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A Carnivorous Plant’s Prized Genetic Treasures, Unveiled

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The carnivorous humped bladderwort plant, Utricularia gibba, is a sophisticated predator. It uses vacuum pressure to suck prey into tiny traps at speeds less than a millisecond. A new genomic analysis shows that, over millions of years, it...
11-May-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Nonprescription Use of Ritalin Linked to Adverse Side Effects, UB Study Finds

New research from the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions that explored the potential side effects of the stimulant drug Ritalin on those without ADHD showed changes in brain chemistry associated with risk-taking behavior, sleep...
15-May-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Shows ‘Walking a Mile in Their Shoes’ May Be Hazardous to Your Health

When it comes to empathy, the idiom that suggests “walking a mile in their shoes” turns out to be problematic advice, according to new research published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology.
11-May-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

The Evolutionary Story of Birch, Told Through 80 Genomes

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A new study sequences the genomes of 80 silver birch trees, a tree that has not been studied much by scientists despite its commercial value for papermaking, construction, furniture-building and more. Researchers identified genetic mutations...
8-May-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

You Need More Than Just a White Hat to Tell the Hero From the Villain

The Sopranos’ Tony Soprano and Walter White from Breaking Bad rank among recent television drama’s most notorious protagonists, each of questionable morality. So, here’s the question: Do you like them?
5-May-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Envy Pushes Job Seekers to Fake Their Résumés

Job seekers who stay in the search longer or see their peers getting hired may falsify their résumés, according to new research from the University at Buffalo School of Management.
3-May-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

“Valleytronics” Advancement Could Help Extend Moore’s Law

A University at Buffalo-led team has discovered a new way to control energy levels between electronic valleys in 2-D semiconductors. The breakthrough could help extend Moore’s Law, allowing industry to build computer chips that are faster, more...
1-May-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Staking Self-Worth on the Pursuit of Money Has Negative Psychological Consequences

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Although people living in consumer-based cultures such as the U.S. often believe that they will be happier if they acquire more money, the findings of a newly published paper by a University at Buffalo research team suggest that there may be...
27-Apr-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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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

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26-Oct-2016 10:05 AM EDT

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

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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

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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

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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

Tubman Is Best Possible Replacement for Jackson, UB Gender Studies Expert Says

20-Apr-2016 5:05 PM EDT

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