Brain matter: ALA Scientific Instruments and SBU's Biomedical Engineering Department will get the picture, thanks to an NSF commercialization grant.

Commercialization grant backs LI brain-scan study

The National Science Foundation is backing a Long Island academic-private partnership looking to turn functional magnetic-resonance imaging technologies into new weapons against brain disease. Farmingdale-based ALA Scientific Instruments and Dr. Lilianne Mujica-Perodi of Stony Brook University’s Department of Biomedical Engineering have been jointly awarded a $225,000 Small Business Technology Transfer grant by the NSF. The Phase I grant, which took effect July 1, will facilitate research and development of an fMRI-centered “Dynamic Phantom,” a potentially…

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My bad, all good: Christine Marigliano, nurse manager at Cohen Children's Medical Center, takes one for the team to show off the liquid-repelling benefits of the hospital's new high-tech "super-scrubs."

Super-scrubs: Northwell fights the forces of infection

They don’t come with capes or cowls, they’re not powered by an indestructible “arc reactor” and they can’t shrink surgeons to ant-size, but new super-suits are making heroic impressions on the Northwell Health system. The innovative scrubs and lab coats, created by Florida-based medical manufacturer Vestagen Protective Technologies, can’t stop bullets, but they can repel dangerous microorganisms – a huge infection-fighting advantage for staffers and patients alike. Northwell Health first incorporated the contaminant-busting uniforms –…

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Traverse Biosciences CEO Joseph Scaduto and an eager team of Stony Brook University researchers are champing at the bit over TRB-N0224.

Traverse sinks teeth into human periodontal study

By GREGORY ZELLER // It seems everyone wants a piece of TRB-N0224. Already being tested as a potential treatment for lung injuries and for periodontal disease in dogs and cats, the flagship formula patented by Stony Brook-based Traverse Biosciences will now be pitted against inflammatory diseases threating bone and tissue around human teeth. The National Institutes of Health has awarded Traverse Biosciences, in partnership with Stony Brook University’s School of Dental Medicine, a $1.32 million…

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