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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

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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

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“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

New Sensing Technology Could Improve Our Ability to Detect Diseases, Fraudulent Art, Chemical Weapons and More

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Discovered in the 1970s, SERS is a sensing technique prized for its ability to identify chemical and biological molecules in a wide range of fields. It has been commercialized, but not widely, because the materials required to perform the sensing...
1-Jun-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Engineers Turn E. coli Into Tiny Factories for Producing New Forms of Popular Antibiotic

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In Science Advances, University at Buffalo researchers will report that they have managed to turn E. coli into tiny factories for producing new forms of the popular antibiotic erythromycin — including three that were shown in the lab to kill...
27-May-2015 2:00 PM EDT

Researchers Unravel a Link Between a Genetic Mutation and Autistic Behaviors – and Then Find a Way to Undo It

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Scientists at the University at Buffalo have identified the mechanisms behind a genetic mutation that produces certain autistic behaviors in mice, as well as therapeutic strategies to restore normal behaviors.
27-May-2015 2:05 PM EDT

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Obamacare Survives ‘Final Serious’ Challenge, UB Health Policy Expert Says

25-Jun-2015 12:05 PM EDT

‘Overwhelming Evidence’ Points to Victory for Same-Sex Couples, Says UB Expert

29-Apr-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Overcoming Our E-Waste Problem

“We need to create systems that encourage people to sell or trade-in these products in a timely manner so they can be refurbished and have two, three or even four life cycles before they are transformed into raw materials,” said Sara Behdad,...
18-Feb-2015 10:05 AM EST

Bitter Wind Chill Poses Issues for Children and Those with Respiratory Problems

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The arctic cold snap affecting the Midwest and the Northeast this weekend should not be taken lightly, says David Holmes, MD, clinical associate professor of family medicine in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
13-Feb-2015 3:00 PM EST

After the Storm: Whether Shoveling or Snow Blowing, Heart Patients Must Exercise Caution, Advises UB Cardiologist

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27-Jan-2015 11:00 AM EST

Biomedical Ethics Expert Can Discuss Brittany Maynard’s Assisted Suicide

4-Nov-2014 3:00 PM EST

Experts From UB Available to Discuss Ebola Outbreak

21-Oct-2014 1:00 PM EDT

‘Don’t Let a Drop of Water Touch Your Mouth’ and Other Global Travel Tips

“Remember that most diseases are transmitted by food, water and insects,” says John A. Sellick, Jr., DO, University at Buffalo associate professor of medicine. “So get vaccinated, keep insects off you as much as possible and be careful with...
10-Jun-2014 3:10 PM EDT

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