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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...
18-Oct-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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,...
6-Oct-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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


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.
26-Sep-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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


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...
25-Sep-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Goodbye, Login. Hello, Heart Scan.


Forget fingerprint computer identification or retinal scanning. A University at Buffalo-led team has developed a computer security system using the dimensions of your heart as your identifier. The system uses low-level Doppler radar to measure your...
25-Sep-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Mathematicians Ask: What’s in a Ripple?


When a fluid or a gas experiences a sudden disturbance, it often gives rise to a phenomenon known as an undular bore, consisting of rapid oscillations that spread. But how to describe what transpires? New mathematics research brings us closer to...
20-Sep-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Managing Negative Emotions Can Help Pregnant Smokers Quit

A new study by scientists in the University at Buffalo’s Research Institute on Addictions has shown that pregnant smokers are more likely to quit if they can learn to manage negative emotions that lead to smoking.
19-Sep-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Children Resulting From Unintended Pregnancies May Experience Depressive Symptoms in Early Adulthood

Children from unintended pregnancies tend to experience more depressive symptoms in early adulthood than children from intended pregnancies, however there's little evidence of a causal relationship. Jessica Su, an assistant professor in UB's...
29-Aug-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Houston’s Flooding Underscores Disaster Management Challenges of Years to Come in Communities Nationwide, UB Expert Says


30-Aug-2017 3:45 PM EDT

‘Smokeless Doesn’t Mean Harmless’ Campaign May Be Doing More Harm, Researchers Argue


FDA ad campaign geared toward rural teens who use smokeless tobacco products fails to provide public with important information on relative risks of smokeless tobacco compared to traditional cigarettes, Kozlowski and Sweanor write.
8-Feb-2017 12:00 PM EST

Are the Cubs really cursed?

26-Oct-2016 10:05 AM EDT

Medicine Is the One Item You Should Never Buy Online, Says UB Pharmacy Practice Expert


The convenience of purchasing medicine online does not outweigh the risks, says Karl Fiebelkorn, University at Buffalo pharmacy practice expert.
28-Jul-2016 1:05 PM EDT

After Orlando Shooting, Focus on ISIS and Terrorism Distracts From Real Issues, UB Queer History Expert Says

14-Jun-2016 4:05 PM EDT

Clinicians Need to Screen ‘Nicotine Naïve’ Teenagers for Vaping, Says UB Addictions Expert


UB addictions expert Nancy Campbell-Heider calls on clinicians to screen for vaping among teens, who are either uninformed or misinformed about the dangers and risks associated with electronic cigarettes.
6-May-2016 12:30 PM EDT

FDA's New Tobacco Rules May Have an Unintended Effect, University at Buffalo Expert Says


5-May-2016 4:05 PM EDT

Brady ‘All but Done’ From a Legal Perspective, UB Sports Law Expert Says

25-Apr-2016 4:05 PM EDT

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