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LIU poll: Climate change is real, and it’s not too late

By GREGORY ZELLER // Great swaths of the country may still register as “the base,” but a vast majority of Americans break from President Donald Trump on the key topic of climate change. That according to Brookville-based Long Island University, which this week released a new Hornstein Center poll showing nearly 80 percent of Americans are climate-change believers. Not only that, but the poll shows that more than three-quarters of Americans believe humans have contributed…

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Saving the planet from the ground up, literally

By GREGORY ZELLER // Allied Microbiata didn’t win 76West – but being a finalist in the innovative state-funded competition, which stimulates the clean-energy economy across the Southern Tier, wasn’t too shabby. A ground-level effort in more ways than one, the 2017 startup is an early-stage bootstrapper with ties to Stony Brook University and Columbia University, on a primary mission to remediate soils and sediments tainted by toxins. And the graduate of the PowerBridge NY program…


Earnings dip, but sales soar in Henry Schein’s busy 3Q

  HENRY SCHEIN INC. Headquarters: Melville Industry: Healthcare Nasdaq: HSIC Reporting Date: Nov. 6, 2018 Reporting Quarter: 3Q FY2018 Quarter Ended: Sept. 29, 2018 Numbers: Reported net sales for the third quarter were $3.27 billion, up 3.8 percent from the $3.16 billion reported for the third quarter of last fiscal year. Net quarterly income was reported as $121.4 million (79 cents per diluted share), down 12 percent from the $138 million (and 9.2 percent from…


For agriculture’s sake, NYIT is getting its sensors dirty

By GREGORY ZELLER // New methods for analyzing soil – a big potential boost for agricultural efficiency – may be coming soon from the New York Institute of Technology. Researchers at NYIT’s College of Engineering and Computing Sciences have snagged a $300,000 National Science Foundation grant supporting their development of new technologies comprising an in-ground, real-time soil-nutrient sensing system (with accompanying flying robots). Their goal: to sample soil and dig deep into its chemical composition,…


NIH to Feinstein: Stick out that chest (bioelectrically)

By GREGORY ZELLER // With new treatments for obesity, heart failure and a host of other conditions in sight, a Feinstein Institute researcher will zero in on specific abdominal targets in a new “precision bioelectronic medicine” study. North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center Chief of Gastroenterology Larry Miller, who also directs the Gastroenterology Laboratory at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, has received a $1.4 million National Institutes of Health grant…


Solid Softheon spares Long Island from Fast 500 flop

By GREGORY ZELLER // A Stony Brook-based software developer salvaged a weak Long Island showing among the 2018 Technology Fast 500, Deloitte’s annual review of the continent’s quickest-growing tech firms. Softheon, CEO Eugene Sayan’s healthcare-focused business-information specialist, recorded a 4,904 percent growth rate to finish a very respectable 23rd on Deloitte’s yearly list. Unfortunately, the software innovator was one of only three Long Island firms in Deloitte’s rundown. Bohemia-based digital microphone pioneer Andrea Electronics Corp….


20 years and still smartening up at Vision Long Island

By GREGORY ZELLER // Before downtown redevelopment was cool, there was Vision Long Island. Today, it seems, everyone is doing it: “Transit-oriented development” is in, Albany doles out $10 million checks to stir the pot and some 40 Long Island downtown districts are in some revivalist phase – a “coalition of the willing,” according to Vision Long Island Director Eric Alexander, who remembers a time not long ago when things were a little different. “When…