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How hot spots of genetic variation evolved in human DNA

New research investigates hot spots of genetic variation in the human genome, examining the sections of our DNA that are most likely to differ significantly from one person to another.
19-Mar-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: Research ties common heartburn medications to kidney disease and failure

Common medications prescribed to treat heartburn, acid reflux and ulcers are linked to increased risks for kidney failure and chronic kidney disease, found a recent University at Buffalo study.
18-Mar-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

African refugee women have healthier pregnancies than U.S. women. The likely reason? An unhealthy U.S. culture

African refugee women experience healthier pregnancies than women born in the United States, despite receiving less prenatal care, found a recent University at Buffalo study.
18-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Poor pitch singing could be a matter of the tune in your head

Sub-vocalization, the silent, preparatory muscle movements of the face and larynx that result when singers run a song through their heads prior to vocalizing, could be nudging them out of tune, according to University at Buffalo researchers. Their...
14-Mar-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


At 3,836 mph, which way does the air flow?

UB aerospace engineer James Chen publishes a paper that extends classical kinetic theory into high-speed aerodynamics, including hypersonic speed, which begins at 3,836 mph or roughly five times the speed of sound. The new study and others by Chen...
12-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Too lazy to brush and floss? Research team will motivate you with online counseling

University at Buffalo researchers have received a new $438,000 grant to develop the first online intervention based on motivational interviewing to help dental patients improve oral health behaviors, including frequent brushing and flossing.
11-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


How online neighborhood reviews could aid urban planning

Every day, people share a huge amount of info in online neighborhood reviews. They talk about whether neighbors are friendly, how well buses run, and much more. A new study shows how we can sort through this vast trove of digital data to improve...
11-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: Life-saving antibiotic receives new use guidelines from researchers around world

An international panel of the foremost researchers on infectious disease and antimicrobials has formed new guidelines on the use of polymyxins, a class of antibiotics employed as a last resort to treat deadly, drug-resistant bacteria.
8-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Expert: Why Alaskan Plate Tectonics Drive Massive Earthquakes

4-Dec-2018 3:25 PM EST


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

27-Nov-2018 11:30 AM EST


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

9-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EST


Government can either stoke fear or reduce anxiety after terror threats

25-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT

Blood Test Does Not Detect Concussions, UB Expert Warns

21-Feb-2018 9:05 AM EST


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

30-Aug-2017 3:45 PM EDT


‘Smokeless Doesn’t Mean Harmless’ Campaign May Be Doing More Harm, Researchers Argue

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

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