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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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Without Complete Certainty, Families of Passengers on Malaysian Jet Will Always Cling to Hope, UB Trauma Expert Says

31-Jul-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Easing of U.S.-Cuban Diplomatic Relations Will Create ‘Influx of Resources’, but Not Without Concerns, UB Expert Says

20-Jul-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Obama’s Visit to Prison of ‘Huge Symbolic’ Meaning to Inmates, UB Expert Says

16-Jul-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Despite New Information, Pluto Will Remain a Dwarf Planet, UB Cosmologist Says

16-Jul-2015 10:05 AM EDT

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


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

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