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American Volcanoes: Complacency, Uncertainty Contribute to Risks


To combat complacency and improve disaster preparedness, a University at Buffalo researcher is heading a new project focusing on two locations: Kīlauea in the Hawaiian Islands, and the Long Valley caldera and volcanic field in eastern central...
2-Sep-2015 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Economic Security Requires New Measures of Well-Being

Economic well-being for low-income families in the U.S. is often determined by federal measures, but a new study by a University at Buffalo research team suggests that such a definition is unrealistically narrow.
1-Sep-2015 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

The More the Merrier for Animals That Synchronize Their Behavior

Social interaction could be the mechanism that allows animals living in groups to synchronize their activities, whether it’s huddling for warmth or offering protection from predators.
1-Sep-2015 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

With Tobacco, What You Don’t Know Can Kill You Sooner

Public shows “considerable lack of knowledge” about the risk associated with different types of tobacco products, UB researchers say.
31-Aug-2015 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Vitamin D May Play Key Role in Preventing Macular Degeneration

Women who are deficient in vitamin D and have a specific high-risk genotype are 6.7 times more likely to develop AMD than women with sufficient vitamin D status and no high risk genotype.
31-Aug-2015 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

How Media ‘Fluff’ Helped Hitler Rise to Power

"Hitler at Home," a new book by a University at Buffalo architectural historian, traces how Hitler's inner circle manipulated the public by using home and lifestyle stories to soften his image prior to World War II. The news coverage that resulted...
31-Aug-2015 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

African-Americans Most Likely to Stop Taking Meds in Medicare Part D’s Coverage Gap

Medicare Part D provides help to beneficiaries struggling with the cost of prescriptions drugs, but the plan’s coverage gap hits some populations harder than others, particularly African-Americans age 65 and older.
14-Aug-2015 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Positive Reinforcement Plays Key Role in Cognitive Task Performance in ADHD Kids

A little recognition for a job well done means a lot to children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) – more so than it would for typically developing kids.
30-Jul-2015 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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