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The discovery by UB and Harvard researchers of a sleep-promoting circuit located deep in the primitive brainstem may lead to new therapies for sleep disorders, including insomnia.

Why do cocaine addicts relapse?

UB scientists have received a $2 million federal grant to study changes in the brain of cocaine addicts that lead them to relapse after long periods of abstinence.

Scientific superstar

An X-ray crystal structure solved by UB chemist Philip Coppens has been chosen as one of the world’s top 10 molecular structures ever solved.

Past sexual assault triples risk of future assault for college women

A new study from UB’s Research Institute on Addictions indicates that female college students who are victims of sexual assault are at a much higher risk of becoming victims again.

Canty named to NIH review committee

UB cardiologist John M. Canty Jr. has been appointed to the prestigious Heart, Lung and Blood Program Project Review Committee of the National Institutes of Health.

Spotlight on neuroscience research

Brain research being conducted at UB will be featured at the eighth annual Neuroscience Research Day.


A new UB study has found that the more often couples smoked marijuana, the less likely they were to engage in domestic violence.

Research program offers discounted smartphones

UB's PhoneLab project, which gives students, faculty and staff discounted use of a Galaxy Nexus 5 smartphone in exchange taking part in computer science research, is looking for new recruits.


Three professors have received a $368,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to research technology that could revolutionize product engineering.


A lot of us presume that social media is transparent, that people who have a profile are real; that's not always true.


The event featured up to 2,000 engineers, ranging from Fortune 500 company executives and world-class scholars, to successful entrepreneurs and aspiring students.