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The List - One year, hundreds of stories. 2014-15 Progress Report.
7/2/14

The University at Buffalo’s dean of School of Social Work has canceled advertising for her Facebook pages and urged others to considering switching to other social media sites after Facebook carried out an “unethical” mood manipulation experiment on 700,000 subscribers without following proper protections for human subjects involved in psychological research.

7/2/14

We’re often told that worrying can be harmful to one’s health. But University at Buffalo researchers say that when it comes to preventing skin cancer, a little fear is good for you.

7/3/14

After one of the snowiest winters in recent history, William Philipps will forego the beach to spend the summer studying glaciers at the world’s northernmost university.

7/6/14

"Nanojuice" and photoacoustic tomography could provide a noninvasive way to diagnose IBS, and celiac and Crohn's diseases.

7/10/14

Reducing one’s carbon footprint. Becoming comfortable with public transit. Exploring Buffalo. Those are some of the findings of a study that examined a pilot program that offered Metro Rail use to some UB students, faculty and staff for 20 months in 2011 and 2012.

7/15/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. — For the fifth straight year, University at Buffalo faculty member Gene D. Morse, PharmD, has been invited to lead a session on research capacity building at an international conference.
Patient on phone
7/21/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- It’s an all too familiar story: a patient—specifically a patient with chronic disease—goes into the hospital to get well and is discharged only to be readmitted within 30 days. Medicare spends $15 billion a year on readmissions alone.
7/21/14

University at Buffalo researchers are preparing to conduct a major study that analyzes how Tonawanda Coke plant emissions have affected the health of area residents and employees.

7/22/14

“East Los High,” the trailblazing, addictive and hugely popular Hulu original series, uses a range of digital media platforms to involve its audience in the lives, scandals and emotional traumas of Latino students attending a fictional high school in East Los Angeles, California, and communication experts say it works on both the entertainment and educational levels.

7/24/14

Primary care treatment of overweight and obese preschoolers works better when treatment targets both parent and child compared to when only the child is targeted, according to research published this week in Pediatrics and conducted at the University at Buffalo and Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.

7/24/14

Will every household soon have a 3-D printer? How does origami lead to safer airbags and other innovations? Will robots do more than vacuum your home? These questions and much more will be deliberated as roughly 2,000 engineers gather Aug. 17-20, in Buffalo, N.Y., to discuss advanced manufacturing and design.

7/25/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Bruce R. Troen, MD, University at Buffalo professor in the Department of Medicine and chief of the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, has been named a fellow of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS).
7/28/14

He is the third architect with UB ties chosen for the prestigious honor.

7/28/14

University at Buffalo Law School Professor and immigration expert Rick Su says the ongoing flood of Central American children coming to the U.S. differs from other refugee crises because of the large number of children leaving their families and risking their lives to find new homes.

7/29/14

Today, Andrew Whittaker, PhD, SE, director of MCEER at the University at Buffalo, will tell Congress that the United States is not prepared for effects of a major earthquake in a large urban area.

7/29/14

Gyroscope-aided bikes and cars may one day rule the road. But before the technology reaches the ground, a University at Buffalo research team will test similar equipment in outer space.

7/29/14

Athletes and others reporting cognitive difficulties after a head injury are usually diagnosed as having had a concussion. But is it really a concussion? A new study published by University at Buffalo medical faculty finds that many of the same symptoms are common to concussions and to injuries to the neck and/or balance system, known collectively as cervical/vestibular injuries.

7/29/14

Contrary to widespread media reports, the collapse of several financial firms during the 2008 economic crisis was not triggered by unsettled stock trades, according to new research from the University at Buffalo School of Management.

7/29/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The transforming “magic” of music continues to occupy the spotlight at the Graduate School of Education, thanks to the ongoing research and commitment of two faculty members making careers of finding new ways to nurture better preschool readers.
7/31/14

“Phishers,” the crafty perps who scam us via email, are trolling social media sites to steal vast amounts of personal data and then use it to fleece us. “Farcing” is what researchers call it and it’s on the rise.

8/1/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The college selection process is the latest battlefield over class advantage, where acceptance to the school of choice not only determines the quality of education but also improves students’ chances of entering the country’s upper-middle class.  So says a team of three education experts led by a University at Buffalo education professor.
8/4/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – What is the relationship between frailty and dementia? Many studies acknowledge that frailty and dementia often coexist, but little research has been done on why that is the case.
8/6/14

A University at Buffalo team of researchers has been awarded a federal grant to explore how environmental chemicals that disrupt neuroendocrine circadian functions and hormone release may raise the risk of diabetes and other disorders.

8/6/14

Aga is a researcher in UB's new RENEW initiative, which focuses on energy, water and environment research.

8/6/14

John Richard, PhD, UB Distinguished Professor in the University at Buffalo Department of Chemistry, was named a 2014 fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS).

8/14/14
BUFFALO, N. Y. The recent landmark federal ruling that allows college athletes to be paid for selling their rights to their names and images further blurs the distinction between amateur and professional athletes, according to University at Buffalo Law School adjunct Professor Nellie Drew, who specializes in sports law.
8/18/14

“If you think there’s no way to stop identity theft attacks like the one in which Russian hackers stole 1.2 billion usernames and passwords, you would be wrong.” So says online consumer-behavior expert Arun “Vish” Vishwanath.

8/20/14

Youfa Wang, PhD, professor of epidemiology and environmental health at the University at Buffalo, is the subject matter expert and video presenter for a multimedia streaming video comparing the effectiveness of childhood obesity programs that was produced by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), a unit of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

8/22/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Three University at Buffalo professors have received a $368,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to research technology that could revolutionize product engineering by allowing designers to better measure consumer perceptions and customize products accordingly.
8/26/14

New research findings from a study of 634 couples found that the more often they smoked marijuana, the less likely they were to engage in domestic violence.

8/28/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. — John M. Canty Jr., MD, the Albert and Elizabeth Rekate Professor of Medicine in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and UB’s chief of cardiovascular medicine, has been appointed to the Heart, Lung and Blood Program Project Review Committee of the National Institutes of Health. He will serve on the committee for four years.
Philip Coppens, PhD
8/28/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – An X-ray crystal structure solved by a University at Buffalo chemistry professor has been chosen as one of the world’s top 10 molecular structures ever solved.
8/28/14

Disturbing news for women on college campuses: a new study from the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) indicates that female college students who are victims of sexual assault are at a much higher risk of becoming victims again.

A rack of computer servers on an earthquake shake table
8/29/14

In buildings such as data centers, power plants and hospitals, earthquakes could cause highly-sensitive equipment to swing, rock, fall and generally bash into things.

active neuron
9/3/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Why do cocaine addicts relapse after months or years of abstinence? The National Institute on Drug Abuse has awarded a University at Buffalo scientist a $2 million grant to conduct research that will provide some answers.
9/4/14

The newly sequenced genome of the coffee plant reveals secrets about the evolution of man’s best chemical friend: caffeine.

9/9/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – University at Buffalo researchers and colleagues studying a rare, blistering disease have discovered new details of how autoantibodies destroy healthy cells in skin.  This information provides new insights into autoimmune mechanisms in general and could help develop and screen treatments for patients suffering from all autoimmune diseases, estimated to affect 5-10 percent of the U.S. population.
9/9/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A University at Buffalo project that aims to significantly advance the state-of-the-art in cloud computing research has received a $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
9/10/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – In competitive swimming, setting the correct pace can mean the difference between finishing first or second.
#-D rendering of a brain and brain stem
9/16/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – A sleep-promoting circuit located deep in the primitive brainstem has revealed how we fall into deep sleep. Discovered by researchers at Harvard School of Medicine and the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, this is only the second “sleep node” identified in the mammalian brain whose activity appears to be both necessary and sufficient to produce deep sleep.
9/24/14

The effects of media violence on children and what parents and teachers can do about it is the focus at this year’s Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention annual conference to be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga.

9/24/14

University at Buffalo faculty member Xuefeng Ren has received a $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate the mechanisms of arsenic carcinogenesis — the process by which exposure to arsenic transforms normal cells into cancer cells.

9/25/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The moment a woman hears “you have breast cancer” is a moment she never forgets.
9/25/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Marianthi Markatou, PhD, University at Buffalo professor of biostatistics, has been appointed to serve on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Biostatistics Methods and Research Design (BMRD) study section.
9/26/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) report improved symptoms and health status when they use a hand-held respiratory device called the Lung Flute®, according to a new study by the University at Buffalo. Usually caused by smoking, COPD, which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema, is the third leading cause of death in the U.S.
9/26/14

Carl Lund, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor in the University at Buffalo Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, was named a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).

9/30/14

If a person is dually diagnosed with a severe mental illness and a substance abuse problem, are improvements in their mental health or in their substance abuse most likely to reduce the risk of future violence?

10/2/14

The program targets infants and toddlers with, or at high risk for, developmental disabilities.

10/3/14

It is not only prenatal drug exposure, but also conditions related to drug use that can influence negative behavior in children, according to a new study from the University at Buffalo’s Research Institute on Addictions.

10/8/14

The therapy, derived from a protein found in tarantula venom, shows promise for treating a fatal form of childhood muscular dystrophy.

10/10/14

An oral biologic medication has successfully treated chronic, precancerous inflammation in the intestine, according to results of an animal study authored by an MD/PhD student in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

10/10/14

Three research groups receive a combined $1.3 million to improve smartphone energy management.

10/13/14

Co-creators Despina Stratigakos and Kelly Hayes McAlonie will be in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 23 to reflect on how the gender debate in the profession has changed.

10/13/14

A new research and clinical care center focused on liver disease is launched by faculty experts recruited as part of UB 2020.

10/15/14

A new UB study outlines seven factors that led one of America’s poorest cities to embrace farming, urban chickens and more.

10/16/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has received three grants totaling $3.85 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the Translational Pharmacology Research Core and its HIV Clinical Pharmacology Research Program.
10/16/14

Four research projects have received funding under RENEW, the University at Buffalo’s new interdisciplinary environmental research initiative.

10/17/14

One of the few studies to examine gender differences among patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) has found that males with the condition experience more interpersonal difficulties than do females with the condition. The findings challenge what had been predicted by the University at Buffalo investigator and his colleagues.

10/17/14

The thick weeds and ungainly overgrowth of urban wilds are not usually mentioned in the same breath as the manicured lawns and trimmed shrubs of formal gardens, but these disturbed landscapes have qualities and value that are illuminated through an audio art piece produced by a University at Buffalo professor and a Harvard researcher.

10/20/14

Hosted by the UB School of Architecture and Planning, the database will assist local governments as they work to broaden access to healthy food.

10/21/14

A new shipping simulator will prioritize safety, which often takes a back seat to speed when transporting hazardous materials such as gasoline or medical waste from hospitals.

10/22/14

Geriatricians can identify which cognitive symptoms are, and are not, reversible, says UB geriatrics specialist Bruce Troen.

10/22/14

UB planning researcher Daniel Hess says Buffalo’s changing population is reflective of a nationwide pattern of “demographic inversion."

10/22/14

Scientists at the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) are taking part in a National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Center of Excellence study on the genetics of drug abuse.

10/22/14

When partnering with larger companies, startups with a small number of carefully chosen alliances will reap the most benefits, according to new research from the University at Buffalo School of Management.

10/23/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Researchers at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences have successfully used a smartphone app to image the back of the eye, or fundus, in patients who can be particularly challenging to examine: newborn babies and children.  
10/24/14

The family of viruses housing Ebola and Marburg is ancient, and the two viruses last shared a common ancestor millions of years ago, UB scientists say.

10/29/14

UB researcher Youfa Wang led a federally-funded systematic review and meta-analysis of 17 childhood obesity prevention programs.

10/29/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – University at Buffalo researchers have discovered what regulates generation of the early neurons in the retina during embryonic development. The findings provide clues to how cellular diversity is created in the central nervous system.
10/30/14

A UB study finds that babies' dietary patterns varied according to the racial, ethnic and educational backgrounds of their mothers.

Of Microbes and Men
11/3/14

The “wee beasties” inside us can help as well as hurt, Stanford microbiologist David Relman told a UB audience during the 2014 edition of the "Critical Conversations" series.

11/5/14

In the past decade, online gambling has exploded and several states, including New York, have approved measures to legalize various types of gambling. So, it’s only natural that the number of people with gambling problems has also increased, right?

11/5/14

UB researchers explore the relationship between empathy and aggression.

11/7/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Preschoolers whose parents have rules about what their children can and cannot eat have healthier eating habits than those raised without such rules, according to a new study by pediatrics researchers at the University at Buffalo.
11/10/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Veterans aren’t surprised when they suffer hearing loss after combat exposure to explosions, but they may be surprised to know that their vision may also suffer.
11/10/14

Most people rarely sing publically outside of a duty-bound rendition of “Happy Birthday.” And since that particular song is usually offered as a group performance, even the reluctant join in the spirit of the occasion, hoping their individual shortcomings will be cloaked by the chorus.

11/13/14

The award will support his English translation of 15th century sonnets by barber-poet Burchiello.

11/13/14

Wearable devices can count the steps you take and the calories you burn. But can they help soldiers in the field? Or prevent someone from having a heart attack? Researchers at Sentient Science and the University at Buffalo say yes.

11/13/14

Retailers who hope to get a leg up on the competition by opening on Thanksgiving Day are taking the wrong approach, according to a national expert in retail marketing and strategy in the University at Buffalo School of Management.

11/14/14

Three University at Buffalo faculty members were appointed SUNY Distinguished Professors, the highest faculty rank in the SUNY system, at the SUNY Board of Trustees’ meeting on Nov. 6.

11/17/14

UB engineering student helps develop Bluesmart, a self-weighing, auto-locking, gadget-filled suitcase

a spotlight illuminates a small, 3-D building on a map as a user touches it
11/19/14

Touch-responsive maps designed in part by UB researchers give independence to the visually impaired.

11/23/14

UB expert Joseph Atkinson can discuss how flooding could affect Western New York as warmer weather settles over areas that received huge amounts of snowfall this week.

11/24/14

UB researcher uses NSF grant to assess America’s perception of Ebola and improve communication about the virus.

11/25/14

The new transport system for DNA vaccines could help treat HIV, malaria and other major illnesses.

11/25/14

The documentary airs tonight on Rogers Sportsnet, a channel and website available to 8.2 million Canadian homes.

12/2/14

In the field of medical and information technology research, Barry Smith, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor and Julian Park Chair in the University at Buffalo Department of Philosophy, has made a distinctive and significant contribution.

12/4/14

Emberton was honored for her book, “Beyond Redemption: Race, Violence, and the South after the Civil War.”

Brain scans
12/4/14

A lack of longitudinal studies on CTE hinders scientists’ ability to understand how the brain disease is linked to behavioral health symptoms in former athletes.

12/4/14

David Kofke, PhD, is a SUNY Distinguished Professor in UB's Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.

12/4/14

Micheal L. Dent, a University at Buffalo psychologist, listens to what is inaudible to others. And what she’s hearing might one day help us better understand human hearing loss.

12/8/14

A new study has shown that smoking can inhibit the success of treatment for alcohol abuse, putting people who are addicted to both tobacco and alcohol in a double bind.

Teens smoking. This image may not be reused.
12/10/14

In measuring teen nicotine use, public health agencies often rely on data that are too crude, researchers say.

12/10/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Scientists at the University at Buffalo and other institutions have turned cells normally used as model cells, known as immortalized cells, into stem or, as they call it, “stem-like” cells, using nothing more than mechanical stress. They have done it without employing the potentially hazardous techniques previously used to obtain similar results.
12/11/14

Some drugs used to treat diabetes mimic the behavior of a hormone that a University at Buffalo psychologist has learned controls fluid intake in subjects. The finding creates new awareness for diabetics who, by the nature of their disease, are already at risk for dehydration.

12/12/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. — What does it take for a drug molecule to turn on a protein? Sometimes nothing more than jostling a few atoms.  New research from University at Buffalo scientists will help pharmacologists better understand how drugs work and how to make them more effective.
12/15/14

The new research suggests that the Greenland Ice Sheet may lose ice more rapidly in the near future than previously thought.

12/16/14

What makes cancer cells sensitive or resistant to chemotherapy? University at Buffalo researchers are working on an answer, thanks to a $792,000 grant from the American Cancer Society.

12/18/14

Amit Goyal, an internationally recognized materials scientist, has been named director of RENEW, the University at Buffalo’s new interdisciplinary institute dedicated to research and education on globally pressing problems in energy, environment and water.

12/22/14

The biomedical advancement could make chemotherapy more efficient, reduce its side effects and improve how doctors treat some of the most deadly forms of cancer.

12/31/14

UB researchers made headlines around the world this year with studies on coffee, climate change, babies’ eating habits and more.

1/6/15

Resilience, satisfaction with life and a grateful disposition were among the traits studied by UB researcher John Violanti and colleagues.

1/8/15

Parenting practices and restrictions when it comes to alcohol use can make a difference with adolescent drinking, and there is considerable value to consistent and sustained parental attitudes about drinking, according to new research by a University at Buffalo psychologist.

1/15/15

It’s one thing to simulate an earthquake on a model structure inside a laboratory. It is another to rattle a standing California building with 50 tons of force.

1/20/15

Tomorrow’s doctors could use this technology to obtain a super-clear picture of patients’ organs and tissues.

1/21/15

On Jan. 22, the founding principals of BIG will offer an update on the institute’s inaugural year, including insight on successful collaborations with industry.

1/21/15

The next frontier in physics may require teeny-tiny answers to big questions, and vice versa, University at Buffalo researchers say.

1/22/15

‘The claws that catch’ alter cognitive processing to get what they want, new UB research finds.

1/22/15

Hot flashes, night sweats predict a greater likelihood of hip fracture, a new study finds.

1/22/15
BUFFALO, N.Y. — High brain iron levels have been associated with neurological diseases, including multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. Even healthy adults have higher iron concentrations in their brains as they age. But just how environmental factors, including diet, influence iron levels in the brain has not been well understood.
1/22/15

The JOBS Act is doing its job and getting more startups to go public, according to a new study from the University at Buffalo School of Management.

1/22/15

A team headed by UB expert Youfa Wang is partnering with NASA in its global Mission X: Train Like an Astronaut program.

1/26/15

Alan Hutson is professor and chair of the Department of Biostatistics in UB’s School of Public Health and Health Professions.

1/26/15

A neuroimaging study by a University at Buffalo psychologist suggests that phonics, a method of learning to read using knowledge of word sounds, shouldn’t be overlooked in favor of a whole-language technique that focuses on visually memorizing word patterns, a finding that could help improve treatment and diagnosis of common reading disorders such as dyslexia.

1/28/15

A UB-led study finds that humanity’s early ancestors had genetic variations associated with modern disease, and now the question is why.

1/29/15

Norma Jean Nowak, PhD, a renowned research scientist, educator, collaborator and entrepreneur, has been named executive director of the University at Buffalo’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences (CBLS).

2/4/15

National television cameras came to campus last semester to focus attention on a UB innovation that is attracting worldwide interest.

2/4/15

Scientists at the University at Buffalo’s Research Institute on Addictions are studying chronic stress and depression, with a focus on endocannabinoids, which are brain chemicals similar to substances in marijuana.

2/6/15

The research is similar to the groundbreaking study among women with European ancestry that led to the discovery of BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations.

2/6/15

Neurology and history may sound like two fields that don’t often overlap, but they have, sometimes with extraordinary consequences, according to a University at Buffalo neurologist.

2/9/15

The blend of digital technology and traditional merit badges, such as those earned by Boy and Girl Scouts, would provide an opportunity to both motivate and measure learning, according to new research by University at Buffalo education professor Sam Abramovich.

2/9/15

To help people better understand the state of their personal finances and the nature of the economy, two University at Buffalo graduates students play and design games.

2/10/15

The panel will lay the basis for a more informed and fact-based discussion of the issues surrounding current immigration into the U.S.

2/12/15

Jurors will select best book of Canadian fiction from more than 160 contenders.

2/12/15

Amanda B. Nickerson, director of the Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention at the University at Buffalo, called the Buffalo Bills’ signing of troubled guard Richie Incognito “disheartening,” especially following Bills Head Coach Rex Ryan’s press conference ambitions to “build a bully.”

2/13/15

During Buffalo’s winter months, nearly 50 percent of people have insufficient amounts of vitamin D and 25 percent may be considered deficient, says nutrition researcher Peter Horvath.

2/13/15

Is a new diet or exercise program working for a friend? If so, there’s a good chance that you will try it, too.

2/16/15

When terrorists strike, emergency workers who have the proper training, information access and a positive work environment will make better decisions, according to research from the University at Buffalo School of Management.

2/16/15

Interviews begin with questions, but a University at Buffalo researcher is instead questioning the interview, and the answers are mapping the history and unexplored conceptual areas of this familiar information-gathering tool.

2/17/15

Using social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter to spread information during campus emergencies can help keep students safer, according to new research from the University at Buffalo School of Management.

2/18/15

The reluctance to part with mobile phones, laptops and other gizmos – sometimes called “gadget hoarding” – is part of a larger and more troubling issue: managing electronic waste, or e-waste.

2/18/15

Violanti, a former New York State trooper, will testify as part of a panel on police officer safety and wellness.

New standard of stroke care
2/19/15

UB neurosurgeons led a clinical study that they say will revolutionize the standard of care for stroke patients.

2/23/15

Great, wonderful, wacky things can come in small genomic packages, according to new biology research from UB.

2/24/15

University at Buffalo researcher Mark Seery, who studies stress and coping, says the severe winter weather seems at first glance to have few redeeming qualities.  Frigid temperatures and daily battles with mounds of snow and ice are testing the resolve of the heartiest among us.

2/25/15

Tony Conrad says he went to New York City in the early ’60s to “mess up the music world.” Now, some 50 years after beginning a career that contributed to the opening of a new musical tradition, Conrad will be back in the city celebrating his 75th birthday with shows that serve as late career markers for this dynamic, multifaceted music and sound artist.

2/26/15

UB researcher Paras Prasad's groundbreaking research in nanoparticles offers a new cancer treatment model.

2/26/15

Smokers may be more likely to successfully quit their habit if simple adjustments were made to how an existing anti-smoking medication is prescribed, according to a new study by a University at Buffalo research team.

2/27/15

UB engineers created new optimization models that could eliminate bye week disadvantage, make other improvements.

2/27/15

A University at Buffalo researcher has discovered a way to keep  remyelination going, using a drug that’s already on the market.

3/3/15

As habitats shrink, Newton’s Laws of Motion could help us predict how some animals will react, UB researchers say.

3/3/15

Women married to men with alcohol abuse problems can face a slew of problems themselves, with finding support for their situation near the top of the list.

3/4/15

With three decades of data from more than 475,000 participants, a new study on narcissism from the University at Buffalo School of Management reveals that men, on average, are more narcissistic than women.

3/6/15

Although some children emerge from cold and neglectful family environments as adults with high self-esteem, a new UB study suggests these people may still be at a relative disadvantage in life, with a foggier sense of who they are.

3/10/15

A wood-burning heater designed by UB architects enables the café to stay warm with no mechanical HVAC system.

3/11/15

UB Libraries and faculty to restore and study Greek and Roman coins from the eras of Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great and more.

3/11/15

Studies have found that people exposed to American Indian mascots are more likely to negatively stereotype other ethnic groups, a UB psychology expert says.

3/12/15

Access to routine information about you — like where you grew up and your relationship status — can help others manipulate you, a UB researcher finds.

3/12/15

Politicians’ support of economic policies that benefit their supporters are a boon to those on higher end of economic spectrum.

3/13/15

The National Institutes of Health has awarded $2 million to a researcher at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences to do a preclinical study to determine which type of cardiac stem cell therapy will be most effective in treating patients with heart failure.

Michael Poulin
3/13/15

Aging tends to lead people to become more trusting, says University at Buffalo psychologist Michael Poulin, co-author of two new studies exploring the relationship between age and trust. 

3/16/15

Calling the events of the past months some of the most “ugly off-field incidents” in the history of the NFL, University at Buffalo Law School professor and sports law expert Helen A. Drew says nothing short of “swift, comprehensive and substantial disciplinary measures” are needed to address the flood of disciplinary issues that have challenged Commissioner Roger Goodell’s ability to protect the league’s reputation.

3/19/15

Annie Dorsen, the award-winning performance artist and director of the Broadway hit “Passing Strange” will discuss her groundbreaking algorithmic theatre performances on March 27 at 5:30 p.m. as part of the University at Buffalo’s Technē Institute for Arts and Emerging Technologies’ “Structures of Digital Feeling Colloquium of Artists and Scholars in the Digital Age.”

3/20/15

The event will spotlight new patents, student innovators and startup companies in UB’s business incubators.

3/20/15

The five-day event, part of a new advanced degree program under development, includes lectures on genomics, Antarctic ice sheets and more.

3/26/15

A UB graduate student is studying crested black macaques with a grant from the Leakey Foundation, which has backed the work of primatologists like Jane Goodall.

3/27/15
BUFFALO, N.Y. — James Jarvis, MD, professor of pediatrics in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, testified on March 25 on behalf of the American Academy of Pediatrics before a congressional subcommittee about the need to support critical health programs serving American Indian and Alaska Native children.
3/27/15

A big bowl of mashed potatoes. What about spaghetti and meatballs? Sushi?  Regardless of what you identify as comfort food, it’s likely the attraction to that dish is based on having a good relationship with the person you remember first preparing it, according to the results of a new study by a University at Buffalo research team.

4/2/15

The “information loss paradox” in black holes — a problem that has plagued physics for nearly 40 years — may not exist

4/2/15

New research by Laura Anderson in the School of Nursing explores how sexual assault and obesity influence teenage suicide attempts.

4/2/15

UB law professor says Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act is not just problematic for the LGBT community

4/7/15

The public is in the dark when it comes to herbal supplements, said Edward Bednarczyk, UB pharmacy practice chair, PharmD.

4/8/15

People choose convenience over security, says professor of communication Arun Vishwanath

4/9/15

The University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) has received a grant from the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) to examine the experience of sexual assault among lesbian and bisexual women compared to heterosexual women.

4/9/15

Places affect people in ways that tap all of the senses. It could be the long shadows of late afternoon cast by the aging pines surrounding a ramshackle cabin; or the sound of exhausted waves struggling to reach a deserted beach; or even the thick smog-burdened heat a crowded city.

A robot squatting on four spindly legs
4/14/15

A UB research team aims to bring robotics to construction sites.

4/16/15

Committee evaluates safety, dependence and health issues related to tobacco products

4/17/15
BUFFALO, N.Y. – A New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) paper published today and co-authored by University at Buffalo neurosurgeons reports that stroke patients have a much better chance of surviving and returning to normal function when they receive clot-busting drugs in conjunction with a wire mesh stent device, than when they receive the medications alone.
4/17/15

This trend could be a positive sign for the prevention of cigarette use.

4/17/15

UB has played a key role in the Women’s Health Initiative, one of the largest clinical trials ever undertaken in the U.S.

4/20/15

New biotech method could lead to development of HIV vaccine, targeted cancer treatment.

4/21/15

UB researchers contribute to study on new candidate drug that may help treat misfolded protein diseases like CMT, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

4/21/15

Parents who chronically neglect their children contribute to the likelihood that they will develop aggressive and delinquent tendencies later in adolescence, and the one factor that links neglect with those behaviors appears to be poor social skills.

4/24/15

Discussing your sexual history with a doctor, or anyone for that matter, can be an uncomfortable experience. But for many transgender people, the conversation never takes place.

Michael Russell, PhD
4/28/15

In an opinion piece in the journal mBio, UB professor Michael W. Russell discusses how scientists can better battle drug resistance.

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5/1/15

UB professor considers trip to Nepal with research team to study performance of building structures.

5/4/15

The treatment has shown promise in preventing the spread of tumors.

5/5/15

In mice, prolonged exposure to sound altered cells connected to the brain in a new UB-led study.

5/5/15

Many issues, from biological to environmental, determine effective weight control, but how people manage their own behavior is a big piece of that puzzle.

Ontogeny diagram
5/7/15

New UB research advances our understanding of how masses of undifferentiated cells transform into tremendously complex organisms.

Mapping hate, zombies and Flickr
5/7/15

UB geographer Monica Stephens maps social phenomena, work that sparks fierce societal debate.

5/12/15

Investigators from UB and other institutions have made a major breakthrough that provides new insights into how tinnitus, and the often co-occurring hyperacusis, might develop and be sustained.

5/13/15

The tool, developed by UB researchers, is used worldwide by academia, industry and government.

5/14/15

When it comes to vehicle safety, car buyers get what they pay for, according to new research conducted at UB.

Dietrich Jehle, MD
5/15/15

Train travel remains statistically much safer than driving, UB emergency medicine professor notes.  

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5/15/15

The grant will support eight graduate students per year for five years.

5/19/15

A new UB study has found that smokers are four times more likely than non-smokers to become frequent visitors of emergency rooms.

5/20/15

A false tweet from a hacked account owned by the Associated Press in 2013 sent financial markets into a tailspin

5/21/15

Shopping websites with robust, interactive product review systems make customers more satisfied and improve product marketing, according to a new study from the UB School of Management.

5/22/15

You don’t need a doctorate in pharmacology to write a book about aging, but it came in handy in writing “Optimal Aging: A Guide to Your First Hundred Years,” by Jerrold Winter, PhD, a professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology.

5/22/15

It looks like a Slinky suspended in motion. Yet this photonics advancement – called a metamaterial hyperlens – doesn’t climb down stairs. Instead, it improves our ability to see tiny objects.

5/28/15

Fire-tolerant trees that bear edible nuts were unusually abundant near Native American villages in Chautauqua County, UB researchers say.

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5/28/15

A genetic mutation that produces some autistic behaviors and potential therapeutic targets to restore normal behaviors are described in a new paper.

5/29/15

Three new varieties of erythromycin created by UB researchers kill antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

5/29/15

An international research team led by University at Buffalo engineers has developed the device.

6/3/15

What made certain structures collapse and others hold up is what UB's Andreas Stavridis will study.

6/4/15

Expansion of the National Security Agency's surveillance of Americans' international Internet traffic is troubling, says UB's Mark Bartholomew.

6/5/15

These types of data breaches are virtually impossible to stop, according to UB's Arun Vishwanath.

6/8/15

Emotionally distressed prostate cancer patients more likely to choose surgery, researchers say.

6/9/15
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Gil I. Wolfe, MD, Irvin and Rosemary Smith Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, has been selected to receive the 2015 Doctor of the Year award from the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America (MGFA).
6/12/15

A large field makes the campaign less volatile, says nationally known political forecaster James Campbell.

Nursing professor Davina Porock
6/12/15

The University at Buffalo’s Institute for Person-Centered Care (IPCC) recently awarded grants totaling more than $31,000 to five UB faculty members for aging and person-centered care research.

A doctor checks a patient's blood pressure.
6/12/15

New research could soon automate hospital discharge communication, adding critical data and cutting the time it takes the information to reach community health care providers from weeks to hours.

6/12/15

The benefits of small classes help students and last longer than previous research indicated, according to a nationally respected expert on education, class size and school discipline.

6/15/15

A “one-size-fits-all” approach to alcohol treatment is not the best strategy, according to University at Buffalo addiction experts, who have received a $3 million grant to explore whether treatments tailored to a person’s behavior before seeking help will result in better treatment outcomes.

6/17/15

Discovery of new neural pathway may lead to preventing relapses in addicts.

6/17/15

Sit down with a friend in a quiet restaurant and begin talking, just before the dinner crowd’s arrival. Business is slow at first, but picks up quickly, just like the sound level. Music plays, glasses clink, servers discuss specials. Discussions are everywhere, colliding and competing with the other noises.

6/18/15

UB Law School researcher Jessica Owley has found significant gaps in how public agencies keep track of endangered species agreements.

6/19/15

Venu Govindaraju, a globally recognized expert in machine learning and pattern recognition, has received the IAPR/ICDAR Outstanding Achievements Award from the International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognitio.

6/22/15

Moises Sudit, an entrepreneur, professor and center director, has been appointed UB’s associate vice president for sponsored programs.

6/24/15

A clever experiment reveals how cells that process sound respond to complex stimuli.

6/24/15

The flag represents a Confederate nation founded on the premise that 'the black man is not equal to the white man,' says UB's Carole Emberton.

6/25/15
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The National Institutes of Health has awarded $12 million to the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences to lead a comprehensive quality assurance program in NIH-funded labs conducting HIV/AIDS and related clinical research programs worldwide.
6/25/15

This could be the end of serious legal attacks on Obamacare, says UB's Nancy Nielsen.

6/25/15

When you’re having trouble sleeping, light is the last thing you assume you need.

6/25/15

Congressman Brian Higgins announced that UB's Andreas Stavridis received a National Science Foundation grant for earthquake research.

6/26/15

The main battle over same-sex couples' right to marry is over, says UB's Michael Boucai.

6/26/15

This week’s Supreme Court ruling affirming nationwide tax credits for mandatory insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act preserves access to affordable health insurance in all 50 states and will help narrow the health outcomes gap between lower- and higher-income Americans.

6/30/15

Processes that have been considered effective in prisons before will be re-evaluated after the latest escape, says UB's Teresa Miller.