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Mahogany tide algae confirmed to be in Great South Bay


Foamy residue churned up by winds and boats over Memorial Day weekend was likely due to the algae, known as prorocentrum minimum, dying off, said Chris Gobler, a professor at Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences who analyzed the samples.

On Facebook, Men Are Meaner; Women Nicer

Media Post

The research, from Stony Brook University in New York, asked 65,000 Facebook users to participate, and analyzed 10 million messages. The experts found that women are more apt to use warmer and more agreeable language, while men are angrier and more argumentative. (We know. You’re shocked by this.)

North Babylon woman who attended hospital wedding needs donor


A North Babylon woman fighting leukemia was able to watch her youngest son marry in April with help from staff at Stony Brook University Hospital. Now she’s searching for a bone marrow donor, and her family will be holding an event June 11 to help her find a match.

Why Does He Cheat In My Dreams?

Psychology Today

For the study, 61 undergraduate students at Stony Brook University were selected to participate, given they had been in a relationship for at least 6 months. The students kept both a daily dream diary and a daily record of their interactions with their partner for 14 days. For their dream reports, they were asked to write down their dreams immediately upon awakening, and to include as much detail as possible. They were asked to specify the characters involved in the dreams, along with any thoughts or feelings they had concerning the interactions in the dream. Following the written report, subjects responded to a questionnaire about the dream’s emotion. They rated on a scale the amounts of negative emotions (anger, anxiety, stress, frustration, sadness), positive emotions (joy, affection, eroticism, calmness), jealousy (jealousy or betrayal) and guilt (guilt or embarrassment) in their dreams.

Stony Brook’s focus on excellence

Times Beacon Record

At Stony Brook University Hospital, we’ve created a culture of excellence based on health care tailored to meet each individual’s needs and preferences. We want to ensure that our neighbors, friends and families on Long Island who come to us feel comforted, respected and confident about the care they receive from Stony Brook.

Metamorphosis Of Stony Brook Southampton Continues Press

Stony Brook University is busy making plans for the future, with both school and Southampton Hospital officials working together to bring new, health-centered programming to the Shinnecock Hills campus within the next few years.

U.S. advisers sign off on plan for reviewing risky virus studies

Science Magazine

The new review process should ensure that risky GOF research is evaluated early, before it is funded, said National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity chair Samuel Stanley of Stony Brook University in New York. "We can start to avoid situations where gain-of-function is only first identified at the publication stage," as happened with the H5N1 papers, he said.

These are the words most associated with men and women, according to Facebook status updates

Washington Post

Andrew Schwartz, an assistant professor of computer science at Stony Brook University and one of the authors of the analysis, said that they can predict gender "simply from their language" more than 90 percent of the time, despite the many, many similarities between how men and women speak. "The question is, how do they differ?" he added.

Pregnant painter on bed rest turns hospital room into art studio

Fox 5 New York

A Long Island woman is on bed rest while she awaits the birth of her son. The mother-to-be has found a creative way to fill her time. Kristen Somody Whalen is pregnant. Her water broke earlier this month when she was just 30 weeks along. Prior to this pregnancy she and her husband had struggled with infertility and a miscarriage…Dr. Gerald Quirk says Kristen’s room/art studio at Stony Brook University Hospital is a magnet for a lot of people.

On Facebook, men swear while women are polite, study finds


Andrew Schwartz, a Stony Brook computer science professor, analyzed 10 million Facebook messages sent from more than 68,000 Facebook users over two years, with help from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania.

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