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Graduate News

Cystic Fibrosis News Today: Synthetic Peptide Might Be Potential Treatment for Bacterial Infection Often Seen in CF Patients

A synthetic peptide designed by a team including ESF researchers may offer a treatment option for a common infection suffered by cystic fibrosis patients. 12/22/17 READ MORE

SUNY Blog: The 2017 Year In Review: Part 1

ESF successes are included in a SUNY blog roundup of big SUNY news of 2017. 1/18 READ MORE

WRVO: Cuomo calls for major investment, new approach to algal blooms

Dr. Greg Boyer was interviewed about Governor Cuomo's new initiative to tackle toxic algae blooms in New York state waters. 12/22/17 READ MORE

The Ocean Is Losing Its Breath — Here’s the Global Scope

In the past 50 years, the amount of water in the open ocean with zero oxygen has gone up more than fourfold. In coastal water bodies, including estuaries and seas, low-oxygen sites have increased more than 10-fold since 1950. Scientists expect oxygen to continue dropping even outside these zones as Earth warms. To halt the decline, the world needs to rein in both climate change and nutrient pollution, an international team of scientists asserted in a new paper published inScience. One of the team members is Karin Limburg, a fisheries ecologist at ESF.

Governor Unveils Plan to Protect N.Y. Lakes from Harmful Algal Blooms

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo visited the ESF campus today to announce a $65 million, 4-point initiative to aggressively combat harmful algal blooms in Upstate New York.

Acorns to Action Strives to Help Victims of Natural Disasters

Shaken by recent natural disasters in Mexico, the Caribbean and the United States, ESF students had one question on their minds: "What can we do to help?"

And so, "Acorns to Action" was born.

Synthetic Protein Could Be Key in Battle against Disease

A synthetic protein that disrupts the ability of bacteria to perform basic life functions - moving, eating, attaching to hosts - could be a key to fighting infectious disease and preventing bacteria from evolving into drug-resistant pathogens. Two ESF scientists contributed to a recent publication on the subject.

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Graduate Events

Improving Citizen Water Quality Monitoring in CNY Mini Conference
Saturday, January 20, 2018, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Gateway Center, Water Quality Mini Conference

CARE Support Group Meeting
Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm, 217 Bray Hall,

CARE Support Group Meeting
Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm, 217 Bray Hall,

How to Not Date a Psycho
Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm, 110 Moon Library,

Safe Zone Training for Students
Thursday, February 1, 2018, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, 217 Bray Hall,

Friday, February 2, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Gateway,

Summer session registration begins
Monday, February 5, 2018, Summer Semester website

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