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Article ID: 696387

Double Jeopardy: The High Costs of Living in Nairobi's Slums

University at Buffalo

Tenants in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya, receive drastically inferior household services and pay more rent compared to those in its formal settlements, according to new research from the University at Buffalo School of Management.

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20-Jun-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 695709

Want narcissists to donate to your cause? Make it about them

University at Buffalo

When narcissistic individuals are able to imagine themselves in a victim’s situation, they are more likely to donate to charity, according to new research from the University at Buffalo School of Management.

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6-Jun-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695519

Study: Exercise Mitigates Genetic Effects of Obesity Later in Life

University at Buffalo

A new study suggests, for the first time in women over age 70, that working up a sweat can reduce the influence one’s genes have on obesity.

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4-Jun-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695369

This is not your father's vocational program

University at Buffalo

Society for the Advancement of Construction-Related Arts will infuse the region’s workforce with skilled craftspeople who can contribute to a range of construction jobs, including the growing number of historic preservation projects happening throughout Buffalo

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31-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Arts and Humanities

Article ID: 695154

Study: Exercise Helps Treat Addiction by Altering Brain’s Dopamine System

University at Buffalo

New research by the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions has identified a key mechanism in how aerobic exercise can help impact the brain in ways that may support treatment — and even prevention strategies — for addiction.

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25-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695014

Study: Strenuous Exercise in Adolescence May Ward Off Height Loss Later in Life

University at Buffalo

A new study has identified several key factors in postmenopausal women that are associated with height loss, a common occurrence in this age group that is known to increase the risk for death and disease.

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23-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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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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Education

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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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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