Morrisville State serves up local products during New York Farm Day
Oct16

Morrisville State serves up local products during New York Farm Day

Morrisville State College recently displayed some of its tasty fare in Washington, D.C. The college showcased an array of food samples during New York Farm Day, an annual event which boasts New York State agricultural products. The event, sponsored by U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, brought together producers of New York’s award-winning wines, farm-fresh products and seafood, as well as leading restaurateurs from across New York State,...

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A Bright Future for the Reduction of a Darkening Threat
Aug12

A Bright Future for the Reduction of a Darkening Threat

The degenerative eye disease retinitis pigmentosa (R.P.) affects one in 3,000 people. The disease is caused by a gene mutation that damages rod photoreceptors, or light-sensing cells, in the eye. The symptoms of the disease may first appear in childhood, but the decreased loss of vision that occurs throughout the lives of those afflicted often leads to diminished night vision or tunnel vision. A good analysis to explain the effects 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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Using Nanotechnology to Detect Asthma
Jul01

Using Nanotechnology to Detect Asthma

Doctors have known since antiquity that the way a patient’s breath smelled could provide clues to the disease within. An interdisciplinary team led by Perena Gouma, PhD, Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Director of the Center for Nanomaterials and Sensor Development at Stony Brook, has taken this diagnostic approach to a very sophisticated level. They developed a personalized asthma monitor, similar...

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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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ESF Scientists Research New Way to Battle Bacteria
Jun10

ESF Scientists Research New Way to Battle Bacteria

Invention as the result of an accident is surprisingly common. Without a misconceived hypothesis, we may otherwise be without X-rays, super glue, or microwave ovens. A recent experiment at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) has potentially added another life-changing invention: gene information suppression. “Basically, we’re interrupting the flow of genetic information in the cell, in effect...

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