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UB chemist Jason Benedict has organized a crystal-growing challenge for K-12 students and the "biggest, nicest” crystals win.

Ebola's evolutionary roots

New UB research shows that filoviruses — a family to which Ebola and its similarly lethal relative, Marburg, belong — are at least 16-23 million years old.

What do American babies eat?

A lot depends on Mom’s socioeconomic background, a new UB study has found.

RIA collaborates on study

Scientists at UB’s Research Institute on Addictions are taking part in a National Institute on Drug Abuse Center of Excellence study on the genetics of drug abuse.

Understanding the Ebola outbreak

Several UB experts recently took time to discuss the Ebola epidemic, talking about current problems and providing insight into how advancements in fields from medicine to geography could improve the country’s response to illness.

‘Overwhelming tide’ toward same-sex marriage

UB Law professor Michael Boucai says nationwide legalization of same-sex marriages is only a matter of time.

Strengthening food systems

UB is hosting the Growing Food Connections Policy Database, a searchable database with more than 100 local government food-system policies that can be shared and adapted across the country.

Geriatric assessment helpful for elders

UB geriatrician Bruce Troen says a geriatric assessment can evaluate seniors’ cognitive abilities to assist in determining living arrangements and other needs.

Gender differences in IBS

One of the few studies to examine gender differences among patients with irritable bowel syndrome has found that males with the condition experience more interpersonal difficulties than do females with the condition.

The sound of a beautiful place

UB faculty member Teri Rueb creates a sound walk through an urban wild.

An app for eye imaging

UB researchers have used a smartphone app to image the back of the eye in patients who can be particularly challenging to examine: newborn babies and children.