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Science and Humanities at Stony Brook collide in new club Artists in Medicine

Melanie Navarro October 2, 2020
Founded this year, a new club at Stony Brook University called Artists in Medicine wants to use students’ artistic abilities to construct creative projects. Their goal is to combine the arts and sciences in a simplified and informative way. 
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Pancreatic cancer drug reaches Phase III status

Meenu Johnkutty October 19, 2019
A pancreatic cancer drug discovered in professors Paul Bingham and Zuzana Zachar’s lab in the Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology at Stony Brook University has now entered Phase III, or multi-center testing stage.
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Song Wu, above, is a professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics. He was a part of a research team that studied extrinsic risk factors that can lead to cancers. ARACELY JIMENEZ / THE STATESMAN

Under the Microscope: Environment, behavior cause majority of cancers

Kenneth Wengler January 31, 2016
To determine if the majority of cancer is caused by “bad luck” or by external factors, Song Wu and his team developed four distinct methods to analyze and assess cancer risk.
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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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SUNY Board of Trustees approves new SBU Doctor of Pharmacy degree

Arielle Martinez March 22, 2015
The State University of New York Board of Trustees approved the creation of a Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Stony Brook University on March 11.
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2015 MCAT looks to push applicants even further

Jasmine Blennau September 4, 2014
The MCAT, an exam that is administered by the Association of American Medical Colleges to assess medical school applicants, will undergo changes to make it a longer exam that tests more material.
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New, non-invasive method of detecting heart disease saves money as well as lives

Sandhiya Kannan March 25, 2014
About one in four deaths each year in the United States are caused by heart disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Coronary heart disease in particular is the number one killer of women, yet approximately two-thirds of women who die unexpectedly of the disease show no prior knowledge of having the disease or even symptoms.
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Three Stony Brook professors named as finalists for Indianapolis Prize

Jonathon Kline March 4, 2014
Just a couple of days ago it was revealed that three of Stony Brook’s professors, Dr. Russell A. Mittermeier, Dr. Carl Safina, and Dr. Patricia C. Wright, made up three out of the six finalists in the running for the Indianapolis Prize, which is generally recognized as “the world’s leading award for animal conservation,” according to Morgan Lyle’s article in
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Under the microscope: Developing an effective treatment for cancer

Ruchi Shah November 14, 2013
A research scientist in Stony Brook’s Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology by the name of Dr. Nobuhide Ueki is pioneering a technique to directly address the limitations of cancer treatment. He was further motivated to pursue this field of study after losing both of his grandparents to cancer. His lab is focused on creating a drug delivery system that will selectively target cancer cells, leaving normal cells healthy.
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Gargano says the Stony Brook University Hospital continues to grow and become more important to Long Island residents.  (EFAL SAYED / THE STATESMAN)

Hospital receiving $1.5 million for cardio imaging

Brandon Bennett April 1, 2013

Stony Brook Medicine is set to receive a total of $1.5 million in donations for Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging. The funds will be used to attract an accomplished, research-orientated scientist and...

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Former LVAD patient visits Stony Brook

Adrian Szkolar October 15, 2012

Just a couple of years ago, Arthur Plowden's heart was in such bad shape that he couldn't take more than four steps before being short of breath. Last Thursday, he was playing basketball and shooting hoops...

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The lipid: humble origins to cancer and aging treatments

Ruchi Shah October 8, 2012

The same lipids that make up the membranes of our cells are now being found to play a role in the development of cancer and aging. For years, these fat molecules—including those called ceramide—were...

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