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Study Reveals How Collapse of Protein Processes is Driver of Aging and Death

A new Stony Brook University-led study, to be published in PNAS, provides a biophysical model that reveals how damage accumulates in proteins with age and is a trigger to death. The finding opens a door to a better understanding of the molecular...
16-Oct-2019 5:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Study Reveals More Women, Fewer Men Diagnosed with Cognitive Impairment When Tests are Adjusted for Sex

Using sex-specific scores on memory tests may change the diagnosis for 20 percent of those currently diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), with possibly more women and fewer men being diagnosed with MCI, according to a new study published...
10-Oct-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researcher Investigates New Modeling Technology to Assess Climate Change Impact on Winter Storms

Scientists are investigating how extreme winter weather events are influenced by climate change. Edmund KM Chang, PhD, of Stony Brook University, has received a two-year $200,000 grant from NOAA/MAPP to study these storms using, for the first time,...
3-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Approach Seeks Better Outcomes for Teen Depression

By developing brief, accessible interventions for youth psychopathology in depression, bolstered by a five-year, $2 million Early Independence Award (EIA) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Stony Brook University's Jessica Schleider, PhD,...
1-Oct-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Study Shows Without the US, International Climate Change Agreement Could be Reached – But It Would Require Major Additional Contributions from Large Developing Countries

With the United States withdrawing from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, questions arise about the future global success of mitigating the effects of climate change. A new study addresses these questions in a recently published paper in the ...
25-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Vampire Bats Help Unravel the Mystery of Smell

Smell is one of the most poorly understood of the major senses. But now an international research team led by Laurel Yohe of Stony Brook University suggests a new method to quantify olfactory receptors by sequencing them in vampire bats may hold the...
19-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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MicroRNA-based Therapy May be New Weapon to Combat Cancer

A technology that manipulates microRNAs (miRNAs) developed by Jingfang Ju, PhD, a biochemist and Professor in the Department of Pathology at the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University, and colleagues has shown promise when used as...
18-Sep-2019 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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More Than Lyme: Tick Study Finds Multiple Agents of Tick-Borne Diseases

In a study published in mBio,, Jorge Benach and Rafal Tokarz, and their co-authors at Stony Brook University and Columbia University, reported on the prevalence of multiple agents capable of causing human disease that are present in three species of...
16-Sep-2019 10:05 AM 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;

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


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