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Pharmacology Postdoc Named as AAAS Science Policy Fellow

Wed, 2018-06-20 09:41
Stony Brook University Postdoc in Pharmacology Lyl Tomlinson ('17) has been named an American Association of the Advancement of Science' (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellow (STPF) The one-year fellowship will place him in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of the Director, where he will contribute to NIH-wide strategic initiatives such as those funded through the agency's Common Fund.

Stony Brook Incubator Showcase To Feature More Than Fifty Companies June 27

Tue, 2018-06-19 16:13
The Stony Brook University 2018 Incubator Showcase will feature more than 50 company exhibits and one-on-one networking opportunities with Stony Brook University's broad scope of biotechnology, energy, information technology, and Agriculture Consumer Science Center entrepreneurs. This third annual incubator showcase will be held on Wednesday, June 27, from 9 am to 12 pm at the Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT).

Governor Cuomo Announces the Launch of the New York State Resiliency Institute for Storms & Emergencies

Mon, 2018-06-18 06:24
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the launch of the New York State Resiliency Institute for Storms & Emergencies (NYS RISE), a new "applied think tank" led by New York University and Stony Brook University that will serve as a hub of research and education on emergency preparedness, as well as a clearinghouse of information regarding extreme weather and natural disasters

eDNA Analysis: A key to Uncovering Rare Marine Species

Thu, 2018-06-14 15:33
The days of searching the oceans around the world to find and study rare and endangered marine animals are not over. However, an emerging tool that can be used with just a sample of seawater may help scientists learn more about rare marine life than ever before. According to Ellen Pikitch, PhD, of Stony Brook University's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS), this 21st Century tool that holds such promise is eDNA analysis. Her explanation will be published in a perspectives piece on June 15 in Science.

Medical Student Named NIH Research Scholar

Wed, 2018-06-13 16:04
Stony Brook University School of Medicine student Jenny Kim is considering becoming an anesthesiologist and would like to research novel non-opioid analgesics for pain. During the 2018-19 academic year, Kim will be involved in pain research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) before she returns to Stony Brook the following year to complete her MD program. This opportunity arose as Kim was selected as one of the recipients of the NIH's 2018-19 Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP). Kim is among

Center for Biotechnology Named a National Accelerator for Health Security Innovations

Fri, 2018-06-08 12:15
Stony Brook University 's Center for Biotechnology (CFB) has been selected as one of eight U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) BARDA-DRIVe accelerators. Each of these accelerators is directed to support bioscience companies to develop health security innovations within the national ecosystem.

Takeuchi Receives European Inventor Award 2018 in the Non-EPO Countries Category

Thu, 2018-06-07 11:40
Esther Sans Takeuchi, PhD, has won the 2018 European Inventor Award in the "Non-EPO countries", the European Patent Office (EPO) announced today. The award was given to her by the EPO at a ceremony held today in Paris, Saint-Germain-en-Laye. Of the four U.S. scientists nominated for the award, Takeuchi, the William and Jane Knapp Endowed Chair in Energy and the Environment, a Distinguished Professor of Chemistry in the College of Arts & Sciences and in Materials Science and Chemical Engineering in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Stony Brook University, and Chief Scientist of the Energy Sciences Directorate at Brookhaven National Laboratory, is the only American to bring home Europe's most prestigious prize of innovation.

Study Links Screen Time to Insomnia Symptoms and Depressive Symptoms in Adolescents

Wed, 2018-06-06 17:08
Preliminary results from a new study indicate that greater amounts of daily screen time are associated with more insomnia symptoms and shorter sleep duration among adolescents. Results show that for social messaging, web surfing and TV/movie watching, insomnia symptoms and sleep duration fully explained the association between screen-based activities and depressive symptoms.

Alzheimer's Foundation of America Grant to Stony Brook Medicine to Investigate Development of More Targeted Treatment

Wed, 2018-06-06 13:42
The Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) is awarding $206,184 over the next three years to Stony Brook Medicine to support an innovative Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging research project that will compare neurons from healthy controls and those with Alzheimer's disease in an effort to improve drug development. By gaining a better understanding of exactly how these neurons are damaged by Alzheimer's, the team hopes to improve therapeutic strategies that can more effectively target and treat the damage and return these neurons to a normal state to help improve memory loss.

Real Time, Portable DNA Sequencing Fights Drug-Resistant TB

Fri, 2018-06-01 12:22
Scientists in Madagascar have for the first time performed DNA sequencing in-country using novel, portable technology to rapidly identify the bacteria responsible for tuberculosis (TB) and its drug resistance profile. The project, led by a global team of doctors and scientists from Madagascar's National TB Program, Stony Brook University, the Institut Pasteur Madagascar (IPM), University of Oxford and the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) is seeking to transform the surveillance, diagnosis and treatment of TB and other infectious diseases in Madagascar.