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To help students think in 3D, a geologist turns to paper model making

“Geology is a 3D science, but everything we give to students is on a 2D piece of paper,” says University at Buffalo geologist Chris Lowry, creator of the Foldable Aquifer Project. “With the foldable aquifers, students don’t have to imagine...
19-Feb-2020 2:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

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In acoustic waves, engineers break reciprocity with ‘spacetime-varying metamaterials’

Working in an emerging field known to as “spacetime-varying metamaterials,” University at Buffalo engineers have demonstrated the ability to break reciprocity in acoustic waves. The NSF-sponsored research could have implications in...
17-Feb-2020 4:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Scientists resurrect mammoth’s broken genes

Woolly mammoths on Wrangel Island may have been the last of their kind anywhere on Earth. To learn about the forces that contributed to their extinction, scientists have resurrected a Wrangel Island mammoth’s mutated genes. The goal was to study...
7-Feb-2020 7:35 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Expert: Earth Day is turning 50. Here’s what the first one was like in 1970

Earth Day in 1970 wasn’t just a demonstration that came and went. It catalyzed the modern U.S. environmental movement, with major legislative victories like the Clean Air Act of 1970, the Clean Water Act of 1972 and the Endangered Species Act of...
30-Jan-2020 10:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

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UB chemist awarded $2 million NIH grant for enzyme research

A University at Buffalo-led research team is studying the details of how enzymes perform their job. The focus of the project is on understanding the molecular interactions that enable enzymes to accelerate chemical reactions.
29-Jan-2020 9:50 AM EST Add to Favorites

Brain model offers new insights into damage caused by stroke and other injuries

A University at Buffalo neuroimaging researcher has developed a computer model of the human brain that more realistically simulates actual patterns of brain impairment than existing methods. The novel advancement represents the union of two...
14-Jan-2020 2:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Study: How U.S. sewage plants can remove medicines from wastewater

A study of seven wastewater treatment plants points to two treatment methods — granular activated carbon and ozonation — as being particularly promising for reducing the concentration of pharmaceuticals including certain antidepressants and...
9-Jan-2020 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study highlights how American universities may help bridge social divide between international, domestic students

Self-esteem is a valuable resource for undergraduate international students trying to socialize with their domestic counterparts at American universities, but new research by a University at Buffalo psychologist suggests that while self-esteem...
8-Jan-2020 12:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Vaping-related disease: A challenge for health care providers

13-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT

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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

4-Dec-2018 3:25 PM EST

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

27-Nov-2018 11:30 AM EST

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

9-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EST

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