UB in the News


Medical News Today reports on a study led by UB researcher Zhen Yan, who has shown that an approved anticancer drug can significantly restore the social deficits associated with autism spectrum disorder in mice.


The Washington Post quotes Charles Ewing, professor of law, who questioned a Pennsylvania lawmaker's plan for legislation that would fine parents up to $750 if their child is a habitual bully.


The Oregonian reports on research by Shira Gabriel, associate professor of psychology, that showed the role that Donald Trump’s reality shows played in his election as president.


An Associated Press article about the strike by West Virginia teacher unions interviews UB researcher Tom Ramming, who attributed much of West Virginia’s impact to its statewide scope.


UB researcher Julie Bowker was the first to show that a type of social withdrawal could have a positive effect, particularly on creativity, reports the BBC.


While seemingly crazy, most superstitions derive from three universal principles across all cultures, Phillips Stevens Jr., associate professor of anthropology, tells Business Insider.


UB researcher Jessica Kruger tells England’s The Guardian about her studies involving the health effects of television binge-watching.



WAMC-FM's Academic Minute featured UB researcher Michael Stachowiak, who discussed new findings that show the early stages of pregnancy as the starting point for schizophrenia.


An NBC News article about last week’s mass shooting and a Colorado man who claimed that the only thing that stopped him from carrying out his own bloodbath years ago was his inability to get a gun interviews UB researcher Amanda Nickerson.


An article in USA Today about last week’s mass shooting in Florida interviews Mark Seery, associate professor of psychology, who said it is not unexpected that young voices are rising to the national stage on gun violence.