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Stony Brook University President and Students Front and Center at UN Women’s HeForShe 2nd Anniversary Celebration at the MOMA

SBM MSHS Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. and 21 Stony Brook students, along with world leaders, activists, change-makers and celebrities recommitted to fast-tracking gender equality at UN Women’s HeForShe second anniversary events on Sept. 20.  The events were kicked off with the launch of the first HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 University Parity report, which is the first progress report since 10 leading global universities publicly announced bold commitments to achieve gender parity in academia by 2020. 

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New Discovery by Researchers May Lead to Better Understanding and Treatment for a Common Autoinflammatory Disease


A team of scientists led by Stony Brook University researchers have discovered a new mechanism for a bacterial toxin to inhibit inflammation. Their research shows that a toxin in Yersinia pestis , the bacterial agent of plague, targets and inhibits the protein pyrin. The inherited autoinflammatory disease Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) is caused by mutations that lead to continuous activation of pyrin. The findings, published in  Cell Host & Microbe , can be used to better understand the genetic origins of FMF and explore new therapies for the disease.


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