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Norma Jean Nowak, PhD, a renowned research scientist, educator, collaborator and entrepreneur, has been named executive director of the University at Buffalo’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences (CBLS).


Software to help companies retrieve files. A deployable wall to protect waterfront properties from flooding. A software platform that makes e-books more interactive. And a device to recover and refine precious metals. These are the business startup ideas that earned four enterprising University at Buffalo students $8,000 each in seed funding.


The companies expect to create 164 jobs and invest $8.7 million in Western New York.


A UB-led study finds that humanity’s early ancestors had genetic variations associated with modern disease, and now the question is why.

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It's ironic that the genes responsible for certain health problems evolved to help us, but it's a reminder that physical traits are not always all good or bad.


Games can be this really important tool for teaching people what the right decision might be, says UB's Matthew Grizzard.


Hackers gain access to computers and networks by exploiting the weaknesses in our cyber behaviors. Arun Vishwanath explains how to fight back.


Cuomo also announced plans to invest more in a state venture fund aimed at assisting start-up companies across the state.

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