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A 3-D, Talking Map for the Blind (and Everyone Else)


In partnership with Touch Graphics Inc., developers at the University at Buffalo’s Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA Center) have built and tested a new kind of interactive wayfinder: 3-D maps that vocalize building...
19-Nov-2014 10:00 AM EST

‘Open on Thanksgiving’ Not Good Strategy for Retailers, Expert Says

Retailers who hope to get a leg up on the competition by opening on Thanksgiving Day are taking the wrong approach, according to a national expert in retail marketing and strategy in the University at Buffalo School of Management.
13-Nov-2014 3:00 PM EST

Wearable Tech for the Battlefield and People at Risk for Heart Attacks


Wearable devices can count the steps you take and the calories you burn. But can they help soldiers in the field? Or prevent someone from having a heart attack? Researchers at Sentient Science and the University at Buffalo say yes.
13-Nov-2014 3:00 PM EST

Months After IED Blasts, Vision May Fade

It’s well known that battlefield explosions can cause hearing loss, but veterans may be surprised to learn that vision can also suffer — sometimes long after combat exposure. A new research study investigates why this happens, and how it can be...
12-Nov-2014 3:00 PM EST

Preschoolers Eat Healthy When Parents Set Rules About Food

Preschoolers whose parents have rules about what their children can and cannot eat have healthier eating habits than those raised without such rules, according to a new study by pediatrics researchers at the University at Buffalo.
10-Nov-2014 1:00 PM EST

Sweet Music or Sour Notes? The Test Will Tell

Most people rarely sing publicly outside of “Happy Birthday.” And since that particular song is usually offered as a group performance, even the reluctant join in, hoping their individual shortcomings will be cloaked by the chorus.
10-Nov-2014 1:00 PM EST

Expansion of Gambling Does Not Lead to More Problem Gamblers, Study Finds

In the past decade, online gambling has exploded and several states have approved measures to legalize various types of gambling. So, it’s only natural that the number of people with gambling problems has also increased, right?
5-Nov-2014 3:00 PM EST

Can Love Make Us Mean?


Empathy is among humanity’s defining characteristics. Yet under certain circumstances, feelings of warmth, tenderness and sympathy can in fact predict aggressive behaviors, according to new University at Buffalo research.
5-Nov-2014 11:00 AM EST

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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

Finley Watches U.S. Supreme Court Buffer Zone Ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court debate over whether to maintain buffer zones restricting protestors at Massachusetts reproductive clinics returns to familiar constitutional territory justices already have ruled on, Lucinda Finley says.
11-Feb-2014 3:00 PM EST

UB Volcanologists Can Discuss Safety and Hazards Surrounding High-Risk Volcanoes in Populated Areas

4-Feb-2014 10:00 AM EST

Immigration Expert Says Michigan Governor’s Proposal Shows the Key Role of State and Local Officials

A proposal that the federal government grant 50,000 visas to immigrants willing to settle and work in Detroit shows some of the best ideas about immigration are coming from the state and local levels, according to a UB immigration law expert.
24-Jan-2014 10:00 AM EST

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