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After trade deal, unhealthy foods flowed into Central America, Dominican Republic, study finds

The study analyzes availability of non-nutritious food in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic in the years after the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) was signed between...
13-Nov-2019 4:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study: Teens who have a loving relationship with their mother are less likely to enter abusive relationships

A mother’s warmth and acceptance toward her teenagers may help prevent those children from being in an abusive relationship later in life, even if her own marriage is contentious, according to a new University at Buffalo study.
30-Oct-2019 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Innovative tool analyzes all 22,000 tweets from 2016 Republican presidential candidates

Donald Trump’s Twitter activity during the 2016 presidential primaries was largely comprised of tweets about performance, style, personal attacks and his standing in the polls. Researchers call this type of political messaging a strategy frame....
28-Oct-2019 3:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

What 26,000 books reveal when it comes to learning language

What can reading 26,000 books tell researchers about how language environment affects language behavior? Brendan T. Johns, an assistant professor of communicative disorders and sciences at UB has published a computational modeling study that...
25-Oct-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

For better research results, let mice be mice

Animal models can serve as gateways for understanding many human communication disorders, but a new study from the University at Buffalo suggests that the established practice of socially isolating mice for such purposes might actually make them...
24-Oct-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Garwood Medical Devices granted FDA ‘Breakthrough Devices’ designation for BioPrax™

BioPrax is a tool that is being developed to help eliminate biofilm infections on prosthetic knee implants during early intervention procedures, while also maintaining the current standard of care. The device was developed with strong, continuing...
22-Oct-2019 1:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Rethinking the role of technology in the classroom

Introducing tablets and laptops to the classroom has certain educational virtues, according to Annahita Ball, an assistant professor in the University at Buffalo School of Social Work, but her research suggests tech has its limitations as...
22-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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A Secret in Our Saliva: Food and Germs Helped Humans Evolve Into Unique Member of Great Apes

University at Buffalo researchers discovered that the human diet — a result of increased meat consumption, cooking and agriculture — has led to stark differences in the saliva of humans compared to that of other primates.
16-Oct-2019 2:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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Vaping-related disease: A challenge for health care providers

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Why one UB scientist is studying dust

"The level of dust in the air can have far-reaching effects on climate, but there are still a lot of unknowns in the field,” says Evans, PhD, an atmospheric scientist."
22-May-2019 8:05 AM EDT

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Antibiotics in Wastewater: UB Chemist Investigates a Disturbing Trend

Diana Aga's research examines how sewage treatment systems help — or don’t help — to eliminate antimicrobial drugs and their remnants, called residues, from wastewater before it’s discharged into rivers and lakes.
7-May-2019 9:00 AM EDT

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Astounding Black Hole Image Opens a New Era of Science, UB Physicist Says

15-Apr-2019 3:55 PM EDT

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Climate models should consider people’s perceptions of climate risk, UB expert says

26-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Expert: Why Alaskan Plate Tectonics Drive Massive Earthquakes

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@UBuffalo expert "has strong reservations" re: #CRISPR announcement this week

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Ultimately every state will expand Medicaid, says @UBuffalo health policy expert

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