Majungasaurus never needed dental work. If it had tooth problems, it just had to wait a couple of months. A new study of the carnivorous dinosaur who lived during the Late Cretaceous period, about 70 million years ago, demonstrates that it grew a whole new set of teeth about every two months. That’s the fastest replacement rate of any carnivorous dino identified to date.
It’s a fact: The incidence of cancer among African-Americans is higher than that of any other racial or ethnic group in the U.S. One reason, experts say, is that a history of mistrust and disenfranchisement discourages people of color from seeking treatment promptly. But according to Jennie Williams, associate professor in the Renaissance School of Medicine and assistant dean for student diversity, there may also be differences at the genetic level.
In honor of their invaluable contributions to science and technology, seven members of the Stony Brook University faculty have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
As a board-certified pediatric infectious disease physician, Saul Hymes has experience in all matters relating to infections and their treatment and prevention in children. He has particular expertise, and his research activities center around: antibiotic resistance and the appropriate use of antimicrobials (antibiotic stewardship) in both humans and in animal agriculture; tick-borne infections; and the role of social media in the dissemination of health information, particularly around Lyme disease, vaccines, and antibiotics.