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A novel compound that targets an important brain receptor has a dramatic effect against a host of cocaine addiction behaviors, including relapse behavior, a UB animal study has found.

Determining deception

A new study co-authored by UB researcher Mark Frank has found that a computer system can spot real or faked expressions of pain better than humans.

UB recruiting for tinnitus study

Western New Yorkers suffering from tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, may have the opportunity to try a new device that is showing promise as a new treatment for the condition.

Good vibrations

Four UB students took first place in the recent Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition for their plan to manufacture an invention that removes problematic vibrations in high-precision devices.

Obesity interventions can lower kids' blood pressure

Even if they don't reduce body fat, obesity prevention programs can lower children's blood pressure, according to a study led by UB epidemiologist Youfa Wang.

Revolutionizing energy technologies

A breakthrough in photonics research at UB could open new possibilities in solar power, thermal energy recycling and stealth technology.

How ‘conquered’ Brazilians shaped their histories

A new book by UB historian Hal Langfur looks at how the practices of conversion and cannibalism were used by the Portuguese to legitimate their treatment of indigenous tribes in Brazil.

Call for concepts

UB is moving forward with one of its signature UB 2020 initiatives with a call for concept papers proposing “bold and creative” ideas for Communities of Excellence.

Incubator gains two tenants

The UB Technology Incubator has welcomed two new companies, both of which have international ties and are interested in gaining a foothold in the U.S. market.

Fighting cancer with lasers and nanoballoons

A new method that uses nanotechnology to deliver chemotherapeutic drugs could improve cancer treatment while limiting side effects.

Beyond clichés

"Ineffably Urban," a new book edited by UB art historian Miriam Paeslack, explores the conflicting imagery, identities and many narratives of Buffalo.