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Carnivorous Plant Packs Big Wonders Into Tiny Genome


Great, wonderful, wacky things can come in tiny genomic packages. That’s one lesson to be learned from the carnivorous bladderwort. According to new research, this plant houses more genes than species including grape, coffee or papaya — despite...
23-Feb-2015 10:00 AM EST

Social Media Can Help Alert Students During Campus Emergencies, Study Finds

Using social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter to spread information during campus emergencies can help keep students safer, according to new research from the University at Buffalo School of Management.
17-Feb-2015 3:00 PM EST

UB Researcher Has Some Questions for the Interview

Interviews begin with questions, but a University at Buffalo researcher is instead questioning the interview, and the answers are mapping the history and unexplored conceptual areas of this familiar information-gathering tool.
16-Feb-2015 4:00 PM EST

Terror Attacks Offer Insights for First Responders


When terrorists strike, emergency workers who have the proper training, information access and a positive work environment will make better decisions, according to research from the University at Buffalo School of Management.
16-Feb-2015 3:00 PM EST

Winter Weather Depriving City Dwellers of Vitamin D

Residents of snowy, northern U.S. cities are at risk of vitamin D deficiency and worse, may not even know it.
13-Feb-2015 3:15 PM EST

Use of ‘Digital Badges’ in Schools Would Motivate Students, Research Shows

The blend of digital technology and traditional merit badges, such as those earned by Boy and Girl Scouts, would provide an opportunity to both motivate and measure learning, according to new research by a UB education professor.
13-Feb-2015 2:00 PM EST

Study Links New Genetic Anomalies to Breast Cancer in African American Families


Researcher Heather Ochs-Balcom says, "Our family-based gene hunt is similar to the groundbreaking study among women with European ancestry done in the early 1990s that led to the discovery of BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations, which greatly increase...
9-Feb-2015 11:00 AM EST

UB Expert Explores the Neurological Conditions of Presidents


Woodrow Wilson suffered a severe stroke while in office in 1919. FDR had polio andpossibly Guillain-Barre syndrome. As President's Day approaches, Nicholas J. Silvestri, MD, assistant professor of neurology at the UB, can discuss the neurological...
9-Feb-2015 11:00 AM EST

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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


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


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

Zohydro Will Create New Addicts, UB Addiction Medicine Expert Says

5-Mar-2014 12:00 PM EST

Think It’s Safe to Type a Quick Text While Walking? Guess Again


Texting and walking is a known danger, but Dietrich Jehle, professor of emergency medicine at the University at Buffalo, says distracted walking results in more injuries per mile than distracted driving.
3-Mar-2014 1:00 PM EST

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