As U.S. drug regulators were announcing approval of the first multimillion-dollar medication last month, dozens of medical scientists on Long Island and beyond were quietly working on ways of repurposing old medicines into effective new uses.
A study by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Stony Brook University in the US suggests that analyzing the content of posts to the social network could help spot signs of a range of conditions.
To consider that Nigeria, infamous for anti-vaxx campaigns leading to polio outbreaks, has any lessons for Americans may be shocking. But as measles cases in the U.S. climb to an all-time high after the disease was declared eliminated in 2000, U.S. public health officials have been looking for ways to address the problem.
Dr. Richard Reeder and the Montauk Observatory are presenting a free, public program from 1-6 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, at the Avram Theater at Stony Brook Southampton. The event is highlighted by a screening of the documentary Apollo 11 and includes a Q&A session, a roundtable talk with Grumman engineers who worked on the mission, and a lecture by Professor Timothy Glotch.
More than 30 eighth-grade scholars from the Longwood and Wyandanch School Districts were honored in early June when the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom School six-week summer enrichment program officially ended its six-year run at Stony Brook University.
Investigating the effectiveness of composite materials in combat situations is the focus of newly funded research by Kedar Kirane. His proposal to quantify how much energy composites can safely absorb has won a $359,000 grant through the Young Investigator program of the Army Research Office.
Christopher Gobler conducts research on plankton ecology, with a broad focus on the factors that promote phytoplankton growth (organic and inorganic nutrients), as well as factors that are responsible for algal mortality (zooplankton, viruses, filter-feeding bivalves) in diverse aquatic ecosystems. A primary focus of the lab within the field of plankton ecology has been the study of harmful algal blooms (HABs), having investigated blooms of brown tide both locally and around the U.S.