Research Two Decades in the Making Shows Mother Sharks 'Home' to Their Birthplace to Give Birth
December 5, 2013-Research conducted in Bimini in The Bahamas spanning almost two decades shows that female lemon sharks that were born there returned 15 years later to give birth to their own young, confirming this behavior for the first time in sharks. The study began in 1995, and has resulted in the capture, tagging, and release of more than 2,000 baby sharks over the 19-year, ongoing project.
Study Reveals an Early Tree-Dwelling Bipedal Human Ancestor was Similar to Ancient Apes and "Lucy" but not Living Apes
STONY BROOK, N.Y., December 4, 2013 - An analysis of the femur of one of the oldest human ancestors reveals the six-million-year-old "Millenium Man" was bipedal but lived in the trees. The research, led by Stony Brook University researchers and their team of international paleoanthropologists, could provide additional insight to the origins of human bipedalism and is published in Nature Communications.
Study Reveals Buildup of Amyloid in Brain Blood Vessels Promotes Early Cognitive Impairment
STONY BROOK, N.Y., December 4, 2013 - A team of Stony Brook University researchers led by William Van Nostrand, PhD, Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery, has discovered in a model of Alzheimer's disease that early accumulation of a small protein, known as amyloid ?, in the blood vessels of the brain can drive early cognitive impairment. The findings, published in the current online edition of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, suggest that targeting early buildup of amyloid in brain blood vessels could be a potential treatment strategy in early stage disease.
Laszlo Mihaly Elected AAAS Fellow
Stony Brook, NY, November 25, 2013 - Laszlo Mihaly, Ph.D., Chair of Stony Brook University's Department of Physics and Astronomy, was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for his scientific and social efforts to advance science or its applications.
James Bliska Elected AAAS Fellow
Stony Brook, NY, November 25, 2013 - James B. Bliska, Ph.D., Professor in Stony Brook University's Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for his scientific and social efforts to advance science or its applications.