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Study: 34% of older adults in the U.S. are prescribed potentially inappropriate drugs, raising health care costs by hundreds

The prescription of potentially inappropriate medications to older adults is linked to increased hospitalizations, and it costs patients, on average, more than $450 per year, according to a new University at Buffalo study.
23-Oct-2020 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study to explore if impaired metabolic pathways lead to MS progression

University at Buffalo researchers have received a $957,000 grant from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command to explore the progression of neurodegeneration in multiple sclerosis (MS).
7-Oct-2020 1:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UB study finds no apparent link between undocumented immigration and crime

An analysis by a University at Buffalo-led team using two estimates of undocumented immigration suggests that, on average, this population reduced or had no effect on crime in 154 U.S. metropolitan areas studied, including places such as New York...
5-Oct-2020 10:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UB awarded grant to help pharmacies build community health worker programs

University at Buffalo researchers have received a grant from the Community Pharmacy Foundation to help add community health workers to pharmacies to better connect patients to critical services and lower health care costs.
1-Oct-2020 1:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Mammogram device under development to use light, ultrasound to better screen patients for breast cancer

The University at Buffalo has received a four-year, $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop a new, portable breast-imaging system that has the potential to better identify breast cancer.
28-Sep-2020 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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UB biophysicist to explore molecular mysteries of protein-RNA droplets

Inside human cells, proteins and RNA can cluster together to form spherical droplets that play vital roles in cellular processes as well as in certain human diseases. A $2 million grant will allow biophysicist Priya Banerjee's team at UB to explore...
22-Sep-2020 1:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Socially distanced chemistry for kids: Join the U.S. Crystal Growing Competition!

“Now, more than ever, with so many kids being at home, they need fun, hands-on scientific activities,” says Jason Benedict, contest founder, dad, and an associate professor of chemistry in the UB College of Arts and Sciences.
22-Sep-2020 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Sharp attention explains why the early bird gets the worm

Many of the characteristics related to auditory attention in birds match those of humans, according to a study from the University at Buffalo. The findings published in the journal PLOS ONE provide novel insights into evolutionary survival...
15-Sep-2020 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Our Experts on Newswise

Expert: Why the discovery of a room-temperature superconductor is such huge news

16-Oct-2020 12:10 PM EDT

Eviction was a problem long before the pandemic’s arrival

15-Oct-2020 1:35 PM EDT

Expert: How geotagged content is used in research

In a commentary published in the journal Nature Human Behavior, researchers discuss how Twitter’s decision to remove users’ ability to tag precise locations of Tweets might affect research in disaster response, public health and other areas.
7-Oct-2020 11:10 AM EDT

Expert: Now is the time to talk about race in the workplace

“One of the beautiful things about a lot of the reforms that we’re seeing is that people inside corporations and institutions are making demands or recommendations for change," Taylor says.
29-Jun-2020 12:25 PM EDT

The ‘old world is gone.’ Protests express a vision of the society people want after COVID-19, UB expert says

3-Jun-2020 3:45 PM EDT

UB expert can discuss death of George Floyd, history of racial injustice in America

31-May-2020 11:20 PM EDT

Experts: 7 tips for entrepreneurs and small businesses amid COVID-19

Small businesses are the lifeblood of a community, but due to the impact of the coronavirus, they’re shuttering in enormous numbers. University at Buffalo School of Management experts share their insights to help entrepreneurs and local businesses...
14-Apr-2020 11:25 AM EDT

Earth Day historian can discuss upcoming 50th anniversary

6-Apr-2020 2:50 PM EDT

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