• Brain-wide pathway for waste clearance captured by contrast-enhanced MRI
  • Recent Advancements in Sensory Prosthetics
  • Blood Flow Analysis in the Cardiovascular System using Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Mind Power: A Potent Medicine
  • Spring 2014 Issue Released!
Brain-wide pathway for waste clearance captured by contrast-enhanced MRI

Brain-wide pathway for waste clearance captured by contrast-enhanced MRI

In the past year, it was estimated that 5.2 million Americans were suffering from the Alzheimer’s disease, a disease that causes memory, thinking and behavioral issues and currently has no cure. A research team at Stony Brook University, led by Helene Benveniste, M.D., Ph.D., Professor in the Departments of Anesthesiology […]

Recent Advancements in Sensory Prosthetics

Recent Advancements in Sensory Prosthetics

History of Prosthetics Like modern technology, such as smart phones and tablets, the emergence of medical technology has gained its share of appreciation and public marvel. In 2012, the first amputee competed in the London Olympics with bionic legs. Similarly, after tragic events, such as the Boston Marathon bombing of […]

Blood Flow Analysis in the Cardiovascular System using Computational Fluid Dynamics

Blood Flow Analysis in the Cardiovascular System using Computational Fluid Dynamics

Heart Disease: The Killer It’s no secret that cardiovascular disease is a significant burden on the health and economy of the United States. According to CDC, cardiovascular disease claimed around 780,000 lives in 2010, accounting for about 25% of total deaths that year. Of major heart diseases, coronary heart disease […]

Mind Power: A Potent Medicine

Mind Power: A Potent Medicine

“The more you explore an area, the more questions you can see,” says Dr. Anne Moyer of Stony Brook’s Department of Psychology and Faculty Director of the Undergraduate College of Science and Society [1]. Dr. Moyer has had a long-held interest in cancer and studies the psychosocial issues that surround […]

Spring 2014 Issue Released!

Spring 2014 Issue Released!

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Recent Advancements in Sensory Prosthetics

Recent Advancements in Sensory Prosthetics

History of Prosthetics Like modern technology, such as smart phones and tablets, the emergence of medical technology has gained its share of appreciation and public marvel. In 2012, the first amputee competed in the London Olympics with bionic...

 

Blood Flow Analysis in the Cardiovascular System using Computational Fluid Dynamics

Blood Flow Analysis in the Cardiovascular System using Computational Fluid Dynamics

Heart Disease: The Killer It’s no secret that cardiovascular disease is a significant burden on the health and economy of the United States. According to CDC, cardiovascular disease claimed around 780,000 lives in 2010, accounting for about...

 

Life on Mars? SBU Geosciences Professors Investigate Ancient Water

Life on Mars? SBU Geosciences Professors Investigate Ancient Water

Mars: The Search For What Once Was Vast desolation and sweeping barrenness meet violent turbulence on the planet Mars. The Red Planet is a dry and rocky world, averaging temperatures of -60 degrees Celsius, as well as home to the most massive...

 

Mechanisms of General Anesthetics

Mechanisms of General Anesthetics

By: Sherin Kuriakose ’14 What is Anesthesia? The discovery of general anesthetics in 1846 has advanced the work of physicians and surgeons in medical science and clinical care, and has also eased the trauma that surgery can cause for patients....

 

Aristolochic Acid and Chemically Modified Curcumin: an Overview

Aristolochic Acid and Chemically Modified Curcumin: an Overview

By: Michael Baxter ‘13 Dr. Francis Johnson received his Ph. D. from Glasgow University in Scotland in 1954 and went on to become a postdoctoral fellow at Boston University until 1957. He worked at the Dow Eastern Research Laboratory before...

 

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The Ups and Downs of Undergraduate Research: A Reflection on my Undergraduate Research Experience

The Ups and Downs of Undergraduate Research: A Reflection on my Undergraduate Research Experience

One of the most common pieces of advice I’ve heard in college is “get into research.” It was a statement that was echoed over and over again and many of my friends took that advice to heart, only to find disappointment. They learned that...

 

Can Music be the Secret to Making Our Future Physicians Even Better?

Can Music be the Secret to Making Our Future Physicians Even Better?

Introduction It is no secret that a large population of Stony Brook’s student body is on the track to enter a career in medicine. Not surprisingly, most of those students major in one form or another of the sciences. However, medical school...