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The End of Pneumonia? New Vaccine Offers Hope.

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A new vaccine under development provoked an immune response to 72 forms of the bacteria that’s responsible for pneumonia, sepsis and meningitis. That’s up from the 23 forms of bacteria covered by current immunizations. The new vaccine, which...
20-Oct-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Parents’ Alcohol Use Can Set the Stage for Teenage Dating Violence, Study Finds

Having a parent with an alcohol use disorder increases the risk for dating violence among teenagers, according to a study from the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions.
20-Oct-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Disney and Pixar Films Present Opportunities for Parents to Discuss End-of-Life with Children

Many adults put off discussing end-of-life issues with kids, but a University at Buffalo researcher says Disney/Pixar films can serve as conversation starters for what might be an otherwise difficult subject. The findings appear in Omega-Journal...
18-Oct-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Study Looks at End-of-Life Decision-Making for People with Intellectual Disabilities

There has been little research on end-of-life decision-making for the growing population of older Americans with intellectual disabilities. Through a series of interviews with five different emergency medical service agencies in upstate New York,...
6-Oct-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Amount of Water in Stem Cells Can Determine Its Fate as Fat or Bone

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Adding or removing water from a stem cell can change the destiny of the cell to either pre-fat cells or pre-bone cells, researchers have discovered in a new study published in PNAS.
26-Sep-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Monitor Silicon Valley’s Underground Water Reserves — From Space

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Satellite data shows underground water reserves in California’s Silicon Valley rebounded quickly after the recent severe drought. The research points to the success of aggressive conservation measures and lays the groundwork for low-cost...
25-Sep-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Goodbye, Login. Hello, Heart Scan.

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Forget fingerprint computer identification or retinal scanning. A University at Buffalo-led team has developed a computer security system using the dimensions of your heart as your identifier. The system uses low-level Doppler radar to measure your...
25-Sep-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Mathematicians Ask: What’s in a Ripple?

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When a fluid or a gas experiences a sudden disturbance, it often gives rise to a phenomenon known as an undular bore, consisting of rapid oscillations that spread. But how to describe what transpires? New mathematics research brings us closer to...
20-Sep-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Houston’s Flooding Underscores Disaster Management Challenges of Years to Come in Communities Nationwide, UB Expert Says

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30-Aug-2017 3:45 PM EDT

‘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

Are the Cubs really cursed?

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

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