Research: When Life Hands you Killer Algae, Make Energy
Aug19

Research: When Life Hands you Killer Algae, Make Energy

The increased awareness surrounding global warming and the increased demand of global energy supply over the last few years has got scientist in a frenzy to determine a way to produce a renewable energy source – and possibly halt pollutants. David Blersch, an environmental engineer at the University at Buffalo, is asking the question – could the large algae blooms that have been blamed for fish kills, beach closures and other...

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Research: A Hobbit’s Tale – Fact or Fiction?
Jul29

Research: A Hobbit’s Tale – Fact or Fiction?

With the upcoming movie release of the second installment of JRR Tolkien’s critically acclaimed “The Hobbit” just upon the horizon – Stony Brook University scientists couldn’t have picked a better time to reveal Hobbits might be more than a literary creation. The classic work of fantasy featuring Hobbits, Dwarves, Elves and magic might be more true to life than we thought. The intrigue that Stony Brook researchers have found...

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Research: New Wireless Technology Could Put Your Body to the Test
Jul22

Research: New Wireless Technology Could Put Your Body to the Test

Chances are, someone you know has received an ultrasound exam – to get the first glimpse of their developing baby, or maybe to determine their risk of heart attack. An ultrasound works by sending out high-frequency sound waves which reflect off body structures. A computer will then receive these reflected waves and use them to create a picture that we see on a monitor. Whatever the use, ultrasound is one of the most utilized forms of...

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Research: Sleep Deprivation and Poor Dietary Choices
Jul08

Research: Sleep Deprivation and Poor Dietary Choices

Today’s modern culture provides convenience, comfort, and efficiency.  In one day, an American can buy a cart of any type of groceries they desire, order an item on the Web to be delivered that afternoon, and can video chat with a friend who’s stationed in Afghanistan. The cost of this heavy activity, according to a Stony Brook University researcher, is your health. Packing in all of these activities in a day could mean less sleep for...

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Tracking the Endangered Oceanic Whitetip Shark
Jun24

Tracking the Endangered Oceanic Whitetip Shark

For humans, sharks have long been the source of fascination and fear. These top predators are fast disappearing; largely due to a fishing industry that takes more than 100 million sharks out of the oceans’ depths each year. Why should we care? Well, sharks are actually a major part of the oceans ecosystem. They help keep populations of other fish and marine animals in check by hunting sick, injured, and dying fish so that...

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SUNY Research: A Student’s Perspective
Jun20

SUNY Research: A Student’s Perspective

Hello everyone! My name is Hanna Teal, your newest source for all things research related. I have just joined Generation SUNY on behalf of the Research Foundation. During the summer hours I live in a little town 30 minutes outside of Albany called Averill Park. Come this fall, I will be starting my final year at the University at Buffalo as an undergraduate and will achieve a joint degree in English and Communication. My number one...

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Improving Mammography Technology to Help Diagnose Breast Cancer
Jun17

Improving Mammography Technology to Help Diagnose Breast Cancer

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Although the survival rate is greatly improving — now over 80% (five-year) — there are a lot of improvements that may be done to help bring this to 100%. One way, according to researchers at the University at Albany, is to use a newly-developed imaging system that reduces false positives in order to provide more accurate diagnosis. Right now mammography is the...

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