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Article ID: 694771

‘Undermatched’ Students Less Likely to Graduate on Time Compared to Peers

University at Buffalo

A new University at Buffalo study finds that undermatching — when high-performing students, often from economically-disadvantaged households, attend less competitive colleges than their qualifications permit — correlates to another higher education dilemma: delayed graduation. The study shows that students who undermatch are less likely to graduate college within four or six years compared to peers who do not undermatch.

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17-May-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694482

During Disasters, Active Twitter Users Likely to Spread Falsehoods

University at Buffalo

During disasters, active Twitter users are likely to spread falsehoods. That’s according to new research that examined false tweets from Hurricane Sandy and the Boston Marathon bombing. Researchers found that 86 to 91 percent of active Twitter users spread misinformation, and that nearly as many did nothing to correct it.

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11-May-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694370

Rising Religious “None” Rates Linked to Conservative Christian Politics

University at Buffalo

A study published in April in the journal Political Research Quarterly examined states that enacted policies against same-sex marriage, and found a correlation between these activities and a rising number of people who do not affiliate with a specific religion.

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10-May-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 694361

Online Campaign #holdmediaaccountable Launched to Rein in Media Companies

University at Buffalo

A group of University at Buffalo students in a political communication class has launched an online campaign called #holdmediaaccountable. The goal? To call attention to the profiteering by media companies selling access to Americans and the threat that poses to democracy.

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10-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694360

Study Finds Prenatal Marijuana Use Can Affect Infant Size, Behavior

University at Buffalo

Researchers at the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions have found that prenatal marijuana use also can have consequences on infants’ weight and can influence behavior problems, especially when combined with tobacco use.

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10-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694353

Study: New Tool Analyzes Disease and Drug Effects with Unprecedented Accuracy and Consistency

University at Buffalo

A new protein analysis tool developed at the University at Buffalo could increase the quality and accuracy of medical diagnosis and quicken the pace of pharmaceutical development.

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10-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693922

Newly Improved Glass Slide Turns Microscopes Into Thermometers

University at Buffalo

A study published today in Nature Communications describes how an updated version of the microscope slide can enable scientists to see tiny objects while also measuring their temperature. The advancement, made possible by a new transparent, has the potential to streamline and enhance scientific research worldwide, from clandestine government biology labs to high school chemistry classes. It may also have implications in computers, electronics and other industries.

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2-May-2018 3:55 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693471

Study: Drug-Filled, 3-D Printed Dentures Could Fight Off Infections

University at Buffalo

University at Buffalo researchers have developed 3-D printed dentures filled with antifungal medication to better treat oral fungal infections.

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25-Apr-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693274

Study Highlights Need for Strength Training in Older Women to Ward Off Effects of Aging

University at Buffalo

Study looked at 46 women across two different age ranges, 60-74 and 75-90, to learn how physical activity affects frailty differently in the two groups

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23-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693076

Study: How to Calculate Pricing and Resources for Cloud Computing

University at Buffalo

Researchers in the University at Buffalo School of Management have developed a new algorithm that cloud computing service providers can use to establish pricing and allocate resources.

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18-Apr-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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