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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

UB to Study Dangers of Diver Dehydration for U.S. Navy


Research will focus on increasing diver safety, building mission endurance.
16-Jul-2015 10:05 AM EDT

UB Researcher Explores First-Responders’ Role in End-of-Life Calls

Paramedics and emergency medical technicians are trained to save lives. But they sometimes enter situations where a dying patient’s end-of-life wishes contradict their professional code.
13-Jul-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Federal Agencies Lose Track of Endangered Species Protection Measures, Research Finds

“How can the agencies be keeping track of mitigation when they don’t have the documents detailing what the mitigation is?" asks University at Buffalo Law School researcher Jessica Owley, who found significant gaps in how public agencies keep...
18-Jun-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Brain Receptor Found to Significantly Affect Cocaine Addiction


By manipulating the activity of Activin receptors in the brain, researchers were able to increase or decrease cocaine-taking and relapse behavior in animal models. The study focused on receptors in regions of the brain involved in pleasure and...
18-Jun-2015 6:05 AM EDT

UB Researchers Take Important Steps Toward Understanding How Animals Make Sense of the Auditory World

Sit down with a friend in a quiet restaurant and begin talking, just before the dinner crowd’s arrival. Business is slow at first, but picks up quickly, just like the sound level. Discussions are everywhere, colliding and competing with the other...
17-Jun-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Study Supports Early Intervention for Prostate Cancer Patients Who Experience Significant Emotional Distress

A study led by the University at Buffalo and Roswell Park Cancer Institute has identified beliefs and personality traits that are associated with higher levels of distress in newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients.
8-Jun-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Study Explores How Past Native American Settlement Modified WNY Forests


“Our results contribute to the conversation about how natural or humanized the landscape of America was when Europeans first arrived,” co-author Steve Tulowiecki says.
2-Jun-2015 12:05 PM EDT

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