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Edward Steinfeld

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

A glimpse into the world of research

Twenty UB undergraduates from the STEM disciplines spent their summer gaining an invaluable learning experience as part of UB’s Collegiate Science & Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) Summer Research Program.

Identifying circadian disruptors

A UB research team has been awarded a federal grant to explore how environmental chemicals that disrupt neuroendocrine circadian functions and hormone release may raise the risk of diabetes and other disorders.

'Class warfare' in college admissions

A new book by UB education professor Lois Weis defines the method, code and high stakes of today’s college admissions competition.

Is it really a concussion?

A new study by UB researchers finds that many of the same symptoms are common to concussions and to injuries to the neck and/or balance system.

Short sellers not to blame for crisis

Contrary to widespread media reports, the collapse of several financial firms during the 2008 economic crisis was not triggered by unsettled stock trades, according to new research from the School of Management.

NRT, quitline boosts success rate

Uninsured smokers who used nicotine replacement therapy patches in combination with NRT lozenges nearly doubled their quit rates when using the support of a quitline, according to a UB and Roswell Park Cancer Institute study.

Children elevate immigration crisis

UB Law faculty member Rick Su says the flood of Central American children coming to the U.S. differs from other refugee crises because of the large number of children leaving their families and risking their lives to find new homes.

Beware of farcing phishers

Online scammers are now stealing personal information by pretending to be our "friends," UB faculty member Arun “Vish” Vishwanath says.

Parent involvement key to child's weight loss

Overweight preschoolers lose more weight and keep it off longer when a parent also takes part in the weight-loss treatment, according to a study by researchers at UB and Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.

U.S. ill-prepared for major quake

MCEER Director Andrew Whittaker testified before Congress that the United States is not prepared for the effects of a major earthquake in a large urban area.