As college applications are looming over high school students, WalletHub released its 2020 list of best colleges in New York…
- Hamilton College
- New York University
- University of Rochester
- Barnard College
- Vassar College
- Binghamton University-SUNY
- Colgate University
- Stony Brook University-SUNY
Southampton Arts Center and the Coalition for Women’s Cancers at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital presented two performances of Nora and Delia Ephron’s Love, Loss and What I Wore on October 19, 2019, in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and National Mammography Day. Directed by Valerie diLorenzo, the thought-provoking 28-scene play, based on the eponymous book by Ilene Beckerman, was performed by 13 talented local women and was met with thunderous applause and a standing ovation.
Carl Safina, 64, an ecologist at Stony Brook University on Long Island and a “MacArthur genius” grant winner, has written nine books about the human connection to the animal world. Coming next spring is “Becoming Wild,” on the culture of animals, and a young adult version of “Beyond Words,” on the capabilities of dogs and wolves.
Suffolk County police officials honored two Highway Patrol cops Monday who helped save a life earlier this year by rushing a donated liver from Stony Brook University Hospital to a transplant recipient more than 50 miles away in Manhattan.
Professor Carl Safina writes, “Conservationists argue that humans need to save species in order to save ourselves. The truth is we could survive without wild species — but they can’t survive without us, and the moral argument for protecting them and the beauty they bring to the world is overwhelming.”
A newly created model helps to clarify the processes by which cells grow old and die, and which are known to be involved in the onset of neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. The study describing this model, “Proteostasis collapse is a driver of cell aging and death,” was published in PNAS. To remain healthy, cells must be able to produce proteins and chaperone them: keeping proteins correctly folded, and destroying those that aren’t. But as cells age, oxidative stress — an imbalance between reactive and inflammatory free radicals and the ability of cells to detoxify them — slowly leads to the accumulation of irreparably damaged proteins inside cells that eventually overwhelm their “quality control” mechanisms. “Irreparably damaged proteins accumulate with age, increasingly distracting the chaperones from folding the healthy proteins the cell needs. The tipping point to death occurs when replenishing good proteins no longer keeps up with depletion from misfolding, aggregation, and damage,” the researchers wrote. Investigators with the Laufer Center for Physical & Quantitative Biology at Stony Brook University created a model that is able to predict the lifespan of the round worm Caenorhabditis elegans, an animal model often used in aging studies, based on its protein quality control mechanisms.
Part of Stony Brook Hospital’s room service program allows patients to choose their lunch during breakfast service, “eating with their eyes” photos of salads for lunch prepared with truly local ingredients. “We found that we get more interest in the featured item when we include a photo, and the dining ambassadors encourage the patients to try these items for lunch for dinner,” says Kathleen Logsdon Carrozza, MS RD CDN, assistant director of food and retail services at Stony Brook, a hospital with a kitchen serving between 1,800 and 2,000 meals per day.
Stony Brook University commemorated the latest advancement in medical care for children with the completion of the new Stony Brook Children’s Hospital at its ribbon cutting ceremony on Oct. 17, the university announced.
Stony Brook Medicine is celebrating the opening of its new children’s hospital. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Thursday. The new facility provides much-needed space for some of its most “in-demand” services. Some features include state-of-the-art hospital beds, a live video feed from the Long Island Aquarium, and child and teen playrooms.