Fall 2013

Health research gets a booster

Can Binghamton University make you healthier? Not right away, but these three research projects just might help someday. These projects each received $100,000 from the SUNY Research Collaboration Fund.

Stress treatment: Binghamton’s Richard E. Mattson, associate professor of psychology; Matthew D. Johnson, professor of psychology; and Nicole Cameron, assistant professor of biological sciences and of psychology; in collaboration with researchers from Upstate Medical University and Stony Brook University, want to develop treatments that target the negative consequences of stress. They are focusing on links between social support and improved health outcomes.

Medical imaging:
Binghamton’s Chuan-Jian Zhong, professor of chemistry, is working with a collaborator from SUNY Potsdam to develop a fundamental understanding of functional nanoprobes for detection of DNAs to aid in diagnostics and healthcare.

Stroke prevention: Research by Chun-An Chou, assistant professor of systems science and industrial engineering at Binghamton, and a colleague at Upstate Medical University want to develop a tool to help doctors make better-informed medical decisions by predicting possible aneurism ruptures in patients, which often cause strokes and have a high mortality rate.