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Senators Flanagan and LaValle Announce Major Funding To Meet Demand For Engineering Degrees at Stony Brook University

Thu, 2018-08-16 12:05
Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) and Chairman of the Senate's Higher Education Committee Kenneth LaValle (1st Senate District) announced the award of $25 million in funding to Stony Brook University that will enable the university to begin the initial phases for developing a new engineering building on campus. The funding will enable Stony Brook University to continue leading the effort to educate and train more engineers to live and work in the region and the state.

Removing the Most Common p53 Mutation in Colorectal Cancer Halts Disease Progression

Wed, 2018-08-15 13:26
By genetically manipulating and removing the most common mutant form of the p53 gene that promotes colorectal cancer in humans, an international team of scientists demonstrated that this therapy reduces tumor growth and tissue invasion. Led by Ute Moll, MD, Professor and cancer biologist in the Department of Pathology at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, the findings are published in Cancer Cell.

Study of Ancient Forefoot Joints Reveals Bipedalism in Hominins Emerged Early

Tue, 2018-08-14 12:50
The feet of primates function as grasping organs. But the adoption of bipedal locomotion - which reduces the ability to grasp - was a critical step in human evolution. In the first comprehensive study of the forefoot joints of ancient hominins, to be published online in PNAS, an international team of researchers conclude that adaptations for bipedal walking in primates occurred as early as 4.4 million years ago, and in that process early hominin feet may have retained some grasping ability.

Stony Brook Jumps 20 Spots in Money Magazine's 'Best Colleges for Your Money Ranking"

Mon, 2018-08-13 13:30
MONEY Magazine has released its 2018 list of "Best Colleges For Your Money," and Stony Brook University ranks #34 overall this year, a 20-place increase from its 2017 ranking, and #22 among public universities, a 10-place jump from last year. Stony Brook's rise in the rankings comes from an increase in graduation rates alongside a slower growth in tuition rates compared to other institutions.