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Mar 13, 2017, 09:00 ET Locked-In ALS Patients Answer Yes or No Questions with Wearable fNIRS Device Created at SUNY Downstate

Newswise -- Functional near infrared spectroscopic (fNIRS) imaging (pronounced f-nears) has led to a breakthrough in communication with ALS...


Dec 20, 2016, 18:26 ET SUNY Downstate Medical Center Honors Dr. Garry S. Sklar And Sarah Sklar

Newswise -- Philanthropists Garry S. Sklar, MD, and his wife, Sarah Sklar, were recently honored at a gathering of SUNY Downstate Medical Center's...


Oct 25, 2012, 10:05 ET SUNY Downstate Chosen For Urban Health Initiative

 SUNY Downstate Medical Center has been selected as one of five institutions to participate in Urban Universities for HEALTH (Health Equity...


Jul 09, 2012, 20:13 ET Award To Develop Mobile Phone Apps For Stroke Patients

SUNY Downstate Medical Center has received an award to develop mobile phone applications for stroke patients and their caregivers. Steven R....


Jun 26, 2012, 17:26 ET Asthma Linked To Congested Highways

Researchers at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, found that living near a heavily congested highway...


May 02, 2012, 14:28 ET Dr. Charles Abrams Awarded Grant by Muscular Dystrophy Association to Study Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

SUNY Downstate Researcher Looks to Gene Mutations for Answers Charles Abrams, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of neurology and director of...


Apr 13, 2012, 10:08 ET Excessive Worrying May Have Co-Evolved With Intelligence

Worrying may have evolved along with intelligence as a beneficial trait, according to a recent study by scientists at SUNY Downstate Medical Center...


Apr 06, 2012, 21:12 ET Dr. Todd Sacktor Receives Merit Award From National Institute of Mental Health

 Todd C. Sacktor, M.D., distinguished professor of physiology and pharmacology and of neurology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, has received...


Dec 20, 2010, 08:00 ET SUNY Downstate's School of Public Health Receives Full Five-Year Accreditation

The School of Public Health at SUNY Downstate Medical Center has received full accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health for the...


Nov 23, 2005, 00:00 ET Research Published in The New England Journal of Medicine Challenges 30-Year- Old Standard of Care for Lupus Patients

NEW YORK, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- A promising new treatment for lupus challenges the way physicians currently treat patients suffering with...


Aug 13, 2004, 01:00 ET All Calories Are Not Created Equal

NEW YORK, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- In a paper published last week in the Nutrition Journal, researchers from SUNY Downstate Medical Center show...