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Experts say virus protections helping prevent other contagious illnesses


Dr. Susan Donelan, medical director of health care epidemiology at Stony Brook Medicine, said although it’s unclear how much of the decline was from less flu testing and how much was from fewer actual cases, “There are a whole host of different pathogens that hopefully will be transmitted less readily if people follow the precautions they need to use to avoid the coronavirus.”

What should parents consider before sending their children to school? Dr. Sharon Nachman answers viewers’ questions

News 12

News 12’s Elizabeth Hashagen was joined by Dr. Sharon Nachman to discuss what parents need to consider as they decide whether or not to send their children back to school buildings.

Plummeting Renewable Energy, Battery Prices Mean China Could Hit 62% Clean Power And Cut Costs 11% By 2030


But as the new paper from Stony Brook University and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researchers points out, even these optimistic analyses fail to capture just how dramatically renewable energy and storage prices have dropped in recent years. The global weighted-average levelized costs of electricity (LCOE) of utility-scale solar panels, onshore wind, and battery storage have fallen by 77%, 35%, and 85%, respectively, between 2010 and 2018

SBU’s Nachman Offers Health Advice for Returning College Students

Times Beacon Record

People are using too much hand sanitizer. That’s one of several observations from Sharon Nachman, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital.

Cuomo: School districts can reopen in the fall, must implement their plans and work with parents and teachers

News 12

Stony Brook Medicine Dr. Sharon Nachman says districts should use labs that are near their schools for testing (minute 1:40).



A Star Went Supernova in 1987. Where Is It Now?

New York Times

“The neutron star behaves exactly like we expected,” said James Lattimer, an astrophysicist at Stony Brook University in New York and a member of Dr. Page’s research team.

Cognitive Impairment in 9/11 Responders Tied to Brain Atrophy


First responders to the World Trade Center (WTC) attacks on September 11, 2001, who have cognitive impairment show cortical thinning across multiple brain regions, including those commonly affected by Alzheimer’s disease, suggest results from the first structural neuroimaging study conducted in this population. The study clarifies that a neurodegenerative condition is present in first responders who experience cognitive impairment in midlife, which “is incredibly important to know,” lead author Sean Clouston, PhD, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, told Medscape Medical News.

Stony Brook Medicine Launches Coronavirus Support Group

Yahoo News

Stony Brook Medicine is offering virtual support groups to provide professional care for those in our communities who have or have had coronavirus and may be struggling, it announced in a news release.

New York college students must pass a COVID-19 test to enter campus

New York Post

Students enrolled at New York’s public colleges must first pass a COVID-19 test in order to get access to campus in a bid to prevent the spread of the contagious virus. The State University at Albany and Stony Brook University sent notices to students saying they have to provide proof of having tested negative for the coronavirus before arrival on campus later this month for the fall semester.

Best universities for reducing inequalities

Times Higher Education

First generation students or students from lower socio-economic backgrounds are still poorly represented in higher education. But universities are now working hard to rectify this and the Impact Rankings 2020 are an indicator of which universities are doing this successfully.  Stony Brook University #27.


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