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Study: Non-Fearful Social Withdrawal Linked Positively to Creativity

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Everyone needs an occasional break, though spending too much time alone can be unhealthy and there is growing evidence that the psychosocial effects of too much solitude can last a lifetime. But newly published research by a University at Buffalo psychologist suggests that not all forms of social withdrawal are detrimental. In fact, the research findings published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences suggest that one form of social withdrawal, referred to as unsociability, is not only unrelated to negative outcomes, but linked positively to creativity.

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Study: For Older Women, Every Movement Matters

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Women who engaged in 30 minutes per day of light physical activity had a 12 percent lower risk of death. Women who did a half-hour each day of moderate to vigorous activity had a 39 percent lower mortality risk.

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UB Researcher Targets Specific Areas of the Brain to Better Understand Obesity, Drug Addiction

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Mietlicki-Baase is one of a handful of researchers studying amylin’s effects on food reward and how amylin signaling in the brain differs between males and females.

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Transgender Women Take Triple the Number of HIV Tests as Trans Men

A new University at Buffalo study has shown that HIV testing among transgender adults was higher in those who identified as female, were African-American or Hispanic, or had a history of incarceration.

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The End of Pneumonia? New Vaccine Offers Hope.

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A new vaccine under development provoked an immune response to 72 forms of the bacteria that’s responsible for pneumonia, sepsis and meningitis. That’s up from the 23 forms of bacteria covered by current immunizations. The new vaccine, which represents the “most comprehensive” coverage of pneumococcal disease to date, could greatly reduce the number of deaths from the disease.

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Parents’ Alcohol Use Can Set the Stage for Teenage Dating Violence, Study Finds

Having a parent with an alcohol use disorder increases the risk for dating violence among teenagers, according to a study from the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions.

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Disney and Pixar Films Present Opportunities for Parents to Discuss End-of-Life with Children

Many adults put off discussing end-of-life issues with kids, but a University at Buffalo researcher says Disney/Pixar films can serve as conversation starters for what might be an otherwise difficult subject. The findings appear in Omega-Journal of Death and Dying.

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New Study Looks at End-of-Life Decision-Making for People with Intellectual Disabilities

There has been little research on end-of-life decision-making for the growing population of older Americans with intellectual disabilities. Through a series of interviews with five different emergency medical service agencies in upstate New York, UB researchers asked EMS providers specifically how pre-hospital orders shape what they do in the case of someone with an intellectual disability.

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Amount of Water in Stem Cells Can Determine Its Fate as Fat or Bone

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Adding or removing water from a stem cell can change the destiny of the cell to either pre-fat cells or pre-bone cells, researchers have discovered in a new study published in PNAS.

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Scientists Monitor Silicon Valley’s Underground Water Reserves — From Space

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Satellite data shows underground water reserves in California’s Silicon Valley rebounded quickly after the recent severe drought. The research points to the success of aggressive conservation measures and lays the groundwork for low-cost monitoring of subterranean water reserves around the world.







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