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Researchers explore use of light to correct life-threatening arrhythmias

HUB - John Hopkins University

In a paper published today in the online journal Nature Communications, five biomedical engineers from Johns Hopkins and Stony Brook universities described their plan to use biological lab data and an intricate computer model to devise a better way to heal ailing hearts. Other scientists are already using light-sensitive cells to control certain activities in the brain.

LIers head to D.C. to mark 50 years since King’s ‘Dream’ speech


Hundreds of Long Islanders plan to travel to Washington, D.C., before dawn Saturday for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington — the large, peaceful gathering where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. made his famous "I Have a Dream" speech at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
They will represent a range of age groups, races, religions and sexual orientations, united in the belief that despite the progress in the 50 years after King’s seminal speech, economic and social inequities remain.

Artist’s widow gives $1M to Stony Brook’s Southampton campus


The widow of 1960s pop artist Roy Lichtenstein has donated $1 million to Stony Brook University’s Southampton campus, its largest gift ever for arts programming, as the school tries to revitalize its East End location. "I’m so excited this campus has a second chance to shine," Dorothy Lichtenstein, 73, a resident of Southampton and a board member of the Stony Brook Foundation, said recently.

Bird brains appeared before birds

ABC Science

New evidence has emerged that puts a dent into the reputation of the famous ‘first bird’ – Archaeopteryx, a feathered descendant of the dinosaurs, which lived around 150 million years ago.

Doctor: ‘We Can Bring People Back To Life’

CBS Atlanta

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta estimates that 2.5 million people die in the United States each year.

ThermoLift to Partner with Stony Brook University


A local startup hoping to modernize the technology of a decades-old, super efficient natural gas-powered heat pump will be partnering with Stony Brook University’s Mechanical Engineering Department to speed up development of a prototype. The startup, ThermoLift, would be able "to access strong fundamental thermodynamic skills critical for our simulation, advanced modeling and development" through the partnership, said its chief executive Paul Schwartz.

Some Dinosaurs Grew New Sets of Teeth Rapidly

The New York Times

Dinosaurs almost bankrupted the tooth fairy. New research shows that the lumbering plant-eaters called sauropods produced new teeth as often as twice per month and had up to nine backup teeth in a single tooth socket.

Bahamian students participate in Shark Research Expedition

The Bahamas Weekly

From May 7 until June 15, Stony Brook University’s Institute for Ocean Conservation Science School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and the Cape Eleuthera Institute are tracking the movements of three species of endangered sharks and sawfish (a close relative of sharks) in the central and northern Bahamas. The research team, led by Dr. Demian Chapman of Stony Brook University, is also conducting surveys to identify important shark nursery areas.

Endangered sharks return to Bahamas ‘home’

BBC Nature News

Previously thought to be wide-ranging animals, a tagging survey has revealed that the sharks frequently revisit the same areas around the island. Conservationists have listed the sharks as Vulnerable globally and Critically Endangered in parts of their range. Experts suggest that the island nation’s marine protected area is assisting the species. (BBC News, Feb 21, 2013 – 3:15:00 PM)

Nearly 11 years later, Brooklyn finally gets a clinic to treat victims suffering 9/11-related illnesses

Daily News

More than a decade after the Twin Towers fell, the toxic dust raised in the collapse continues to sicken New Yorkers — some of whom may not even know the cause of their ailments.