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When you’re having trouble sleeping, light is the last thing you assume you need. But UB researchers say it may be the answer for lung cancer patients with insomnia.

Making sense of the auditory world

UB researchers are taking important steps toward understanding how humans and other animals perceive the auditory world.

Highlighting success of START-UP NY

Business owners spoke during a roundtable discussion about how START-UP NY is helping them build their respective companies.

Easing transitions

UB Nursing faculty member Sharon Hewner is working on a system to automate hospital discharge communication, potentially reducing the number of patients readmitted to hospitals.

Addressing mental health needs

People with significant mental health needs are receiving quality psychiatric care in the community, instead of the hospital, thanks to two innovative programs developed by UB psychiatrists.

Texas officer should not have been sent to pool party

UB faculty member John Violanti says that after responding to two calls involving a suicide and a suicide attempt, the McKinney, Texas, police officer had been through enough trauma for one day and shouldn’t have been sent to the pool party,

Escape ‘unheard of’

UB faculty member Charles Ewing says the escape of two inmates from an upstate New York maximum-security prison last week took intelligence, planning, luck and most likely some assistance.

Improving life for aging population

Five UB faculty members have received grants from UB's Institute for Person-Centered Care to develop approaches, technologies and service models aimed at helping people age well.

Skip a beat? Auditory nerve cells will know

A UB study has found that the strength of an auditory nerve cell’s response to sound does change in nonrandom ways in response to complex, ongoing activity.

'Tip of the iceberg'

The recent breach of data involving 4 million federal employees was no surprise to UB faculty member Arun Vishwanath, who says there's no way now to stop such hacks from happening.

Does class size matter?

The answer is unequivocally ‘yes,’ UB faculty member Jeremy Finn writes in a chapter in a soon-to-be-published book.