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Molecular diagnostics company plans to utilize biomarker in new multiplex cervical cancer tests September 17, 2015 – Stony Brook University has entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with molecular diagnostics company OncoGenesis Corporation, on the use of the protein biomarker Keratin 17 (K17) for diagnostic and prognostic applications for cervical cancer. These applications will be developed based on the research of Kenneth Shroyer, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Pathology, and colleagues at Stony Brook University School of Medicine. Cervical cancer is the second most prevalent form of cancer found in women worldwide. Treatment for the disease…

NYSTAR awards university $10 million to create new Center for Advanced Technology in Integrated Electrical Systems; Renews Biotech CAT for 10 years​. September 15, 2015 – Stony Brook University received two Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) awards from NYSTAR, Empire State Development’s (ESD’s) Division of Science, Technology and Innovation, including a new grant for the Center for Advanced Technology in Integrated Electric Energy Systems (CIEES), and a renewal grant for Stony Brook’s existing Center for Biotechnology. ESD is New York State’s chief economic development agency. The award to establish the CIEES CAT is a $10 million award over 10 years,…

September 9, 2015 –  Stony Brook University has been named the #89th best national university and the #37th best public university by US News & World Report. The rankings are based on a formula that uses quantitative measures that education experts have proposed as reliable indicators of academic quality. It compares colleges based on a number of common quality indicators, such as retention, graduation rates, faculty strength and more. ​”Access to excellence is at the core of Stony Brook University’s mission, so being recognized by US News & World Report as one of the best among national universities is a gratifying external validation…

Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, will deliver the annual State of the University Address on Wednesday, September 16, 2015, beginning at 1 pm at the Staller Center Main Stage. All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend. A Welcome Reception will follow the address. By tradition, each year the president addresses the assembled University community, summarizing the events and accomplishments of the previous year while looking forward to future goals and challenges. New faculty and key administrators are introduced and welcomed. Information about previous State of the University Addresses can be found on the President’s website.

The Turkana Basin Institute, in collaboration with the University of Bradford, has set up a web site fOssilfinder.org, recruiting an army of ‘citizen scientists’ to help discover fossils and other ancient artifacts using the unique online platform “Zooniverse.” fOssilfinder.org is a pioneering project, funded in part by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, enabling amateur fossil hunters to be part of a scientific team and make a direct contribution to developing knowledge about prehistory. High resolution aerial imagery of fossil bearing surfaces was captured using a range of aerial platforms, including kites. These images have been uploaded onto an interactive…

The method led by a Stony Brook University biomedical engineer could be a significant step to understanding a complex process implicated in cancer and infectious disease September 1, 2015 – Scientists have not been able to understand and predict how cells evolve in our bodies, and this process is important because evolving cell populations are at the core of drug-resistant infections and cancer development. Now a research team led by Gábor Balázsi, PhD, of Stony Brook University, has developed a synthetic biological model that validates computational predictions of how quickly and in what manner cells change in the presence or…

Cited as 4th most environmentally responsible university* in 2015, SBU is first higher ed campus to get a Freight Farm This fall, Stony Brook University is introducing a fresh new technology – a hydroponic Freight Farm – where student farmers can grow crops year-round in an indoor environment. Created in a discarded shipping container converted into a fully operational hydroponic farm known as the Leafy Green Machine, the Freight Farm will be primarily managed by Stony Brook students. Using the latest in farm-management technologies such as cloud-synced growth data, live camera feeds and a smartphone app that monitors and controls…

Stony Brook PhD student’s work with recycled planetary dust brings context to the international scientific team’s finding published in Science The simulated fly-by of the 51 Eridani star and planet system begins with the view of the sky showing the location of the star near the constellation Orion visible in the northern hemisphere winter. The young star 51 Eridani is 100light-years from the Sun and a Jupiter-like planet is directly imaged in the infrared in an orbit similar in size to the Sun-Saturn distance. The star also has indirect evidence of belts of rocky debris orbiting closer and farther to…

Stony Brook University has been named the 3rd best college for a degree in applied mathematics among all public and private colleges and universities in the U.S. Ranked by College Factual , and reported by USA Today College, the ranking is based on overall quality, and recognizes programs that challenge students and prepare graduates to become leaders in their field. College Factual’s rankings system is based on a series of algorithms that include information from the Department of Education, nationally mandated data reporting for institutions and PayScale. A degree in applied mathematics combines classes on general mathematics with special mathematical…

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