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After All Things: Kelp can help!


A new study by Professor Christopher Gobler finds kelp could reduce the effects of ocean acidification on Long Island.

Kelp may help shellfish growth in acidified waters, SBU study says


Long Island’s burgeoning aquaculture industry may have more reasons than the prospect of increased revenue to add kelp to their oyster farms: a recent study by Stony Brook University found it can dramatically increase shellfish growth rates in waters impacted by ocean acidification.

Americans prefer Democrats’ position on abortion to Republicans’ – Reuters/Ipsos poll


For Republicans, “it suggests some ambivalence about their party’s ideas on abortion,” said Yanna Krupnikov, a political scientist at Stony Brook University.

Stony Brook scientists help protect LI marine life with kelp

News 12

Stony Brook University scientists are helping to protect Long Island’s waters and marine life with seaweed.

There can be a lot of anxiety for children going to school this week


Dr. Gabrielle Carlson, child psychiatrist, from Stony Brook Medicine says you don’t want to keep a child home from school if they are upset due to the recent school shooting in Texas and explains why keeping routines as normal as possible is most helpful.

SBU appoints new dean of dental medicine

Long Island Business News

Stony Brook University has appointed Dr. Patrick Lloyd as dean of its School of Dental Medicine, effective July 1. Lloyd joins Stony Brook after spending a decade as the dean of Ohio State University’s College of Dentistry.

New maps could help Biden administration reach 2030 goal to protect oceans


WSHU’s J.D. Allen spoke with Ellen Pikitch, endowed professor of ocean conservation science in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University, about new maps her team has drawn that better preserve the waters off the coast of New York to Virginia.

Atlantic Hurricane Season to Have ‘Above Normal’ Activity, NOAA Predicts

Wall Street Journal

“One of the clear indicators of climate-change impact on hurricanes is really coming through the changes in rainfall,” said Kevin Reed, associate dean for research at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University in New York, who studies climate and extreme weather events.

Pfizer Says 3 COVID Shots Protect Children Under 5 Years Old


Today Pfizer announced that 3 doses of its vaccine for kids under 5 years old were eighty percent effective against the Omicron variant. Pei-Sze Cheng reports and interviewed Stony Brook Medicine’s Dr. Sharon Nachman.

Pfizer says its COVID-19 shot effective for children six months to 5


“It’s important that we get a vaccine for this age group,” said Dr. Sharon Nachman, chief of pediatric infectious diseases at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital. “It would be very bad medicine to have a vaccine for adults and older children, and nothing for the most vulnerable children.