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Social Issues

News about UB research and outreach relating to societal issues such as bullying, domestic violence, human rights, gender and diversity.

1/24/14

National Drug Facts Week aims to “Shatter the Myths” teens may hold about drug use and abuse — and research by scientists at the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) supports that message.

1/24/14

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's proposal that the federal government grant 50,000 visas to immigrants willing to settle and work in Detroit shows, once again, that some of the most innovative and creative ideas about immigration are coming from the state and local levels, according to Rick T. Su, an expert on immigration law and associate professor of law at the University at Buffalo Law School.

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1/16/14

Kenneth Kort, who hopes to revive the Rust Belt through advanced manufacturing, will work with the National Materials and Manufacturing Board.

1/14/14

The estimated 9 percent of college students who have symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are likely to drink more alcohol than peers without the psychological condition. In turn, heavy alcohol consumption exacerbates their PTSD symptoms over time, prolonging a vicious cycle.

1/14/14

Police officers working the night shift are significantly more likely to suffer long-term on-the-job injuries than officers on day and afternoon shifts, according to new research conducted at the University at Buffalo.

1/3/14

Reports that people newly insured through Medicaid in Oregon made more emergency room visits than the uninsured may reflect regional issues, says Nancy Nielsen, MD, senior associate dean for health policy at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and past president of the American Medical Association.

1/3/14

Researchers at the University at Buffalo have found a way to change alcohol drinking behavior in rodents, using the emerging technique of optogenetics, which uses light to stimulate neurons

1/3/14

The poorer the neighborhood, the higher the risk for problem gambling, according to a study from the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions.

12/18/13

Samina Raja, associate professor of urban and regional planning, is founder of the Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab at UB and a community leader on food issues.

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12/16/13

With NFTA, UB researchers are testing features that could make public transit better for all users.