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12/1/06

An article in the <i>Los Angeles Times</i> on two studies that show that chemotherapy can impair the brain, killing crucial neural cells and causing key parts of the organ to shrink quotes Patricia Duffner, professor of neurology.

12/4/06

An article in the <i>Palm Beach Post</i> on exclusive retailers such as Tiffany & Co. that offer inexpensive token gifts quotes Arun Jain, Samuel P. Capen Professor of Marketing.

12/5/06

An article in the <i>Toronto Star</i> on computers turning cursive handwriting into an archaic and unnecessary form or writing quotes Sargur Srihari, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Engineering.

12/11/06

An article in <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> on home remodeling that allows seniors to remain in their homes longer reports that in 1999 the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Aging published a study in which a group of people age 60 and older received some basic assistive technology, with the group 18 months later racking up just one-third of the medical costs of a group who didn't receive the modifications.

12/11/06

James Milles, associate dean for legal-information services, is quoted in <i>The Chronicle of Higher Education</i> in an article on the new generation of e-books that manufacturers are trying to make easier to read.

12/7/06

An article in <i>The American Spectator</i> looks at Sen. Joe Lieberman's 2006 election victory running as an independent and what it means in terms of the viability of a third party, and quotes James E. Campbell, professor and chair of political science.

12/22/06

A front-page story in <i>The New York Times</i> on behavioral treatments for children with ADHD features families who are being treated by psychologists at UB's Center for Children and Families. The research of UB Distinguished Professor William Pelham, director of the UB center, is described in the story.

12/22/06

An article distributed by the Associated Press about two new films, "The Good German" and "The Good Shepherd," which offer a less-romanticized view of the politicking, compromising and exploiting that occurred following World War II quotes Andreas Daum, professor of history.

12/29/06

An article distributed by HealthDay news service reports on research conducted by Mark Seery, assistant professor of psychology, that looks at how people's reaction to the 9/11 terrorist attacks depended, in part, on their gender and ethnicity.

12/29/06

An article on ABCNews.com that lists the Top 10 health stories of 2006 includes that announcement of a vaccine that prevents infection by some strains of cervical-cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV) and quotes Stephen Edge, professor of surgery.

12/21/06

An article distributed by UPI reports on UB research on gender and ethnic differences in coping with trauma, and quotes Mark Seery, assistant professor of psychology.

12/20/06

An article distributed by UPI reports a UB study has shown that unbelted backseat passengers risk injury or death to themselves and the driver seated in front of them in the event of a head-on crash, and quotes James Mayrose, adjunct assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering.

12/20/06

Nils Olsen, dean of the Law School, is quoted in <i>The New York Times</i> in an article on senior appointments Andrew Cuomo has made to oversee operations when he takes office as New York State Attorney General next month.

12/20/06

An article distributed by Reuters news service reports that when children with asthma are seen in the emergency room, the doctors there can at least start them on maintenance medication that can help prevent future flare-ups, and quotes Heather K. Lehman, clinical assistant professor of pediatrics.

12/19/06

An article distributed by United Press International reports UB theoretical physicist Surajit Sen, has created computer simulations to show how a shock-absorption system might make structures nearly blast-proof.

12/19/06

An article distributed by HealthDay News Service reports that antibiotics are mostly useless for treating sinusitis and quotes David Sherris, professor and chair of otolaryngology.

12/18/06

Tom Frantz, professor and chair of counseling, school and educational psychology, is quotes in an article in the Galveston County Daily News on three student deaths in the local high school and the effect it's having on their peers.