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Under the microscope: Stony Brook University scientists discover how different components of marijuana work

Ruchi Shah March 9, 2015
Scientists at Stony Brook University discovered the mechanism by which the main components of marijuana, THC and CBD, are transported within the cell.
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PHOTO CREDIT: STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

Under the microscope: 36 questions shown to form closer relationships

Ruchi Shah February 9, 2015
36 questions in 45 minutes turn complete strangers into close friends or even a married couple. To most, this idea sounds unbelievable.
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(PHOTO CREDIT : STONYBROOK.EDU)

Under the Microscope: Found mammalian skull could reshape current view of evolution

Ruchi Shah December 2, 2014
A team of scientists led by Stony Brook paleontologist David Krause discovered a mammalian skull in a block of sandstone in Madagascar that could reshape current understanding of mammalian evolution.
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Sir Simon Donaldson, and SBU professor of mathematics, opened up a new area in the geometry of four dimensions. (PHOTO CREDIT : GERT-MARTIN GREUEL)

Under the microscope: professor wins Breakthrough Prize

Ruchi Shah November 18, 2014
Sir Simon Donaldson was awarded the $3 million Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics on Nov. 9 at a star-studded event in a former NASA airship station in Moffett Field, Calif.
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Female basketball players tend to suffer from ACL injuries two to 10 times more than male counterparts. (HANAA TAMEEZ / THE STATESMAN)

Under the microscope: Injuries among college basketball players are due to daily stress on bodies

Ruchi Shah November 4, 2014
Athletes are often seen as the epitome of health, but repetitive actions in sports such as basketball can take a serious toll on the body.
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(PHOTO CREDIT: RADHA PERUMAL RAMASAMY)

Under the microscope: Dr. Radha Perumal Ramasamy produces flame-retardant polymer and improves 3D visualization of cells

Ruchi Shah October 24, 2014
In one year, Dr. Radha Perumal Ramasamy published one paper, filed two patents and became a guest editor for a journal, all while pursuing research in energy materials and bionanosciences.
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President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. said the best way to stop Ebola in the United States is to stop Ebola in Africa. (MANJU SHIVACHARAN / THE STATESMAN)

Under the microscope: Spread of Ebola epidemic from Africa to the United States unlikely

Ruchi Shah October 7, 2014
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the total number of Ebola cases could reach 1.4 million by January if further intervention or community changes are not made.
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(PHOTO CREDIT: MCT CAMPUS)

Under the microscope: the effects of napping on the human brain

Ruchi Shah September 25, 2014
All-nighters spent studying for exams and late night parties often leave students sleep deprived. Recent research outlines the benefits of napping and the ideal timing to get the most out of a nap.
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(PHOTO CREDIT: MCT CAMPUS)

Under the microsope: parallel pathways between embryo and cancer development

Ruchi Shah September 4, 2014
The development of cancer and the development of an embryo seem to be two different processes, but researchers at Stony Brook University have found parallels between the pathways involved in both.
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Under the microscope: aging revealed by handshake strength

Ruchi Shah August 28, 2014
Handshakes have been used as a greeting for hundreds of years, but new research now uses handgrip strength as an accurate indicator of an individual’s age.
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(PHOTO CREDIT: MCT CAMPUS)

Under the Microscope: Lyme disease cases increased over past twenty years

Ruchi Shah July 18, 2014
Most Americans rarely perceive Lyme disease as a serious threat, mainly because the initial symptoms resemble those of the flu of other illnesses.
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Under the microscope: professor looks to predict the extinction of species

Ruchi Shah April 17, 2014
Climate change has affected the ability of species to survive. However, a team of researchers, led by Dr. H. Resit Akçakaya, professor and graduate program director of the Department of Ecology and Evolution, has developed new models to better predict and understand the extinction of species as a result of climate change.
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