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2012-01-30 08:00:00

Brookhaven National Laboratory completes Phase I of a major renovation to science laboratories in an effort to modernize their existing research facilities, including materials science and fuel testing laboratories. Upton, NY (PRWEB) January 30, 2012 Brookhaven National Laboratory has concluded the first phase of an ongoing effort to modernize their existing research facilities, including materials science and fuel testing laboratories, with the completion of renovations to Buildings 480...

2011-03-14 13:43:25

New tool will allow integrated, simultaneous study of behavior and brain function in animals Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, Stony Brook University, and collaborators have demonstrated the efficacy of a "wearable," portable PET scanner they've developed for rats. The device will give neuroscientists a new tool for simultaneously studying brain function and behavior in fully awake, moving animals. The researchers describe the tool and...

2009-11-23 14:11:00

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Southampton Hospital announced today that Jenny and John Paulson have donated $5 million to fund a new Emergency Department. The gift is the largest in the Hospital's history and will enable the Hospital to almost double the existing space and greatly expand its delivery of emergency care to residents and visitors of the South Fork of Long Island. Scheduled for completion by May 2010, The Jenny and John Paulson Emergency Department...

2008-10-11 00:00:20

By Bernadette Starzee Sound funds for environmental projects State and local governments and community groups in New York and Connecticut were recently awarded $912,994 in grants under the Long Island Sound Futures Fund. The grants will be added to $1.4 million raised by the recipients, for a total of nearly $2.3 million that will be put toward on-the-ground conservation projects in New York and Connecticut. The Long Island Sound Futures Fund was initiated in 2005 by the Long Island...

2008-09-05 00:00:25

By Claude Solnik Stony Brook University Medical Center on Thursday celebrated the completion of the first phase of its $300 million hospital revitalization project with a ribbon cutting ushering in what school and hospital officials described as a new era for the institution. The project, which began in 2002, includes 154,000 square feet of new construction and 48,000 square feet of renovation of the 28- year-old facility. Stony Brook University President Shirley Strum Kenny dubbed the...

2008-06-22 06:00:26

By Ridgely Ochs, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Jun. 22--Tricia Restucci of East Setauket had a stroke when she was 34. She had a heart attack when she was 38. Now 43, the mother of three is one of the lucky ones. Heart disease is the number one killer nationwide, and both Suffolk and Nassau have higher death rates from it than either state or national averages. Concerned about Suffolk's heart disease death rate, which ranks 13th worst among the state's 62 counties and worse than Nassau,...

2007-08-21 09:17:28

By Anonymous Students and scientists from around the world gathered at the U.S. Department of Energy Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL; Upton, NY) to participate in the 4th annual National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Space Rathation Summer School. The group worked in BNL's Medical Department and NASA Space Rathation Laboratory (NSRL), a unique facility that simulates the harsh radiation environment of outer space, to study the possible risks astronauts may face during...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'