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A Patch that Delivers Vaccines, No Needles Necessary

Popular Science

Skin doesn’t absorb large molecules easily, which meant biomedical engineer Kasia Sawick had to find another way to get vaccines across that barrier. As an undergraduate at Stony Brook University, she worked in a lab that stocked an extremely water-absorbent material called poly-vinylpyrrolidone. She found that this polymer (used in hairspray during the era of beehive hairdos) could pull water out of the skin. When moisture returned, the outer layer of the skin swelled, allowing larger-than-usual molecules to enter.

Not So Fast, Brontosaurus

Time Magazine

Michael D’Emic is a paleontologist, research instructor at Stony Brook University, and research associate at the Burpee Museum of Natural History and writes about the Brontosaurus.

"Bodacious Bras For A Cure" Event Scheduled For April 16th At Wang Center

Brookhaven News Herald

Bra art creations will be auctioned off at the Bodacious Bras For A Cure event on Thursday, April 16th at the Wang Center on the campus of Stony Brook University. The event will run from 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM, and the proceeds from the event will benefit women’s cancer programs at Stony Brook which include educational resources, comforting amenities and trained peer survivor mentors.

The Subtle Ways Our Screens Are Pushing Us Apart

Harvard Business Review

Stony Brook University’s Karen Sobel-Lojeski writes, "I once asked a former U.S. Navy admiral in charge of a fleet of aircraft carriers how he felt about collaborating with people through email, computers, smart phones, etc. In response, he told me the following story:"

After March’s chill, allergy season expected to pick up on Long Island


Those colder-than-normal temperatures held back some tree pollination on Long Island, but with the weather now turning, pollen counts are starting to head up, said Dr. Susan Schuval, chief of the Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital.

Gift of Life

Long Island Pulse

Chris Melz said his life has benefited from the experience of being an organ donor. He went back to school to become a nurse after the surgery and last week, Melz, Gruber and 43 other donors were honored at Stony Brook University’s Hospital Living Donor Ceremony. Organ recipients presented each donor with the New York state, "Medal of Honor." – See more at:

Alan Alda explores enduring love in ‘The Longest Ride’

Los Angeles Times

Six years ago, he help founded the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at New York’s Stony Brook University, where he is also a visiting professor.

"We teach scientists to be able to communicate with the public about science," he said. "What I do is work with the other people in the center, tweak the curriculum and figure out what we will do next."

Hearing Loss and Earphones


A typical MP3 player in the mid-range volume level produces 95 to 108 decibels, according to Stony Brook University School of Medicine. This can cause damage after four hours of exposure a day.

Stony Brook University wins $3M award aimed at turning discoveries into products


Stony Brook University’s Center for Biotechnology has won a three-year, $3 million award from the National Institutes of Health designed to usher basic biomedical discoveries into commercial products.

Organ donors honored at SBU Hospital want others to give the gift of life


Doctor says many patients waiting for transplants die before they can receive a vital body part. Stony Brook University Hospital honored donors with special event.