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3/31/2015 (Christian Science Monitor) With fins off the menu, shark slaughter is ebbingThe 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
3/28/2015 (Tallahassee Democrat) Join the greater community of healthStephen 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.
3/27/2015 (Association for Psychological Science) A Disagreeable Personality Can Help Get Original Ideas NoticedBut 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.
3/24/2015 (WCBS-AM Radio) New Law Requires Suffolk County Retailers Post Warnings About Liquid NicotineDr. Rachel Boykan of Stony Brook Hospital said liquid nicotine can be addictive and dangerous.
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.
3/24/2015 (News 12) Elementary school hosts teddy bear clinic Roanoke Avenue Elementary School kindergartners patched up their stuffed friends.
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:
3/24/2015 (Newsday) New York State puts weight of SUNY funding on studentsThe 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.
3/23/2015 (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.
3/20/2015 (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.
3/18/2015 (Space.com) Speedy Particles Caught Erupting from Comet's TailPlasma 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 (Women's Health) What to Eat to Reduce Your Risk of Colon CancerBoth 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 (Newsday) Acne: The facts you might not know, but shouldDr. 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.
3/18/2015 (Yahoo News) Speedy Particles Caught Erupting from Comet's TailDelicate 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
3/19/2015 (Huffington Post: Science) The Changing Politics and Consistent Science of VaccinationsThe 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 (FiOS1) Stony Brook University announces fall 2016 opening of new pharmaceutical school75 students would be accepted into this 4-year program on Long Island.
3/17/2015 (The Atlantic) The Science of Near Death ExperiencesThe 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 (Newsday) Traverse Biosciences in Deal to develop gum disease drug for dogsTraverse'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.
3/16/2015 (WNYC-AM/"Brian Lehrer Show") The Bystander Mentality in TeenagersLast 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 (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 CollinsMore News