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2013-03-14 12:28:04

STONY BROOK, N.Y., March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Charles A. Gargano, former U.S. Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago and long-time friend of Stony Brook University, has agreed to establish the Ambassador Charles Gargano Chair in Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging at Stony Brook Medicine. The $750,000 gift will be matched dollar for dollar by the Simons Foundation Challenge and Jim and Marilyn Simons, creating a $1,500,000 philanthropic impact. The funds will be used to attract an accomplished,...

2013-02-27 08:26:37

STONY BROOK, N.Y., Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Stony Brook University's 2013 "Stars of Stony Brook" Gala will honor one of its own this year, actor-director-writer-educator and six-time Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Alan Alda, on Wednesday, April 24 at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in New York City. Mr. Alda is being honored for his central role in creating and growing The Center for Communicating Science (CCS) at Stony Brook University. A vital new approach to education, The...

2012-12-20 16:25:29

GARDEN CITY, N.Y., Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Roger L. Simpson (www.lipsg.com/about-our-practice/our-doctors/dr-simpson-new-york/), partner at Long Island Plastic Surgical Group, the largest and longest running private plastic surgery practice in the United States, was recently given the distinctive honor of delivering the First Annual Memorial Burn Lecture in tribute to Harry S. Soroff, MD, the founding chairman of Stony Brook University's Department of Surgery, who passed away in...

2012-11-11 00:21:33

PASADENA, Calif., Nov. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Months of dedication and hard work in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) paid off tonight for three students named National Finalists in the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, the nation's premier research competition for high school students. Research on a promising "painless painkiller" earned top honors and the $3,000 Individual scholarship for Raghav Tripathi of Portland, Oregon. Research that could help...

2012-10-10 15:23:06

NEW YORK, Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Longtime partners Traditional Chinese Medicine World Foundation (www.tcmworld.org) and the School of Social Welfare at Stony Brook University, New York, will offer a one-day training workshop on Wu Ming Qigong movements for breast health at the Westfields Marriott in Chantilly, Virginia, the location of the Foundation's 11(th) annual conference, Building Bridges of Integration for Traditional Chinese Medicine (www.tcmconference.org). The training...

First-time Analysis Provided Of 3 Distinct Contributions Of Forage Fish Worldwide
2012-09-10 11:43:12

Study led by scientists from the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science at Stony Brook University will enable trade-offs to be evaluated in forage fishery and coastal management A just-published study provides a first-time analysis of the value of forage fish, which are small, schooling species such as sardines, herring, and anchovies. Three kinds of contributions of forage fish were estimated: as direct catch, as food for other commercially important fish, and as an important link in...

Illegal Trade Of Caviar Curbed By International Regulation
2012-07-26 05:56:52

DNA testing of retail black caviar conducted by scientists from the Institute for Conservation Science at Stony Brook University and American Museum of Natural History indicates trade policy can help reduce the incidence of caviar mislabeling Research that used mitochondrial DNA-based testing to compare the extent of fraudulent labeling of black caviar purchased before and after international protection shows conservation benefits. A team of scientists from the Institute for Conservation...

Breathalyzer Reveals Signs Of Disease
2012-05-07 10:11:46

[ Watch the Video ] One exhale and new device could screen for everything from diabetes to lung cancer This invention could give new meaning to the term "bad breath!" It's the Single Breath Disease Diagnostics Breathalyzer, and when you blow into it, you get tested for a biomarker–a sign of disease. As amazing as that sounds, the process is actually very simple thanks to ceramics nanotechnology. All it takes is a single exhale. You blow into a small valve attached to a box that...

2012-04-02 06:21:45

Forage Fish Twice as Valuable in the Water as in the Net WASHINGTON, April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fishing for herring, anchovy, and other "forage fish" in general should be cut in half globally to account for their critical role as food for larger species, recommends an expert group of marine scientists in a report released today. The Lenfest Forage Fish Task Force conducted the most comprehensive worldwide analysis of the science and management of forage fish populations to...

Sharks More Prevalent In Protected Areas, Study Claims
2012-03-10 06:22:33

Using data collected from over 200 baited remote underwater video (BRUV) cameras, scientists have discovered that Caribbean reef sharks are more abundant in marine reserves than in areas where fishing is allowed. The BRUV cameras, affectionately dubbed "chum cams," were placed both inside and outside aquatic reserve areas on the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef in the Caribbean Sea by researchers from the Stony Brook University Institute for Ocean Conservation Science. Their goal was to test a...