Downstate Medical Center News

SUNY on the front lines in the battle with substance abuse and addiction

SUNY employing its talented faculty and leading-edge facilities to approach this public health crisis from several angles.

A new blood test for neuro-developmental disorders

A SUNY researcher has made clinically available a blood test that is useful in the diagnosis and treatment of several pregnancy-related disorders.

Were Neanderthals a sub-species of modern humans?

New research led by SUNY Downstate indicates that the extinct group was a different species.

Unlocking the mysteries of long-term memory

Changchi Hsieh expects to spend his career studying the enzyme PKM-zeta, AKA the memory molecule.

Pipeline to success

SUNY Downstate’s Emma Wallace continues her groundbreaking research into understanding the mechanisms of memory.

New device jump-starts hearts without electric shock

Dr. Mark Stewart re-purposed a vagus nerve stimulator to use the body's nervous system to re-start the heart in a lower-power, more stable alternative to ICDs.

SUNY Downstate Biotech Incubator tenant develops ‘Grow Your Own Bone’ technique

Pioneering technology aims to simplify procedures, reduce pain and shorten recovery times for the 900,000+ patients who undergo bone-related surgeries each year

SUNY Downstate researcher explores a new way to treat high cholesterol

Dr. Xian-Cheng Jiang’s approach could help the 300,000 patients around Downstate and tens of millions of people in America.

Neurologist pioneers new method of diagnosing nerve disease

Novel use of nerve conduction data and computer-based analytics provides a better understanding of nerve damage.

NeuroMagic: the new wave in brain function studies

Magicians’ insights into human behavior provide rich material for quantitative investigation in the neuroscience lab.

Stony Brook-led team to evaluate racial differences in cancer biology

The research, supported by a $1.2M grant, combines the expertise of Stony Brook, SUNY Downstate, and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories.

START-UP NY business gives new meaning to urban agriculture

Biotech firm that's trying to redefine how the world makes animal products gains valuable assistance from SUNY Downstate.

Molecule enhances effect of cholesterol-lowering druge

The discovery of an RNA molecule could provide the basis for treating high cholesterol and atherosclerosis.

SUNY builds integrated program for global health

SUNY faculty and students can find opportunities for research, education and consultation at the Global Health Institute (GHI).

NOE award will help SUNY access the largest medical research grants

Combining records from six campuses with clinical and public health interests into a single health data repository would create vast potential for research.