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World Trade Center responders exposed to more dust saw higher risk of early dementia


Incidence of dementia among people under 65 is rare, occurring in 1.2 people per 1,000 between the age of 30 and 64. But the study group’s rate of early-onset dementia is nearly 40 times higher. “We would have expected one to two, maybe three cases at the very most, and so seeing several hundreds was something of a surprise,” said Sean Clouston, an epidemiologist in the Department of Family, Population, and Preventive Medicine at Stony Brook University and the paper’s lead author.

Stony Brook Film Festival announces schedule, including one ‘secret’ screening


The Stony Brook Film Festival returns this summer for its 29th year with 36 films, including 17 premieres and one “secret” screening. The festival runs July 18-27 at Stony Brook University’s Staller Center for the Arts. As always, the festival prides itself on curating foreign and independent films that may not make it to the multiplex. Among them are “The Blond Boy from the Casbah,” Alexandre Arcady’s semi-autobiographical story of an Algerian teen who emigrates to France; “Mastergame,” a Cold War thriller from Hungary; “Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person,” a comedy with a self-explanatory title.; and Fawzia Mirza’s “The Queen of My Dreams”, a heartwarming and touching, Bollywood-soaked mother-daughter comedy.

Changes in Inflation by City


This WalletHub interview with Stony Brook University Professor Juan Carlos Conesa, PhD from the Department of Economics looks at the main factors driving inflation.

9/11 first responders with severe debris exposure have higher risk of dementia, study finds


In the study, published Wednesday in JAMA Network Open, researchers at Stony Brook University in New York found severe exposure to building debris was significantly associated with a higher risk of dementia before age 65 versus those who weren’t exposed or who wore personalized protective equipment such as masks or hazmat suits.

9/11 Responders May Face Higher Odds for Dementia

US News & World Report

After helping America through one of its worst tragedies, some responders to the events of 9/11 may now face another foe: Heightened risks for dementia. A new study looks at the health of thousands of firemen, construction workers and others who worked at the World Trade Center (WTC) site for almost a year after the attacks. Many were exposed to high levels of toxic dust. The study found that the worst-exposed workers face a much higher odds for dementia before the age of 65, compared to folks who worked onsite but either weren’t exposed to dust and/or wore effective personal protective equipment (PPE). “This study builds on prior work suggesting that dust and debris from the WTC collapse contained neurotoxins,” said a team led by epidemiologist researcher Sean Clouston, of Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, N.Y.

Chronic Acid Reflux: Why It Should Not Be Ignored

Long Island Press

“Less typical GERD symptoms include hoarseness, chronic cough, a sore throat and a globus sensation (feeling like there’s a lump) in the throat,” among other symptoms, says Dr. Alexandra Guillaume, director of the Gastrointestinal Motility Center at Stony Brook University and a co-founder and board member of the Association of Black Gastroenterologists and Hepatologists. “People often attribute these symptoms to allergies or post-nasal drip, but they may reflect GERD.”

In little Leo, the face of future personalized medicine

Innovate LI

Similar individualized treatments are at the heart of Project Baby Lion Pilot, a sponsored clinical-research study underway at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital. The pilot will use a state-of-the-art genetic sequencing tool developed at San Diego’s Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine to select critically ill neonatal intensive-care unit babies suffering from rare genetic abnormalities, with hopes of developing individualized treatments relatively quickly.

Urban Air in Lake Grove raises more than $10k for Stony Brook Cancer Center

Times Beacon Record

Urban Air Lake Grove raised more than $10,000 at the first annual David Wolmetz Memorial Fundraiser honoring the late co-founder of the popular indoor adventure park on the first anniversary of his passing, June 11…Proceeds from the event will support blood cancer research at the Stony Brook Cancer Center, where Wolmetz received treatment from 2019 to 2023.

New dinosaur species discovered in Zimbabwe

Mail and Guardian

The species was found by a group of scientists who posted their findings in the journal Acta Palaeontologica Polonica. The global team consists of scientists from the University of the Witwatersrand, the Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe and Stony Brook University in New York and was led by professor Paul Barrett from the Natural History Museum in London.

Updates in the Diagnosis and Management of Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis: Patricia K. Coyle, MD

Neurology Live

The professor of neurology at Stony Brook University Medical Center talked about the diagnosis of primary progressive multiple sclerosis, a unique MS phenotype characterized by a gradual deterioration without initial attack.

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