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Extraordinary Natural Science Collection Gifted to SoMAS

An extraordinary scientific collection of archived fish, as well as fish and water quality data taken from the Hudson River over more than five decades, has been gifted by Entergy Corporation (Entergy), to the Stony Brook University School of Marine...
12-Dec-2019 3:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Study Shows Evolution Turns Genes Back On to Regain Function

Genes often mutate and lose their function over long-term evolution, which could be good if that stops drug resistance or cancer. A study by Stony Brook University researchers, published online in PNAS, shows that evolution can exploit positive...
25-Nov-2019 2:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

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New Geologic Modeling Method Explains Collapse of Ancient Mountains in American West

By using the latest computer technologies, combined with geologic data, researchers at Stony Brook University have developed a geodynamic model that explains the forces behind the collapse of what were lofty mountains some 30 million years ago in...
19-Nov-2019 2:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Cell Chemistry Illuminated by Laser Light

Raman microspectroscopy is a laboratory technique to produce molecular fingerprints of materials, however fluorescence has interfered with its applications. Now scientists have devised a photochemical technique, published in Scientific Reports,...
4-Nov-2019 2:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Magic Therapy Program Helps Reduce Pediatric Patient Anxiety

The experience of stress and fears upon hospitalization is frequent with pediatric patients. A new study of pediatric patients at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital reveals that a program called MagicAid helps significantly reduce both patient and...
30-Oct-2019 3:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Study Reveals Important yet Unprotected Global Ocean Areas

The largest synthesis and a first of its kind study of important marine areas conducted to date reveals that a large portion of earth’s oceans are considered important and are good candidates for protection.
25-Oct-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Ancient Molecules from the Sea Burst Into the Air From Ocean Waves

When waves crash in the ocean, they inject tiny particles into the air that carry organic molecules more than 5,000 years old. This discovery, published in Science Advances by a national team of scientists, helps to solve a long-standing mystery as...
23-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Stony Brook University Hospital Named America’s 100 Best for Cardiac Care, Coronary Intervention, and Stroke Care

Stony Brook University Hospital is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care™ for the sixth consecutive year, one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention™ for five consecutive years, and one of America’s 100...
23-Oct-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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To provide comprehensive undergraduate, graduate, and professional education of the highest quality;

To carry out research and intellectual endeavors of the highest international standards that advance knowledge and have immediate or long-range practical significance;

To provide leadership for economic growth, technology, and culture for neighboring communities and the wider geographic region;

To provide state-of-the-art innovative health care, while serving as a resource to a regional health care network and to the traditionally underserved;

To fulfill these objectives while celebrating diversity and positioning the University in the global community.


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