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No. 448: In which the Earth ages, Applied DNA’s patents proliferate and Marvel gets super-Sirius

  Turning point: Welcome to Wednesday, dear readers, as we hurtle the hump and steam into the latter half of this latest busy workweek. Holy moly: It’s Oct. 23 out there, and you certainly don’t need us to tell you this, but it’s Mole Day, celebrated internationally (at 6:02 a.m. and 6:02 p.m. precisely) by chemists and design/tech types. Of course, at those times, on this date, in the American style of date-writing, it’s 6:02…


Staller Center receives 10-year gift from LI law leader

By GREGORY ZELLER // A Stony Brook University alumnus is pumping a decade of support into the Staller Center for the Arts. Ronkonkoma law firm Campolo, Middleton & McCormick LLP will donate $450,000 to support scholarships and arts programs at the Staller Center through a 10-year “gift commitment,” according to the firm. The gift continues CMM’s run as “an annual major corporate supporter of the Staller Center for the Arts live season and Stony Brook…


SBU marks a Duchenne muscular dystrophy first

A grassroots foundation has helped Stony Brook Children’s Hospital open Greater New York’s first center dedicated to Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Duchenne syndrome, or Duchenne muscular dystrophy, is a common and severe form of the muscle-weakening genetic disorder. More frequent in boys but a risk to both sexes, DMD has been diagnosed in nearly 1,000 boys in the New York Tri-State area, according to Stony Brook Medicine, and those families have traveled far and wide for…