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2/26/15

Smokers may be more likely to successfully quit their habit if simple adjustments were made to how an existing anti-smoking medication is prescribed, according to a new study by a University at Buffalo research team.

2/9/15

To help people better understand the state of their personal finances and the nature of the economy, two University at Buffalo graduates students play and design games.

2/4/15

Scientists at the University at Buffalo’s Research Institute on Addictions are studying chronic stress and depression, with a focus on endocannabinoids, which are brain chemicals similar to substances in marijuana.

1/29/15

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.

1/22/15

A 10-minute business pitch will be the deciding factor when 14 University at Buffalo student entrepreneurs compete for up to $8,000 in seed funding.

1/15/15

It’s one thing to simulate an earthquake on a model structure inside a laboratory. It is another to rattle a standing California building with 50 tons of force.

12/4/14

Micheal L. Dent, a University at Buffalo psychologist, listens to what is inaudible to others. And what she’s hearing might one day help us better understand human hearing loss.

11/10/14

Most people rarely sing publically outside of a duty-bound rendition of “Happy Birthday.” And since that particular song is usually offered as a group performance, even the reluctant join in the spirit of the occasion, hoping their individual shortcomings will be cloaked by the chorus.

10/31/14

It was two days before Halloween and just like a classic episode of the cartoon Scooby-Doo, there was a mystery afoot that the gang needed to solve.

10/21/14

A new shipping simulator will prioritize safety, which often takes a back seat to speed when transporting hazardous materials such as gasoline or medical waste from hospitals.