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Motivation is key for children with ADHD

A little recognition for a job well done means a lot to children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, UB researchers find.

Back to basics

To improve learning among nursing students, UB researchers have turned to the kindergarten classroom for help.

Power switch

UB engineers are working with the U.S. Navy to develop graphine nanoribbons that may someday revolutionize how power is controlled in ships, smartphones and other electronic devices.

Quaalude nostalgia

UB faculty member David Herzberg says quaaludes — a drug that's back in the spotlight thanks to Bill Cosby — maintains a distinctive, mysterious reputation synonymous with the disco era of the 1970s.

Mother knows best?

When it comes to newborn sleep, mother may not know best, according to UB Nursing faculty member Deborah Raines.

Pluto to remain dwarf planet

Despite new information gleaned from the New Horizons mission, UB cosmologist Dejan Stojkovic predicts Pluto will retain its dwarf-planet status.

Illuminating ancient texts

An evolving web tool developed by a UB classicist searches for references and parallels in ancient texts to help scholars make connections that lend additional meaning to the texts.

End-of-life dilemma

What do first-responders — who are trained to save lives — do when faced with someone who is imminently dying and whose pre-hospital order is “do not resuscitate”?

Productive department

UB’s Department of Neurosurgery ranks among the top 20 most productive neurosurgical residency programs in the U.S. in terms of academic publishing over a five-year period.

Summer research

Eight undergraduates are spending 10 weeks completing original reearch projects under the guidance of School of Nursing faculty members.

Wildfire recovery

Incoming UB faculty member Adam Wilson has used satellite images to determine that ecosystems in South Africa's southern tip bounce back from wildfires more quickly in warmer winter winter — as long as there's enough rain.