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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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Under The Microscope: Professor discusses early Alzheimers diagnosis

Under The Microscope: Professor discusses early Alzheimer’s diagnosis

Kenneth Wengler February 10, 2016
A recent study lead by Brian Lebowitz, Ph.D., at Stony Brook University’s School of Medicine, has shed some light on the difficulty of early Alzheimer’s diagnosis.
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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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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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From left to right, Mana Chandhok, a PhD student; Ivan Chavez, a Master’s student; Wan Zhang, laboratory technician and seated is David Q. Matus, PhD in his Stony Brook laboratory. In this lab researchers study cells and cancer processes. PHOTO CREDIT: STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

Under the Microscope: study opens doors for cancer treatment

Kenneth Wengler December 3, 2015
Assistant professor David Q. Matus studies the process of cell invasion and its misregulation in diseases such as cancer metastasis.
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Under the Microscope: Researchers receive grant to improve engine tech

Under the Microscope: Researchers receive grant to improve engine tech

Brianna O'Neill November 5, 2015
Researchers at Stony Brook have received a $1 million grant to study Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition, an alternative type of combustion technology for engines.
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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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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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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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