University The hunger for knowledge has drawn a combined 40,000 students, faculty and other staff members to Stony Brook University, an institution devoted to feeding minds in areas such as astronomy, psychology and theater arts. Not surprisingly, that population also gets hungry for something good on their plates. These days, they're being fed by an increasingly diverse and interesting assortment of eating spots. "Through my years at Stony Brook, I have seen that options are expanding," said senior Briceyda Landaverde. "It's exciting to know that you can go to different places both on and off campus."
9/16/2015 9/15/2015 (Nova/PBS) Why Did Homo naledi Bury Its Dead? "Mortuary 'rituals' wherein pinheads regularly dispose of corpses makes a better headline than 'we don't yet have a clue,' " William Jungers, a paleontologist at the State University of New York, Stony Brook, told National Geographic.
9/15/2015 9/15/2015 (SDPB Radio/NPR, South Dakota) Physics and Sports: Dr. Chang Kee Jung Interview with Dr. Chang Kee Jung, Research Coordinator with the Long Baseline Neutrino Facility and associated Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment and professor of physics at the Stony Brook University... Jung says that many spectacular sports feats can be explained using basic physics concepts. Jung was also called upon several times to discuss the "Deflategate" controversy.
9/15/2015 9/15/2015 (Innovate LI) SBU lands $20M for energy, biotech centers Two Empire State Development awards totaling $20 million will propel Stony Brook University into the future of biotech and energy efficiency. The first award, totaling $10 million over 10 years, will be used to create a new Center for Advanced Technology in Integrated Electric Energy Systems. The second, also for $10 million over 10 years, will support SBU's existing Center for Biotechnology. Both awards come through NYSTAR, the state economic development agency's science, technology and innovation division. Stony Brook University President Samuel Stanley called the investments in the centers for advanced technology "a tremendous shot in the arm for Long Island and New York State."
9/15/2015 9/15/2015 (Newsday) Stony Brook lands $20M for advanced tech centers Stony Brook University has landed $20 million in funding from Empire State Development to create a new Center for Advanced Technology in Integrated Electric Energy Systems and to finance its existing Center for Biotechnology for another 10 years, the university announced Tuesday. The new center will get $10 million to study how to improve the electrical grid.
9/15/2015 9/15/2015 (WSHU-FM, NPR affiliate) FDA Calls Powdered Caffeine Unsafe The Food and Drug Administration has sent enforcement letters to five dietary supplement companies that sell pure powdered caffeine. Many people use pure powdered caffeine as an alternative to coffee and energy drinks... With a recommended serving size of one-sixteenth of a teaspoon, said [Dr. William Lawson, a cardiologist at Stony Brook Medicine] that it can take only three teaspoons to fatally overdose and that people could have a heart attack after just one teaspoon. He said it would be impossible to ingest that amount of caffeine from coffee alone.
9/14/2015 9/14/2015 (CNN/Kaiser Health News) How to improve doctors' bedside manner If patients feel their doctors genuinely care, experts said, they're more likely to take medications and comply with recommendations. "Empathic care is a real intervention that has impact on patients' adherence, whether they'll come back to see the doctor or just skip town and go untreated," said Stephen Post, who directs the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics at Stony Brook University in New York. And listening more carefully could lead physicians to pick up cues and details they might otherwise miss, and consequently prescribe better treatments.
9/14/2015 9/14/2015 (Sci-Tech Today) Tiny Plants on Ocean's Surface Help Build Clouds Microscopic plants that grow on the thin surface of the ocean can influence cloud formation miles above. The discovery, published this week in the journal Nature, gives scientists a better understanding of how clouds are made in some parts of the world. It also could improve their forecasts of how global warming will affect cloud cover... Over the oceans, much of the cloud-forming particulate matter comes from sea salt that is propelled into the atmosphere by air bubbles that pop on the water's surface -- a phenomenon known as sea spray. "Any time you have waves breaking anywhere on the ocean, you can get particles released into the air," said Josephine Aller, a professor at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University in New York who worked on the study.
9/14/2015 9/14/2015 (WNYW-TV, Fox5NY) The Big Idea: Near-death experiences Stony Brook University researcher Dr. Sam Parnia helped conduct the largest every study into near-death experiences. His study looked at 2,000 people worldwide who had suffered some kind of cardiac arrest. It found that more than 40 percent described some kind of awareness before their hearts restarted.
9/13/2015 9/13/2015 (takepart) It Takes a Shipping Container to Feed a Campus Students advocating for local, sustainably grown food to be served on campus may soon have a surprising new tool to leverage--one more commonly found at industrial sites than on verdant farms. That is, they will if a pilot project at Stony Brook University to grow hydroponic lettuce in a upcycled shipping container proves successful.
9/13/2015 9/13/2015 (Newsday) Wolfie Tank to give Stony Brook students, staff, a taste of 'Shark Tank' It's not easy to land an appearance on "Shark Tank," the ABC series that receives tens of thousands of applications each year from entrepreneurs hoping to pitch their ideas to investors. Students and staff at Stony Brook University, however, have another option: Wolfie Tank. The Nov. 2 event, named for Stony Brook's mascot, the Sea Wolf, is modeled after the TV show and will give participants a chance to bounce business plans off seasoned entrepreneurs, who will offer feedback and advice.
9/12/2015 9/12/2015 (Los Angeles Times) Tiny plants on ocean's surface help build clouds, research shows Microscopic plants that grow on the thin surface of the ocean can influence cloud formation miles above. The discovery, published this week in the journal Nature, gives scientists a better understanding of how clouds are made in some parts of the world. It also could improve their forecasts of how global warming will affect cloud cover... "Any time you have waves breaking anywhere on the ocean, you can get particles released into the air," said Josephine Aller, a professor at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University in New York who worked on the study.
9/12/2015 9/12/2015 (Epoch Times) Can Ice Clouds Start With Particles From Sea Spray? The research groups of Daniel A. Knopf and Josephine Aller, in the Institute for Terrestrial and Planetary Atmospheres in Stony Brook University's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, are working to unravel the complicated relationship among microorganisms in ocean surface waters, organic compounds in sea spray, and ice cloud formation, which in turn affects precipitation and climate.
9/10/2015 9/10/15 (Inhabitat New York City) Stony Brook's new hydroponic 'Freight Farm' can grow up to 1,200 lettuce heads a week right on campus New York's Stony Brook University has become the nation's first college to install a Freight Farm right on campus. The fully-operational hydroponic micro-farm, known as the "Leafy Green Machine", will be managed by university students who will use a toolbox of technologies such as cloud-synced growth data, live camera feeds and a smartphone app in order to hydroponically grow fresh greens all year-round.
9/10/2015 9/10/2015 (The Scientist) New Homo Species Found From deep inside a nearly inaccessible cave, researchers in Southern Africa excavated 1,550 bone fragments belonging to H. naledi--more hominin fossils than had been discovered in the previous 90 years of exploration in the region... William Jungers, chair of anatomical sciences at Stony Brook University in New York who was not involved with the study, cautioned against attributing too much meaning to the notion of intentional burial. "Dumping conspecifics down a hole may just be better than letting them decay around you," he said. Jungers added that there may once have been another, easier to access, entrance to the cave.
9/10/2015 9/10/2015 (U.S. News and World Report) Competitive Schools With Rolling Admissions Stony Brook University is listed as among the 11 highest-ranking National Universities with rolling admissions.
9/10/2015 9/10/2015 (National Geographic) New Human Ancestor Elicits Awe--and Many Questions Homo naledi sports a bizarre mixture of primitive and modern traits. It has a tiny ape-like brain perched on a body proportioned much like a small modern human; it has ape-like shoulders and torso, curved fingers for climbing trees--and a remarkably human foot. The mix hints at a species close to the origin of the genus Homo, between two million and three million years ago... Until the fossils’ age is known, some scientists say, their real value to science hangs in limbo. "Without a date, these fossils are more curiosities than game-changers," said William Jungers, a paleontologist at the State University of New York, Stony Brook. "Where they fit in the family tree will be influenced by their age--they're a twig, looking for a trunk."
9/10/2015 9/10/2015 (The Guardian) Homo naledi: New species of ancient human discovered, claim scientists A huge haul of bones found in a small, dark chamber at the back of a cave in South Africa may be the remnants of a new species of ancient human relative... "If they are as old as two million years, then they might be early South African versions of Homo erectus, a species already known from that region. If much more recent, they could be a relic species that persisted in isolation. In other words, they are more curiosities than game-changers for now," said William Jungers, an anthropologist at Stony Brook School of Medicine in New York.
9/10/2015 9/10/2015 (The New York Times) What Does it Mean to Be 'a Real Man'? Do you think American men -- and maybe men elsewhere in the world -- are confused about what it means to be a man? A professor at Stony Brook University does, and he has founded a Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities to study the problem.
9/10/2015 9/10/2015 (Science) New human species discovered In their report, Lee Berger and his team describe 1550 fossils representing more than 15 ancient members of a strange new kind of hominin, which they named Homo naledi. (Naledi means "star" in the Sotho language spoken in the region of the cave.) It is the largest trove of fossils of a hominin ever found in Africa--and more await excavation at the site, 50 kilometers northwest of Johannesburg... "There is no doubt in my mind that this is a new species," says Fred Grine, a paleoanthropologist at Stony Brook.
9/10/2015 9/10/2015 (National Geographic) This Face Changes the Human Story. But How? A trove of bones hidden deep within a South African cave represents a new species of human ancestor, scientists announced Thursday in the journal eLife. Homo naledi, as they call it, appears very primitive in some respects--it had a tiny brain, for instance, and apelike shoulders for climbing. But in other ways it looks remarkably like modern humans.
9/9/2015 9/9/2015 (Newsday) LI colleges make U.S. News 2016 Best Colleges Rankings Stony Brook University and Binghamton University were tied along with five others for the 89th national slot in U.S. News & World Report's 2016 Best Colleges rankings published Wednesday.
9/9/2015 9/9/2015 (News12 Long Island) Rust tide returns to LI in less intense form Rust tide is once again showing up in the waters surrounding Long Island, but not as intense as years past. Professor Christopher Gobler, of Stony Brook University, says the toxic tide is not harmful to humans, but can be deadly to fish and shellfish.
9/9/2015 9/9/2015 (Times Union) Cuomo touts SUNY Buffalo ranking ... and others [In] the annual U.S. News & World Report ranking of the nation's best universities... SUNY Binghamton... the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry... and SUNY Stony Brook in Long Island staged a three-way tie for No. 89, thus making them three of the top 90 universities in the nation... A statement from Gov. Andrew Cuomo read: "I congratulate the entire Stony Brook University community on its selection as a top 100 university by U.S. News & World Report. Whether medicine, science, or the humanities, Stony Brook offers a top-flight education no matter what path a student chooses. This type of academic diversity is what not only attracts students to Long Island, but businesses as well because of the high caliber of talent that graduates every year. Stony Brook continues to be set the bar for what it means to be an exemplary public university, and I am proud of its continued achievement."
9/9/2015 9/9/2015 (Esquire) What Does It Mean to Be a Man? This Professor Might Have the Answer. How has being a man changed? For Michael Kimmel, the 64-year-old sociology professor who founded the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities at Stony Brook University, part of the State University of New York system, that's a tough question. On the one hand, the definition of masculinity has expanded to include traditionally feminine virtues such as being nurturing and a hands-on parent. But until recently, the meaning of manhood had yet to come under scrutiny.
9/8/2015 9/8/2015 (The News and Observer) Frankie L Trull Why animal research is vital to human health This spring marked the 60th anniversary of one of the greatest breakthroughs in the history of public health. Researchers announced the success of vaccine trials for polio, the viral illness that crippled children and terrified parents. Those trials paved the way for the eradication of polio in the United States.
9/8/2015 9/8/2015 (Connecticut Post) Nitrogen's threat to the Sound It comes from the tens of thousands of septic systems serving homes along Long Island Sound, from old cesspools, fertilized farmlands and the rains that wash across manicured lawns.
9/8/2015 9/8/20 (Newsday) Skydiver struck in the head during free fall remains in serious condition, hospital says The skydiver who blacked out after being struck in the head by a fellow daredevil during a jump over Calverton Saturday is still in serious condition, but her doctors are hoping for a full recovery, a Stony Brook University Hospital spokesman said.
9/8/2015 9/8/2015 (Union Leader) Sam Asano's Let's Invent- Examine the fine print of roof-top solar Once I started the topic of the rooftop solar power generation system for consumers, my inbox got filled with emails from people with and without solar. I also received many comments from people whose business is to install solar systems, as well as people who represent the utility companies.
9/4/2015 9/3/2015 (Gulf Times) Be generous: a simple way to stay healthier "Volunteering moves people into the present and distracts the mind from the stresses and problems of the self," said Stephen G Post, founding director of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics at Stony Brook University School of Medicine in New York. "Many studies show that one of the best ways to deal with the hardships in life is not to just centre on yourself but to take the opportunity to engage in simple acts of kindness."
9/4/2015 9/4/2015 (Washington Post) Here's why Atari fans just spent $100,000 on video games from a dump "Collectors find value that you and I would maybe raise our eyebrows about. Collectors find value in things that we may devalue," said Raiford Guins, a Stony Brook University professor who studies video game history and has researched the landfill. In those circles, he said, the landfill games have become "the holy grail for Atari collectors."
9/4/2015 9/3/2015 (Newsday) Fotis Sotiropoulos named dean of Stony Brook University's engineering school A professor who directs a large research laboratory at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities will be the new dean of Stony Brook University's engineering school, officials announced Thursday. Dr. Fotis Sotiropoulos, 52, was selected after a national search to lead the 5,000-student engineering and applied science college.
9/3/2015 9/2/2015 (Yahoo News) Inside the adult coloring book craze "Far more people are looking for things that are unplugged," said Ann Garbarino, an advisor at the Small Business Development Center at Stony Brook University. "And it's something that a lot of generations can agree on."
9/3/2015 9/1/2015 (Times Beacon Record) Barbara Chapman, a pioneer in computer science, joins Stony Brook Dr. Barbara Chapman, who grew up in New Zealand, said she left the more temperate region of Houston driven, in part, by the intelligence and personality of Robert J. Harrison, Stony Brook's director for the Institute for Advanced Computational Science. Additionally, Chapman sees opportunities to work with local collaborators.
9/3/2015 9/2/2015 (News12) Selden teen returns home after 8-month hospital stay A large gathering of community members and loved ones helped welcome home a Selden teenager who spent the last eight months in the hospital. Erika Gottlieb, 13, had been at Stony Brook University Hospital since the beginning of the year with bone cancer.
9/3/2015 9/2/2015 (Today) Construction workers send 'get well' note to girl with cancer at Missouri hospital It's not the first time construction workers have left messages for hospital patients: The same thing happened earlier this summer at Stony Brook Children's Hospital in New York.
10/30/2015 10/29/2015 (Discovery News) Unusual Warming Kills Gulf of Maine Cod Unusual warming in the waters off the northeastern United States has killed off vast numbers of Atlantic cod, further endangering a valuable and iconic fishery despite years of fishing restrictions, researchers said Thursday.
10/30/2015 10/29/2015 (Albany Times Union) SUNY aims to boost skill sets of students Financial Analysis. Teaching Students with Special Needs. The Power of Social Media & the Flipped Classroom: these are micro credentials you can earn at Stony Brook University -- short and sweet college-backed credentials that say you're now qualified with a specific set of skills in a specific area of study.
10/30/2015 10/29/2015 (Washington Post) Climate change is doing some very strange things to the waters off New England A new scientific study says that rapidly warming waters off the New England coast have had a severe consequence -- the collapse of a cod fishery that saw too many catches even as overall cod numbers declined due to warmer seas.
10/30/2015 10/29/2015 (WNBC-New York) Prepared for the Next Sandy? Some Experts Call for Bolder Action Three years after Sandy caused $50 billion in damage as the powerful storm ripped up beaches along the New York and New Jersey coasts, flooded shops and homes and left lower Manhattan dark for days, "resiliency" has become the byword of the region.
10/30/2015 10/29/2015 (CNN) Lead Threatens Health of Millions of Americans The impending trial of the Baltimore police involved in the death of Freddie Gray extends the saga of one of the city's "lead kids," who suffered the consequences of growing up in a community polluted by lead paint. (By Christopher Sellers, Ph.D., professor of history at Stony Brook University and Jay Turner, Ph.D. associate professor of environmental studies at Wellesley College).
10/30/2015 10/29/2015 (New York Times) Cod's Continuing Decline Linked to Warming Gulf of Maine Waters Rapid warming in the Gulf of Maine contributed to the collapse of cod fishing in New England, and might help explain why the cod population has failed to recover, even though fishing has largely ceased, according to a new study
10/29/2015 10/29/2015 (Futurity) A New Strategy to Stop Cancer: Kill the Invader "Our finding changes how we think about cancer to some level," says study leader David Q. Matus, an assistant professor in biochemistry and cell biology at Stony Brook University. "While it will remain important to target dividing cells--as cancer is a disease of uncontrolled cell division--we need to figure out how to target non-dividing cells too since they are the invasive ones."
10/29/2015 10/27/2015 (Science Daily) Group living: For baboons intermediate size is optimal Intermediate-sized groups provide the most benefits to wild baboons, new research reveals
10/29/2015 10/28/2015 (Long Island Business News) Stony Brook opening vascular surgery center As it expands beyond its hospital walls, Stony Brook University Hospital is cutting the ribbon on a vascular surgery center in Centereach
10/28/2015 10/27/2015 (AAU) Stony Brook Team Develops Gravity-Driven Drinking Water Filter Professor Benjamin S. Hsiao from Stony Brook University's Department of Chemistry and his team are researching two innovative and robust solutions to provide drinking water at the University's Turkana Basin Institute (TBI) in northern Kenya
10/28/2015 10/26/2015 (New York Times) The Ambivalent Marriage Takes a Toll on Health New research shows that ambivalence in a relationship -- the feeling that a partner may be unpredictable with his or her support or negativity -- can take a quiet toll on the health of an individual.
10/28/2015 10/27/2015 (Wall Street Journal) Surge in Studies Hits Universities In Sandy's Wake Since Sandy caused historic damage to the region, scientific learning and research on sustainability, climate change and coastal studies have had a renaissance with tens of millions of state and federal dollars have flowed to projects pertaining to climate change. .
10/28/2015 10/28/2015 (New York Times) Build a Storm Barrier in New York Harbor A European-style barrier, or flood gate, system is the only way to truly protect the New York region. (By Malcolm J. Bowman, Ph.D., Professor of Oceanology at Stony Brook University)
10/28/2015 10/27/2015 (PBS-"This Emotional Life") Getting Through the Holidays: Advice from the Bereaved In many cases, this bustle of holiday activity contrasts markedly with the emptiness and despair of grief. (By Camille Wortman Ph.D., Professor, Social and Health Psychology)
10/27/2015 10/26/2015 (Newsday) World Health Organization's new study: Can kids eat hot dogs? "That's not a new message. I think we've known that hot dogs aren't the healthy choice in general," says Jennifer Fitzgibbon, a registered oncology dietitian at Stony Brook University's Stony Brook Cancer Center.
10/27/2015 10/26/2015 (Popular Science) Cells Can't Divide and Invade At The Same Time "That's interesting because this process of connection involves an anchor cell invading through another cell's basement [outside] membrane, which gives us a model for understanding cells' invasive behavior," says David Matus, a professor of biochemistry and cell biology at Stony Brook University and one of the study authors.
10/27/2015 10/27/2015 (News Medical) Targeting invasive cells could be a new strategy to treat metastatic cancer, say Stony Brook researchers Most cancer drugs are designed to target dividing cells, but a new study by Stony Brook University researchers suggests that targeting invasive cells may be a new strategy to treat metastatic cancer.
10/27/2015 10/26/2015 (News12) World Health Organization: Processed Meat Can Cause Cancer The World Health Organization threw its global weight behind years of experts' warnings and declared Monday that processed meats raise the risk of colon and stomach cancer and that red meat is probably harmful, too.
10/26/2015 10/24/2015 (Care2) Start Work at 10 a.m. If You're Under 50 In a 2014-study, researchers looked at the yearly American Time Use Survey that examined the sleep habits of 124,517 people and found that for every hour later that work or class started in the morning, respondents reportedly got 20 minutes of more sleep. Those who report for work at 6 a.m. or earlier got six hours of sleep on average while those who came in between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. slept for seven hours every night.
10/26/2015 10/26/2015 (Boston Globe) Light-powered Hearts? Adopting a technique used to study brain cells, researchers have manipulated the heartbeat of fruit flies using bursts of light. It's a tentative step toward what could be a noninvasive human pacemaker that operates with light instead of electricity. "The attraction is that you can do this over time and study the heart function in a live system," says Emilia Entcheva, a biomedical engineer at Stony Brook University in New York.
10/26/2015 10/25/2015 (MPR News/NPR) Could depression be caused by an infection? Late last year Turhan Canli, an associate professor of psychology and radiology at Stony Brook University, published a paper in the journal Biology of Mood and Anxiety Disorders asserting that depression should be thought of as an infectious diseas
10/23/2015 10/22/2015 (Times Beacon Record) Stony Brook grad pledges to fund athletic facility A graduate of Stony Brook University has committed to a matching challenge grant to help raise money for the Stony Brook Foundation and Stony Brook Athletics as they work to collect $10 million to fund an indoor training center on campus.
10/23/2015 10/22/2015 (The Diplomat) Japan's Nuclear Energy Choices As Japan recovers from recent torrential flooding, concerns about nuclear safety are never far from people's minds. (By Kathleen Araújo, an assistant professor at Stony Brook University specializing in national decision-making on energy-environmental systems, and science and technology policy).
10/23/2015 10/22/2015 (The Statesman) The Stony Brook's Heart Beat Naveen Mallangada wants everyone in Stony Brook to see his "heartbeats." Mallangada, a junior biology major, has created "HeartBeats of Stony Brook," a mural project that will beautify the gray underpass that connects Stony Brook's east hospital campus and its west undergraduate campus.
10/23/2015 10/22/2015 (Forbes) Where Do Students Go When They Head Out Of State For College? High school students from the District of Columbia, Maryland and Minnesota are the most likely to pick a college out of state. Students in West Virginia, Utah and Arkansas are the most likely to stay in state. And the college with the most out-of-staters? The University of Alabama.
10/22/2015 10/22/2015 (WalletHub) 2015's Greenest Cities in America Apart from employing Americans, clean energy and other "green" practices -- such as recycling programs and urban agriculture -- benefit the environment and public health. All of these are good for America's bottom line. Cities across the U.S. are finally catching on, aligning sustainability efforts with economic goals and receiving a handsome return on their investments. Elizabeth L. Hewitt, Assistant Professor of Energy Policy at Stony Brook University talks about environmental sustainability.
10/22/2015 10/21/2015 (Futurity) Could Light Beams Replace Pacemakers? "The level of precision is reminiscent of what one can do in a computer model, except here it was done in real heart cells, in real time," says Emilia Entcheva, a professor of biomedical engineering, physiology, biophysics, and cardiology at Stony Brook University.
10/22/2015 10/22/2015 (Long Island Pulse) Sandy's Silver Lining "That new inlet has done a lot to transform the marine life in the Eastern part of Great South Bay and to a lesser extent, a part of Moriches Bay," said Christopher J. Gobler, Ph.D, a professor in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University.
10/22/2015 10/21/2015 (Fortune) Nearly half of male execs say the media ignores their career issues While it seems fair to say that the media focus on women's equality at work has ramped up in recent years, the idea that women are shoving men out of the headlines seems farfetched. Indeed, a recent study by researchers from McGill University and Stony Brook University found that male names outnumber female names five-to-one in the media.
10/22/2015 10/21/2015 (Newsday) Stony Brook Medicine expands into former Forest Labs facility in Commack Stony Brook Medicine, which encompasses Stony Brook University's health sciences, medical schools and outpatient clinics, has signed a 20-year lease to expand its patient care services westward into a massive former Forest Laboratories facility in Commack, university officials said.
10/21/2015 10/21/2015 (Fox News) Is Less Really More? ASC Issues New Breast Cancer Guidelines Stony Brook University Cancer Center's Dr. Christine Rizk talks about the new American Cancer Society's recommendation to delay mammograms until 45.
10/21/2015 10/20/2015 (Psychology Today) The Role of the Brain in Love and Relationship Dependency Dr. Arthur Aron, a psychologist at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, says "intense passionate love uses the same system of the brain that gets activated when a person becomes addicted to drugs." Aron's co-author, Lucy Brown, a neuroscientist at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, continues by saying "you can feel happy when you are in love, but also feel anxious. The other person becomes a goal in life, essentially a prize."
10/21/2015 10/19/2015 (Newsday) Stony Brook hospital to accept EmblemHealth's exchange plan Stony Brook University Hospital announced Tuesday that it will be accepting EmblemHealth insurance on the state's health exchange.
10/20/2015 10/19/2015 (Yahoo) Should Consent Classes Be Mandatory for University Students? Depends Who You Ask. Earlier this year, Michael Kimmel, PhD, the distinguished professor of sociology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook (SUNY) and the executive director of the university's Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities, told Yahoo Health that indeed, when it comes to rape on college campuses, "[w]hat we're talking about here is not 70 percent of men as marauding predators, a fairly small number of men who are serial predators who feel entitled to sexual assault."
10/20/2015 10/16/2015 (London Daily Mail) Which schools help their students get ahead: Ranking orders America's colleges based on their economic mobility An company called CollegeNet has compiled a new ranking and hopes to 'recast the competition for "prestige" around factors that improve access, affordability, and graduation, and that advance economic mobility for students: 21 Stony Brook University- Stony Brook NY
10/20/2015 10/17/2015 (Newsday) Building brands and managing online reputations, in high school The five districts, Eastern Suffolk BOCES and Stony Brook University's Department of Technology and Society helped create the Long Island E-learning Project more than a year ago in the hope of developing something that was innovative in design and focused on the 21st-century student. The program was modeled after a Stony Brook course called "Digital Generation," which focuses on creating a positive web presence, said Al Pisano, administrator for instructional technology in Comsewogue.
10/20/2015 10/17/2015 (Yahoo) The Best Sleep Position for Your Brain Lying on the side is the most common sleep position for humans. And fascinating new research from Stony Brook University may explain why: A side-sleeping position seems to improve waste clearance from the brain, which could prevent Alzheimer's disease and neurodegenerative diseases.
10/16/2015 10/15/2015 (Newsday) Dubin family pledges $5 million to Stony Brook University for indoor training center The cornerstone for Stony Brook athletic department's fundraising campaign to build a $10 million indoor training center fell into place Thursday when alum Glenn Dubin and his wife Eva announced a $5 million pledge in the form of a matching challenge grant. All gifts restricted for the Indoor Training Center Fund between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016 will count toward the goal.
10/16/2015 10/15/2015 (Innovate LI) SBU Team Lands $1M For Clean Engine Ignition A Stony Brook University-led research team has received a $1 million Department of Energy grant to advance research on what's called Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition, an emerging combustion technology that uses compression instead of spark ignition to simultaneously reduce fuel consumption and emissions. Research will focus on eliminating the need for two different fuels -- currently gas and diesel -- to enable RCCI.
10/16/2015 10/15/2015 (Brookings) Deconstructing and reconstructing the College Scorecard The example in the graphic, below, is the Scorecard page for Stony Brook University, where one of us (Whitehurst) was a member of the faculty for many years. In addition to that distinction, it shares many characteristics with other flagship-level public universities that in the aggregate serve a large segment of the college going population. Let's look under the hood of the Scorecard using the information presented on Stony Brook as a case study.
10/15/2015 10/14/2015 (Times Beacon Record) SB's Balázsi looks for cellular evolutionary playbook Gábor Balázsi, a Henry Laufer associate professor of physical and quantitative biology at Stony Brook University, has created a synthetic biological model to understand how systems react to stresses such as antibiotic treatments, or, to extend the metaphor, different moves on the chess board.
10/15/2015 10/14/2015 (Times Beacon Record) Stony Brook sponsors Mather teaching transition Stony Brook is sending some fresh faces to one of its neighboring hospitals. Earlier this month, Stony Brook University Hospital heralded in a new partnership with John T. Mather Hospital that will transition the Port Jefferson facility from a community hospital into an academic teaching hub. But that doesn't mean Mather will be losing its community-centric feel, hospital officials said.
10/15/2015 10/15/2015 (News12) Race for the White House: Democratic debate wrap-up Chris Hahn, host of the Chris Hahn Show on 103.9 LI News Radio and former aid to Sen. Charles Schumer and Stony Brook University political science Professor Dr. Leonie Huddy discuss the first Democratic debate.
10/14/2015 10/13/2015 (Everyday Health) 10 Types of Pain and How You Can Get Relief "Neck pain typically increases with age," says Brian Durkin, DO, director at the Center for Pain Management at Stony Brook University Medical Center in Stony Brook, New York. It often stems from such sources as osteoarthritis and degenerative disc disease, but acute injuries -- a car accident, for instance -- can leave people with neck pain as well, he says.
10/13/2015 10/13/2015 (Scientific American) Give Young Scientists the Keys to the Lab Article author Samuel L. Stanley, Jr., is a physician and medical researcher and president of Stony Brook University, S.U.N.Y. in New York State and writes, "The scientific community needs to work more broadly with funders of scientific research to develop ways to embrace and encourage younger scientists. It's not an easy task but it's a vital one because it's crucial that the best young scientists see a promising career ahead in scientific research, a major ingredient in our nation's economic preeminence."
10/13/2015 10/13/2015 (People's World) Antarctic meltdown: Continent at risk by 2100, cities to pay price Malcolm Bowman, an oceanography professor from Stony Brook University in Long Island, spoke in particular about New York, and how it will be affected when all that ice melts and the sea levels go up. "We could expect FDR Drive to be underwater. We could expect the water to be lapping around Wall Street. We could see vital infrastructure, hospitals, sewage treatment plants, communication conduits all paralyzed by flooding with seawater, which is very corrosive."
10/13/2015 10/12/2015 (Sci-News.com) Montagne d'Ambre Dwarf Lemur: New Species Found Dr Lei and his colleagues from the Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, Stony Brook University, Australian National University and the Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership report that the Montagne d'Ambre dwarf lemur measures 6.3-7.1 inches (16-18 cm) long, with a tail length of 10.2-10.6 inches (26-27 cm).
10/13/2015 10/12/2015 (Business Insider) Research-backed secrets to a great relationship 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 including:"Handbook of Closeness and Intimacy" "Heart of Social Psychology: A Backstage View of a Passionate Science. I gave Arthur a call and learned what makes us attractive, how to have a great first date, and the things that kill and improve relationships.
10/12/2015 10/12/2015 (Fox News) Eye-tracking devices may help ICU patients communicate "Eye-tracking devices may be an effective tool to promote patient communication and increased psychosocial well-being in selected ICU patients," lead study author Jonah Gerry, a researcher at Stony Brook University School of Medicine in New York, said by email.
10/12/2015 10/12/2015 (Innovate LI) A World Of Opportunity At Annual CEWIT Conference Billing itself as "New York's premier IT conference and international forum on emerging technologies for a smarter world," the Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology's 12th annual international conference - CEWIT2015, for short - is slated for Oct.19 and 20 at the Melville Marriott.
10/12/2015 10/11/2015 (Detroit Free News) Philanthropy helps the giver, too "Every great moral and spiritual tradition points to the truth that in the giving of self lies the discovery of a deeper self," said Dr. Stephen Post, a professor of preventive medicine and bioethics at Stony Brook University School of Medicine.
10/12/2015 10/7/2015 (Times Beacon Record) North Shore hospitals improving our health care In this dynamic health care environment, I take great pride in the fact that two of our local hospitals have recognized that by working together, the quality of health care in our community significantly improves. We are fortunate to have Stony Brook Medicine -- an outstanding, tertiary care hospital and research-intense medical school, in close proximity to John T. Mather Memorial Hospital -- one of our region's premiere community teaching hospitals
10/12/2015 10/12/2015 (Bloomberg Business) Nobel Prize Winner Angus Deaton Wrote the Book on Inequality Before Piketty Grandparents and Children Might Not Want to Live Together Elderly people who live with children younger than 18 enjoy their lives less and have more anger and stress, according to a 2013 study he did with Arthur A. Stone of Stony Brook University.
10/9/2015 10/8/2015 (New York Observer) How to Have a Great Relationship: 5 New Secrets from Research 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 including: "Handbook of Closeness" and "Intimacy and the Heart of Social Psychology: A Backstage View of a Passionate Science." I gave Arthur a call and learned what makes us attractive, how to have a great first date and the things that kill and improve relationships.
10/9/2015 10/8/2015 (Newsday) Hydroponics Help Reduce SBU's Carbon Footprint On Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, Stony Brook University provided a look at its Freight Farm, a re-purposed freight container where lettuce and herbs can be grown using water instead of soil, providing the equivalent of an acre of farmland. The farm gives students studying sustainability and conservation hands-on learning opportunities, and they get the satisfaction of feeding their schoolmates with produce grown on campus. (Credit: Newsday / Chris Ware)
10/9/2015 10/8/2015 (Times Beacon Record) Bursting Bubbles Send Plankton Parts Skyward, Stony Brook Team Finds "We found the ice forming material in the ocean microlayer and can attribute it to material produced by photoplankton," said Daniel Knopf, an associate professor at the Institute for Terrestrial and Planetary Atmospheres at Stony Brook's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences.
10/8/2015 10/7/2015 (Archeology Magazine) New Thoughts on Human and Chimpanzee Locomotion Modern humans and chimpanzees use their upper bodies in similar ways while walking, according to a study led by researchers from Stony Brook University.
10/8/2015 10/7/2015 (Newsday) Long Island and New York City's top photos: Stony Brook Children's Hospital Football player Aaron Thompson, of Deer Park, plays with a pirate ship with Brando Montalbon, 9, of Mastic, as members of the Stony Brook University Football team take a break from practice to lift the spirits of some of the youngest Seawolves fans in the pediatric units at Stony Brook Children's Hospital, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. (Credit: Steve Pfost)
10/7/2015 10/7/2015 (The Conversation) They won a Nobel for what? Why good science communication counts Elizabeth Bass, Emerita of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, Stony Brook University writes,"When I was a newspaper science editor, I approached Nobel Prize season with mixed glee and anxiety. Glee, because I knew that, without even an argument, I would get space in the paper for stories about research too arcane to make it into print the other 51 weeks of the year."
10/7/2015 10/6/2015 (WCBS-TV/New York) New Yorkers Kick Off Push For Organ Donation Awareness "Any religion would identify organ donation as a noble cause," said Dr. Frank Darras, Stony Brook University's transplant director. "There are just misconceptions.
10/7/2015 10/6.2015 (USA Today College) The top 10 schools for a degree in applied mathematics in the U.S. 3. STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY: STONY BROOK, NY: Stony Brook is a research school has a reputation for providing students with an excellent education highlighted by small class sizes and research opportunities. The undergraduate applied mathematics program is a top choice for students interested in entering actuarial science, engineering, systems analysis, operations research and more.
10/7/2015 10/6/2015 (Daily Mail) How humans walk like chimpanzees: Study suggests our early ancestors were better at walking upright than first thought 'During walking, we actually observed as much rotation within the torsos of chimpanzees as in humans,' said Nathan Thompson, lead author and a PhD student at Stony Brook University.
10/6/2015 10/6/2015 (The Conversation) The campus experience is changing all over the world Stony Brook University Professor Karen Sobel Lojeski writes: "According to the National Center for Education Statistics, as of 2012, approximately 12.5% of the 21 million or so enrolled undergraduates attended online classes exclusively - meaning they missed a "real-life" campus experience altogether."
10/6/2015 10/6/2015 (International Business Times) Early human ancestors 'more efficient' at walking upright than previously thought Researchers from the Stony Brook University in New York used kinematic analysis to look at the independent motions of the hips, lumbar and thorax in humans and two chimpanzees - Leo and Hercules - that had been trained to walk upright. The findings showed that Hercules and Leo's upper bodies do a small twist when they walk.
10/6/2015 10/6/2015 (Smithsonian Magazine) Walking Chimps Move in Surprisingly Similar Ways to Humans Using kinematic analysis, a team of researchers from Stony Brook University and the University of Arizona College of Medicine found that chimp and human locomotion share more similarities than previously thought. That suggests our chimp-like human ancestors, such as Australopithecus afarensis, might have been some of the first hominins to stand on their own two feet.
10/6/2015 10/5/2015 (WABC-TV) Suffolk County Police Officer, Good Samaritans Save Cop Who Suffered Heart Attack During Hockey Game "Time is critical," Dr. William Lawson said. "I mean, the heart and the head and the other vital organs are very sensitive to the effects of no circulation."
10/6/2015 10/5/2015 (Newsday) Millennials pitch factory jobs on Long Island The initiative, backed by business groups, colleges and politicians, comes as a study by the Center for Corporate Education at Stony Brook University found that plants are having difficulty filling jobs and attracting skilled employees because of negative stereotypes of factory work.
10/5/2015 10/2/2015 (Wisconsin Public Radio) Women Underrepresented In The Media A recent study shows that men are mentioned in media coverage five times more than women. One of the study's authors joins us to discuss the results, and offers advice on how media can be more representative. Stony Brook University researcher Arnout van de Rijt interviewed.
10/5/2015 10/4/2015 (27east.com/Southampton Press) Jennifer Garvey To Lead New Water Quality Research Center At Stony Brook Hampton Bays native Jennifer Garvey has been chosen as the associate director of the newly created New York State Center for Water Quality Technology, a research center based at Stony Brook University that will focus on developing septic treatment technology and water quality improvement strategies.
10/5/2015 10/3/2015 (Newsday) Giants sign Stony Brook's Will Tye Stony Brook is in the house! Finally. Will Tye became the first product of Stony Brook University to be signed to the active roster of an NFL team when the Giants promoted the tight end from their practice squad on Saturday. He is expected to make his pro debut Sunday against the Bills.
10/2/2015 10/1/2015 (Nature) US plan to assess risky disease research takes shape National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity chairman Samuel Stanley, president of Stony Brook University in New York, praises the Gryphon group's work so far. "They're setting boundaries on a tough set of questions," he says.
10/2/2015 10/2/2015 (Discover Magazine) The Evolutionary Timeline Retooled (November 2015 Issue) Thanks to a wrong turn, a stroke of luck and keen eyes, husband and wife research partners Sonia Harmand and Jason Lewis of Stony Brook University could rewrite our understanding of tool use among hominins.
10/1/2015 9/30/2015 (Times Beacon Record) Stony Brook honors those who protect preserve To begin, two Stony Brook undergraduate students were awarded the 2015 Ashley Schiff Scholarship Awards. Alexandrea Van Loo and Andrew Fiorenza participated in a yearlong project where they installed cameras throughout the nature preserve to detect foot traffic patterns from both humans and animals to determine how much the preserve is used.
10/1/2015 10/1/2015 (Newday) As Hurricane Joaquin bears down on Bahamas, impact on Long Island uncertain A key issue of uncertainty involves the potential for a weak trough stretching from the Great Lakes down to Florida to be strengthened, as another trough drops down from the upper Midwest, said Brian Colle, professor in Stony Brook University's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences. That could help guide the storm more toward the North or South Carolina coast, he said.
11/30/2015 11/25/2015 (Newsday) LI mom grateful for baby with healthy appetite on Thanksgiving Baby Benjamin isn't ready for turkey on his first Thanksgiving, but he's got a hearty appetite.
11/30/2015 11/26/2015 (Nature World News) Ancient Dental Records Suggest Nectar-Drinking Bat Was Actually Omnivorous Fossil teeth can reveal an ancient species' deepest, darkest secrets. In a recent study, researchers from Stony Brook University used a single fossilized molar to reveal that the oldest known nectar-drinking bat, scientifically known as Palynephyllum antimaster, was probably omnivorous.
11/30/2015 11/25/2015 (U.S News and World Report) Don't Let Reflux Ruin Your Thanksgiving Thanksgiving can be challenging if you suffer from heartburn, but there are a number of things you can do to have a more pleasant holiday, an expert says
11/30/2015 11/27/2015 ("Science Friday"/NPR) These Science Students Learn to Think on Their Feet Science students at New York's Stony Brook University have an unusual offering on the class roster: "JRN 503: Improvisation for Scientists."
11/25/2015 11/24/2015 (Huffington Post) Tapping Into the Helper High: Tips on Feeding Your Trainer's Helper Habit Ideally when individuals are other-concerned in their activities, one of the unintended side effects is that they show elevations in their own happiness and energy level, said Stephen Post, an expert on the topic who teaches in the medical school at Stony Brook University.
11/25/2015 11/25/2015 (U.S. News and World Report) Don't Let Reflux Ruin Your Thanksgiving Thanksgiving can be challenging if you suffer from heartburn, but there are a number of things you can do to have a more pleasant holiday, an expert says.
11/25/2015 11/25/2015 (Newsday) Best places to live on Long Island if you want a green home If you've decided the time is right to get serious about going green, you're in good company: Converging forces in the three years since superstorm Sandy have prompted many Long Islanders to reach the same conclusion.
11/23/2015 11/23/2015 (Wilmington News Journal) New UD pres. praised for vision, relationship-building Faculty, staff, administrators and students at Stony Brook University have a message to the University of Delaware community: You are lucky to have Dennis Assanis as your new president.
11/23/2015 11/21/2015 (Newsday) Stony Brook University fundraising campaign aims for $600M Stony Brook University President Dr. Samuel L. Stanley says the $426 million raised so far in an ambitious capital campaign sends a resounding message that the school is "worth investing in."
11/23/2015 11/23/2015 (News Medical) Stony Brook Medicine expert shares tips to minimize heartburn during holiday season The holiday season is upon us and most days and nights will be filled with delicious festivities! However, with millions of Americans suffering from heartburn, fear may set in when anticipating these celebrations.
11/23/2015 11/20/2015 (Smithsonian) Eased Sanctions Could Mean a Comeback for Iranian Caviar Foodies rejoice: Iranian caviar might be back on store shelves once again.
11/20/2015 11/19/2015 (Live Science) Food Labels: Definition of Natural and Organic There are, however, specific definitions for each term, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
11/18/2015 11/18/2015 (U.S. News and World Report/Health Day) When Antibiotics Are Needed Overuse of antibiotics is one of the main causes of antibiotic resistance, a major public health threat in the United States.
11/18/2015 11/18/2015 (Washington Post) What France can learn from how the U.S. reacted to 9/11 How will the Paris attacks influence French public opinion and affect its politics?
11/18/2015 11/17/2015 (Live Science) Mediterranean Diet: Foods, Benefits & Risks The Mediterranean Diet focuses on eating foods that are as natural as possible, while limiting unhealthy fats and red meat.
11/18/2015 11/18/2015 (Austin American Statesman) UT partnership seeks to improve how scientists communicate with public The University of Texas and the State University of New York at Stony Brook announced a partnership Wednesday intended to help scientists and health professionals communicate more effectively with the public, the media and others outside their fields.
11/17/2015 11/16/2015 (Science World Report) Social Networks: Information Is 'Contagious' in Large Groups, Affects Recall Ability A team of researchers from Stony Brook University used an advanced computer model to examine the spreading of information in social situations, finding that the memory of one person can indirectly influence others through shared social connections.
11/17/2015 11/16/2015 (Futurity) 8 Ways To Keep Kids Off Unnecessary Antibiotics Antibiotic resistance is one of the greatest health problems of our generation and the generations to come, says pediatrician Saul Hymes.
11/16/2015 11/13/2015 (Soccer Wire) Cosmos' Leo Fernandes named NASL Young Player of the Year New York Cosmos midfielder Leo Fernandes has been named 2015 North American Soccer League (NASL) Young Player of the Year - an honor that goes to the most outstanding player aged 23 and under, the league announced Wednesday.
11/16/2015 11/16/2015 (Newsday) Number of overseas students enrolled in U.S. colleges rises 10 percent, says report The number of students from other countries enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities rose 10 percent from the 2013-14 to the 2014-15 academic years, the highest rate of growth in 35 years, according to an Institute of International Education report released Monday.
11/13/2015 11/13/2015 (PRI's The World) Women's bodies as recruiting tools: How Louisville basketball welcomed high schoolers with paid escorts Buying sex to entice recruits instills all the wrong values: entitlement, contempt for women. (By Michael Kimmel, the Director of the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities at Stony Brook University)
11/13/2015 11/13/2015 (Today) What's better, money or a nice boss? NBC survey shows what we really think What we know is that kindness is "...a choice you can make, no matter how difficult the situation," says Stephen Post, Ph.D., Founding Director of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics at Stony Brook University.
11/11/2015 11/9/2015 (Wall Street Journal) GlaxoSmithKline Extends Avalon Partnership Most of the startups established under the deal are based on discoveries made in West Coast universities, though some have come from further afield, including the University of Michigan and Stony Brook University in New York.
11/11/2015 11/10/2015 (News12) New test may help diagnose concussions in kids Stony Brook Sports Medicine physician Dr. James Paci talks about being able to use a blood test instead of more subjective tests to determine concussion.
11/11/2015 11/10/2015 (Newsday) Experts: Sexting scandal has lessons for students everywhere Karen Sobel-Lojeski, an assistant professor at Stony Brook University, said that, while this is no excuse for the kind of behavior seen in Kings Park, "we can't ignore the fact that the way in which kids are forming as human beings is happening in a completely different way than when we were growing up."
11/11/2015 11/10/2015 (Innovate LI) The Debrief: Robert Harrison's 2,000X Laptop With Stony Brook announcing the arrival of its new high-speed, $2 million SeaWulf computer cluster, Robert Harrison, professor of applied mathematics has a fairly easy sell - even if he prefers you not call it a "supercomputer."
11/6/2015 11/6/2015 (Forbes) Why `Off The Radar' Colleges Can Be A Great Deal In the college search, sometimes "off the radar" schools make the most amount of financial sense. They may pay off big time in terms of a getting a good job and salary.
11/6/2015 11/4/2015 (WCBS-AM-New York) Wayne Cabot Tries to Find the Answer to a Simple Yet Complex Question-What Is Sound? Cabot speaks with Alan Alda of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University.
11/6/2015 11/5/2015 (Newsday) LI scientists to study why colon, pancreatic cancers strike, kill more African-Americans Dr. Ellen Li and colleagues at Stony Brook University are investigating gastrointestinal cancer biology in race and ethnicity.
11/4/2015 11/3/2105 (Newsday) Stony Brook University hires former Cuomo budget director Robert Megna Former New York State budget director Robert Megna, who oversaw the state budget for Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and ex-Gov. David A. Paterson, has been named Stony Brook University's new senior vice president for finance and administration
11/4/2015 11/2/2015 (New York Times/AP) Alan Alda Issues Latest Science Challenge: What Is Sound? Stony Brook University announced the challenge on Monday. The actor teaches at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at the Long Island school.
11/4/2015 11/3/2015 (Newsday) Estelle James, former Stony Brook economist, dies at 79 Estelle James, a Stony Brook University economist who also worked with the World Bank, with President George W. Bush in Washington in 2001. James died at 79 of cancer complications on Oct. 13, 2015, in Washington, her son said. The former East Setauket resident served on Bush's Commission to Strengthen Social Security and was lead author of "Averting the Old Age Crisis," a 1994 World Bank publication
11/3/2015 11/3/2015 (Live Science) Alan Alda's Challenge: Can you Explain Sound to an 11-Year-Old? Scientists, it's time to lend your ears (and your knowledge) to this year's big science competition: Explaining the science of sound to 11-year-olds.
11/3/2015 11/2/2015 (Newsday) Researchers at Brookhaven lab, Stony Brook and Rockefeller universities make new discoveries about double helix copying Depictions of DNA's intricate replication choreography may soon change because of new insights into how the double helix copies itself and why this understanding provides lessons on mutations and cancer, scientists reported Monday.
11/2/2015 11/2/2015 (Associated Press) Alan Alda issues latest science challenge: What is sound? Alan Alda says he's "all ears" for scientists to answer a question for him and 11-year-old children around the world: What is sound?
11/2/2015 11/1/2015 (Nature World News) Social Groups: Baboons Benefit From Living With Fewer Individuals, Researchers Say "Strikingly, we found evidence that intermediate-sized groups have energetically optimal space-use strategies and both large and small groups experience ranging disadvantages," Dr. Catherine Markham, lead author of the study and an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at Stony Brook University
11/2/2015 10/31/2015 (Wired) What Coloring Books Have in Common with Networks and Nodes Perfect graphs are, by definition, colorable with the most limited palette possible.
11/2/2015 11/1/2015 (CBS News) Young Republicans in New York and what they thought of the GOP debate on the economy Jeff Ehrhardt, sophomore and president of Stony Brook College Republicans, defines his interests as "individual responsibility and fiscal responsibility." On Wednesday, gathered in a campus residence hall basement, 14 members of Stony Brook University College Republicans sat in rows of chairs watching the 10 candidates outline their visions for America on a large projection screen.
12/31/2015 12/30/2015 (Port Times Record) Stony Brook researchers on front lines of medicine Yusuf Hannun, the director of the Cancer Center at Stony Brook, and Lina Obeid, the dean for research, continue to build a deep and talented team, adding researchers focused on curing diseases while also developing the next generation of Stony Brook scientists. The Port Times Record recognizes Hannun and Obeid as People of the Year for their day-to-day leadership, their discoveries in their labs, and their focus on the future of science at Stony Brook.
12/31/2015 12/30/2015 (WABC-TV/New York) Boy Disfigured by Congo Chimp Attack to Get Life Changing Surgery at Stony Brook Rangers in the Congo contacted Dr. Klempner, who arranged for Dunia to come to Stony Brook Children's Hospital for groundbreaking facial reconstructive surgery.
12/30/2015 12/29/2015 (Newsday) Dunia Sibomana, Congolese boy attacked by chimps, to have surgery to restore face at Stony Brook On Monday, Dunia is to undergo rare facial surgery at Stony Brook University Hospital, a procedure so uncommon -- because it is restoring both lips -- that the plastic surgeon performing the operation is considering documenting it as a case study for a medical journal.
12/30/2015 12/29/2015 (Dan's Papers) Mets Pitcher Steven Matz Visits Stony Brook Children's Hospital Steven Matz, New York Mets pitcher and native of Stony Brook, brought holiday cheer and big smiles to the faces of dozens of Long Island's youngest Mets fans-pediatric patients at Stony Brook Children's Hospital.
12/29/2015 12/29/2015 (Today Show) Improv for scientists: Alan Alda teaches better communication Scientific topics can be complex and difficult to convey to laymen, so some science students are turning to acting and improvisation classes to help themselves become better communicators - and Emmy-winning actor Alan Alda is lending them a helping hand. TODAY's Sheinelle Jones reports.
12/29/2015 12/28/2015 (Parents) Why Your Toddler Hits and Bites "Two- and 3-year-olds don't yet fully understand their emotions or anyone else's, so they don't intentionally hurt someone's feelings," says Edward Carr, PhD, leading professor in the department of psychology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
12/29/2015 12/28/2015 (News12) Mets' Matz stops by hospital in LI hometown Children at Stony Brook Children's Hospital got to meet a Major League pitcher today: Steven Matz of the Mets.
12/28/2015 12/27/2015 (Providence Journal/Creators Syndicate) The health hazards of half-in, half-out relationships "When you know someone is not going to be supportive, you acclimatize to that," Arthur Aron of the Interpersonal Relationships Lab at Stony Brook University in New York told a reporter. "But if they are sometimes one way and sometimes the other way, it's much harder."
12/28/2015 12/27/2015 (Newsday) Superstorm Sandy-damaged bulkheads still unrepaired 3 years later Repair of wooden bulkheads can help with protection of Long Island waterfront properties but many remain unrepaired three years after Superstorm Sandy.
12/24/2015 12/23/2015 (Newsday) September 11 responders' oral histories in Library of Congress Collection `Retired NYPD Det. Rafael Orozco and other 9/11 first-hand responders can share their experiences in their own voice to the world. "Remembering 9/11 Oral History Project," almost 200 accounts collected at the Stony Brook WTC Wellness Program, was provided to the Library of Congress' American Folklife Center and will be available to listeners throughout history.
12/24/2015 12/23/2015 (FiOS 1) The holidays hit the ice for kids fighting cancer at Stony Brook Children's Hospital The New York Police Department hockey team gave their Christmas gift early to Children's Hospital cancer patients.
12/23/2015 12/10/2015 (Scientific American) How to Tell an Engaging Story of Scientific Discovery Valerie Lantz-Gefroh at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science blogs about how, using a very personal anecdote, she was able to help a young researcher achieve his "aha" moment in communicating his complicated discovery in an understandable way.
12/22/2015 12/22/2015 (Newsday) Honoring devoted therapy dog on his last day of service Andi, a Labrador retriever who has visited the adult day care program at the Long Island State Veterans Home in Stony Brook monthly for the past 9 years, got a festive send-off.
12/21/2015 12/18/2015 (Futurity) Risk Factors, Not Chance, May Cause Most Cancers Researchers at Stony Brook University report quantitative evidence proving that extrinsic risk factors, such as environmental exposures and behaviors, weigh heavily on the development of approximately 70 to 90 percent of cancers.
12/21/2015 12/18/2015 (Newsday) Child-proofing checklist: What parents need to know "There's no substitution for parental supervision," says Susan Katz, a pediatric injury prevention specialist at Stony Brook Children's Hospital.
12/21/2015 12/19/20015 (USA Today) 5 most incredible discoveries of the week Cancer is all our fault?: A Stony Brook University study shows that up to 90% of cancers are caused by external factors such as smoking, drinking, sun exposure, and air pollution, and are thus more preventable than previously thought. The findings turn a recent "bad luck" hypothesis on its head.
12/18/2015 12/18/2015 (Time) Library of Congress Receives Oral Histories of 9/11 Responders The American Folklife Center will be home to the "Remembering 9/11 Oral History Project," the Library of Congress said Friday. Included in the collection are the oral histories--some more than an hour long--and more than 1,000 photographs, manuscripts, logbooks and indexes involving the teams of rescue workers who responded to the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. Stony Brook University physician Dr. Benjamin Luft donated the collection.
12/18/2015 12/17/2015 (BBC Television) Cancer Causes BBC reports, there are choices we can make to cut our chance of getting cancer. Stony Brook University cancer researcher Dr. Yusuf Hannun was interviewed by the BBC about the study which was published in the Journal Nature.
12/18/2015 12/18/2015 (BBC Radio) Does your lifestyle give you cancer? A new study in the United States has concluded that lifestyle factors may help to cause up to ninety per cent of all cancers. Researchers at Stony Brook University in New York based their findings on re-analysis of cancer data.
12/18/2015 12/17/2015 (Yahoo Health) 9 in 10 Cancer Cases Are Our Fault: Study A study out of Stony Brook University shows as much as 90% of cancers are caused by external factors, like smoking, drinking, sun exposure, and air pollution, and are thus more preventable than previously thought.
12/18/2015 12/18/2015 (CNN) Environment and lifestyle may play a large role in cancer The greater majority of cancer may be influenced by environment and lifestyle factors. That's what the authors of a new study from Stony Brook University in the journal Nature argue. External factors such as exposure to toxins and radiation are a major risk factor in developing cancer, the new study says.
12/17/2015 12/17/2015 (Washington Post) Study: Up to 90 percent of cancers not 'bad luck,' but due to lifestyle choices, environment Led by a team at Stony Brook, the research used four approaches, including stem cell experiments, computer modeling and molecular "fingerprinting" of cancers, to conclude that 70 to 90 percent of your lifetime cancer risk could be due to external factors.
12/17/2015 12/16/2015 (Huffington Post) Anthropology, Survival, and Emergency Preparation Professor John Shea writes that the most important survival skill in the face of a high-risk emergency is cooperation.
12/17/2015 12/17/2015 (The Guardian) Most cancer cases are avoidable, say researchers Most cases of cancer result from avoidable factors such as toxic chemicals and radiation, according to a study. Yusuf Hannun, a cancer researcher at Stony Brook University in New York, wondered about the effect of external factors such as radiation on stem cell division rates. He and his team examined the contribution of environmental factors to cancer risk...
12/17/2015 12/17/2015 (BBC) Cancer is not just 'bad luck' but down to environment, study suggests In a new study in the journal Nature, a team of researchers from the Stony Brook University used four approaches to conclude only 10-30% of cancers were caused by how the body naturally functions or "luck" and that 70-90% of the risk was due to extrinsic factors.
12/17/2015 12/17/2015 (Time) How Random Is Cancer? A New Study Adds to the Answer A new study published Wednesday in the journal Nature on Wednesday is challenging the new thinking that most cancers are random.
12/16/2015 12/15/2015 (WJLA-TV-Washington DC) Candidates face new debate challenge with focus on foreign policy "There's been growing sense of unease about the growth of ISIS among voters, that was probably always somewhat of a secondary issue in the campaign," explained Dr. Stanley Feldman, Professor and Associate Director of the Center for Survey Research at Stony Brook University.
12/16/2015 12/14/2015 (News12) 'Tis the Season: Mick Foley brings gifts to cancer patients Santa Claus is helping some sick Long Island residents lay the "smackdown" on cancer. Former World Wrestling Entertainment champion and Long Island native Mick Foley dressed up as Santa Monday and visited kids and adults at the Stony Brook University Cancer Center.
12/16/2015 12/15/2015 (Science News) Year in review: Early human kin could shake up family tree Science News looks at the year's top stories including Sonia Harmand's discovery of 3.3 million year-old stone tools that changed history.
12/16/2015 12/15/2015 (Scientific American) Cancer Cells Can't Proliferate and Invade at the Same Time Scientific American takes a closer look at David Matus' research published in the Oct. issue of the journal Developmental Cell. Matus tells SA that this research changes how we think about cancer at some level; that science needs target nondividing cells, too.
12/14/2015 12/14/2015 (Medical Daily) Inside Stony Brook University's Innovation Lab, Where 3D Printers Are Creating Medical Devices Of The Future 3D printing has made huge waves in the health and wellness space of late.
12/14/2015 12/11/2015 (Christian Science Monitor) Jupiter-like star spot: Are storms more common than astronomers thought? The Pacific Northwest in the United States is getting pounded with storms, and New England eyes the weather with wariness, following its snowiest February on record. But scientists have discovered a storm on a distant star that suggests large meteorological events are not unusual in other parts of the galaxy.
12/14/2015 12/13/2015 (News12) 'Tis the Season: Toys delivered to children's hospital Santa's helpers used motorcycles to deliver toys to some special children on Long Island this weekend.Hundreds of Long Island motorcycle riders and fire engines delivered toys to patients at Stony Brook Children's Hospital on Sunday.
12/11/2015 12/7/2015 (WalletHub) 2015 Best and Worst College Cities and Towns Michelle Curtis-Bailey, Senor Admissions Advisor and EOP Coordinator at Stony Brook University talks about the importance of a university's location when choosing a college to attend.
12/11/2015 12/11/2015 (Association for Psychological Science) Rajaram, Weber Among APS Fellows Elected to Society of Experimental Psychologists APS Past Board Members Suparna Rajaram of Stony Brook University is among eight psychological scientists recently elected to the Society of Experimental Psychologists (SEP).
12/11/2015 12/11/2015 (Christian Science Monitor) Jupiter-like star spot: Are storms more common than astronomers thought? Scientists have discovered a storm on a distant star that suggests large meteorological events are not unusual in other parts of the galaxy.
12/9/2015 12/8/2015 (Daily Mail) The secret of Steve Jobs success? Psychologists say being 'a jerk' can make people more creative and better at selling their ideas to others Sam Hunter, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Pen State's College of Liberal Arts and Lily Cushebberry, Assistant Professor of Management and the director of the Leadership & Creativity Research Lab from Stony Brook University, conducted a two part experimental study to understand why those with headstrong personalities are more successful.
12/9/2015 12/8/2015 (Huffington Post) What Does It Mean That Jimmy Carter's Cancer Is 'Gone?' "Terminology is important in this case," Dr. Yusuf Hannun, director of the Stony Brook University Cancer Center, told The Huffington Post. "Cancer-free means there is not detectable cancer -- that's often what physicians would call 'complete remission of the disease.'"
12/7/2015 12/7/2015 (New York Times) It's Not Just Drivers Being Driven to Distraction . A study by Eric M. Lamberg and Lisa M. Muratori at Stony Brook University found that distracted walkers veer off course by as much as 61 percent while texting and walking.
12/7/2015 12/7/2015 (BBC) The remote lake that tells the story of humanity's birth Humans used to be a diverse group of species, not just one as we are today.
12/6/2015 12/4/2015 (Los Angeles Times) Rebel Paleolithic artist breaks the rules, draws a campsite 13,800 years ago Scientists have uncovered a rock engraving that may be the earliest known depiction of a human society.
12/4/2015 12/3/2015 (New York Times) 'Origami Heaven' Unfolds "Origami Heaven," an exhibition at the Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University, is not the collection of small folded cranes that one might expect.
12/4/2015 12/5/2015 (The Saturday Paper) History lives on through interactive holography Major advances in holography are the foundation of a project to preserve stories of Holocaust survivors for future generations as an interactive, personal experience.
12/4/2015 12/3/2015 (Interactive Autism Network) What Causes GI Problems in Autism Children with autism have more gastrointestinal (GI) problems than other kids, according to many studies, but why?
12/2/2015 12/1/2015 (Newsday) How to get kids to eat vegetables, fruits "That's the single biggest battleground between parent and child concerning eating at 2 years old -- vegetables," says Suzette Smookler, director of clinical nutrition at Stony Brook Medicine.
12/2/2015 12/1/2015 (BuzzFeed) 13 Beautiful Reasons Why You Should Go On An Adventure With Your Partner This Year Not only is exploring a new place together super exciting on its own, but on a deeper level, you also learn tons about each other and your vibe as a couple along the way.
12/2/2015 12/1/2015 (Fox News) Researchers finding ways to build diets for individual needs Dr. Joshua Miller from Stony Brook Medicine reports on personalized nutrition based on the prediction of glycemic responses.