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Mindfulness can make you selfish

A new study by University at Buffalo researchers demonstrates the surprising downsides of mindfulness, while offering easy ways to minimize those consequences ─ both of which have practical implications for mindfulness training.
13-Apr-2021 2:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Mental health support at boarding schools helps male – but not female – students feel emotionally safe from bullying

Bullying at boarding schools has a negative impact on students’ emotional health, but for male students, having a school staff member to rely on for support may mute the harmful effects of bullying, according to a new University at Buffalo study....
29-Mar-2021 11:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UB awarded $1.5 million to reprogram white blood cells in fight against oral cancer

The University at Buffalo has received a $1.5 million grant from the United States Department of Defense to develop new therapies that help reduce chronic inflammation and immunosuppression in oral cancers.
25-Mar-2021 1:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: 94% of older adults prescribed drugs that raise risk of falling

The study found that the percentage of adults 65 and older who were prescribed a fall- risk-increasing drug climbed to 94% in 2017, a significant leap from 57% in 1999. The research also revealed that the rate of death caused by falls in older...
16-Mar-2021 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Read to succeed ─ in math. Study shows how reading skill shapes more than just reading

These findings clearly demonstrate how the cooperative areas of the brain responsible for reading skill are also at work during apparently unrelated activities, such as multiplication, suggesting that reading, writing and arithmetic, the...
11-Mar-2021 9:50 AM EST Add to Favorites

With unfair police treatment, the tragedy is not limited to the incident itself

Research using a nationally representative sample of more than 12,000 participants shows the collateral consequences victims are likely to confront following unfair treatment by police. Those who are unjustly stopped, searched or questioned by law...
5-Mar-2021 3:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study Contradicts Belief That Whales Learn Songs From One Another

A new study by a University at Buffalo researcher is directly contradicting the widely accepted cultural transmission hypothesis suggesting that whales learn their songs from other whales.
12-Feb-2021 12:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

The quick choice might be a choice-overload avoidance strategy

Making a choice quickly might appear effortless, but University at Buffalo research that measured cardiovascular responses in the moment of making a choice, rather than after-the-fact, suggests that the apparent swift certainty might instead be a...
3-Feb-2021 12:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Expert can discuss future of social media and its impact on U.S. democracy

7-Jan-2021 4:40 PM EST

UB expert says Biden’s emphasis on unity can take the politics out of the pandemic response

16-Dec-2020 11:05 AM EST

A Native American Secretary of the Interior would be a ‘game-changer,’ expert says

23-Nov-2020 9:50 AM EST

Expert: Misinformation about the election is ubiquitous. Here’s how to avoid spreading it

9-Nov-2020 5:15 PM EST

UB faculty experts to provide post-Election Day commentary

4-Nov-2020 9:55 AM EST

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

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