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A New York Fire Department Deputy Chief at the World Trade Center after the 9/11 attacks. Stony Brook University researchers may have found a link between Post Traumatic Stress Disorders and cognitive degeneration in 9/11 responders. PUBLIC DOMAIN

New form of dementia linked to 9/11 first responders

Karaline Talty September 29, 2022
A study conducted by Stony Brook University researchers revealed that World Trade Center (WTC) responders with early-onset cognitive impairment may have a new form of dementia. The study included 99 WTC responders with an average age of 56.
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Anat speaks at the Traumatic Brain Injury Symposium in the  Medical and Research Translation (MART) Building Auditorium on March 28, 2019. EMMA HARRIS/STATESMAN

SBU study finds that taking sex into account could change 20% of MCI diagnoses

Deidre Redhead December 7, 2019
Anat Biegon, a professor in the department of radiology at the Renaissance School of Medicine, co-wrote a study that found taking sex into account could change diagnoses for 20% of people with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI).
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A New York Fire Department Deputy Chief at the World Trade Center after the 9/11 attacks. Stony Brook University researchers may have found a link between Post Traumatic Stress Disorders and cognitive degeneration in 9/11 responders. PUBLIC DOMAIN

SBU researchers find possible link between PTSD in 9/11 responders and cognitive degeneration

Cindy Mizaku May 2, 2019
A team of researchers at Stony Brook University conducted a pilot study that suggests there may be a link between chronic post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in 9/11 responders and cognitive degeneration, leading to diseases like Alzheimer’s.
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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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The Brain Team: finding ways to unlock the mysteries of the brain

The Brain Team: finding ways to unlock the mysteries of the brain

Briana Lionetti November 4, 2015
The team is trying to answer crucial questions that could potentially lead to treatments for brain diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and PTSD.
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Adrian Coxson retires: The next hit could possibly kill me

Adrian Coxson retires: “The next hit could possibly kill me”

Cameron Boon September 9, 2015
Former Stony Brook wide receiver Adrian Coxson retired on Monday afternoon, citing problems from his severe Grade 3 concussion that still linger over a month after impact.
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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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Julianne Moore plays a linguistics professor battling early onset Alzheimers in Still Alice. According to deadline.com, the film is based on Lisa Genovas book of the same name. PHOTO CREDIT: NICHOLAS GENIN

SUNY shines light on the arts with new three-year program

Rena Thomas February 23, 2015
Lights, camera, action. Stony Brook introduced the SUNY system's first ever Master of Fine Arts program to its Southampton and Manhattan campuses.
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Under the microscope: SBU professors analyze link between amino acid and Alzheimer’s disease

Ruchi Shah February 4, 2014
Amyloid β is known to play a role in Alzheimer’s disease, but recent findings by Dr. William Van Nostrand, professor of neurosurgery, and Dr. John Robinson, professor of psychology at Stony Brook University, and their teams defined a model of the link between the location of Amyloid β deposits and cognitive decline.
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Dr. Helene Benveniste, a clinical anesthesiologist at Stony Brook Hospital, says the new technique provides a three-dimensional view of the glymphatic pathway. (ROLYNE JOSEPH / THE STATESMAN)

Brain waste removal may lead to Alzheimer’s diagnosis

Rolyne Joseph March 11, 2013

Stony Brook University Hospital researchers have found that the brain’s glymphatic pathway, a process that clears waste and solutes from the brain, can contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s...

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