Two UB multiple sclerosis studies -- the first on MS that runs in families and its impact on the progression of the disease and the second looking at the role cigarette smoking plays in MS -- received considerable media attention, with articles on familial MS appearing in more than 100 news outlets.
Leonard Epstein, professor of pediatrics and social and preventive medicine, is quoted in an article on CBS News that looks at his research on a gene that may motivate people to seek out their favorite foods.
An article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune on financial education for children looks at research conducted by Lewis Mandell, professor of finance and managerial economics, that suggests that children may be more receptive to learning and changing habits between the ages of 8 and 12.
An article distributed by the Associated Press looks at the prevalence of sexual misconduct by teachers in American schools and people's reaction to the crime based on the victim's gender and reports that a 2004 study conducted by UB researchers that gauged perceptions of teacher-student sex showed that a female teacher with a male student was most often seen as a "normal part of growing up" and respondents were less likely to conclude that the teacher should lose her license.
Charles P. Ewing, professor of law, is quoted in an article in The New York Times on the devastating California fires, at least one of which is believed to have been started intentionally, and what drives an arsonist to commit such a crime.
An article distributed by UPI reports on a study by the Research Institute on Addictions that shows most parents can accurately evaluate the extent of their teens' cigarette smoking, marijuana use, drinking and overall substance use, and quotes Neil B. McGillicuddy, senior research scientist.
An article by Discovery News reports UB researchers are among those studying whether a French clay can be used to treat infections and kill disease-causing bacteria, and quotes Ross Giese, professor of geology.
An article in the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star on urban legends, especially ones like razor-blades-in-apples that emerge every year at Halloween, quotes Phillips Stevens Jr., associate professor of anthropology.
An article distributed by the Associated Press about a new Philip Morris research center that's been built to develop products to reduce the risks associated with tobacco use quotes Lynn Kozlowski, interim dean of the School of Public Health and Health Professions. The article appears in about 200 news outlets, including USA Today,.
An article in the Florence (Alabama) Times Daily on law enforcement agencies using social networking Web sites like Facebook to catch criminals quotes Michael Stefanone, assistant professor of communication.
Jerry Newman, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of Organizations and Human Resources, is quoted in an article in the Las Vegas Sun about a new severance package negotiated by the North Las Vegas city manager that would pay him his full salary for the remainder of his contract if the council fires him.
Mark Frank, associate professor of communication, was featured on National Public Radio's Morning Edition as part of NPR's three-part series on new developments in lie detection. Frank's work focuses on detection of involuntary facial "microexpressions" that may indicate a person is being deceptive.