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black holes

A UB study has found that while people aren't replacing their doctors with trips to the hospital emergency room, they are sicker, have more chronic diseases and are using both services equally.

‘Master’ orchestrator of the genome

A paper published in PLOS ONE by UB stem cell scientists describes how a single nuclear protein functions like an orchestra conductor, programming the “symphony of biology.”

Heavier, pricier vehicles are safer

UB research led by Dietrich Jehle has found that when it comes to vehicle safety, car buyers get what they pay for.

Breakthrough in tinnitus research

Research by UB, Chinese and Canadian scientists provides new insights into how "ringing in the ears" might develop and be sustained.

Dieting dilemna

A new UB study has found that while rational thoughts drive most people's plans to diet, their feelings actually control whether they actually follow those plans and lose weight.

Moving ahead on cancer therapy

For-Robin, a UB spinoff company founded by faculty member Kate Rittenhouse-Olson, has received a $2 million federal grant to study and develop a promising potential treatment for breast and other types of cancer.

Noise changes how brain gets information

Research led by UB biologist Matthew Xu-Friedman has found that in mice, prolonged exposure to sound altered the animals' behavior and even the structure of the cells in their auditory nerve.

Masonry structures common in Nepal ‘just collapse’ in quake

Masonry structures, which make up about 60 percent of the buildings in Nepal where the earthquake hit, perform poorly in a quake, according to UB civil engineer Andreas Stavridis.

Think like a pathogen

UB microbiologist Michael Russell writes in the journal mBio that scientists must develop a better understanding of the human immune system and its adaptability in order to deal with increasing drug resistence and deadly viral pathogens.

Kennedy, kids key to decision

UB Law professor Michael Boucai believes there is overwhelming evidence to suggest the Supreme Court will grant same-sex couples the right to marry and that the decision hinges on Justice Anthony Kennedy.

More companies join START-UP NY

Five companies, including one founded by two UB medical researchers and another by a UB alumnus, have been approved for START-UP NY through their affiliation with the university.