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She's chatted on national television with Leno and Oprah, but 10-year-old Elizabeth Mule of Atlanta says in an article in <i>USA Today</i> that her favorite public appearance was participating in a recent event at the University at Buffalo where she was interviewed by the Buffalo news media. <a href="">Go to article</a>


An article in <i>USA Today</i> reports that a research team in the Center for Single Molecule Biophysics in UB's School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences has isolated a substance in tarantula venom that shows promise as a therapy for conditions including muscular dystrophy, cardiac arrhythmias and urinary incontinence. <a href=" ">Go to article</a>


An Associated Press article looks at a Web site created by Fred Stoss, associate librarian in the Science and Engineering Library, and David Bertuca, associate librarian in the Libraries' Central Technical Services Department, who have constructed a Holiday Gift Web Site that features oddball gifts that appeal academics' disciplinary leanings.


An article on ABC News looks at concerns about the safety of the arthritis drug Celebrex, which may increase the risk of heart attack, and quotes Mark Lema, chair of anesthesiology, who says "my concern is that we have some drugs that clearly benefit patients who now are being deprived of these drugs because of the medical-legal environment in this country."


Daily Health Feed news service is featuring two UB research stories: William Pelham, UB Distinguished Professor of Psychology, describes his research showing the effectiveness of behavioral therapy for treatment of children who have ADHD; and L. Nelson Hopkins, professor and chair of neurosurgery, describes the effectiveness of a stenting technique he developed for the treatment of stroke.


An article in <i>USA Today</i> looks at a study conducted by the Research Institute on Addictions that showed that sexual assault and date rape is related to the drinking patterns of college-aged women. The article quotes Kathleen Parks, senior research scientist at RIA, who said the odds of experiencing sexual or nonsexual aggression were three times higher on the days women in the study consumed alcohol than on days when they did not drink at all.