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Under The Microscope: Study finds that shark scales increase drag

Under The Microscope: Study finds that shark scales increase drag

Ruchi Shah April 16, 2016
A team led by Dr. Fotis Sotiropoulos, used computer modeling to visualize how water flows around the sheets of denticles found on shark skin.
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Under The Microscope: Scientists discover new type of particle

Under The Microscope: Scientists discover new type of particle

Ruchi Shah March 31, 2016
An international collaboration of scientists recently discovered a new particle, a type of tetraquark.
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Matthew Eisaman, Ph.D., center, in a laser lab at Brookhaven Lab with co-authors, from left, Nanditha Dissanayake, Yutong Pang and Ahsan Ashraf. PHOTO CREDIT: STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

Under the Microscope: Using graphene and glass to create better devices

Ruchi Shah March 3, 2016
The lab of Matthew Eisaman, Ph.D., stumbled upon these unique properties of graphene when they set out to design more efficient lower cost solar cells.
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Under the Microscope: Researchers identify link between oxidation and aging

Under the Microscope: Researchers identify link between oxidation and aging

Ruchi Shah February 18, 2016
A research team at Stony Brook University identified that many proteins associated with aging are damaged and destabilized by a process called oxidation.
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Sex Issue 2016

Under the Microscope: Romantic competence

Ruchi Shah February 10, 2016
A research team led by Joanne Davila, Ph.D., identified a factor called “romantic competence” that plays a crucial role in creating and maintaining healthy relationships.
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Under the Microscope: low oxygen, dispersants may harm fish survival

Under the Microscope: low oxygen, dispersants may harm fish survival

Ruchi Shah November 19, 2015
A Stony Brook research team found that some methods used to mitigate oil spills could have negative effects on fish, especially when coupled with other environmental changes.
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Projected light patterns can control the electrical activity of the heart with unprecedented precision. Dr. Entcheva directs the COOL lab at Stony Brook and teamed up with Dr. Gil Bubs group at Oxford for their recent Nature Photonics publication.

Under the Microscope: new insight on controlling heart waves with light

Ruchi Shah October 30, 2015
Electrical waves are crucial to heart cell communication and maintaining rhythm. Scientists have found that light can be used to intricately control these electrical waves.
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From left, Arnout van de Rijt, Vivek Kulkarni, and Steven Skiena form an interdisciplinary faculty research team from Stony Brook University to assess that women are significantly underrepresented in media coverage.

Under the Microscope: Women underrepresented in printed news

Ruchi Shah October 11, 2015
A project between the computer science and sociology departments at SBU has helped quantify and define the gender disparity in the media called the “paper ceiling.”
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Under the Microscope: Blankets convert solar energy to hydrogen fuel

Ruchi Shah September 20, 2015
“The expected outcome from this project is that anybody who has a pool or a body of water can use his photocatalytic blanket to convert solar energy,” Gouma said.
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Under the Microscope: Sleep position impacts brains ability to detox

Under the Microscope: Sleep position impacts brain’s ability to detox

Ruchi Shah August 27, 2015
Interestingly, the lateral position is the most common, suggesting that organisms have evolved over time to prefer the sleeping position that clears brain waste the best.
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PHOTO CREDIT: PHILLY.HAPPENINGMAG.COM

Under the microscope: minds meet for annual cancer research conference

Ruchi Shah April 28, 2015
The theme of this year’s meeting was “Bringing Cancer Discoveries to Patients,” bridging the gap between scientists at the lab bench and patients in the clinic.
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PHOTO CREDIT: STONYBROOK.EDU

Under the microscope: SBU professor studies invasive species

Ruchi Shah April 13, 2015
Dr. Jessica Gurevitch is revolutionizing the field of ecology through her large-scale studies of invasive species and use of meta-analysis to synthesize findings in the field.
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