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Five researchers from Stony Brook University Medical Center have been awarded a total of nearly $4 million in New York State funding for stem cell research projects. The research will potentially enhance the understanding of stem cell biology and lead to cell-based therapies to treat life-threatening diseases. The awardees are Wadie F. Bahou, Ira S. Cohen, Soosan Ghazizadeh, Ute Moll, and Hsien-yu Wang. The New York State grants are part of an expanded effort to fund stem cell research, which was initiated by President Obama’s Executive Order for restored federal stem cell research funding and Governor David A. Paterson’s announcement…

Researchers Show Warmer Environment Means Shorter Lives for Cold-Blooded Animals Temperature explains much of why cold-blooded organisms such as fish, amphibians, crustaceans, and lizards live longer at higher latitudes than at lower latitudes, according to research published at the end of July in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) online. Assistant Professor Stephan Munch and Ph.D. candidate Santiago Salinas, both from the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS), found that for a diverse range of species whose body temperatures vary with the temperature of their surroundings, ambient temperature is the dominant factor controlling geographic variation of…

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