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A study by psychologist Chris McNorgan points to the value of word sounds over visual processing during reading instruction or when diagnosing and treating reading disorders.

One nanoparticle, six types of imaging

UB researchers have designed a nanoparticle that can be detected by six medical imaging techniques, a technology that could provide a super-clear picture of patients' organs and tissues.

Three named Bellow Scholars

Three members of the UB Law School clinical faculty have been named 2015-16 Bellow Scholars for their research project aimed at improving justice for underserved communities.

Strong association found between hot flashes, bone health

A new UB study has found that women who experience moderate to severe hot flashes and night sweats during menopause tend to have lower bone-mineral density and higher rates of hip fracture than peers with no menopausal symptoms.

Gender differences seen in how diet affects brain iron levels

UB researchers studying how diet influences iron levels in the brain have found strong differences between men and women.  

50 tons of force

UB researchers recently got the rare opportunity to test an earthquake-damaged building and bring it to the brink of collapse.

Humanities projects receive seed funding

Ten faculty projects have been selected to receive funding as part of a new UB initiative to support research and creative activity in the humanities.

Radiology software receives award

Software developed by UB researchers at the university’s Toshiba Stroke & Vascular Research Center has been recognized by, one of the top websites in the radiology community.

Protection from PTSD

A new study has found that personal traits such as resilience, satisfaction with life and a grateful disposition may help shield police officers from symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Making cancer cells more sensitive

What makes cancer cells sensitive or resistant to chemotherapy? UB researchers are working on an answer, thanks to a grant from the American Cancer Society.

Alcohol warnings from parents matter

Parenting practices and restrictions when it comes to alcohol use can make a difference with adolescent drinking, according to new research by a UB psychologist.